Favorite Fair Food

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.

 

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_canfieldfairWhere to Find More Fair Food Favorites:
(Note: dates, times, and locations may change. List last updated 7/30/20)

Jaam Concession
Mahoning Avenue (Mashorda’s parking lot), Austintown
Thursday-Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-5pm

Tina’s Kitchen
Champ Field, 600 S. Raccoon Rd., Austintown
Sunday-Thursday in July, 6pm-8:30pm
Moving to Mashorda’s parking lot on Mahoning Ave. August 4

DeLuca’s Italian Cuisine
11715 Mahoning Ave. (across from Carter Lumber), North Jackson
Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-7pm, Saturday 1-6pm

Roller Up Ice Cream
E. Midlothian Blvd. (across from Schwebel’s), Youngstown

J&J Concessions
3614 Canfield Rd. (corner of Meridian and Canfield Rd.), Cornersburg
Friday, Saturday
Funnel cake, oreos, elephant ears

Demailos Concession
1655 Raccoon Road (across from Wedgewood Pizza), Austintown
Daily, hours vary
Sausage and steak sandwiches, fries

Kona Ice
1655 Raccoon Road (across from Wedgewood Pizza), Austintown
Monday-Saturday, 1-7pm

Lisko’s Funnel Cakes
704 Youngstown-Poland Rd. (Sr. Jalapeno parking lot), Struthers
Daily, hours vary

 

 

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.