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Canfield Fair offers new Ag-Venture

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Fair Fever is underway, and Thursday the Canfield Fair Board provided a preview of what is new for the 171st Canfield Fair. 

The media preview included the viewing of a new TV ad that says the fair is the six best days of summer. This year the fair is offering the Canfield Fair Ag-Venture, an interactive game experience that everyone can take part in and maybe win special prizes. 

"There's everything from bee keeping to milking a cow and we've got eleven stations," said Canfield Fair Director Elwood Woolman.  At each activity station, you can collect a stamp and then turn in your stamp page to qualify to win special prizes. 

There's good news for seniors. This year there will be senior rest stations on the fairgrounds offering water and place to rest out of the sun.  

The previously announced grandstand attractions are John Mellencamp on Sunday and Chris Young on Monday, and this year tickets are available at ticketmaster.com. 

The fair board is currently involved in a campaign to bring another big feature to the fairgrounds An 88,000 square foot community center. The new facility will also allow all 4-H animals to be under one roof for the first time. Up until now, 4-H had animals and projects at opposite ends of the fairgrounds.  

"So having everyone together in a brand new building would be really awesome, especially for the upcoming youth," said Kristyn Svetlak, an eleven year 4-H member from Poland. 

So far the campaign has raised two million dollars toward the goal of $5-million.  They hope to have the project completed next year.

"If we raise $5-million we'll start the project and have it done by the next fair, so we need good public support on it," said Fair Board Director, David Dickey.

The 171st Canfield Fair runs from August 30th through September 4th. 

 

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