Canfield Fair Goes Digital for 2020, Launches Podcast

CANFIELD, Ohio – With the Canfield Fair closed this year to all except Junior Fair competitors, the annual event is moving largely online.

On Sept. 1, the Canfield Fair will launch its official podcast, “Something to Crow About.” The weekly podcast will feature stories from throughout the fair’s past, as well as current fair attendees. It will be available on iTunes and Spotify.

In addition, the Virtual Fair will feature daily videos highlighting Canfield Fair tradition, a virtual scavenger hunt, coloring and chalk contests and recipes for making fair food at home.

“While the Virtual Fair is not a replacement for the real thing, we wanted to provide a way to honor the traditions and memory of the fair that allows everyone to be safe,” said Ward Campbell, this year’s Canfield Fair Board president, in a statement. “We hope that by celebrating virtually this year, we will be able to come together in 2021 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Canfield Fair.”

The Virtual Fair will also include daily story times with the 4-H Royal Court, health tips from Continuing Healthcare and live posts from the Canfield Fairground to showcase the agricultural projects of the Junior Fair.

The digital event can be access through the fair’s website – – and its social media channels.

Part of the in-person Canfield Fair this year will be the annual Livestock Auction to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. Bids can be placed online at

Items that can be donated to the food bank include market beef and hogs (auction at 7 p.m. Sept. 4), poultry broilers and turkeys (5:30 p.m. Sept. 4), goats (5:30 p.m. Sept. 3) and lambs (7 p.m. Sept. 3).

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.