No summer is complete without a fun-filled stop at one of the many festivals and carnivals our area offers. Here are all of the pictures our readers submitted for our "Festival Favorites" Snapz theme. Thanks to all who shared their memories with us.
This picture of the Civil War encampment with members of the 61st OVI Company D was taken by Kayla Windsor at the Celebrate Poland Independence Day Celebration in June.
Great-grandma Virginia Gentile stands at the immigrant statue with Mia and Giana Spera of Boardman when they attended the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival.
Gisella Anita Angiuli poses for a picture taken by her mother, Melanie Angiuli, on July 26 at the Mount Carmel Italian Festival. Her shirt says 'Principessa Italiana,' meaning Italian Princess in Italian.
From left are cousins Aaron Gault of Youngstown, Chloe Parker of Charlotte, N.C., Karlynn Riccitelli of Boardman and Quinn Parker of Charlotte as they enjoy riding the Til-a-Whirle together at the McDonald Festival.
Performing at the East Liverpool Pottery Fesitval on June 19 were high school students, from left, Tony Wade, Garrett Lyle, Zack Taylor, Wayne Wells and Kyle Wade.
Ian Windsor, 3, is drawing a picture on the sidewalk at the Chalk it Up for Poland! chalk art contest (taken by Kayla Windsor).
Bill Speece of Canfield and his daughter, Jessica Speece, participated in the 32nd annual Firecracker 4-Mile Run on the Fourth of July in Canfield. Bill has participated for 31 years.
Sean McKim of New Middletown with his grandpa, Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Chairman Ray Greco share the fun at the Italian Fest in downtown Youngstown.
The women of the 61st OVI Company D are getting ready for a fashion show to exhibit dresses of the 1800's (taken by Kayla Windsor).
Leanna Hartsough, 16, of Canfield High School performs in the American Idol contest during the Fourth of July festivities in Canfield.
Hadyn and Kaelyn Bower, both 2, and big sister Brelyn, 4, enjoy a boat ride with the family dog, Trinity. They are the children of Brandon and Jackie Bower of Austintown.
There is nothing like the bumping cars at the Canfield Fair, according to Ramon Aponte and his sister, Alicia Cortez.
The cooks pictured at St. Joseph the Provider Church Summer Festival in Campbell in June are, from left, Cheryl Jablonski, school principal; John Walczak, athletic director; the Rev. Mike Swierz, pastor; and Julie Cox, cafeteria supervisor.
This is a picture of the Civil War reenactment between the 61st OVI Company D and 4th Alabama (taken by David Windsor).
Enjoying a past Canfield Fair are, from left, Brian Tibolla of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Boardman; Jeffrey Johnson of Poland; and Jeffrey's daughters, Jamie Corvino and Necole Tibolla, both of Raleigh and formerly of Poland.
Elise Bennett of Westerville attended the Canfield Fair last year with her grandparents, Larry and Kathy Bennett of Greenford.
Anthony Coppola of Union, Ky., and his mom, Colleen, ride on the carousel at the Mount Carmel Festival in Lowellville.
Sophia Perticarini of North Canton was at the St. Christine Festival this summer with her grandma, Antoinette Dobos of Youngstown.
Nicholas McGoogan of Poland enjoys a pony ride at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival in Youngstown. With him is his grandmother, Anita Regula of Campbell.
From left, Summer Swiskoski and Avery Rosko, both of Cornersburg, are having a ball at the St. Christine's Festival. Summer is the daughter of Jimmy and Shannon Swiskoski. and Avery is the daughter of Eric and Lisa Rosko.
Here’s a photo of 2-year-old Alex LaPlante of Poland at the Canfield Fair in 2007. The photo was taken by his dad, John LaPlante.
Nicholas LaPlante of Poland was 5 when this picture was taken at the Canfield Fair in 2007 by his dad, John LaPlante.
Samantha McKim of New Middletown couldn't resist the merry-go-round at the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest.
The Sweder family, enjoying corn on the cob at St. Nick's Festival in Struthers, includes Jeff and Christie of Poland with their three sons, Ryan, Jason and Evan of Poland, and Michael and his daughter, Riley, of Columbus.
Anna Perticarini of North Canton, granddaughter of Antoinette Dobos of Youngstown, was having fun at St. Christine Festival this summer.
Alex LaPlante, 2, and big brother Nicholas, 5, both of Poland, enjoyed a ride together at the Canfield Fair two years ago.
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Chairman Ray Greco and his wife, Ruth, of Boardman are enjoying the festivities at the fest.
Olivia Coppola of Union, Ky., and Kevin Johnson Jr. of Pickerington were at the Mount Carmel Festival in Lowellville with their 'papa' Bob Coppola of Lowellville, president of the Mount Carmel Club.
Summer Swiskoski, daughter of Jimmy and Shannon Swiskoski of Cornersburg, at the St. Christine's Festival.
Brooklyn Ciminero, 2 1/2, of Liberty Township was a litte daredevil at the Southern Park Mall Memorial Day weekend festival.