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What's new at the 168th Annual Canfield Fair?

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The Canfield Fair is celebrating it's 168th year.

Admission prices for the fair have been raised by $1.00 this year due to increased operating costs.

"It's been eight years since we raised the adult price and ten years since we raised anything on the students, said Craig Myers, Fair Board President.

However, Monday ticket prices are going to remain the same as what they had been in previous years.

For those who enjoy the rides at the fair, a new one will be making it's debut at this years fair, it's called "The Frenzy".

"It's a thrill ride, it really takes you on a nice swing, so for all the thrill seekers, you can bet you'll get a nice adventure" said Kim Bates-Bozich, owner of Bates Entertainment.

The fair is also bringing back the popular Monster Truck Show this year.

"It's going to be Wednesday evening, there'll be a meet and greet in front of the grandstand with the drivers at 6 o'clock and then the show takes place at 8 o'clock, " said Myers.

Over at the pumpkin building, contestants were arriving for the Giant Pumpkin competition. The behemoths have to transported by truck. An entry by Jack Lanterman, of Salem, tipped the scale at 1,110 pounds, a little under the fair record of 1,277 pounds. This event is celebrating it's fiftieth year at the fair and is one of the largest in the country.

"This is the biggest county fair pumpkin show in the country I would say, and bigger than most state fairs," said Alan Gibson, with the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers.

So, whether it's time tested or new, the Canfield Fair is always something to crow about.

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