Fair digest

Board selling tickets for quilt worth $800

The Canfield Fair Board is selling tickets for an Amish-made quilt that’s valued at $800.

Sale proceeds will go the fair’s capital campaign to build a new Junior Fair complex for next year. Tickets are $1 per ticket or six for $5. They are being sold by the Big Rock on the Concourse.

Attendance up over last year

The fair’s Wednesday attendance was up by 5,683 over last year with 21,467 attending this year.

For Thursday, the fair has to beat last year’s attendance of 40,161.

Cornstalk display

The fair’s Hay and Grain Building at the corner of Austintown and Smith drives on the fairgrounds has a 2241/4-inch cornstalk on display.

Horse races to help hurricane victims

The Junior Fair’s horse races taking place at noon today and Saturday and 1 p.m. Monday will benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Previously, members of the Junior Fair were to donate the proceeds to the capital campaign for the new Junior Fair complex.

New rooster costume

The fair’s new rooster costume replaced a costume that was purchased in 1996 with donated funds. The old costume was used during a chicken dance, which got the fair in the Guinness World Records for most people singing and dancing the chicken dance.

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