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youngstownlive.com | 21 be Burgers, Beards and Brews early June, 2017 This downtown event highlights the best burgers and craft beers within a 100-mile radius, plus some amazing beards and mustaches! Sunday features a classic car show, with the local guys from Discovery Channel’s Fat N’ Furious judging entries. Simply Slavic Festival June 17, 2017 Located in central downtown, this annual event promotes the diverse Slavic population of Youngstown by celebrating the heritage and rich traditions of all Slavic nations. In addition to terrific food, live music and dancing, highlights include an ecumenical blessing, Parade of Flags, Slavic kitchen, ethnic heritage tent, Slavic marketplace and a baking contest. The festival winds down with a Vatra fire, singing and dancing. Greater Youngstown Italian Fest August 4-6, 2017 Experience a touch of Italy as The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest fills the streets of downtown. Visitors experience more than six city blocks of entertainment including rides, games, authentic Italian food, Little King and Queen Contest, Miss Italian Beauty Pageant, a pasta eating contest, Saturday Polka Mass and over 24 retail craft vendors. Shaker Woods Festival August 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2017 Go back to a simpler time while enjoying the annual Shaker Woods Festival in nearby Columbiana. Stroll rustic paths through the beautifully manicured woods as over 200 of the country’s best juried craftspeople display and demonstrate their wares. Many are dressed in Shaker-period clothing. Enjoy great country cooking over open fires and live entertainment. Canfield Fair August 30- September 4, 2017 The Canfield Fair, Ohio’s LARGEST county fair now in its 171st year, is the can’t-miss, endof summer event in Mahoning County. The fairgrounds cover 350 acres, with a wide variety of exhibits, rides, livestock, crafts, baked goods and the best fair food you’ll ever eat! Western Reserve Village at the south end of the fairgrounds is a reconstruction of pioneer life in Mahoning County. Annual grandstand entertainment includes harness racing, a demolition derby, and truck and tractor pull. Additionally, each year top-name entertainment acts perform in concert on the grandstand stage. summer festival of the arts July 8-9, 2017 Located at and around the Youngstown State University campus, Summer Festival of the Arts showcases the original, handcrafted work of more than 70 local, regional and national artists. Sculptures, glasswork, paintings, jewelry, photography and textiles that have been hand-selected are featured at this twoday event. Guests can shop at the artists’ marketplace, participate in hands-on art projects and enjoy live music, theater and dance performances. The Festival of Nations area features delicious ethnic foods highlighting the diversity of cultures that make up the Mahoning Valley. Events Complementing the Summer Festival of the arts: Youngstown Wine & Jazz July 8, 2017 Jazz enthusiasts can experience great music featuring national recording artists on Central Square in downtown Youngstown. Downtown Gospel Fest July 9, 2017 This family-friendly event features a multitude of uplifting performing acts and choirs, also held on Central Square. Italian Fest Burgers, Beards and Brews Simply slavic I N T O W N


Mahoning County Travel Guide 2017
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