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Canfield Fair Celebrates 170 Years | Events Day by Day

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The Canfield Fair's gates will soon be opened for the 170th time as the annual extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday.

Food, games, rides, music, and other vendors will be spread throughout the fairgrounds through Monday.

Festivities begin at 8:00am every day and last until 11:00pm.  

Free parking is provided in the fields surrounding the fairgrounds.

Admission prices vary by day and age, full details are provided below.  Children under six-years-old and uniformed servicemen and women, however, can come in for free all week.

Fair-goers can purchase a three-ticket admission pass for $15.  According to the fair, the pass admits one person on three different days, or three people on one day.  

Similarly administered six-ticket passes can also be bought for $30.

Anyone looking to buy unlimited daily ride passes can do so for $17 on Wednesday and Thursday, then $20 for each of the remaining days.

Various displays and exhibits will be open for free during the fair, including arts & crafts, fine arts, photography, florals, horses, and other farm animals.

Fair officials announced on August 19th that all hogs will be removed from the fairgrounds before the week's end due to concerns over swine flu.

According to a news release, pigs will be taken from the fairgrounds Thursday night following the judging and auctions.

Every night at 2016's fair will be capped off with an event at the fairground's Grandstand.  Tickets for the events, which include concerts, demolition derbies, and tractor pulls, can be purchased here. 

A daily schedule of fair events and admission fees is provided below:

Wednesday - Opening Day

Youth: ages 7 to 12 $3.00
Adults: 13 years and over $6.00
Senior Citizen: 62 years and over $4.00

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm: Guided senior citizen shuttles will be running throughout the fairgrounds and parking lots.
  • 11:00am:  Cheerleading Demonstrations at the Grandstand.  Featuring more than a dozen high schools, no admission fee
  • 8:00pm: Happy Together Tour 2016 at the Grandstand.  Featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Cowsills, and the Spencer Davis Group.  The six headliners claim a total of 59 Billboard hits amongst them. 

Thursday - Youth Day

Children: 12 years & under FREE
Youth: Ages 13 to 17 $3.00
Adults: 18 years and over $8.00

  • 11:00am: High School Band Show at the Grandstand.  Featuring a dozen local marching bands, no admission fee.
  • 2:00pm:  Junior Fair Youth Day Program at the Concourse Stage.  Coronation of the 4-H King and Queen.
  • 3:00pm: Bike Nite
  • 8:00pm: Halestorm at the Grandstand.  The first ever female-fronted band to top the Active Rock charts, Halestorm also won a Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy for their 2012 song "Love Bites (So Do I)."  

Friday - YSU Day

Youth: ages 7 to 12 $3.00
Adults: 13 years and over $8.00
Senior Citizen: 62 years and over $6.00

  • 8:00am-5:00pm: Guided senior citizen shuttles will be running throughout the fairgrounds and parking lots.
  • 1:15pm: Arts & Crafts one-day special at the hay and Grain Building
  • 8:00pm: Demolition Derby at the Grandstand.

Saturday - Family Day

Youth: ages 7 to 12 $3.00
Adults: 13 years and over $8.00

  • 8:00-11:00am: Draft Pony Pig Iron Derby at the Grandstand
  • 11:00am: Harness racing at the Grandstand
  • 7:00pm: Canfield's Truck and Tractor Pull at the Grandstand.  Seven classes will compete on two side-by-side tracks.  

Sunday - Faith and Family Day

Youth: ages 7 to 12 $3.00
Adults: 13 years and over $8.00

  • 8:00am:  Rooster Run/Walk 2016
  • 8:00am:  Catholic Worship Service at the Concourse Stage.  Singing by Richard Kocher.
  • 9:30am: Ecumenical Worship Service at the Concourse Stage.  Officiated by Rev. Russ Libb of Berlin Center United Methodist Church and music by the Canfield Fair Choir.
  • 11:00am: Praise & Worship at the Concourse Stage, presented by Old North Church of Canfield.
  • 1:00pm: Draft Horse exhibitors show at the East Ring
  • 1:00pm: Dress-A-Cow contest at the South Cattle Complex
  • 8:00pm: Newsboys with Special Guests the Willis Clan at the Grandstand.  The Newsboys are a Christian pop-rock band found in Australia.  They've sold more than eight million units and obtained four Grammy nominations throughout their thirty-year career,

Monday - Labor Day


Youth: ages 7 to 12 $2.00
Adults: 13 years and over $6.00

  • 8:00-11:00am: Open Draft Horse Pig Iron Derby at the Grandstand.
  • 12:00pm: Harness Racing at the Grandstand.
  • 5:30 pm: The Willis Clan performs free concert at the grandstand..

    NOTE; Monday's Ohio Statewide Championship Demolition has been cancelled.

More information about all of these events and more can be found on the Canfield Fair's website.

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