Snapshots of Youngstown

Enter to WIN a $25 GIFT CARD! 

Our local businesses need your support! Give them a virtual “high five” while rediscovering Youngstown and Mahoning County this October. Get out, take photos, have fun, then enter your photos for your chance to win one of twenty $25 gift cards to local businesses in Mahoning County.

Here are ideas to explore Mahoning County and take all the photos you need in just one weekend!

How It Works

Visit local businesses and attractions throughout Mahoning County. Select activities from five of the seven categories listed below and take a snapshot of your experience. Once you have five snapshots, upload your photos in the corresponding categories using the entry form for a chance to win. Click the links throughout the categories for location suggestions. Photos must be taken in Mahoning County.

Contest will run October 1 through October 31, 2020 and winning entrants will be chosen/notified via email in early November 2020. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on October 31, 2020.

Please participate safely, adhere to CDC Guidelines, observe proper social distancing and choose the categories and locations in which you feel comfortable participating. Read Official Rules.


  1. LET’S EAT
    Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant – dine-in, carry-out or patio dining.
    Visit a local coffee shop for a freshly brewed creation, stop at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream for your favorite flavor or grab a sweet treat from a local bakery.
  3. RELAX
    Toast at a local winery or brewery, stroll through a local museum, enjoy an outdoor music performance or book an overnight getaway at a Mahoning County hotel.
    Stock up on healthy and specialty foods at a local farm market. Visit White House Fruit Farm, Anguili’s Farm Market, Molnar Farms, Haus Orchard or the produce stand at The Amish Market to name a few.
    Find something new at a local boutique, home decor store or antique shop. Grab some Youngstown swag at Youngstown Clothing Co. Find a handmade treasure at Christmas in the Woods October 17-18.
    Enjoy the fall weather on a bike trail, go for a scenic hike or run, play a round of golf or disc golf, play tennis or pickleball at a local park or kayak on a local lake.
    Take a photo at a local landmark – the Youngstown sign in Wean Park, your favorite location in Mill Creek MetroParks featuring beautiful fall color, or anywhere that says “Youngstown” to you.

Need help getting started? Here are ideas to explore Mahoning County and take all the photos you need in just one weekend!