From homemade Italian sausage sandwiches to hand-kneaded stromboli, fair food holds a special place in our Youngstown hearts. Here are some popular Mahoning County fair food vendors and where to find them this summer.

 

@thehungrycouple614_dirussosDiRusso’s Sausage

Since 1963, DiRusso’s Sausage has been serving up their famous homemade Italian sausage sandwiches to festival and fair goers all across Northeast Ohio. Made with fresh rope sausage (using a family recipe that dates back to 1946), DiRusso’s sandwiches have become a fair food staple for Youngstown. You can find DiRusso’s Sausage sold at many Youngstown-area grocery stores, or you can buy their sandwiches hot from their food stand in front of Camelot Lanes on Route 224 in Boardman, Friday-Sunday starting at 11am. DiRusso’s Concessions also travels to a variety of festivals and fairs throughout the summer. See DiRusso’s schedule here.

 

Molnar’s Concessions

Molnar’s Concessions serves up all sorts of fair favorites- steak hoagies, French fries, lemon shakes- but what people wait hours for (yes, hours) are their enormous frosted cinnamon rolls. These larger-than-life sweet treats come topped with a heaping dollop of traditional frosting or sticky pecan topping. They’re delicious and 100% worth the wait. Look for their food truck parked on the corner of Mahoning Ave. and S. Turner Rd. in Austintown, Tuesday through Saturday 10am–9pm.

 

DeChellis Concessions

When you’re in the mood for a classic Italian stromboli, look no further than DeChellis Concessions. Packed with your choice of ham, salami, pepperoni, veggies, meatballs or chicken (the list goes on), DeChellis’ strombolis are perfectly fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Their food truck is parked in the Southern Park Mall parking lot in Boardman (check the Southern Park Mall Facebook page for specific dates).

 

Vlahos Original Greek Gyros

Nothing quite hits the spot like a well-prepared gyro, and Vlahos Original Greek Gyros knows how it’s done. Their menu features original, chicken, veggie and jumbo gyros, piled high with seasoned proteins and freshly made tzatziki sauce. They also serve up salads and traditional baklava. You can find Vlahos stationed at a variety of local businesses around the Youngstown area including Austintown Pools & Spas on Route 46 in Austintown (check their Facebook page for up-to-date locations).

 

@mariahangelina17_canfieldfairFind Them at Fair Food Extravaganza 2

You can grab all of your fair food favorites at the Fair Food Extravaganza 2 July 10-12 from 11am-6pm. Drive through the Canfield Fairgrounds and purchase food from some of the fair’s most popular vendors. Check the Canfield Fair’s website for an updated list of participating vendors, as well as information on the 174th Canfield Fair.

 

Which vendor are you most looking forward to seeing this summer? We have a hard time choosing just one. For more information about dining in Youngstown and all things happening in Mahoning County, visit our website or our Facebook page.

Spanning over 4,500 acres and filled with winding trails, calm lakes and sprawling playgrounds, Mill Creek MetroParks offers ample opportunities for families to explore. Continue reading for more details on a variety of family-friendly activities at Mill Creek.

 

Family-Friendly Hike and Bike Trails

father son hikingBetween navigating strollers and managing young kids, hiking and biking trips can become tricky if you don’t pick a trail that suits your family best. Luckily, there are plenty of easy to moderate trails in Mill Creek for families to explore, without the added hassle of steep inclines or rocky terrain. View the Mill Creek Park Trail Guide for more information.

  • MetroParks Bikeway: 11-mile paved trail with parking available at the MetroParks Farm and Mahoning Ave. and Kirk Road trailheads
  • East Cohasset Hike & Bike Trail: 1.5-mile asphalt trail closed to motorized traffic
  • Slippery Rock Trail: short 0.4-mile trail with easy terrain and steps near Old Furnace Rd.
  • Lily Pond Circle Trail: a 0.25 mile loop with easy, flat terrain around the scenic Lily Pond

 

Family Fun Golf Nights

Every Friday and Saturday night in the summer, Mill Creek Golf Course is offering families a special opportunity to play a discounted round of golf! The Family Fun Golf Night special is $25/family of four and includes two golf carts and green fees for the group. You can call 330-740-7112 for tee times or book online at millcreekmetroparks.org.

 

kayakingBoating Opportunities

There are beautiful lakes in Mill Creek waiting to be explored by boat, kayak or canoe! While Mill Creek’s boathouses are closed until August 31, 2020, families are still invited to bring their own boats, kayaks and canoes that comply with the MetroParks regulations. Boat, fish or simply explore 44 acres at Lake Glacier or over 60 acres of open water and 40 acres of wetlands at Lake Newport.

 

Search for Wildlife

With miles of trails and acres of wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks offers great opportunities for kids and adults alike to view wildlife. Grab your binoculars and enjoy a fun family day of nature exploration at Mill Creek.

  • Newport Wetlands: located at the southern end of Lake Newport; watch for waterfowl, songbirds, herons, muskrat and beavers
  • Mill Creek Preserve: 44-acre wetland restoration area that attracts birds, butterflies, dragonflies (especially in the summer months) and crayfish
  • Vickers Nature Preserve: look for ducks, herons and river otters
  • Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary: over 200 documented bird species have been observed here; look for waterfowl, shorebirds, herons, egrets, songbirds and bald eagles

 

Visit a Playgroundplayground

Per the Governor’s guidelines, Mill Creek reopened their outdoor playgrounds on June 10, 2020. Safety guidelines are posted at each playground site for visitors to follow. You’ll find playgrounds in the following areas:

  • Wick Recreation Area (Note: Wet Playground is closed through August 31, 2020)
  • Scholl Pavilion
  • Stitt Pavilion
  • Chestnut Hill Pavilion
  • Volney Rogers Field
  • Lower Bears Den Picnic Area
  • Yellow Creek Park

                                          

Wick Recreation Area

The 65-acre Wick Recreation Area, located in Mill Creek, is home to a variety of courts, fields and children’s play areas. Right now, the area’s par-3 golf course, baseball fields, softball fields, tennis courts and playgrounds are all open for families to use. The football fields, volleyball courts, dek hockey rink and wet playground are closed through August 31, 2020.

 

Physical Distancing Guidelines

Just like other public facilities, Mill Creek MetroParks encourages visitors to follow their COVID-19 guidelines for safe park use.

  • Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms
  • Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails
  • Be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains
  • Observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of six feet from other persons at all times

For more details and the latest updates on Mill Creek’s facility closures, visit their COVID-19 updates page.

 

There are so many ways for families to have fun at Mill Creek MetroParks! For more family-friendly spots in the Youngstown area, visit our Facebook page or our website.

Plan a road trip to Youngstown & Mahoning County and enjoy our outdoor recreation, golf courses, local dining, and unique treats. Here are seven ideas to get you started:

 

1.  Explore Mill Creek MetroParks

Encompassing more than 2,800 natural acres, Mill Creek MetroParks offers 45 miles of trails to explore. Boardwalks, paved walkways and unpaved trails take visitors through the diverse lands and scenery of this breathtaking park. Check out this video from The Business Journal for everything the MetroParks has to offer!

 

2.  Stroll through Fellows Riverside Gardens

Located in Mill Creek MetroParks, this twelve-acre display garden features a landscape of remarkable beauty with diverse and colorful plant displays, roses of all classes, seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, and flowering bulbs, and scenic vistas.

 

3.  Visit White House Fruit Farm@vivalabrooklynn

Known for their homegrown produce and blueberry donuts, White House Fruit Farm has reopened their Market. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9am-4:30pm and Sunday, 12-4:30pm. Homegrown asparagus and rhubarb are fresh in the Market now.

 

4.  Enjoy Award-Wining Wineries

The Mahoning Valley is home to five beautiful wineries, each with their own ambiance, and ready to welcome you! Enjoy scenic outdoor patios, glistening lake views, stunning sunsets and sprawling vineyards. Learn more in our Wineries Guide.

 

5.  Play a Round!

Golf YoungstownThe Youngstown area has 12 top quality, affordable public golf courses. Whether you want to tackle a Donald Ross-designed course, or a links-style course, there are plenty of challenges awaiting you. Stay-and-Play Packages are available at area hotels, so grab your clubs and get ready to tee-off. Learn more about our courses in our Golf Guide.

 

6.  Dine at our Local Restaurants

The Youngstown area restaurant scene offers a variety of local favorites. Patio dining is open and many restaurants have reopened their dining rooms. View our listing of open area restaurants. Carryout is also available at many restaurants.

 

7.  Taste THE Best Ice Cream in the World!

Every visit to Youngstown should include a stop at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream! This Youngstown favorite is made fresh daily, one batch at a time. Stop at one of Handel’s six Mahoning County locations. You can call ahead and place your order. Visit their website for current flavors and locations.

 

Mahoning County offers visitors a wide variety of comfortable, clean lodging. Our hotels are taking additional measures to ensure your safety is of the highest priority.

 

Download our 2020 Travel Guide and other guides to help you plan your summer road trip! For more ideas of what to do in the Youngstown area, visit our Facebook page or our website.

Spending time outdoors is a great way to stay active and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we also strongly encourage you to follow the health recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – including social distancing of six feet apart.

 

With the kids home from school and your own working-from-home regimens, you’re probably itching for some fresh air – and we don’t blame you! Luckily, there are plenty of ways you and your family can enjoy the outdoors in Mahoning County, while still keeping an appropriate social distance.

 

Take a Hike

@martinomotorsports_millcreekbridgeDepending on the trail you choose, hiking can be either a relaxing or invigorating outdoor activity, suited for all ages. Hikes and walks are known to lower stress levels, improve mood and improve health. In the Youngstown area, you’ll find miles of both paved and wilderness hiking trails. In Mill Creek MetroParks alone, there are 45 miles of trails for you to explore. For an easy and scenic 0.25-mile loop, hike the Lily Pond Circle Trail. For a more difficult hike, opt for the 1.5-mile East Cohasset Trail. In Lake Milton State Park, visitors can hike the 1.25-mile paved nature trail. And, at Boardman Park, try the ADA-accessible 4-mile North Trail. For more details about popular area trails, take a look at our online Outdoor Recreation Guide.

 

Ride Your Bike

@bryanews_millcreekbiketrailBike rides are another great way to relax, unwind and explore the outdoors, by yourself or with family. For a 10.6-mile paved ride, head out on the Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway. This trail is part of the larger 100-mile Great Ohio Lake to River Greenway and has parking available along the route. Other popular bike trails in Mill Creek include the 2-mile East Cohasset Hike & Bike Trail, the 1.75-mile East Newport Hike & Bike Trail and the 1.5-mile East Golf Hike & Bike Trail. The 10-mile asphalt Stavich Bike Trail is the only bicycle trail in the United States that takes cyclists through two states and three different townships. You can start the trail at Broad Street and Coit Road in Struthers. For those of you that prefer the (bike) path less-traveled, take your mountain bike to the Lake Milton Mountain Bike Trail. This trail is approximately 4 miles long, with tight turns and punchy climbs, and is ridden as an out-and-back. For more information about area bike trails, download our Outdoor Recreation Guide.

 

@carleetravels_berlinlakeGo Fishing

With the weather warming up, it’s nearly time to dig out your fishing poles and take a fishing trip to one of Mahoning County’s beautiful lakes. Lake Milton and Berlin Lake are each equipped with several boat launching sites and are open to recreational fishing.

 

Perfect Your Golf Swing

millcreek_@kimmie_nappiLike fishing, golf is a sport that can be just as enjoyable played alone as it is with other people. The North & South Courses at Mill Creek Golf Course have reopened with adjusted operating hours and mandated guidelines. Kennsington Golf Club is open seven days a week from 6am (Early Bird Special) to dusk. Individual carts are available now for safe social distancing and full-length golf cart cab dividers will be installed by May 23. Knoll Run Golf Course is asking golfers to call ahead for bookings and their outdoor patio will open on May 15. For current updates on all area golf courses, please visit their respective websites.

 

Try Disc Golf

@youngstowndiscgolfclub_austintownparkDisc golf is widely popular in the Youngstown area and can be enjoyed free of charge at local parks, by all age levels. The only expense to new disc golfers are the discs themselves. Beginners can get started with a single multi-purpose disc for around $10 or purchase a starter kit of multiple discs for around $25. Discs are available for purchase at certain outdoor recreation stores. Once you have your discs, play on one of our four local courses:

  • MetroParks Farm Disc Golf Course – 9-hole learn-to-play course and an 18-hole championship course set among wooded areas, meadow and pond landscapes
  • Boardman Park – 18-hole course that runs through both open space and woods
  • Austintown Township – 18-hole course with holes ranging from 161 to 488 feet
  • Wick Park – 9-hole, par 31 course through the mature trees of historic Wick Park

 

 

As we adapt to these uncertain times, take time to enjoy the outdoors, alone or with your family. For more information about Youngstown’s beautiful parks and other outdoor attractions, visit our Facebook page or our website.

Ohio restaurants and bars opened outside dining on Friday, May 15, 2020 and inside dining on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for the latest information including requirements for Restaurants and Bars and COVID-19 Restaurant & Food Establishment Guidance. Please check with each restaurant individually for their safety precautions.

 

The following restaurants and bars are OPEN:
An asterisk (*) denotes outside patio

 

Another Round Bar and Grille* (at Reserve Run Golf Course) | Visit Website
625 E. Western Reserve Rd., Poland, 330-758-1017

 

Biker BrewHouse* | Visit Website
5700 Patriot Blvd., Austintown, 330-520-2266

 

Blue Wolf Tavern* | Visit Website
1295 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman, 330-726-1736

 

Buffalo Wild Wings* | Visit Website
7401 Market St., Boardman, 330-726-1313
6000 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 330-779-0201

 

Café 422* | Visit Website
8586 South Ave., Boardman, 330-629-2422

 

Carmella’s Café* | Visit Website
850 E. Western Reserve Rd., Boardman, 330-758-0544

 

The Casual Pint* | Visit Website
393 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-787-9799

 

El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon* | Visit Website
1739 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown, 330-953-2754

 

El Jalapeno II* | Visit Website
4626 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 330-799-6500

 

Forty10 The Grille on the Hill* | Visit Website
4010 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Canfield, 330-967-4400

 

Halliday’s Winery* | Visit Website
2400 NE River Rd., Lake Milton, 330-654-9463

 

Hole 55* (at Mill Creek Golf Course) | Visit Facebook Page
1 West Golf Drive, Boardman, 330-740-7112

 

Inner Circle Pizza* | Visit Website
1816 Boardman-Poland Rd., Poland, 330-757-3719

 

Inner Circle Pizza | Visit Facebook Page
6579 Ironwood Blvd., Canfield, 330-533-7575

 

Kennsington Grill* (at Kennsington Golf Club) | Visit Website
4171 Westford Place, Canfield, 330-533-8733

 

Knoll Run Golf Course* | Visit Website
1421 Struthers-Coitsville Rd., Lowellville, 330-755-2499

 

Lil Paws Winery & Brewery* | Visit Website
17574 Mahoning Ave., Lake Milton, 330-970-9463

 

L’uva Bella Winery* | Visit Website
6597 Center Rd., Lowellville, 330-536-6450

 

Magic Tree Pub & Eatery* | Visit Website
7463 South Ave., Boardman, 330-629-2667

 

Mastropietro Winery and Sports Bar* | Visit Website
14558 Ellsworth Rd., Berlin Center, 330-547-2151

 

Michael Alberini’s Restaurant & Wine Shop | Visit Website
1140 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-965-2524

 

The Mocha House – Downtown Youngstown* | Visit Facebook Page
120 E. Boardman Street, Youngstown, 330-951-0070

 

Nicolinni’s Ristorante II* | Visit Website
1247 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-259-3343

 

Paladin Brewing* | Visit Website
6520 Mahoning Avenue, Austintown, 330-550-6338

 

Peaberry’s Café and Bakery* | Visit Website
4350 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Canfield, 330-702-9230

 

The Phoenix Fire Grill and Bar* | Visit Website
5231 S. Canfield-Niles Rd., Canfield, 330-533-9999

 

The Pour House Bar & Grill* | Visit Website
3620 Starrs Centre Dr., Canfield, 330-533-3522

 

Quaker Steak & Lube* | Visit Website
5800 Patriot Blvd., Austintown, 330-349-9464

 

Rachel’s Restaurant* | Visit Website
54 Westchester Dr., Austintown, 330-799-1700

 

Scacchetti’s Ironwood Grille | Visit Website
6580 Ironwood Blvd., Canfield, 330-967-4800

 

Springfield Grille | Visit Website
7413 Tiffany South, Boardman, 330-726-0895

 

StoneBridge Grille & Tavern* | Visit Website
1497 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman, 330-629-8040

 

TJ’s Restaurant & Lounge (inside Holiday Inn Boardman) | Visit Website
7410 South Avenue, Boardman, 330-726-4893

 

V2 Wine Bar Trattoria* | Visit Website
100 W. Federal St., Downtown Youngstown, 330-742-5595

 

The Vineyards at Pine Lake* | Visit Website
14101 Market St., Columbiana, 330-549-0195

 

Vintage Estate Wine & Beer* | Visit Website
7317 South Ave., Boardman, 330-629-8080

 

Zenobia Middle Eastern Cuisine* | Visit Website
584 E. Main St., Canfield, 330-286-0800

 

Listing last updated on 6/2/20.

This Mother’s Day might look a little different, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate Mom! Mahoning Valley restaurants, bakeries and retailers are ready to help you show your mom just how much you love her. Scroll below for some carryout spots, local sweet treat offerings and other unique gift ideas.

 

Mother’s Day Carryout

If mom usually does all the cooking, give her the day off with a delicious handcrafted meal, prepared by a Youngstown area restaurant. Order ahead of time, pick up curbside, then head home to prepare your spread for Mother’s Day.

 

Drake’s Landing Banquet Center | Facebook Page

Drake’s Landing is offering a take-out Mother’s Day meal with curbside pick-up between 11am-6pm. Meals are $25 and include two entrées, one pasta, two sides, salad and dessert. Pre-orders only, call 330-729-9757.

 

Rachel’s Westchester | Mother’s Day Menu

Rachel’s Westchester Restaurant & Bar in Youngstown recently released their special Mother’s Day Carryout Menu available for pickup between 12pm-5pm. Choose from eleven entrée options, five sides, salad and desserts. Visit their website to view the full menu, then call 330-799-1700 to place your order.

 

Tavola Ristorante & Catering | Mother’s Day Menu

Tavola Ristorante is offering a create your own Mother’s Day Buffet. Curbside pick-up is from 12-6pm. Pre-order must be received by May 9, call 330-518-8039.

 

Mother’s Day Sweets

This Mother’s Day, satisfy your mom’s sweet tooth with some goodies from one of the many Youngstown area bakeries that are still open for curbside pickup and local delivery!

 

Abigail’s Bakery Creations | Website

Abigail’s on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown is open and offering a rotating menu of sweet treats that would make a perfect surprise on Mother’s Day. Choose from cakes, cookies and other baked goods, place your order online, then pick up from your car. More details on Abigail’s Bakery Creations’ Facebook page.

 

Handel’s Ice Cream | Website

In case you missed it, several Handel’s locations in the Mahoning Valley reopened in April! Check here to see if a location near you is open. Treat your mom to a pint or dish of her favorite flavor (24 are currently available). Simply call ahead to place your order, then send one member of your family up to the window to pick it up.

 

One Hot Cookie | Website

One Hot Cookie is offering a variety of their best cookies and desserts for online ordering and delivery. Surprise your mom with one of their bake-at-home kits, cookie decorating kits or customizable cookie cakes.

 

 

Flowers for Pickup

Brighten your mom’s day this Mother’s Day with a big bouquet of fresh flowers, sourced from one of Mahoning County’s greenhouses or farms. Several locations are officially open for the spring season, ready to offer you all sorts of beautiful blooms.

 

Fodor Tree Farm | Facebook Page@tarafo

Fodor Tree Farm is open and blooming with beautiful spring flowers and arrangements! Tara of Fodor Tree Farm is doing custom arrangements and bouquets with no-contact pickups. Simply contact the farm if you’re interested in ordering one for your mom! Or, check their Facebook page for open studio hours and shopping procedures to purchase a few flowers for Mother’s Day.

 

Lonardo’s Greenhouse | Facebook Page

Lonardo’s Greenhouse officially opened for the season on April 21, filled with fresh produce, lush flowers and plants perfect for mom! Click here to view their adjusted hours and procedures.

 

 

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts

Surprise your mom with something totally unique this year!

 

@burlapandbourbonBurlap & Bourbon | Facebook Page

Tracie from Burlap & Bourbon has assembled to-go crafting kits, complete with all needed materials and instructions, available via mail delivery or pickup. Just in time for Mother’s Day, a Kids Felt Flower Bouquet on Canvas kit is available to order and assemble. Check her Facebook page for an update on other available kits.

 

Edible Arrangements | Website

Edible Arrangements in Boardman is currently accepting online Mother’s Day orders for contact-less delivery to your house. Special Mother’s Day treats include fruit bouquets, chocolate covered assorted fruit and a variety of different platters.

 

OH WOW! Children’s Center | Facebook Page

If you have little ones, treat mom to a fun 20-minute science experiment while following along to one of the many at-home science experiment videos on their Facebook page.

 

Valley Little Melodies | Facebook Page

Valley Little Melodies, an organization in Canfield that offers music education for kids, is doing an Ivory and Birch grab bag giveaway for their mom followers. For every Zoom class you attend now through May 9, an entry will be placed in the drawing under your name.

 

 

Make this Mother’s Day special for your mom with a carryout meal or unique gift from one of the many Youngstown area businesses that are still open! For more details on what’s happening in Mahoning County, visit our Facebook page or website.

Scroll through our guide of Mahoning Valley (1) restaurants offering pickup or delivery, (2) retailers selling unique goods and services online and (3) attractions providing virtual experiences and activities for all of us at home!

 

Local Carry-Out

Several locally owned restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and wineries in the Youngstown area continue to serve the community via curbside pickups, delivery and online ordering. As you plan your meals for this month and next, consider supporting a local business.

 

Gorant Chocolatier (Website) and Giannios Candy (Website)

Both Gorant Chocolatier and Giannios Candy are offering shipping for chocolate orders. Visit their websites.

 

High Octane Coffee Company | Website

High Octane’s drive thru is open in Boardman Monday-Friday 7am–3pm and Saturday 8am–3pm. Order hot or iced coffee, milkshakes and ice cream. Bring your dog along for a free pup cup.

 

Stone Fruit Coffee Co. | Facebook Page

Stone Fruit’s drive thru in Canfield and Poland is open every day from 8am–3pm.

 

Local Pizza Shops

Several Youngstown area pizza shops have remained open for pickup and delivery. Call your favorite shop to check hours and place your order!

 

White House Fruit Farm | Website

White House is currently open for curbside pickup Monday–Saturday from 9am-5pm. Customers can fill out an order form online, during business hours, one day in advance, then pick up their items the following day between 12pm and 4:30pm. The order form includes fresh and frozen grocery items, freshly baked donuts (six varieties to choose from) and frozen baked goods for a take-and-bake experience.

 

For a comprehensive list of restaurants offering pickup and delivery in Mahoning County, check this WKBN webpage.

 

Youngstown Retailers

Retailers all throughout Mahoning County have gotten creative over the last month, packaging their goods and services in new ways for customers to enjoy at home, while still staying safe.

 

La Ti Da Boutique | Website

La Ti Da Boutique is reaching customers through the one thing most of us have on hand at all times – our cell phones. To place orders, customers FaceTime owner Shelley Genova directly to go on a virtual shopping trip. Genova will show them clothes via her cellphone, and customers can purchase them with a credit card. Customers are also invited to virtually window shop.

 

Abigail’s Bakery Creations | Website

Abigail’s on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown is currently selling their famous chocolate chip cookies, by the dozen and by tubs of raw dough to be baked at home. Tubs of dough are $30 and yield about six dozen cookies.

 

N2 by DaVill – Boardman | Facebook Page

Keep the kids entertained and treated with their cookie and cupcake decorating kits! Kit includes three whipped frostings in different colors, candies, sprinkles and other fun things to bring out the creative side of your kids. Cookie kits can be whatever you like! Message them on their Facebook page with your order.

 

OH Donut Co. | Website

OH Donut Co. is offering Create Your Own Donut Kits available for curbside pickup or delivery. Visit their Facebook page for decorating inspiration.

 

One Hot Cookie | Website

One Hot Cookie is selling At-Home Cookie Kits, complete with six cookies, chocolate and vanilla frostings and toppings.

 

Branch Street Coffee Roasters | Website

Purchase your favorite coffee, tea, food, merchandise and coffee-making equipment online.

 

Mastropietro Winery | Website

Call in from 11am–7pm and order bottles of wine for pickup or a wine slushie bundle that yields 10 glasses and includes a bottle of wine, packet of slushie mix and step-by-step directions ($20).

 

The Vineyards at Pine Lake | Website

Purchase bottles of wine online through The Vineyards at Pine Lake website. Delivery is available for orders of six or more bottles (free within 20 miles, for a fee 21-35 miles). Pickup is available for orders of less than six bottles.

 

Penguin City Beer | Website

Penguin City Beer is currently available in grocery stores, drive-thrus, carry-outs and for home delivery. Call 330-755-0709 or check their Facebook page for more details.

 

Candella Micro Distillery LLC | Facebook Page

Candella Distillery in Boardman usually bottles alcohol products but, the company is now making FDA-approved hand sanitizer. 8 oz. bottles of sanitizer are available for pickup at the distillery. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

 

Burlap & Bourbon | Facebook Page

Tracie from Burlap & Bourbon has assembled to-go crafting kits, complete with all needed materials and instructions, available via mail delivery. Check her Facebook page for an update on available kits.

 

Spruce Home Décor | Website

New spring décor is available for online order. Check Spruce Home Décor’s Instagram and Facebook pages for frequent live videos, new product announcements and giveaways.

 

 

Virtual Attractions and Activities

There are a variety of ways to explore the popular attractions and businesses of Mahoning County, without ever leaving your home! From virtual concerts and workout classes to online activities and experiments, Youngstown’s attractions have pulled out all the stops to keep you and your families entertained.

 

Covelli Centre | Facebook Page

On Facebook and Instagram, Covelli Centre is offering “Concerts from the Couch” that feature exclusive video snippets of past concerts hosted at Covelli.

 

Ward Beecher Planetarium | Facebook Page

The Ward Beecher Planetarium is going live on May 9 on their Facebook page to share a virtual show with followers. You can visit their page to re-watch their previous shows and check for updates on future virtual programs.

 

YSU Cliffe Creative Connections | Website

Youngstown State’s Cliffe College of Creative Arts and Communication kick started a new virtual collection of art created this year by students from YSU’s Department of Art. The collections can be viewed on the new Creative Connections YouTube Channel.

 

OH WOW! Children’s Center | Website

Check out OH WOW!’s Facebook page for daily live videos of fun science experiments to try at home. OH WOW! also recently updated their website to include resources for families, educators and the community as well as photos and videos of families experimenting with science at home.

 

Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County | Visit Website

All Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County locations will remain closed until further notice, but you can use the library anywhere, anytime with an Internet connection and a mobile device. Information about online services and products can be found on the Library Anywhere page. The Library’s social media platforms are offering virtual programs, informational and entertaining videos and much more.

 

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley | Facebook Page

Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Right now, they’re offering a variety of helpful resources, like financial literacy activities, instructional blogs and information articles, on their Facebook page for those at home to take advantage of.

 

Hollywood Gaming | Website

Visit Hollywood Gaming’s website to play your favorite slots for free.

 

Body Temple Fitness Studio | YouTube Channel

Since March, trainers from Body Temple Fitness Studio in Boardman have taken to the Internet to provide free high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts for those at home. Check in to the gym’s Facebook or Instagram at 10am for a live workout or visit their YouTube page for all archived workout videos.

 

Pure Barre Youngstown | Facebook Page

Visit Pure Barre’s Facebook page for daily live-streamed workout classes, focused on different themes and techniques.

 

WFMJ | Available Church Streams

WFMJ has partnered with several Youngstown area churches and organizations to live stream their services for free. Check WFMJ’s website for upcoming broadcasts.

 

 

 

Please email us at [email protected] if you have a local business to add to this list. For more information about local restaurants, businesses, and attractions in the Youngstown area, visit our Facebook page or our website.

 

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Updated 5/4/20

The well-being of our visitors and community is our top priority, and like you, we are continuing to follow along with the latest updates, guidelines and restrictions for the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

As Youngstown area attractions and businesses reopen, we suggest you reach out to locations of interest directly in order to obtain information about adjusted business hours and/or services. We are pleased to partner with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and Trumbull County Tourism Bureau to offer the Pledge to EMERGE Safely to assure customers and guests that each of our businesses are putting health and safety first, now more than ever.

During this time, we also strongly encourage you to follow the health recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Several CDC health practices are critical to minimizing the spread of this virus:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer regularly
  • Do not share food or drink
  • Observe suggestions for social distancing

Please follow the guidance of our local, state and federal health authorities (links listed below) to take proper precautions. We look forward to a time when we can again come together to enjoy all the beauty and excitement the Youngstown area has to offer! Take care of yourselves and those you love. Brighter days are ahead, and we hope to see you soon.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Office – https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/

Ohio Department of Health – https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/

Mahoning County Board of Health – https://www.mahoninghealth.org/

Mahoning County – https://www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/AlertCenter.aspx

City of Youngstown https://youngstownohio.gov/slide/Coronavirus%20(COVID-19)%20Information%20&%20Resources

Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

This March, the Youngstown area is going GREEN to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Cheer along with local marching bands at the 42nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade, plan an Irish breakfast date at Magic Tree Pub & Eatery or listen to Irish bagpipers at O’Donald’s Irish Pub and Grill in Austintown. Keep reading for more details about what’s happening in Mahoning County!

IMPORTANT NOTE: For all events we mention, please click the link we also include. Because of the possibility of events being canceled, please always confirm information by clicking the link. 

Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parade – CANCELED
Boardman

Celebrating its 42nd Anniversary on Sunday, March 15, the Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest parades in the state of Ohio, drawing more than 25,000 spectators each year. The parade will begin at 1pm on Market Street and McClurg Road in Boardman, then head north on Market Street to Southwoods Avenue. Expect a variety of local bands, Irish dancers and parade floats, all celebrating this year’s theme, “Irish Heritage…Rooted Deep in the Valley.”

Local Tip: After the parade, head down the road to Cocca’s Pizza for $1 draft beers and $10.99 Reuben rolls (until 7pm).  

 

Magic Tree Pub & Eatery
BoardmanMagic Tree Pub & Eatery

Magic Tree Pub & Eatery in Boardman pulls out all the stops for St. Patrick’s Day with three full days of celebrations. On Saturday, March 14, the party kicks off at 10am with live music outside ($5 cover) and Irish entertainment inside. A full Irish menu, including lots of beer, will be available all day long. On Sunday, March 15, Magic Tree will be serving a traditional Irish breakfast from 9am–11am, followed by live music the rest of the day. On Tuesday, March 17, the festivities continue with more traditional Irish food and music.

 

O’Donald’s Irish Pub and Grill
AustintownO’Donald’s Irish Pub and Grill

Ohio’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Party returns to O’Donald’s Irish Pub and Grill in Austintown on Tuesday, March 17 – and you won’t want to miss it. The event features a full day of festivities, including plenty of Irish food, green beer and live Irish music. This year’s entertainment includes Schaffer Brothers, Irish Bagpipers, Dolan Family Singers, Disco Inferno, Old Skool and DJ Fish. Check O’Donald’s Facebook page for more event updates!

 

ShamRock the Block – CANCELEDThe Federal
The Federal | Downtown Youngstown

Downtown Youngstown will also be celebrating all day on Tuesday, March 17 with ShamRock the Block. Hosted by The Federal, this event features over 12 bars, heated outdoor tents, authentic Irish food, and indoor and outdoor entertainment. The Federal will open for festivities bright and early at 7am, while outdoor tents will open at 11am.

 

Halliday’s Winery
Lake Milton

Halliday’s Winery in Lake Milton will host its own weekend of celebrations, filled with delicious drinks and food, March 13-15. On Friday and Saturday from 5pm–7pm, enjoy Happy Hour specials like 2 for 1 Irish drinks and $1 off Irish drinks. Live music will be from 7pm–10pm. All weekend long, order from Halliday’s extensive Irish menu (think: Reuben paninis, creamy potato soup and more).

 

Where to Stay in Youngstown

Take advantage of the St. Patrick Package available at Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa, complete with an Irish-themed dinner, breakfast and scavenger hunts. For a complete listing of area accommodations, visit our website.

 

 

This year, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the rest of Youngstown at one of our many exciting events! For more information about other happenings in the Youngstown area, visit our Facebook page or our website.

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While the usual flowers and chocolates are always nice, why not treat your sweetheart to an extra special date night in Youngstown this year? Here are five creative date night ideas that you and your special someone can enjoy in the Mahoning County area!

 

Book a Night at the Historic Sebring Mansion   

This Valentine’s Day, surround yourself and your sweetheart with breathtaking architecture, great entertainment and delectable food at the Sebring Mansion Inn & Spa. The Mansion will be offering dinner and A Paul McCartney & Friends Tribute on February 14 for $75 per person. Starting at 6pm, guests can enjoy a champagne welcome, hors d’oeuvres, multi-course dinner and entertainment to follow. Romantic overnight packages are also available on February 14 and 15 – there are only two suites left for February 14, so be sure to book soon!

 

Experience a Youngstown Area Winery   

This Valentine’s Day, our area wineries are pulling out all the stops with a diverse selection of wines and plethora of entertaining events. For a romantic dinner, make reservations at L’uva Bella Winery. If brunch dates are more your love language, purchase tickets to Brunch and Bubbly at The Vineyards at Pine Lake on February 9 from 12pm–3pm.

 

At Halliday’s Winery, you’ll find an entire week of Valentine’s Day celebrations (we weren’t kidding about pulling out all the stops). Here’s their schedule of events:

  • Feb 12: Date Night Cookie Class from 6pm–8pm
  • Feb 13: Buy one meal, get one at equal or lesser price for FREE from 12pm–3pm
  • Feb 13: 99¢ Glass of Sangria from 5pm–7pm
  • Feb 14: Gourmet Dinner from 5pm–8pm
  • Feb 14: Live music by Mark Hoffman from 7pm–10pm
  • Feb 15: Live music by Bobby ‘Guitar’ Thomas from 7pm–10pm

 

Enjoy the YSU Valentine’s Day Cabaret  

Valentine's Day CabaretNothing says love like a performance filled with romantic ballads, right? Spend your February 14th downtown at the B&O Station for the Valentine’s Day Cabaret: A Kiss to Build a Dream On, presented by the Youngstown State University Department of Theatre and Dance. The performance will start at 7pm and feature a variety of jazz favorites from the American Song Book. Make it an evening with the special gourmet dinner option, prepared by the experts at the B&O! (Dinner reservations must be received by Thursday, February 6). A cash bar and a Youngstown Cookie Table will make your Valentine’s Day one of a kind.

 

Attend a Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Performance  

Plan your date night on February 15 and attend “Now That’s Italian” by the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra at DeYor Performing Arts Center. Expect a delightful evening of Italian Pop, Broadway and Grand Opera favorites – from Puccini to Sinatra. For tickets, call the DeYor box office at 330-744-0264 or visit youngstownsymphony.com. Local tip: Reserve seats for dinner before the performance at Overture Restaurant, located inside DeYor by calling 330-744-9900.

 

Cheer on the Youngstown Phantoms

Youngstown PhantomsFor a family-friendly way to spend Valentine’s Day, cheer on the Youngstown Phantoms hockey team at the Covelli Centre. Friday, February 14 is their Teddy Bear Toss – bring a teddy bear to the game to toss on the ice when the Phantoms score their first goal. Proceeds go to Fostering Dreams. There will be free popcorn, Pepsi & cotton candy with a $5 ticket for ages 12 and under. Saturday, February 15 is “Drink in the Rink” night, which means visitors can enjoy $1 hotdogs until the end of 1st intermission and $1 12 oz. beer until the end of 2nd intermission. Tickets to Phantoms games can be purchased in advance by calling 330-747-7825 or by visiting their website.

 

 

This Valentine’s Day, spend time with your special someone at one of the many upcoming events happening in the Youngstown area! For more information, visit our Facebook page or our website.