SUMMER FUN – Area Fairs and Festivals

Summer Fun 2017

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Your guide for things to do in the Valley this Summer.



MAY 25-28

East Palestine Street Fair, North Market Street. Entertainment, rides, games, raffles, food, bingo and a $5,000 grand prize raffle. Sponsored by East Palestine Chamber of Commerce. Open from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 5 to 11 p.m. Friday; 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 330-426-2128 for information.

St. John’s Glendi Festival, 4955 Glenwood Ave., Boardman. Noon to 10 p.m. every day.

MAY 26

National Button Accordion Festival, 291 S. Dock St., Sharon, Pa. Accordion and polka music concerts with dancing. Admission is $10 May 26; $12 May 26 and 27; or $25 for all three days. Children under 13 admitted free. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. May 26; noon to 10 p.m. May 27; and 12:30 to 9 p.m. May 28. Visit

MAY 26-28

Dulci-More Festival 23, 37748 Furnace Road, Lisbon, will feature concerts and workshops for folk and traditional musicians. Overnight camping available. Games, food and campfire jam sessions. Visit or email to register before May 23.

MAY 27-28

Start of Summer Wine Fest, Wilhelm Winery, 590 Georgetown Road, Hadley, Pa., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tastings, tours, entertainment and door prizes. Call 724-253-3700 for information.

MAY 28

Brew and Bean Festival, SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, Pa., 2 to 8 p.m. in the Upper Pavilion. Music by Turcola and Kravos Orchestra and more. Cast a vote for the area’s best beer, cider and chili makers. Tickets $10.


Donut Daze Festival, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown New Wilmington, Pa. Includes games and music.

JUNE 2-4

Trumbull County African-American Achievers Festival, Courthouse Square, 111 High St. NE, Warren, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 2 through 4. Vendors, gospel music, rides, crafts entertainment and food celebrating African-American culture and heritage. Call 330-507-1016 for information.


Friends of the Mahoning River’s Riverfest 2017, B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, noon to 5 p.m. Music, concessions, 50/50 raffle, and kayak and canoe rides provided by Trumbull Canoe Trails. For information visit

JUNE 7-11

Renova Music Festival, New Castle, Pa. Faculty Artist Showcase at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2200 Wilmington Road, 7:30 p.m. June 7. Renova Chamber Orchestra at Villa Maria Community Center, 2067 Evergreen St., 7:30 p.m. June 10. Faculty Artist Showcase II at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. June 14. Cafe Soiree at The Confluence, 214 E. Washington St., 7:30 June 16. Festival Finale at Villa Maria Community Center from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. June 17. Visit

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Festival, Norquest Blvd., Austintown. Hours: 6-11 p.m. daily. Food, rides, games, live music, basket auction, 5K run, bake sale, rummage sale, polka mass. Info at

JUNE 9-11

Grove City Strawberry Days Festival, 500 Memorial Park Drive, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Entertainment, food, vendors and a talent show. Visit for information.

Salem Super Cruise, live music, car show, nightly hot rod cruise through town. Maps available at

JUNE 14-18

St. Nicholas Church Festival, 762 Fifth St., Struthers. Hours: 6-10 p.m. June 14-15; 6-midnight June 16-17; 6-11 p.m. June 18. Food, rides, games, live music, basket auction. $2 ($1 for seniors). Info at

JUNE 15-17

Tri-State Pottery Festival, downtown East Liverpool at Fifth Street and Broadway Avenue. Rides, doorknob-tossing competitions, art shows, pottery olympics, locally-made items, food and entertainment. Free parking and admission. Call 330-385-5900.

JUNE 15-18

Simply Slavic Festival, downtown Youngstown, featuring live music, folk dance performances, homemade food, children’s learning area, educational exhibits and ethnic vendors. Open from noon to midnight. for information.

JUNE 16-18

Mid-Summer Knights Medieval Festival, Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Feast and entertainment at 6 p.m. Friday, $30. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, with $5 admission. There will be full-contact jousting on Sunday. Vendors, exhibits, actors and activities available both days. Call 330-372-4998 for feast reservations.

Strawberry Festival, White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road, noon to 4 p.m. June 17. Pick-your-own strawberries and food available.

JUNE 17-18

Strawberry Festival and Craft Bazaar, Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Vendors will sell hand-crafted goods and there will be a quilt and doll show, kids’ corner, activities, games and raffles. Bandstand entertainment will start at 1 p.m. both days, and a car show from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Strawberry shortcake, chocolate strawberries, root beer floats and ice cream will be available. Visit

Thunder Over the Valley, air show, with Air Force Thunderbirds, and open house at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, state Route 193, Vienna; Free admission.


Conneaut Cellars Winery Blues Festival, Conneaut Cellars Winery 12005 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, Pa. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Performances by local bands and chilled wine will be served. Call 814-382-3999 or visit

JUNE 19-30

Trumbull Art Gallery’s Summerfest for Children, 158-162 N. Park Ave., Warren. The artwork of Hieronymus Bosch inspired this series of art workshops for children of all ages. The finale event, Children’s Art Parade, is 11:30 a.m. June 30. Participants walk to Courthouse Square for the council’s Noon in the Park and Chalk on the Walk programs. Call 330-395-4876 to register children for workshops.

JUNE 22-24

Cortland Lions Street Fair, Main Street, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, rides open at 1 p.m. Saturday with a parade at 6. Miss Cortland and Little Miss Cortland competitions, pizelle/ice cream eating contest, games and nightly entertainment.

Hot Rod Super Nationals, Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. Admission is $8 per person per day, or $20 for a weekend pass that includes car, driver and co-pilot. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Displays of cars, motorcycles and vendors midway. Kick-off party and cruise set for 5:30 p.m. to midnight Thursday at Southern Park Mall, Boardman. After-parties at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit

JUNE 22-25

St. Christine Church Festival, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. Rides, raffle, Friday bike night, Sunday car cruise. $3 admission.

JUNE 23-25

New Castle Italian Festival, 1928 E. Washington St. Nightly entertainment, bocce and morra tournaments. Fireworks will end the festival, and admission is free. Visit

St. Jude and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Festival, 180 7th St., Columbiana, 5 to 10 p.m. Pony rides, petting zoo, slide, rock wall, bingo, Ferris wheel, children’s games, basket raffle and drawings for a TV and a gas grill, home-cooked food, corn hole tournament for adults, and a $5,000 drawing on Sunday night. Live music every night: Jill West and Blues Attack Band, Thursday; Dom Tocco and Brotherhood, Friday; Touche, Saturday; and John Reese Project, Sunday. For information and registration for corn hole tournament, visit www.ololstj/ or call 330-482-2351.

Norse Viking Festival, Trumbull County Fairgrounds, 899 Everett Hull Road, Cortland. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Highlights are re-enactors, craftsmen demonstrations, games, combat demonstrations, seminars and children’s activities. Living-history encampments, artisans and musicians. Friday is kids day, with free admission for children under 12. Pets allowed if leashed, camping available at Mosquito Lake.


Colonial Festival, Volant Mills, Pa. Sponsored by James Creek Galleries. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nine colonial-era craftsmen will demonstrate and sell handmade primitive wares. J.L. Treharn and Co., crafters of 18th century reproduction furniture, will demonstrate and sign a Windsor chair.More than 20 unique shops and restaurants will be open along Main Street. Visit

JUNE 24-25

Pioneer Frolic Festival, Goddard State Park, 540 Lake Wilhelm Road, Sandy Lake, Pa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pioneer and Native American re-enactor encampments, craftsmen demonstrations, wagon rides and live music. Donations accepted at gate. Visit


Mercer County Grange Fair, 35 Grange Fair Drive, Mercer, Pa., will feature exhibits, music, truck and pony pulls, demolition derbies, parade and carnival rides. Daily schedule at


Celebrate Poland, Village Hall, Poland. Fireworks, live music, a craft show, Poland Idol singing contest, vendors, parade, Chalk It Up sidewalk art, pie-baking contest and children’s activities.


Back to the 50’s Weekend, Cascade Park, New Castle, Pa. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and admission is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Car shows, children’s area with hula hoops, live music and awards presentations. TVisit

Ellwood City Festival, Ewing Park, 330 Sims St., Ellwood City, Pa. Vendor booths open at 11 a.m. every day. Highlights include Little Miss and Little Mr. Firecracker pageants, Ellwood City Ledger 10K race at 9 a.m. Saturday, and Zambelli Fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday. Free admission, $5 parking per car and $10 parking for a three-day pass. Visit

Greenville Heritage Days, downtown Greenville, Pa., begins with a movie from 9 to 11 p.m. and Nite Life Scavenger Hunt at 10 p.m. Friday. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be kids events, Civil War and World War II re-enactors, 5K run, craft and food vendors, family zone, demonstrations, duck derby, corn hole tournament, car show and G-Mazing Race. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday.

JULY 1-4

Packard Legacy Weekend, National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, noon to 5 p.m. every day. Outdoor events include demonstrations, car displays, music and fireworks. Admission inside the museum is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and seniors. Visit


Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day, downtown Niles, noon to 9 p.m. Fourth of July parade, hot dog eating contest, corn hole tournament, wiener dog race, Miss Niles competition and live music. Free admission.


Columbiana Fourth of July Community Celebration, Firestone Park, 38 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. Begins at 8:30 a.m. Family games, tournaments and competitions. Fireworks display at 11 p.m.

JULY 7-9

Slovenfest, SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, Pa., 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; noon to midnight Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Ethnic food and music celebrate the culture of Slovenia. Miss SNPJ Pageant, four venues of entertainment, ethnic Slovenian musicians and performers, button box clubs, jam sessions, displays, crafts and housewares for sale. Tickets are $10 Friday and Sunday, $15 for Saturday. Three-day passes are $30. Children under 16 enter for free. Visit

St. Nicholas Greek Festival, North Walnut Street, Youngstown. All-day event.


Youngstown Wine and Jazz Fest, Federal Plaza downtown, evening event. Headlined by national recording artist Alex Bugnon, this year’s event will feature local and national wines, and on-site tobacco retailer. Visit for information.

JULY 8-9

Early America Live, Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. $7 donation for adults, children under 6 free. Parking is available on East Walnut Street. Visit

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts, at and around YSU, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Juried art sale with handcrafted artwork with more than 80 artists. Music, theater and dance performances, children’s activities, ethnic festival, cultural and arts group participation. Admission is free, visit for information.

Hermitage Arts Festival, Rodney White Park, 640 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, Pa. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be music, food and art vendors, children’s activities and theater performances.


Second Annual Community Concert Band Festival, “Winds at the Winery,” 1 to 7 p.m., Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center. Featuring Canfield Community Concert Band.

Third Annual Youngstown Gospel Expo, Federal Plaza downtown, Presented by 2Deep Entertainment. Headlined by Israel Houghton & New Breed. Gates open at 2 p.m. and festival will kick off at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20. For tickets or information visit

JULY 9-16

Trumbull County Fair, Trumbull County Fairgrounds, Cortland. Grandstand entertainment with tractor pulls, racing and performers, food vendors, animals. Grandstand performers and other events, ticket prices and more provided at Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

JULY 12-16

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish festival, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles. Nightly entertainment, wine tasting contest, bocce tournament, games, rides and food. Grand prize drawing for a 2017 GMC Terrain AWD SLT or Walt Disney World vacation, or $25,000 in cash.

Lowellville Mount Carmel Society festival, Washington Street, Lowellville. Boccie and poker tournaments, carnival games and rides, the Babydoll Dance, wine taste.


Balloon Quest, Scotland Meadows Park, 1910 Municipal Driver, New Castle, Pa. Hot air balloon launches at 6-7 a.m., live entertainment, fireworks.


Blues Berry Bash, White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road, Salem. Noon to 4 p.m., blueberry treats will be served and there will be blues music performances. Pick-your-own blueberries offered.

Butterfly Festival, Williamson and Erie, Youngstown. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission, featuring vendors, music and food. Displays and children’s activities, including live butterfly feeding. Hosted by Southside Community Garden.

Rib Fest, 2 to 9 p.m., Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center.

WaterFire Sharon, “Back to Our Roots-Honoring Ancestry,” downtown Sharon, Pa. More than 50 wood fire braziers anchored to the Shenango River will burn from dusk to 11 p.m. The day-long arts event will offer music, food and interactive arts experiences. Free admission. Visit


West Side Cats Sixth Annual Bike Run and Summer Festival, Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road. Registration at 9 a.m., first bike out at 10. Bike show set for 1 to 5 p.m. with nine categories and 21 trophies. Door prizes, basket and raffles. There will be motorcycle accessories and pet supplies vendors; live music; poker; and food and beverages for sale. Tickets are $15 per bike, $5 per passenger and $10 for bike show and after-cruise events. Call 330-953-0608 for registration and information.


Family Garden Fair & Strawberry Social, Trumbull County Agriculture & Family Education Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland. Free admission, hours are 5 to 7 p.m.. Cortland Community Band will perform at 6. Social provided by Cortland Bazetta Historical Society. Hot dogs, chips, beverages, ice cream and strawberries available. Perennial plants will be on sale.

JULY 20-23

Mount Carmel Festival, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica grounds, Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown. All day events. Noon mass on Sunday, procession begins after mass. There will be food vendors, an Italian auction with more than 250 items every day inside the hall.,

JULY 21-23

St. Joseph Parish festival, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Ox Roast Fair. Friday night fireworks; Saturday 5K walk/run, Ox Roast Idol/karaoke contest; Sunday blessing of bikes, semi, 4WD truck and tractor pulls. Indoor casino, live bands, rides, games, contests, cash prizes and giveaways.


Ninth Annual Pride Youngstown Festival, East Federal Street, downtown. Pride Parade at noon; Pride Festival 12:30 to 8 p.m. $4 gate admission.


Serbian Day Picnic, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., Youngstown. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live musical entertainment: Braca Tamburitzan Orchestra, from 3 to 8 p.m. in the pavilion, rain or shine. Traditional foods and refreshments available. Also games and activities for children. Admission $3. Info: 330-550-6628.

JULY 31-AUG. 6

Columbiana County Fair, Columbiana Fairgrounds, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon. Animal competitions, agricultural and horticultural exhibits, tractor/truck pull, harness racing, children’s activities, food, entertainment and dancing. Call 330-424-5531 or

AUG. 3-6

St. Patrick Chuch parish festival, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard. Raffles, food, games and rides;

AUG. 4-6

Greater Youngstown Italian Festival, Federal Plaza, downtown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include Miss Italian Fest pageant, Little King and Queen Contest, a Venetian auction tent, morra tournaments, homemade wine and beer tent, two stages with continuous entertainment, more than 40 carnival and Italian food vendors, rides and children’s activities. Fireworks set for 10:30 p.m. Sunday.,

AUG. 6

Hungarian Day, Aut Mori Grotto Hall, 545 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown, 1 to 5 p.m. Food, music, pastries. Only advance tickets for chicken paprikasy dinners accepted. Other food and pastries available at event. Sponsored by Youngstown American Hungarian Federation.

Wings and Wheels, SLOAS Airfield, 4085 N. River Road, Warren. Antique airplanes and classic cars;

Harvey S. Firestone Festival of the Arts, 347 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission and parking, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors, artisans, raffles and performances.

AUG. 10-13

Warren Italian Heritage Festival, Courthouse Square, downtown Warren. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday. There will be food, displays, music, bocce tournaments, pasta and wine competitions, games and rides.

AUG. 11-13

Miskito Pirate Fest, Mosquito Lake Marina, 1439 state Route 305, Cortland. Captain’s Feast from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, parade and games Saturday. Live music and entertainment, and food available for purchase.

AUG. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

Shaker Woods Festival, 1101 Timberline Drive, Columbiana. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, admission $8. Crafters and artisans in period clothing will demonstrate and sell items, free entertainment provided. Children under 12 enter for free.

AUG. 12

Fraternal Weekend, SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, Pa., Upper Pavilion, 2 to 11 p.m. Hardwood BBQ, lamb and chicken. 1-877-767-5732

AUG. 13

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish festival, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown, Slovak fest noon to 8 p.m. Money raffle, music, food and Slovak auction.

AUG. 14-19

Lawrence County Fair, 464 Midway Road, New Castle, Pa. Livestock, agriculture exhibits, performances, auctions, contests, and grandstand entertainment. Full schedule available at

AUG. 17-20

Brier Hill Italian Festival, Calvin and Victorian St., Youngstown, live Italian music, bocce and morra tournaments, wine competition, vendors, 4 p.m. to midnight each day.

AUG. 18-19

Immaculate Conception Parish festival, 225 Sycamore St., Ravenna. 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music and food vendors.

AUG. 18-20

Antique Tractor Show, noon-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 1653 Ridge Road, Vienna. Variety of antique tractors on display.

AUG. 19

WaterFire Sharon, “Celebrate America, United We Stand,” downtown Sharon, Pa. More than 50 wood fire braziers anchored to the Shenango River will burn from dusk to about 11 p.m. The day-long arts event will also offer music, food and interactive arts experiences.

Lake Milton Arts and Crafts Festival, Lake Milton Amphitheater, 2310 Grandview Road. Waterfront art show with various vendors, presented by Lake Milton Women’s League.

AUG. 20

Ninth Annual Balloon Fest, 1 to 8 p.m., Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center. Live music and kids activities. Vist for information. Admission $5 per person.

AUG. 26-27

Latino Heritage Festival, 800 Struthers-Liberty Road, Campbell. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Food, music, crafts, vendors. Free admission.

AUG. 27

Polish Day 2017, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 3055 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Catered by Krakus Polish Bakery and Deli. Featuring bands Jimmy K and the Mostly Honky Combo, Chardon Polka Band and folk performers Echoes of Poland. Admission $4 per person.

AUG. 30-SEPT. 4

Canfield Fair, Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. There will be food, rides, vendors, entertainment and grandstand attractions, including a concert by John Mellencamp on Sept. 3. Stay updated on grandstand entertainment and events at

SEPT. 1-4

Greek Food and Wine Festival, Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401-12th St., Campbell, Free admission, noon to 10 p.m. every day. Traditional Greek foods, pastries, wines, music, dancers, games for kids, religious items, CDs and guided tours of renovated church.


National Days, SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, Pa., Lower Pavilion, 2 to 8 p.m. Call 1-877-767-5732.


Arts on the Riverwalk Festival, downtown New Castle, Pa. Hours: 3 to 9 p.m. Artists market, demonstrations, presentations, workshops, live entertainment, and closing with a concert and fireworks.

SEPT. 16-17

Johnny Appleseed Festival, town square in Lisbon. Vendors, live entertainment, and festival king, queen, Little Mr. and Miss Applebud competitions. Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

SEPT. 23

WaterFire Sharon, “Broadway and More,” downtown Sharon, Pa. More than 50 wood fire braziers anchored to the Shenango River will burn from dusk to about 11 p.m. The daylong arts event will also offer music, food and interactive arts experiences. Free.

SEPT. 30

Wine and Sausage Festival, SNPJ Recreation Center, 270 Martin Road, Enon Valley, Pa., Upper Pavilion, 2 to 8 p.m. For information call 1-877-767-5732.

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