SUMMER FUN Fairs and festivals

SUMMER FUN Fairs and festivals

May 18-20

Mahoning Valley Rib Burn Off, Mill Creek MetroParks Wick Recreation Area, Youngstown. Live musical entertainment and activities for entire family daily. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Playground project at Wick Recreation Area. Hours: noon to 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; noon to 8 p.m. Sun. Admission is free before 3 p.m. $5 per person after 3. 330-702-3000.

May 25-27

Dulci-More Festival 18, BSA Camp McKinley, 37748 Furnace Road, Lisbon. Concerts, workshops, open stages and more. Group rates available. Children welcome. Hours: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 330-332-4420.

National Button Accordion Festival, 5-9 May 25; noon-9 May 26; 12:30-9 May 27, Bessemer Croatian Club, 601 E. Poland Ave., Bessemer, Pa.

May 26-27

RiverWalk Arts Festival, 32 N Mill St., New Castle, Pa. Artists, live entertainment, children’s activities and festival food. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat; noon to 9 p.m. Sun. 724-654-8408 or

New Castle Arts Festival, 11-9, Cascade Park, 1928 E. Washington St., arts, food, live music. Free admission and 5K run, 724-656-6510.

June 3

African American Achiever’s festival, 4:30, Courthouse Square, downtown Warren.

June 6-10

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Festival, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Youngstown. Rides, music nightly, polka Mass 5 p.m. Sat. with Eddie Vallus, petting zoo, pony rides, nightly drawing, 50/50 raffle, give-aways, mechanical bull riding, closes with fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Sun.

June 7-9

Christ the Good Shepherd Parish Festival, formerly St. Joseph the Provider, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell. Features food from Campbell churches, entertainment, carnival rides. 6-11 p.m. Fri. and Sat., noon-11 Sunday.

June 14

Sobotka: A Polish Summer Solstice Celebration, 5:30-11, Mill Creek Metroparks Fellows Riverside Gardens. 330-646-4082.

June 16

Simply Slavic Festival, noon-11, Federal Plaza East, Youngstown; food, music and Slavic heritage displays. 330-646-4082.

June 16-17

25th Annual Strawberry Festival-Craft Bazaar, Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. 11-7 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Strawberry shortcake, quilt show, spaghetti dinner, entertainment, food, kid’s games. $3. 440-576-0496 or 614-507-5246.

June 21-23

Cortland Lions Street Fair, 6 p.m. Thu. and Fri., 1 p.m. Sat. with 6 p.m. parade, downtown Cortland. Fun for the whole family, Miss Cortland crowned, musical entertainment. 330-638-7649.

June 21-24

St. Charles Parish Festival, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. Rudy & the Professionals, The House Band, Red Line; ends with fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

June 22-24

Steel Valley Super Nationals, Quaker City Motorsports Park, Salem. $12 for spectators, 12 and under free. Participants $30 for 3 days for driver and one passenger for unlimited runs down track. Hours: 10-10 Fri. and Sat., 10-5 Sun. 800-245-8118 or

June 23, 24

St. Ambrose Parish Festival, 10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville. Auction, bingo, children’s games, adult games of chance, raffle, magician.

New Castle Italian Festival, 9-9, Cascade Park, 1928 E. Washington St., 724-656-6510.

June 28-29

Celebrate Poland, parade on Friday and fireworks Saturday. Information: email to

June 28-July 1

St. Christine Parish Festival, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. Free admission for parishioners with family pass, $3 without pass, 6 -11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2-11 p.m. Sat. and Sun.

June 29

Small Ships Revue, 5 p.m., Shenango River next to Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa. Boat regatta. Free admission for the whole family.

June 29

Celebrate Poland Festival, opens with parade at 7 p.m. Arts and crafts, sidewalk chalk, 5K race, battle of the bands, and Strawberry Festival at Poland Presbyterian Church. Vendors and closing fireworks show. At the gazebo at Village Hall.

June 29-July 1

Ellwood City 32nd annual Festival, Ewing Park, Ellwood City, Pa. Arts, crafts, food and entertainment. 11-10 Fri. and Sat., 9:30 to 10 Sun. Fireworks at 10:15.

June 30

Quaker Fake Fest, 4 p.m., The Lube, Sharon, Pa. Tribute bands: Lady Gaga impersonator, Bon Jovi, Journey. Free admission.

July 1

Quaker Family Fun Day, noon, Quaker Steak & Lube, Sharon, Pa. Themed activities, bounce-arounds, magic shows, petting zoo and more. Free admission.

July 3-8

Trumbull County Fair, Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Grandstand performances: Garden tractor pulls, July 3; Auto races, July 5; Broken Horn Rodeo featuring bull riding, bucking broncos, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping, July 6; Trucks and smoker series tractor pulls, July 7; demolition derby, July 8; fireworks, 10 p.m. July 8. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

July 5-8

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Greek foods and pastries, music by Alpha and Omega, auction and trash and treasure sale.

July 7, 8

Summer Festival of the Arts, Youngstown State University. 10-7 Sat., 11-5 Sun. Celebration of visual and performing arts. More than 60 local, regional and national artists at artists marketplace, music, theater and dance performances and activities. Ethnic fair, 5K run and children’s activites. Jazz Festival at 5 p.m. July 7 at Harrison Common, Walnut Street, with Pieces of a Dream.Admission and parking are free. or 330-941-2307.

July 13-15

Slovenefest XXXI, SNPJ Recreation Center, Enon Valley, Pa. Miss SNPJ Pageant, polka bands, ethnic Slovenian musicians and performers, button box clubs, jam sessions and food. 4-midnight Fri., 1-midnight Sat., noon-11 Sun.

July 14

Old Fashioned Day in the Park, 9-6, Brandy Springs Park, 233 Mercer-New Wilmington Road (Route 158), Mercer, Pa. 800-637-2370.

July 14-15

8th annual Early America 1890 re-enactment festival, Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Early craft demonstrations, candle making, basketry, wool dying, spinning, pottery, herb garden tours, pump-organ concert, patriotic musical, storytelling and more. $5. Open at 11 a.m. Sat. 614-507-5246.

Hanoverton’s annual Peddlers Days, 10 a.m., Plymouth St. Vendors, crafts, food and entertainment. 330-223-2131.

July 15

Summerfest 2012, St. Luke Parish, 5235 South Ave., Boardman. Concert featuring Phil Keaggy, Sarah Turner and the Gary Markasky Project. Food vendors, beverage sales. Gates open at 2 p.m., concert begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Rain or shine. Bring chairs or blankets. 330-519-7261.

Italian Fraternal Festival with First Degree, 8-11, Italian Fraternal Home, 33 W. Wilson Ave., Girard; 330-545-8972.

July 20-22

St. Joseph Parish Festival, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Friday fireworks, tractor and semi pulls, kiddie tractor pulls, indoor casino, live entertainment, trade booths, kids games, raffles, 5K race, frog jumping contest. Free admission. Parking $3.

July 21

Fourth annual Rib Festival, 2-9, Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center, 330-547-2151.

July 26-29

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Italian Parish Fest, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. Vendors, 14 bands, Little King and Queen contest, cornhole tournament, homemade wine contest, Mass and procession, auction. Noon Mass and procession on Sunday. Free shuttle service and parking. Entertainment by Australia’s Alfio, Natali Pinto from New Jersey and Tony IeIuzzi from Canada with many local performers. Cost: $4, or four passes for $5.

July 27-29

Glendi Greek Festival, opens at noon each day. Greek food and music. Free admissionllwood City 32nd annual Festival, Ewing Park, Ellwood City, Pa. Arts, crafts, food and entertainment. 11-10 Fri. and Sat., 9:30 to 10 Sun. Fireworks at 10:15.

July 29

Thunder in the Park, 2-8, Woodland Park, McDonald. Plaques to top 50 cars, DJ Crazy Dave, Porgie the Clown, pre-registration $6, day of show $8. No alcohol. Sponsored by McDonald Fraternal Order of Police 194. (Rain date Sept. 9). 330-530-1717.

80th annual Serbian Day Picnic, noon, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., Youngstown, music, food, games. Tickets, $3. 330-799-7736.

Sunfest, 9-8, Wick Recreation Area. Closest to the Pin contest, 9 a.m.; sand sculpture 1-4, Julius Veal 1:30-3; Savoy, 5-6; Rainbow Tribe, 6:30-8.

July 30-Aug. 5

Columbiana County Fair, Columbiana County Fairgrounds, Lisbon. Truck and Tractor Pull Extravaganza July 30; Motorcycle Dirt Drag racing, July 31; Zach Paxson and Savannah Jack at grandstand Aug. 1; AMA Motocross, Aug. 2; Smoker Series Truck and Tractor Pull, Aug. 3; Saturday Night Pull Off, Aug. 4; Combine Demolition Derby, Aug. 5. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Aug. 2-5

St. Patrick Parish Festival, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard. Entertainment nightly, food, rides.

Bavarian Fun Fest, 2 p.m. Thur. and Fri., noon Sat. and Sun., Quaker Steak & Lube, Sharon, Pa. More than 600 performers, polkas, ethnic dancers and food. Cultural tent with local artists and crafters.

Aug. 3-5

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, downtown Youngstown. Fri. Sun. 11-11; Sat. 3-11. Non stop entertainment, food vendors, amusements and rides, auctions and raffles, Little King and Queen and Miss Italian Fest pageants. 330-501-3171 or

Aug. 4

Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4 in Columbiana. Food, entertainment, antiques, arts and crafts. Free admission and parking.

Aug. 9

Youngstown American-Heritage Day, 1-6 p.m., 2219 Donald Ave., Youngstown. Live music and Hungarian food and pastries.

Aug. 9-12

28th annual Italian-American Heritage Festival, Courthouse Square, Downtown Warren. Food, entertainment. Begins at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 9. Tiny King and Queen and Miss Italian pageants; bocce and morra tournaments, music and more. 330-507-3567 or 330-550-7877.

Aug. 11

Youngstown Jazz Festival, Central Square, Downtown Youngstown, with Najee and Alex Bugnon.

Aug. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26

Shaker Woods Festival, 10-5, Columbiana. Crafters and artisans, entertainment, food and more. $7 per adult, 12 and under free. Group rates available for 10 or more. Parking is free, no pets. 330-482-0214.

Aug. 12

Mahoning Valley Slovak Fest, noon-9, St. Matthias, 915 Cornell Ave., Youngstown. Polka Mass at noon.

Vexfest, noon-2 a.m., dozens of bands performing on five stages on West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown.

AUG. 16-19

Glendi Greek Festival, St. John Greek Orthodox Church, 4955 Glenwood Ave., Boardman,

Brier Hill Italian Festival, Calvin and Victoria streets, Youngstown; food, games, music, morra tournament; 330-559-6566.

AUG. 18

Spanish Heritage Festival, noon to midnight, East Federal Street between Wick and Walnut, downtown, Youngstown. Entertainment, music, dancing, food.

Aug. 26

Polish Heritage Day, noon to 8 p.m., Austintown Plaza, Mahoning Avenue, Austintown. 330-646-4082.

Fourth annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, 1-9, Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, entrance fee $5, 330-547-2151.

Aug. 29-Sept. 3

Canfield Fair, Canfield Fairgrounds, Canfield, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Cheerleading demonstrations, band concerts, special activities daily. Grandstand entertainment.

Sept. 22

Mediterranean-Middle Eastern Festival, West Federal Street, downtown Youngstown.

Sept. 23

Silly Science Sunday, Oh Wow! Children’s Center, West Federal Street, downtown Youngstown

Sept. 21-23

Lordstown Apple Cider Festival, Lordstown High School grounds, 1824 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. There will be a craft and flower show, musical entertainment, rides, carnival games and food.

SEPT. 23

Leetonia Artisans & Antiques Festival, 10-5, Leetonia Wick Park, 100 block of Walnut St., art show and car cruise in, rain or shine, free. Vendors accepted through July 31. 330-427-6741.

SEPT. 30

Jonesfest, rock music festival, West Federal Street between Wick and Phelps, downtown Youngstown.

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