Something to Crow About – the 171st Canfield Fair!

As we reach the end of August, many Mahoning County locals and visitors begin their countdowns- not for the start of school or football season, but for the largest county fair in the state of Ohio, the Canfield Fair! With 60+ buildings spanning over 353 acres, the 171st Canfield Fair will return August 30 – September 4, with countless food vendors, animals and exciting acts of entertainment.

What’s Going On?

With six days of fair festivities, there are plenty of things to see and do at the Canfield Fair.

  • Wednesday, August 30: Continuing Healthcare Solutions Senior Day | Gates open at 8:00am and Guided Senior Shuttles are available from 8:00am – 5:00pm


  • Thursday, August 31: Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Youth Day | Activity tent, free high school band show and the Junior Fair Youth Day Program 
  • Sunday, September 3: John Mellencamp with special guest Carlene Carter, worship services will be available throughout the morning  
  • Monday, September 4: Chris Young, Rooster Crowing Contest, Harness Racing


 For a complete list of the Canfield fair events, times and locations, visit the online Canfield Fair program.


How Much Will It Cost?

While parking and children 6 years and under are free, General Admission into the Canfield Fair varies depending on the day and attendee’s age. For the specific breakdown of each day’s costs, visit this ticket webpage. However, if you plan on visiting the fair for more than one day, 3-day and 6-day passes can be purchased for $15 and $30, respectively.

Tickets for the Demolition Derby can be purchased here for $10 per ticket. Truck and Tractor Pull tickets can be purchased here, ranging in price from $12 to $14. Tickets to see John Mellencamp’s performance on Sunday night can be purchased here, with prices ranging from $40 to $100 per ticket, depending on your seat location. Tickets to see the last performance of the fair, Chris Young, can be purchased here, ranging from $29 to $60 per ticket.


What Else Can I Do?

What can’t you do at the Canfield Fair? Children can not only enjoy the activity tent on Thursday, but also ride fair rides on any of the six days. Buildings are filled with 4H projects, wood carvers, artists, flowers and food- all free for observation. Animals can be found in several of the barns located around the fairgrounds, featuring everything from rabbits to draft horses. And hundreds of food vendors await with fresh cut fries, funnel cakes and deep-fried you name it.

For more details about the fair, visit the Canfield Fair website.

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