With a new year comes the chance for a new start. There are plenty of opportunities to try new things throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County this winter. Participate in our Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2022 promotion, happening January 12 through February 21! Take a photo and share with us what YOU are doing to start the new year off right. YOU could be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 gift card to a place in the Youngstown area you’ll want to try in the new year, like The Bunker Southern Park, Steel Valley Brew Works, Bistro 1907 or Ely’s To Go, just to name a few.

Need ideas? Follow our blog series! We’ll give you some ideas on how to broaden your horizons and share ways you can expand your palate by trying new foods. Keep reading for some great ways to get active (or see others getting active).

 

Hit the (Virtual) Links

The Bunker Southern ParkJust because it’s winter and there may be snow on the ground at times doesn’t mean you can’t hit the links. Work on your swing and improve your game by trying out an indoor golf simulator. The Bunker Southern Park, located at DeBartolo Commons at the Southern Park Mall, offers eight simulators to the public, each with its own private bay and seating for eight. You can play championship courses and compete in online long drive and closest-to-pin contests, all while staying inside and warm. There’s a practice facility area that features a driving range, short game training area and even a putting green. While you’re playing, you can enjoy a full food and drink menu from Double Bogey’s, located in the sports bar.

Located adjacent to Kennsington Golf Course, the Kennsington Golf Simulator Lounge features three Full Swing Pro Series simulators with the most innovative golf software available, with features like real-time club and ball data. Play nearly 100 iconic championship courses, or have a little extra fun with football, soccer, dodge ball and more. There’s a putting green, pool table, 11 TVs, and a full bar and food to round out your day of fun.

 

Take a Hike@tricia.cantanz_millcreek

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to be more active? Winter weather in northeast Ohio can be unpredictable, but the outdoors can be beautiful this time of year with snowy landscapes along the miles of trails throughout Mill Creek MetroParks. 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. You can also head to the Mill Creek MetroParks North Golf Course and walk along the cart paths or even cross country ski. Along the way, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to snap some awesome pictures.

 

Catch a Game

If you don’t feel like getting active, you can watch those who are. The men and women’s basketball teams at Youngstown State University have a full slate of games throughout January and February. Played at Beeghly Center on campus, the action-packed games are fun for the whole family. Join the Youngstown Phantoms at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown for an exciting night of hockey and fun with friends and family. The Youngstown Phantoms are part of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the country’s top junior hockey league. The Phantoms produce top talent on and off the ice and their games are always exciting and great for all ages.

@jodibadershall_hollywoodgamingWhile not exactly a “game,” you can enjoy the competition and action of live thoroughbred horse racing at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course. Live races take place Monday through Wednesday and Saturdays, but you can always place your bests on simulcast races. There’s also over 1,100 video lottery terminals to test your luck while you’re there.

 

How Do I Enter Snapshots of Youngstown? 

  • Now that you have some inspiration, start the new year off right, get active and take some photos of the ways you’re doing it!
  • Submit your photo here
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Two winners of a $50 local gift card will be chosen each week, January 12 through February 21. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesdays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Tap here for the official giveaway rules.

 

Check out our other Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2022 blogs posts right here on our website. You can also visit our Facebook page or our website for more information about all things Youngstown.

With a new year comes the chance for a new start. There are plenty of opportunities to try new things throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County this winter. Participate in our Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2022 promotion, happening January 12 through February 21! Take a photo and share with us what YOU are doing to start the new year off right. YOU could be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 gift card to a place in the Youngstown area you’ll want to try in the new year, like The Bunker Southern Park, Steel Valley Brew Works, Bistro 1907 or Ely’s To Go, just to name a few.

Need ideas? Follow our blog series! We’ll share ways to get active, and give you some ideas on how to broaden your horizons. Keep reading for some great restaurants and events to expand your palate and try some new flavors.

 

Ely’s To Go

Ely’s To Go @ilenenasfit_sweetmelissasmakes it easy to go vegan or vegetarian. Their menu is completely plant-based, but you’d never know it with all the options available. Their menu changes daily, but you’ll often see delicious dishes like BLT’s, mac and cheese, burgers, pasta salad and lobster rolls. They are known for their spring rolls and soups which you’ll find on their menu daily.

 

Sweet Melissa’s Good Eats

If you made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, get some of the best salads in the area at Sweet Melissa’s Good Eats. Here, it’s all about using quality ingredients to give you the most delicious salads, with unique options like Cinnamon Harvest, Blueberry Hill and Bacon & Bleu. Wraps, deli salads and daily slider specials are also on the menu. All dressings, dips and sauces are made in-house daily.

 

Taco Tuesday

What’s better than tacos and live music? El Cowboy Tex Mex Grill & Saloon in Austintown has Taco Tuesday every week. Choose any taco – hard or soft with any choice of meat, plus three toppings for only $3 each. While you’re enjoying your tacos, enjoy live music with a local band. Check out their Facebook page for the music schedule. Can’t make it on Tuesday? They also have Fajita Thursday – with steak, chicken, carnitas, shrimp or veggie fajitas for $10.99. Dine in only.

 

Brunch

drewstraveler_Bistro1907Brunch is the perfect marriage between classic breakfast favorites and savory lunch bites. And in Mahoning County, brunch is way more than just eggs and toast. At Forty10 Bar & Grille, brunch favorites include Crab Cake Benedict, Lobster BLT and Hawaiian French Toast. Their Bloody Mary’s can be your entire meal with add-on options that include sliders, bacon, grilled cheese and shrimp to their homemade mixes. Head to downtown Youngstown to Bistro 1907 to enjoy the massive Bloody Mary bar while choosing from brunch favorites like Croque Madame, corned beef hash and eggs or a French omelet for your meal, all using locally sourced ingredients.

 

Groundhog Craft Beerfest

Sample a variety of national, regional and local craft beers at the 4th Annual Groundhog Craft Beerfest taking place on January 29 at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets to two sessions are available: from 12-4 and 5-9. While you’re sampling your brews, enjoy food trucks and live entertainment.

 

Napa Grocery Gourmet Market@anthonymagnetta_4010Brunch

This California-inspired market offers chef-crafted meals in their display cases, along with a grab-and-go pre-packaged section that you can warm at home. Pick up a full meal for lunch or dinner or just a couple sides. Delicious sandwiches and salads are also offered. For something really different, try their Roman-style pizza with light, airy dough that is crisp and full of air bubbles. Classic pizza options are available by the slice or full pizza, plus you’ll find daily options like prosciutto, potato, artichoke and meatball.

 

How Do I Enter Snapshots of Youngstown? 

  • There’s plenty of options to expand your palate and try new dishes and restaurants throughout the area. Whether it’s brunch, beers or just a new kind of food, take some pics of your plate and what you’re eating.
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Two winners of a $50 local gift card will be chosen each week, January 12 through February 21. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesdays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Tap here for the official giveaway rules.

 

Check out our other Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2022 blogs posts right here on our website. You can also visit our Facebook page or our website for more information about all things Youngstown.

 

With a new year comes the chance for a new start. There are plenty of opportunities to try new things throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County this winter. Participate in our Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2022 promotion, happening January 12 through February 21! Take a photo and share with us what YOU are doing to start the new year off right. YOU could be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 gift card to a place in the Youngstown area you’ll want to try in the new year, like The Bunker Southern Park, Steel Valley Brew Works, Bistro 1907 or Ely’s To Go, just to name a few.

Need ideas? Follow our blog series! We’ll share ways to get active, and tell you how you can expand your palate by trying new foods. Keep reading for some new ways to broaden your horizons, try some new activities and learn something new.

 

Head to a Museum

Butler Institute of American ArtExpand your knowledge of American Art at The Butler Institute of American Art. Take a stroll through the ever-expanding collection of pieces that date back to 1710 and appreciate the beauty of it all. Their most recent exhibit, Lifescapes, by Painter P. (Philip) Smallwood features watercolor paintings that are a powerful form of portraiture and visual narrative.

OH WOW! Children’s Center is a world-class children’s museum focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and is the perfect destination to keep the kiddos busy and entertained on a cold winter day. There are 11 different WOW! Zones that offer activities for kids of ages 0 to 14, and the adults will have a blast too.

 

See a Show

@martinomotorsports_wbplanetariumThe 2022 season of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra starts off with An Evening of the Romantics on January 16. This show features a night of classical romantics by Bartok, Brahms and Beethoven with guest artist, Stephen Tavani, who was appointed as assistant concertmaster of The Cleveland Orchestra in September 2018. For a bit of a different show, the symphony will be performing a variety of Broadway classics featuring music director and founding director of Cleveland pops Orchestra, Carl Topilow, and vocalist and violinist Connor Bogart. The show takes place on February 4.

If you prefer more of a visual show, enjoy a show in the “sky” at the Ward Beecher Planetarium on the campus of YSU. Enjoy two unique shows at the planetarium: Beyond the Sun (January 29, February 5,12 and 19) and BIG Astronomy (February 4, 11 and 18). All shows are free and open to the public and a treat for the whole family. 

 

Shop Local

Common Goods StudioYoungstown and Mahoning County’s local makers and shops need our support now more than ever. There are many local stores in the area that not only carry amazing finds, but many of them feature items that are handmade or repurposed by local and regional vendors. The Youngstown Flea will be open on February 12 from 9am to 3pm. Here you’ll find jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, food/food trucks and collectibles from artisans, all with the goal of connecting the local community. For other handmade goods, head to Common Goods Studio. Featuring over 45 vendors on a daily basis, you will find clothing, candles, soaps and cosmetics, pottery and unique items all made by talented individuals from the area. While you’re shopping, grab a Branch Street Coffee, bagel from Mamalagels or vegan brunch on the weekends.

You almost won’t know where to start at Mr. Darby’s Antique and Collectible Emporium. As you walk the aisles, it’s almost overwhelming (in a good way) to see all the rare and unusual finds, vintage antiques, collectibles, furniture and glassware. There are over 100 vendors that display an ever-changing inventory. So if you’re thinking about redecorating in the new year or just looking for a new piece or two, this is the perfect place to start.

 

How Do I Enter Snapshots of Youngstown? 

  • Now that you have some ideas, get out, expand your horizons by shopping, learning or trying something new and take some photos of the ways you’re doing it!
  • Submit your photo here
  • Continue submitting photos for more entries!

Two winners of a $50 local gift card will be chosen each week, January 12 through February 21. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesdays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Tap here for the official giveaway rules.

 

Check out our other Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2022 blogs posts right here on our website. You can also visit our Facebook page or our website for more information about all things Youngstown.

Looking for winter activities in northeast Ohio? Look no further! Youngstown is your winter festivity headquarters — from a night out on the town with friends to fun for the whole family! Whether you want to enjoy a live performance or start your holiday shopping, the endless opportunity for winter activities in Youngstown, Ohio won’t disappoint!

Traditional Holiday Events

Nothing kicks off the spirit of the season like classic holiday activities, and Youngstown has a lineup of options that are sure to make this season one to remember. 

Memories of Christmas Past

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is once again hosting the Memories of Christmas Past exhibit, which is in its 13th year. Visit the Arms Family Museum from November 20 through December 31 to see this year’s theme: “Back to Greystone.” The exhibit will display festive décor reminiscent of the early 1900s-1930s.

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill

For one weekend only, November 27-28, enjoy all your favorite holiday activities at Lanterman’s Mill in the beautiful Mill Creek MetroParks. Start your holiday shopping with unique handcrafted gifts or get into the spirit with fire-roasted chestnuts, crafts, and festive entertainment. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to donate to the “Giving Tree.”

50th Annual American Holiday Arts & Craft Show

Another option you’ll only find in Youngstown, Ohio is the 50th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show at The Butler Institute of American Art – a one-of-a-kind event, running December 4-5. Explore over 90 artists and artisan vendors selling original, high quality, hand-crafted pieces. This craft show is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts while enjoying holiday entertainment.

Ballet Western Reserve’s The Nutcracker

You won’t want to miss this classic! Join Ballet Western Reserve as they perform The Nutcracker with Tchaikovsky’s original score. With only two performances between December 4-5, make sure you get your tickets today!

Youngstown Area Light Displays

Our winter months might have earlier sunsets, but that means you have a few extra hours to enjoy all the beautiful holiday light displays throughout the area! 

NEW Elegant Illusions Christmas Lights Drive-Through 

New to the area, Elegant Illusions Lighting is bringing their holiday light drive-through to the Mahoning Valley. Be one of the first to see what will surely become an area classic! 

From November 9 through January 9, drive through the Canfield Fairgrounds to see a collection of LED lights, animatronics, and over 45 different holiday displays. If you’re lucky, you might also see Santa and the Grinch there, too! Get your tickets today.

Joy of Christmas Light Show

An annual classic, the Joy of Christmas Light Show is back at Firestone Park with special events and drive-through displays from November 18 through December 26. 

The Joy of Christmas has more than one million lights and 80 holiday scenes. Plus, enjoy Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and food for purchase, pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus’s Story Time in the Gingerbread House, decorated gingerbread houses, and an indoor train display.

Boardman Park Holiday Light Display

For 19 years, Boardman Park has been a must-see stop for its beautiful, musical light display. The 2021 Holiday Light Display will feature over 23 different scenes along the main drive of the park and runs from December 5 through January 8. 

As always, this drive-through display is free — just tune your car radio to 88.9 FM and enjoy 20 minutes of synched holiday music!

Outdoor Winter Fun at Mill Creek MetroParks

Looking to fully enjoy the winter weather and get moving outdoors? Our beloved Mill Creek MetroParks has options for beginners and experienced winter sports enthusiasts alike!

Unique Holiday Activities

In addition to the sled riding, snow tubing, snowboarding and ice fishing that come to mind when talking about winter-related outdoor activities, there are some great opportunities to share unique outdoor experiences with your whole family in and around Youngstown!

Make memories at Pioneer Trails Tree Farm, participate in Second Sole’s New Year’s Resolution Run 5K, or take your loved ones to Walk-Through Night at the Joy of Christmas Light Display!

Winter Weather Hikes

Outdoor activities aren’t just for summer weather. As the snow falls, the hiking trails at Mill Creek MetroParks become a winter wonderland! With plenty of paved trails, outdoor walks don’t have to cease for the winter; let the snowy trails become your playground!

Winter Celebration and Tree Displays

Visit Fellows Riverside Gardens, from December 4 through January 7, for their Winter Celebration display. Local nonprofit organizations decorate 60 holiday trees around the facility, and at night, the Winter Celebration turns into Winter Nights, a beautiful outdoor light display (which runs Saturdays from December 4-18). This holiday wonderland is free to the public.

The Best Concerts in Ohio

There’s no better time for musical events than the holidays! Youngstown has a wide range of concerts and live performances to visit all season long. From classic ballets to modern musicals, there’s something for everyone!

TubaChristmas

TubaChristmas is an international celebration of those who play, teach, and compose music for instruments in the tuba family. Every year there are performances across the globe, so don’t miss your chance to see this world-renowned event – December 5 at the Stambaugh Auditorium.

Want to participate? Dress in your best festive gear and decorate your Tuba to play in the event. Register today!

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Feel the holiday magic with the 35th Annual Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. This nationwide holiday concert tour is once again stopping in Youngstown for one performance on December 7. Grab your tickets before they sell out!

Jim Brickman and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

Grammy-nominated Jim Brickman is bringing his festive concert The Gift of Christmas to Youngstown! Listen to Christmas music classics, including his own holiday hits, backed by local performers in the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. This special concert is one night only – December 10.

Family Fun

‘Tis the season for family fun! Youngstown is home to plenty of events that entertain the whole family, from toddlers to adults! 

Elf: The Musical

In 2003, Elf the movie became an instant holiday classic, and the newer musical version of this beloved movie proves “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” Performances of Elf: The Musical at The Youngstown Playhouse run from December 3-12.

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice is coming back to The Covelli Centre for Mickey and Friends from December 9-12. 

See your favorite Disney characters as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy skate around to tell the tales of princesses and other Disney classics.

Breakfast with Santa

Last chance to get your Christmas lists in! Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at The Vineyards at Pine Lake, a favorite local winery, on December 11 and 12. Admission provides a breakfast buffet, holiday crafts, and a meet and greet with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Piccadilly Parlour also offers Breakfast with Santa Claus – Sundays, December 5th, 12th and 19th (from 10am to 12pm). Children’s breakfast includes chocolate chip pancakes or waffles, cheesy hashbrowns, sausage links, fresh fruit and choice of beverage. Adult meals include homemade quiche, cranberry pineapple salad, sausage links, cheesy hashbrowns, orange tea bread and beverage.

Holiday Shows at Ward Beecher Planetarium

The Ward Beecher Planetarium presents Let It Snow: A Holiday Music Journey, a combination of holiday music and the stars. Bells, reindeer, presents, cookies, snow, nutcrackers, and more will be presented in colorful spectacles. There are six chances to see this free event. Shows are Friday, December 3, 10 & 17 at 8:00pm; Saturday, December 4 & 11 at 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 18 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.

Ice Skating Rink at DeBartolo Commons

The new DeBartolo Commons at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman is opening just in time to be your holiday headquarters for winter fun! Visit this unique, family-friendly space for outdoor ice skating from November 20 through January 2. The cost to skate at The Rink is $10 for adults and $8 for kids; guests can bring their own skates or rent for $3.

Holiday Shopping

Tired of going to the mall to finish off your Christmas list? Youngstown has unique shopping options with gifts that will wow your friends and family! Plus, these holiday shops provide an experience within themselves that you won’t find from an online store.

Holiday Flea at the Youngstown Flea

Don’t finish your shopping lists without stopping at the Holiday Flea! Specialty artisan vendors from all around the area come together and provide a unique shopping experience with homemade, one-of-a-kind gifts (shopping for yourself is okay, too)! Visit the Youngstown Flea in their new building downtown on December 4-5, or check out the Flea on Phelps, Friday, December 3 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Winter Gift Barn at White House Fruit Farm

Shop White House Fruit Farm’s Winter Gift Barn, open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through December 12. And, if you plan your visit during the second week of December, you might be able to experience Christmas on the Farm, too!

Buy local favorites and holiday items in the Winter Gift Barn and enjoy other winter activities, like a horse-drawn carriage ride through the orchard, hot chocolate, s’mores, holiday-themed donuts, and eggnog! There’s something for everyone at White House, even Santa and his reindeer have been known to stop by!

Common Goods Studio

Shop Common Goods Studio’s Small Business Saturday Market on November 27 from 11:00am-4:00pm. Not able to make the November event? No worries! Common Goods Studio is also having a Last Minute Makers Market on December 18 from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Holiday Fun in Youngstown

Youngstown is your northeast Ohio headquarters for holiday festivities! Whether you come in from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, the AkronCanton area, or live locally right here in the Valley, you’ll find plenty of winter activities and events in Youngstown that will get you into the holiday spirit!

 Don’t miss a thing this holiday season! Visit our calendar of events for the latest updates on newly added events in and around Youngstown.

Fall in love with Youngstown all over again with our Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2021 promotion, happening October 1 through November 14, 2021! Take a photo and share with us what YOU are doing to enjoy the fall season. YOU could be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 gift card to one of Youngstown’s favorites like OH WOW! Children’s Center, Butter Maid Bakery, Mill Creek Golf Course or White House Fruit Farm, just to name a few.

Need ideas? Follow our blog series! We’ll share ways to enjoy the outdoors, and tell you where to find all the best flavors of fall. Keep reading for some of our favorite fall events throughout Youngstown and Mahoning County.

 

Pumpkin and Apple Picking

@mcboberts_White HouseYou can’t fully enjoy fall without apple or pumpkin picking and there’s plenty of opportunities to do so! Enjoy Fall Weekends at Molnar Farms throughout October where you can pick your own pumpkins or apples, work your way through the family-friendly corn maze or enjoy a hayride. Harvest Season is at its peak at White House Fruit Farm every day with their Fall Gift Barn stocked with holiday décor and gift items, and Pumpkin Pavilion for picking pumpkins and gourds. On the weekends, enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo and concession stands. If you’re looking for fall flowers and mums, head to Angiuli’s Farm Market to pick up everything you need. They also have fresh vegetables grown on-site and everything you need if you’re canning veggies.

 

Special Events

@nick_augusta_mazecrazeThere’s no shortage of special Autumn events throughout the area, so put on your favorite flannel and boots and head out! Some of the area’s best makers and vendors will be at the Youngstown Flea on October 9. Take the whole family to Fellows Riverside Gardens at Mill Creek MetroParks and experience the magic of fall during Pumpkin Walk at Twilight on October 10! Stroll along the Gardens’ paths that are lined with creatively carved pumpkins while enjoying live entertainment and family fun. Maze Craze, one of the country’s top ten corn mazes, is located in New Springfield. Open weekends through the end of October, you can explore in over 21 acres of corn throughout the Snow White-themed maze. They also have a 21+ Wine & Cider Adventure on select Thursdays, so get a group of friends together and get lost! And Christmas is right around the corner, can you believe it? Enjoy the beautiful scenery while getting a jump on your holiday shopping at Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Woods, October 9-10 and 16-17, featuring more than 200 craftspeople and artisans.

 

Wineries

@lizartlibrarian_Hallidays Winery

As the weather cools down, head to one of our many wineries to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and landscapes each has to offer. Grab one of the specialty sangrias at Halliday’s Winery then head outside and sit by one of the fire pits. Or head over to L’uva Bella Winery and purchase a bottle of their Apple Passion or the brand new Apple Pie Passion wine to enjoy with one of their menu specialties from the Bistro.

 

Halloween Festivities

@martinomotorsports_fellowsriversidefall2Looking for a little bit of a scare? Nightmare at the Canfield Scaregrounds is held every Friday to Sunday throughout October. Travel through the haunted house’s five terrifying attractions: Barn of Evil, Slaughter House, Gore Reformatory, Haunted Circus and Zombie Paintball Massacre. For the little ones, Monster Mania offers scenes featuring the Sanderson Sisters. After a good scare, enjoy games, entertainment and a variety of food trucks. The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is offering their Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour on Sunday, October 24. This walking tour will explore the stories of the famous and not-so-famous Mahoning Valley residents interred there, as well as fascinating facts around the design, traditions, and history of cemeteries. Solve the mystery at the Das Dutch Village Event Center’s dinner theater, A Calamityville Murder. You’ll love this unique brand of interactive theater when acclaimed horror-novelist, Stephen Queen, is offered a bet by rival Ann Spice. He will receive $1 million and Ann will retire if Stephen can survive the night at the infamous house on Calamityville Street.

 

How Do I Enter Snapshots of Youngstown?

  • Now that you have some inspiration, take advantage of all the amazing events and take some photos of the ways you’re enjoying fall in Youngstown & Mahoning County!
  • Submit your photo here
  • Continue submitting photos for more entries!

Two winners of a $50 local gift card will be chosen each week, October 11 through November 14. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Mondays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Tap here for the official giveaway rules.

 

Check out our other Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2021 blogs posts right here on our website. You can also visit our Facebook page or our events calendar for more fall events happening in Youngstown.

Fall in love with Youngstown all over again with our Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2021 promotion, happening October 1 through November 14, 2021! Take a photo and share with us what YOU are doing to enjoy the fall season. YOU could be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 gift card to one of Youngstown’s favorites like OH WOW! Children’s Center, Butter Maid Bakery, Mill Creek Golf Course or White House Fruit Farm, just to name a few.

Need ideas? Follow our blog series! We’ll give you autumn favorites, and tell you where to find all the best flavors of fall. Keep reading for ways to enjoy the outdoors in Youngstown and Mahoning County.

 

Explore a Local Park

@emilyanne1o3o_austintownparkFall is officially here and what better time to grab your hiking boots and go outside and enjoy the trails under the orange and yellow leaves. Not sure where to go? Mill Creek MetroParks has a complete map of their hiking trails with beautiful fall foliage to see on the way. Their Fall Bucket List Challenge gives great ideas for enjoying Mill Creek MetroParks this fall! You can take pictures at Lanterman’s Mill and the Suspension Bridge, find your way out of the corn maze at the MetroParks Farm, or stroll through beautiful Fellows Riverside Gardens. Boardman Park is having their Great Pumpkin Carve Out Contest October 22-24. The pumpkins will be on display at the park and there is also a Family Fall Fest planned for October 23. From 5-8pm, there will be games, bouncers, live music, straw mazes and more.

 

Hit the Links

@justinjosephedwards_BoardmanParkThere’s no better place to take in some of the beautiful fall scenery than at one of the Youngstown area’s golf courses. Mill Creek Golf Course features two 18-hole courses. Both courses are par 70 with four sets of tees. Mill Creek Golf Course is a great course to challenge golfers at all levels. The Links at Firestone Farms located in Columbiana offers a full sized driving range, a short game area and a large putting green to freshen up your golf skills. After your round, check out the new Riser Tavern on The Links. Enjoy great food and drinks on their patio. Knoll Run is a tree-lined, challenging, par 72 course. Enjoy the onsite restaurant after you’ve completed your round. Fall means more comfortable golfing weather and fewer crowds. Some courses offer lower fall rates. So now is the perfect time for avid golfers to get out and hit the green! If traditional golf isn’t your thing, try one of our many disc golf courses located at the MetroParks Farm, Boardman Park, Austintown Township Park, Wick Park, Mauthe Park, and The Osprey Disc Golf Course in Lake Milton State Park.

 

Run a Race

@nickcarltonphotography_millcreekbridgePlenty of races are going to be taking place throughout Youngstown within the upcoming month. Local races are a great way to support your local community and bring a variety of runners from the surrounding areas. The Youngstown Peace Race taking place on Sunday, October 17, 2021 is a great way to get your kids into the spirit of running a marathon with their 400-meter Kids Fun Run, and includes a 2-mile Run/Walk and 10K Run. The Youngstown Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. The course will take you through scenic Mill Creek Park and loop through downtown Youngstown and Youngstown State University with full and half marathons and a 5K. The beauty of the park will definitely help you push through the race! The Phantom 4-miler is a 4-mile run or walk at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Don’t forget to show up in costume and enjoy the run!

 

Catch a Game

@morgansantangelo_(YSU)2Classes are back in session and that means football! There are plenty of opportunities to catch your favorite team and support your favorite players. For all Youngstown State University football home games, there is a huge tailgate party next to Stambaugh Stadium to get your team spirit started. YSU never disappoints when it comes to their tailgating and support for their local players. There are home games on October 9 – vs. Missouri State (YSU Homecoming); October 30 – vs. South Dakota State; and November 13 – vs. North Dakota State. Your local high school teams are back at it with their home and away games representing their school and getting their community excited to watch football. Check out your local football team schedules to find your next game!

 

How Do I Enter Snapshots of Youngstown?

  • Now that you have some inspiration, enjoy the outdoors and take some photos of the exciting new activities you’re enjoying this fall in Youngstown & Mahoning County!
  • Submit your photo here
  • Continue submitting photos for more entries!

Two winners of a $50 local gift card will be chosen each week, October 11 through November 14. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Mondays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Tap here for the official giveaway rules.

 

Check out our other Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2021 blogs posts right here on our website. You can also visit our Facebook page or our events calendar for more events happening this fall in Youngstown.

Fall in love with Youngstown all over again with our Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2021 promotion, happening October 1 through November 14, 2021! Take a photo and share with us what YOU are doing to enjoy the fall season. YOU could be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 gift card to one of Youngstown’s favorites like OH WOW! Children’s Center, Butter Maid Bakery, Mill Creek Golf Course or White House Fruit Farm, just to name a few.

Need ideas? Follow our blog series! We’ll give you autumn favorites, and share ways to enjoy the outdoors. Keep reading for some favorite places to get all things pumpkin flavored in Youngstown and Mahoning County.

 

Sweet Treats

@carrieposs_WhiteHouse2Your favorite bakeries in Mahoning County are bringing back their fall flavors! White House Fruit Farm, well-known for their fresh homemade donuts and delicious pies, is bringing back their Apple Dumplings, Pumpkin Logs, and pumpkin varieties of their donuts. Stop in and enjoy all the seasonal activities with your sweet treat! Handel’s Ice Cream has six locations throughout Mahoning County and includes delicious seasonal flavors like S’mores, Cinnamon Roll, and Pumpkin Pie. Classic Bakery has your favorite seasonal flavors year-round. Stop in and enjoy all their delicious baked goods, cakes and their cute Halloween cutout cookies! If you’re ever looking for a new fun experience, check out N2 by DaVill. N2 by DaVill is a Nitrogen Ice Cream and Bakery shop, order your favorite fall flavor of ice cream and watch as they make it just for you in seconds!

 

Grab a Brew

@kris52481_PaladinSeasonal brews are coming back at your local breweries! If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a delicious Microbrew, check out Paladin Brewing. Enjoy handcrafted beer in a fun atmosphere you and your friends will love. Be sure to try their pumpkin brew that is made using pumpkins from Molar Farms! Plan a visit to Biker BrewHouse and check out their newly expanded space inside the Youngstown Harley-Davidson. This fall they will be releasing their apple pie ale, American Pie. Try it with food offerings from their very own food truck. Noble Creature Cask House has a brand new beer on tap for the fall season, Black Flame Candle, a blended barrel-aged golden sour.

 

Cuppa Joe

@emrusu_stonefruitWho doesn’t love enjoying a hot cuppa joe on a crisp fall morning? Fall means your favorite coffee shops will be offering their seasonal flavors. For all of you race fans, check out High Octane Coffee Company. Inspired by a 1950’s service garage with a new school twist, they offer a fun up-beat place to enjoy a handcrafted blend. High Octane does not disappoint when it comes to seasonal flavors, including Pumpkin Pie, Monster Mash and many more! Branch Street Coffee Roasters is dedicated to providing a unique experience for everyone. This fall your favorite flavors will be returning like Apple Cider Chai and Salted Maple Foam Cold Brew. Not a coffee fan? That’s okay! Branch Street Coffee Roasters also offers delicious specialty teas perfect for the cooler weather. Stone Fruit Coffee Company has several locations throughout the Youngstown area. Enjoy all of their seasonal flavors from coffee to cider. We’re looking forward to the opening of Steel Valley Brew Works later this fall. Josh and the crew at Stone Fruit Coffee have been working hard on this latest project. Be sure to check it out!

 

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Check out our other Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2021 blogs posts right here on our website. You can also visit our Facebook page or our events calendar for events happening this fall in Youngstown.

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Since then, great pizza has become inscribed into the culinary consciousness of Youngstown, Ohio and America. When locals who have moved away are asked what they miss about Youngstown, the typical first response is, “the pizza!” Why such a response, you ask? Because, the Youngstown area is fortunate to have some of the finest pizza places in the country!

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