Attendance increases

Attendance increases

Attendance Saturday at the Canfield Fair hit its highest mark since 2004, fair officials reported Sunday.

A total of 81,554 people visited the fairgrounds Saturday, 7,832 more than last year’s Saturday attendance.

The fair so far has recorded strong attendance numbers, drawing 184,851 people between Wednesday and Saturday.

That’s 14,307 more than that period during last year’s fair, and the best four-day attendance since 2006.

Fair rooster returns

After going into retirement for several years, the rooster mascot that used to appear at the fairgrounds is back.

The rooster has been out and about at this year’s fair.

141 people keep fire, emergency crews busy

Saturday proved to be a busy day for the fire, medical and emergency services workers at the fair.

A total of 141 people received treatment at the fairgrounds Saturday, with four being transferred to ambulances outside the fair, reported Andy Frost Jr., fair board president and director of Red Cross, fire & EMS, and medical services.

EMS workers responded to 19 calls on the response carts used at the fair.

Frost also reported that cases of bee stings have decreased this year.

An engaging truck pull

In between the mighty roars that echoed out of the grandstand Saturday night during the truck & tractor pull, a Salem man proposed to his longtime girlfriend, fair officials reported Sunday.

She said yes.

150 walk for fundraiser

A total of 150 people participated in Sunday’s Rooster Run/Walk, fair officials reported.

The race at the fairgrounds is a 5K run/walk, the proceeds from which benefit Mahoning County Junior Fair.

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