CANFIELD – The Canfield Fair was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, but it was able to have its annual junior fair for youths in agricultural organizations.
Thousands of dollars in scholarships were presented during the Junior Fair and over $400,000 was generated from the sale of Junior Fair Market livestock, with the proceeds going to the young adults who raised the animals.
A highlight of the Junior Fair was the opening of the Canfield Fair Event Center. The $4.5 million building was home to the Junior Fair activities. Fundraising for phases two through four is underway.
A virtual Canfield Fair took place online that allowed the general public to experience and reminisce about fair traditions.
The Canfield Fairgrounds played host to several food distribution programs in conjunction with local agencies, most notably Second Harvest Food Bank, with assistance from the National Guard. COVID-19 testing, offered through Mercy Health, is available daily on the fairgrounds.
The fair board also presented three drive-thru Canfield Fair Food Extravaganzas, which helped keep local concessionaires busy.
This year, the fair will mark its 175th year and plans are being made to commemorate the milestone.
The fair, set for Sept. 1-6, will feature new amusement attractions as well as online ticketing options.