We’re giving away twenty $25 gift cards to Youngstown-area local businesses in exchange for photos of your travels throughout Mahoning County! Patronize our local businesses using the suggestions listed in the seven categories we’ve created. Select five of the seven categories that interest you the most, and take a photo of your experiences (please follow all recommended safety guidelines!). Then, simply submit your five photos through our entry form by October 31, 2020 and you will be entered to win! Need help getting started? Here are a few different ways you can explore Mahoning County and take all the photos you need in just one weekend!
Here’s a quick run-down of the categories. Remember, you will be submitting five photos total–one from each of the five categories you select from this list:
- Let’s Eat: take pics of your meal at a local restaurant (dine-in or carry-out)
- Treat Yourself: visit a local coffee shop, bakery or stop for ice cream and snap a pic
- Relax: toast at a local winery or brewery or stroll through a museum
- Locally Grown: take pics at a local farm market or produce stand
- Retail Therapy: support a local boutique, gift shop or antique shop
- Get Outdoors: enjoy the fall weather by biking, hiking, playing a round of golf or kayaking in a local park
- Y-Town Landmarks: think – the Youngstown sign, Lanterman’s Mill, or anything that says “Youngstown” to you
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Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Austintown
Start your journey with a scoop of ice cream at Handel’s in Austintown (who said dessert can’t come first?). Then, continue traveling down Mahoning Ave. for lunch at Coaches Burger Bar or Mojo’s Pub-N-Grill. Afterwards, stop in Paladin Brewing for a beer before exploring the unique antiques at Meander Hill. Later, head to Austintown Township Park for a walk or round of disc golf. Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Boardman
Live closer to Boardman? No problem! Start your travels at the Amish Market to peruse their wide selection of seasonal pies and other goods. Then, stop at Southern Park Mall for a picture in front of their new outdoor mural (Y-town landmark — located on the east side), before heading inside to shop for a great t-shirt from Youngstown Clothing Co. Continue traveling down US-224 for lunch on the heated patio at Giangelo’s Italian Restaurant or Stonebridge Grille & Tavern. Grab a cup of locally roasted coffee at Branch Street Coffee Roasters or High Octane Coffee Company, then complete your trip with a hike through the beautiful fall foliage at Mill Creek MetroParks. Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Downtown Youngstown
To collect all the Snapshots photos you need in the Downtown Youngstown area, start at the Northside Farmers Market on Elm Street, open Saturdays from 10am-1pm. Once you’re done shopping, travel to Wean Park for a photo in front of the new Youngstown sign. Feeling hungry? Grab a bite to eat at nearby V2, Avalon Pizza, or The Mocha House. Afterwards, visit the world-renowned Butler Institute of American Art. Then head to Fellows Riverside Gardens to take a stroll through their display of pumpkins, scarecrows and cornstalks. Don’t forget: Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
Participate in Snapshots of Youngstown: Canfield
Start your day with a cup of coffee at Stone Fruit Coffee Company, then head out to White House Fruit Farm. Stock up on apples, cider, fresh produce and donuts inside their market, and find pumpkins and fall décor in their Gift Barn & Pumpkin Pavilion. On the weekends, enjoy a walk-thru petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides and Budgie Barn Feeding Experience. Stop for lunch at JR Grinder, a classic 50s & 60s American style diner serving fresh subs. Then, take a bike ride on the Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway. End your day at Mastropietro Winery, just a short drive away, to relax on their outdoor patio with a glass of wine and a beautiful view of the fall foliage. Submit five pics from your journey using our Snapshots of Youngstown entry form for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
Locally owned Youngstown area businesses need our help! Show your support this month and participate in our Snapshots of Youngstown Fall 2020 promotion for a chance to win a $25 gift card. The deadline to submit photos is October 31, 2020. Visit our website for all giveaway details.