Temps down, crowds up
The cool weather has helped the Canfield Fair attendance so far.
Thursday was the best Thursday the fair has had in seven years with a total attendance number of 40,161.
Total attendance for the first two days was 55,945, which is 1,240 more than last year’s attendance at this point.
The flowers in the Floral Building will bloom new today.
New flowers will be placed in the building on Boardman Drive.
Honored for 100 years
The Withers family of Honey Creek Farms, a 400-acre dairy farm in Petersburg, attended the fair board meeting Friday and received a plaque for being at the fair for 100 years.
“What a wonderful experience over the years,” Beverly Withers told the board.
The Vindicator featured the Withers family in a story published Thursday.
Free concert Monday
The Willis Clan will have a free grandstand concert at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
All fairgoers are invited to attend the show. No tickets will be required.
The band takes the place of the Ohio Statewide Demolition Derby, which was canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
For derby ticket refunds, call the fair office at 330-533-4107.
Fun for families
Today at the Canfield Fair is Family Day.
Attractions include the crowd-pleasing Canfield Fair Championship Truck and Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.
The Draft Pony Pig Iron Derby takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. at the grandstand, followed by harness racing and pari-mutuel betting.
Throughout the day, there will be various animal judging taking place.
A sheep-shearing demonstration will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Sheep Barn No. 36. A dog agility demonstration will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the North Ring.