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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.

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.


 A young child in the crowd at the Pig Iron Fest.

A young child in the crowd at the Pig Iron Fest.


Mikayla Upright, 3, of Boardman is pictured at a festival in Westfield, Mass.

Mikayla Upright, 3, of Boardman is pictured at a festival in Westfield, Mass.


This picture of Youngstown's fireworks on July 4 was taken by David Windsor II of Poland.

This picture of Youngstown's fireworks on July 4 was taken by David Windsor II of Poland.


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.

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.


Fireworks at Celebrate Poland Independence Day Celebration in June, taken by David Windsor.

Fireworks at Celebrate Poland Independence Day Celebration in June, taken by David Windsor.


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.

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.


Kate Coppola poses with the baby doll at the Lowellville Mount Carmel Festival on July 15.

Kate Coppola poses with the baby doll at the Lowellville Mount Carmel Festival on July 15.


Jim Villani and Dr Ray Beiersdorfer (red coat) are pictured at the Pig Iron Fest.

Jim Villani and Dr Ray Beiersdorfer (red coat) are pictured at the Pig Iron Fest.


Jim Villani, proprietor of Pig Iron Press, attended the Pig Iron Fest.

Jim Villani, proprietor of Pig Iron Press, attended the Pig Iron Fest.


Leonard Cohen Ensemble I performing at the Pig Iron Fest.

Leonard Cohen Ensemble I performing at the Pig Iron Fest.


Julianna and Madison Hornikel enjoy this ride at St. Luke's Festival.

Julianna and Madison Hornikel enjoy this ride at St. Luke's Festival.


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.

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.


Jeff Bremer sitting in on bass for the Leonard Cohen Ensemble I at the Pig Iron Fest.

Jeff Bremer sitting in on bass for the Leonard Cohen Ensemble I at the Pig Iron Fest.


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.

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.


Fireworks at Celebrate Poland Independence Day Celebration in June, taken by David Windsor.

Fireworks at Celebrate Poland Independence Day Celebration in June, taken by David Windsor.


Ian Windsor, 3, is drawing a picture on the sidewalk at the Chalk it Up for Poland! chalk art contest (taken by Kayla Windsor).

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.

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.


This picture of Youngstown's fireworks on July 4 was taken by David Windsor II of Poland.

This picture of Youngstown's fireworks on July 4 was taken by David Windsor II of Poland.


A belly dancer performs at the Pig Iron Fest.

A belly dancer performs at the Pig Iron Fest.


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.

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).

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.

Leanna Hartsough, 16, of Canfield High School performs in the American Idol contest during the Fourth of July festivities in Canfield.


Tyler Surrena of Youngstown is enjoying a festival ride.

Tyler Surrena of Youngstown is enjoying a festival ride.


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.

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.

There is nothing like the bumping cars at the Canfield Fair, according to Ramon Aponte and his sister, Alicia Cortez.


The Leonard Cohen Ensemble I with Jeff Bremer (sitting in) and Dean Anschutz at the Pig Iron Fest.

The Leonard Cohen Ensemble I with Jeff Bremer (sitting in) and Dean Anschutz at the Pig Iron Fest.


Tina Marie Williams with a clown at the Pig Iron Fest.

Tina Marie Williams with a clown at the Pig Iron Fest.


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.

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.


Belly dancers performed at the Pig Iron Fest.

Belly dancers performed at the Pig Iron Fest.


This is a picture of the Civil War reenactment between the 61st OVI Company D and 4th Alabama (taken by David Windsor).

This is a picture of the Civil War reenactment between the 61st OVI Company D and 4th Alabama (taken by David Windsor).


Frank Marr at the Pig Iron Fest.

Frank Marr at the Pig Iron Fest.


A crowd scene at the Pig Iron Fest.

A crowd scene at the Pig Iron Fest.


Justin Bish Jr., 2, tries his luck at the Hubbard Founder's Day Festival.

Justin Bish Jr., 2, tries his luck at the Hubbard Founder's Day Festival.


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.

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.

Elise Bennett of Westerville attended the Canfield Fair last year with her grandparents, Larry and Kathy Bennett of Greenford.


This is Willy Rankin at the Canfield Fair taking a bite of his dad's gyro sandwich.

This is Willy Rankin at the Canfield Fair taking a bite of his dad's gyro sandwich.


Anthony Coppola of Union, Ky., and his mom, Colleen, ride on the carousel at the Mount Carmel Festival in Lowellville.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anna Perticarini of North Canton, granddaughter of Antoinette Dobos of Youngstown, was having fun at St. Christine Festival this summer.


Maddie and Andrew Moran are with their mom, Jill, and their favorite cow at the Canfield Fair.

Maddie and Andrew Moran are with their mom, Jill, and their favorite cow at the Canfield Fair.


Elise Bennett of Westerville is the granddaughter of Larry and Kathy Bennett of Greenford.

Elise Bennett of Westerville is the granddaughter of Larry and Kathy Bennett of Greenford.


Alex LaPlante, 2, and big brother Nicholas, 5, both of Poland, enjoyed a ride together at the Canfield Fair two years ago.

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.

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Chairman Ray Greco and his wife, Ruth, of Boardman are enjoying the festivities at the fest.


Andrei Pagnotta shows off a prize he won himself at the Mount Carmel Festival in Lowellville.

Andrei Pagnotta shows off a prize he won himself at the Mount Carmel Festival in Lowellville.


Madalyn Rose Smith of Boardman was at the festival at the Southern Park Mall this summer.

Madalyn Rose Smith of Boardman was at the festival at the Southern Park Mall this summer.


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.

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.


Olivia and Matthew Rossi of Austintown are having fun at the YSU Festival of the Arts.

Olivia and Matthew Rossi of Austintown are having fun at the YSU Festival of the Arts.


Summer Swiskoski, daughter of Jimmy and Shannon Swiskoski of Cornersburg, at the St. Christine's Festival.

Summer Swiskoski, daughter of Jimmy and Shannon Swiskoski of Cornersburg, at the St. Christine's Festival.


Maddie Moran and her friend, Madison Keich, are at the Canfield Fair.

Maddie Moran and her friend, Madison Keich, are at the Canfield Fair.


Brooklyn Ciminero, 2 1/2, of Liberty Township was a litte daredevil at the Southern Park Mall Memorial Day weekend festival.

Brooklyn Ciminero, 2 1/2, of Liberty Township was a litte daredevil at the Southern Park Mall Memorial Day weekend festival.


Sarah McKim, left, and Alyssa Metzler, both of New Middletown, having fun on the rides at the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest.

Sarah McKim, left, and Alyssa Metzler, both of New Middletown, having fun on the rides at the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest.