2015 Summer Fun Fairs and Festivals: July - September

JULY 3-5

Packard Legacy Weekend, National Packard Museum and Packard Park, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Noon-5 p.m. July 3 and 5, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. The event celebrating the design and engineering of the Packard Automobile offers how-to demonstrations, lectures, exhibits, and music. This year’s event will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of Packard Park. “Packard Day” on July 4 will include family-friendly games and events in Packard Park prior to the W.D. Packard Band Concert and fireworks on the South Lawn. The “All Makes Cruise In” car show hosted by Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club will be 1-5 p.m. and a gala concert by the Big Band Sounds of Packard will close the weekend on July 5. All outside events are free. Admission for the museum is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and children 7-12.

Ellwood City Festival, Ewing Park, 330 Sims St., Ellwood City, Pa. Daily highlights include Little Miss and Little Mr. Firecracker Pageant July 3; Ellwood City Ledger 10k race, July 4; and Zambelli Fireworks display 10 p.m. July 5. Vendors of arts, crafts and food, juried art show, daily entertainment and more offered throughout. Free festival admission, but parking is $5 per car load or $10 for a 3-day pass. 724-758-5501 or ellwood-city-festival.net.

Mesopotamia Ox Roast, intersection of state Routes 534 and 87. More than 160 dealers and live entertainment, antiques and flea market. Roast beef sandwiches, fries and beverages served each day. Free admission. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 3 and 4; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 5. Pancake breakfast 7 a.m.-11 a.m. daily hosted by Bloomfield-Mespo Cheerleaders. Information at oxroast@mespofire.com or www.mespofire.com.

Seventh Annual Greenville Heritage Days, 6-11 p.m. July 3, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. July 4, 1-4 p.m. July 5, Riverside Park, Alan Ave. and Main St. 5k Run/Walk, the USO Show, G-Mazing Race, carnival rides and games. 724-588-7150.


Columbiana 4th of July Community Celebration, Firestone Park, 38 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. All day festivities include fishing contest 8:30 a.m., Pet contest by gazebo at 11, Sidewalk chalk event 11-3 p.m., Canoe race 11:30-2:30 p.m., family games and activities at east end of football field 1-3 p.m., Ice cream eating contest at 3 and watermelon eating contest at 3:30 both by Gazebo, performance by Canfield Community Band 5:30-7, Band on the Hill at 7-8 and 8:30-9:30 and fireworks at 10.

Canfield Rotary Fireworks Festival, Canfield Fairgrounds. 6-11 p.m. $10 per car parking. Fireworks plus entertainment, kids bounce-arounds, side shows, and food. Bring lawn chairs for entertainment J.D. Eicher and The Goodnights. Rain date, July 5. 330-793-5646.

JULY 10-11

New Castle Fireworks Festival featuring Arts on the Riverwalk, E. Washington St., downtown New Castle. Artists marketplace, street performers, art competitions, the Kids Creation Zone, food, “Chalk The Walk,” “Paint the Street” and “Anything That Floats” competitions, and Fireworks to close the event on July 11. Information at 724-658-2882 or hoytartcenter.org, and latest developments at facebook.com/NCFireworksArtsOnTheRiverwalk.

JULY 10-12

Slovenefest, SNPJ Recreation Center, Enon Valley, Pa. slovenefest.com. Ethnic food, music and culture celebrates the fun of Slovenia. Miss SNPJ Pageant, entertainment in four different venues featuring ethnic Slovenian musicians and performers, button box clubs, jam sessions, food and displays of traditional clothing, crafts and housewares, and plenty of fun for kids. Noon-midnight July 10 and 11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 12. Admission is $10 a day or $25 for a 3 day pass. slovenefest.com.


Downtown Jazz Fest, Central Square, downtown Youngstown, with headliner Paul Taylor, 7 p.m., $10 at the gage.


Gospel Festival, Central Square, downtown Youngstown, with headliner Tye Tribbet; 2 p.m., $25 2deepevents.com.

JULY 11-12

Summer Festival of the Arts, Youngstown State University. Celebration of visual and performing arts culture. Admission and parking are free. www.ysu.edu/sfa.

11th Annual 1890 Re-Enactment Festival, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, Ashtabula County. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11, noon- 5 p.m. July 12. 1890 comes alive in the historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village. Costumes, fashion show July 11, entertainment with Dixieland Band 2 p.m. July 12, scavenger hunt for kids, early skill demonstrations, crafts, hat show, contests, games, 1890 food menu and school classes with recess, pump-organ concert, storytelling, herb garden tours, pie-eating contest and more. Cost is $7, children under 6 enter free. jeffersondepotvillage.org.

Hermitage Arts Festival, Rodney White Olympic Park, 800 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, Pa., noon-9 p.m. July 11, noon-5 July 12, free admission. 724-981-0800.

JULY 14-19

Trumbull County Fair, Trumbull County Fairgrounds, Cortland, Grandstand entertainment with tractor pulls, racing and performers, food vendors, animals, Fair Queen and Little King and Queen pageants, Trumbull Idol competition. Grandstand performers to be announced, stay updated at trumbullcountyfair.com. Hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

JULY 15-19

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles. Food, games, beer, raffles, rides and entertainment. Free parking and free admission. Grand Prize Raffle tickets can be purchased online at raffle.olmcniles.org and other info at olmcniles.org/festival.

JULY 16-19

Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest, Scotland Meadows Park, 2106 Camden Ave., New Castle, Pa. Night balloon glow, 9 p.m. July 16. Balloon launches scheduled for 6-7 p.m. July 17 and 18, 6-7 a.m. July 18 and 19, weather permitting. Benefits Union Township Volunteer Fire Department. Rides, food, games, demonstrations and more. wpballoonquest.webs.com.

JULY 17-18

Enon Valley Community Days, Enon Valley, Pa. Hours 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Community music jam on July 17; parade, chili cook-off, baked goods auction, historical buildings. open dance with the Dorals, horse drawn shuttle, vendors, train display and hog calling contest July 18. A noon-10 p.m. July 18 Bluegrass Festival will feature South 79, Border Ride, Keep Off the Grass, Mulefactory, Echo Valley & East of Enon. 724-336-5194.

JULY 17-19

St. Joseph Parish Festival and Ox Roast Fair, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Hours 6-11:30 p.m. July 17, 1-11:30 p.m. July 18 and noon-10 p.m. July 19. Slow-cooked roast beef sandwiches served by St. Joseph Parishioners, tractor pulls, gambling, Ox Roast Idol, 5K Run/Walk, daily entertainment, and 10 p.m. July 17 fireworks. stjosephmantua.com.


REVIVE Music and Arts Festival, Phelps St., downtown Youngstown. Full day of music featuring Jones for Revival, Vibe and Direct, 5 Elements, Jordan DePaul and more. Cost $10, under 12 enters for free. facebook.com/revivefestival.

WaterFire Sharon, downtown Sharon, Pa. More than 50 braziers anchored on the Shenango River will burn from dusk to about 11 p.m. The event will also offer music, food and interactive arts experiences. Free. waterfiresharonpa.org.

Volant Mills Country Festival, Volant Mills, Pa. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sponsored by A Little Bit Country. Petting zoo, barnyard games, BBQ food, farmer’s market, handmade artisan and craft show and cooking demonstration throughout Volant. 724-533-5611 or volantshops.com/events.

Rib Fest, Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Rd, Berlin Center, 4-9 p.m.

JULY 22-26

St. Demetrios Greek Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Greek festival with ethnic food and pastries, music and dancing, rides, games and entertainment. Hours 4-11 p.m. July 22, 23, 4-midnight July 24, 25, and 4-10 p.m. July 26. Free admission.

JULY 23-26

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown. Vendors, bands, Little Prince and Princess contest, cornhole tournament, homemade wine contest, dunking tank and auction. Admission $4. Scholarships given to YSU students during opening ceremonies on July 24. Free shuttle service and parking. 3-11 p.m. July 23, 24, 25; and 1-10 p.m. July 26. 330-507-5203.

JULY 30- AUG. 2

St. Patrick Festival, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard. Hours: 6-11 p.m. July 30, 31; 5-midnight Aug. 1; 1-11 p.m. Aug. 2. Food, games, rides and live nightly music. Raffle for 2015 Corvette Stingray at 11 p.m. Aug. 2 (tickets at saintpatsfestival.com). Other raffles include a big screen TV, custom door, iPad Air, recliner and more. 330-534-1928.


Children’s Summer Art Festival, Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124, Leisure Ave., New Castle, Pa. Free art activities for kids and entertainment. 724-652-2882 or hoytartcenter.org/childrens-festival.

JULY 31- AUG. 2

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, central square, downtown Youngstown. Entertainment, rides, Italian restaurants and food vendors, craft vendors, raffle, Little King and Queen contest, Morra tournament, basket auctions, pasta eating contest, Italian man and woman of the year announcement, and Aug. 1 Polka Mass. Cost is $4, under 12 admitted free. 330-501-3171 or youngstownitalianfest.org.

AUG. 1

Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival of the Arts, 47 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. Hours 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Crafters, fine arts, antiques, farmer’s market, free entertainment, food and 50-50 raffle. Free. Info at www.columbianachamber.com.

Commons Fest: A Festival of Learnshops, Courthouse Square, downtown Warren. Hours 1-4 p.m. Dozens of hands-on booths will allow guests to make connections with local nonprofits, create art, learn about and become involved in changes happening in Warren.

AUG. 1-2

Regatta at Lake Arthur, Moraine State Park, 225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, Pa. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 1 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 2. Free, no charge for admission, parking or events. Land and lake activities celebrate the natural resources of the park. 724-687-0707 or lakearthurregatta.org.

AUG. 3-9

Columbiana County Fair, Columbiana Fairgrounds, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Animal competitions and agricultural and horticultural exhibits, tractor/truck pull, harness racing, children’ activities, Demo Derby, food, entertainment and dancing. 330-424-5531 or columbianacountyfair.org.

AUG. 6-9

Warren Italian-American Festival, Courthouse Square, downtown Warren. Food, heritage displays, cultural exhibits, musical entertainment, bocce tournament, pasta sauce and wine tasting competitions, games and rides. Fireworks on Aug. 9. Hours are 6-11 p.m. Aug. 6 and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 7-9. Admission $3. 330-550-7877 or 330-507-3567.

AUG. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23

Shaker Woods Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, 1101 Timberline Drive, Columbiana. Crafters and artisans in Shaker-period clothing will sell handmade wares and free entertainment will be provided. Cost is $8 per day (12 and under free). Group rates available for 10 or more. 330-482-0214 or shakerwoods.com.

AUG. 9

Wings-n-Wheels Fly In/Cruise In, SLOAS Airfield, 4085 N. River Road, Warren. Displays of classic and antique airplanes and cars, live music and food, with proceeds benefitting Trumbull County Animal Welfare League and Ernie Hall Aviation Museum. Info and schedule of events at erniehallaviationmuseum.org or call 330-219-6143.

Our Lady of Sorrows Festival, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown. Slovak food, auction and gas raffle, entertainment with Ed Vallus and Del Sinchak. ourladyofsorrowsyoungstown.org.

Vexfest, downtown Youngstown, a daylong outdoor rock festival; info on Facebook page.

AUG. 14-16

Spanish Heritage Festival, E. Federal St., downtown Youngstown. Entertainment, music, dancing, food, kids activities, crafts. 330-398-0505 or www.yshf.info/index.html.

AUG. 15

Pabstolutely, Royal Oaks, 924 Oak St., Youngstown. A day-long live rock music festival with vendors.

AUG. 17-22

Lawrence County Fair, New Castle, Pa. Lawrence County Fair, 464 Midway Road, New Castle, Pa. Livestock, agricultural exhibitors, crafts, clothing, baked goods, animals, contests, events and entertainment. Grandstand features include Christian Music Festival and the Great Gospel Music Night on Aug. 13, as well as bike nights and truck and tractor pulls. A Fallen Warrior Ride and Crusade is Aug. 15. Information at lawrencecountyfair.com.

AUG. 20-23

Brier Hill Italian Festival, Calvin and Victoria Streets, Youngstown. 24th annual fest includes live Italian music, food, vendors, crowning of the Man of the Year, and morra, hot pepper and wine tasting competitions. Hours, 4-mindnight Aug. 20 and 21; noon-midnight Aug. 22, 23. 330-286-3584.

AUG. 22

WaterFire Sharon, downtown Sharon, Pa. More than 50 braziers anchored on the Shenango River will burn from dusk to about 11 p.m. The event will also offer music, food and interactive arts experiences. Free.waterfiresharonpa.org.

AUG. 23

Hot Air Balloon Festival, Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Rd, Berlin Center.

AUG. 25-29

Transfer Harvest Home Fair, Kiwanis Community Park, 117 Edgewood Drive Ext., 5-11 p.m., $2 parking charge; no gate admission charge. 724-646-2438.

AUG. 29

The Big Kick-It, an all-day rock music festival featuring Jones for Revival and many more. At the B&O Station in Youngstown. jonesforrevival.net.

AUG. 30

Polish Day, St. Luke Church, 5235 South Ave., Boardman, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SEPT. 2-7

Canfield Fair, Canfield Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Food, rides, vendors, entertainment and grandstand attractions. New Faith and Family Night on Sept. 6 featuring Mercy Me. Grandstand entertainment to be announced. canfieldfair.com

SEPT. 5-6

End of Summer Wine Fest, Wilhelm Winery, 590 Georgetown Road, Hadley, Pa., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. www.wilhelmwinery.com.

SEPT. 8-12

Jamestown Community Fair, Jamestown Fairgrounds, Shenango St., 9 a.m. 10 p.m. Sept. 8; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 9-11; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 12. Free admission. www,jamestownfair.org.

SEPT. 12

Rust Belt Music Festival, Phelps St., downtown Youngstown, starting an noon.

SEPT. 12-13

The Greenville Outdoor Recreation and Art Festival, Riverside Park, 45 Alan Ave., 10 a.m., festival admission is free; fees apply for event registration. 724-343-1313.

SEPT. 18

Lordstown Apple Cider Festival, Lordstown High School Grounds, 1824 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. Hours: 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 18; noon-midnight Sept. 19; noon- 9 p.m. Sept. 20. Watch as fresh apples are turned to cider. Craft, flower and car shows, musical entertainment, parade, food and beverages. Free admission. 330-824-2650.

SEPT. 19-20

Johnny Appleseed Festival, On the town square in Lisbon. Vendors and live entertainment. lisbonareachamber.com/jaf.php.

SEPT. 26

Lite the Night Fireworks, Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Rd, Berlin Center, sundown.

WaterFire Sharon, downtown Sharon, Pa. More than 50 braziers anchored on the Shenango River will burn from dusk to about 11 p.m. The event will also offer music, food and interactive arts experiences. Free. www.waterfiresharonpa.org.

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