Animals, food vendors move into the Canfield Fairgrounds

The fair runs from Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5

The fair runs from Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – It is the eve of the 170th Canfield Fair and a lot has to be set up before opening day Wednesday.

Livestock began arriving at the fair and food vendors were setting up on Tuesday.

Students in 4-H received their health check papers and pen assignments.

“There’s just around 1,200 projects, 4-H projects, live stock projects here at the fair,” said William Wainio, Junior Fair Board advisor.

Sydni Francis is showing off her lion head rabbit.

“Supposed to have long fur around his head and some on his lower body, but not as much on his back,” she said.

Karlee Banks, a participant in 4-H, was at the fairgrounds with her feeder calf that she plans to show at the fair. The calf will be available for purchase.

Banks has participated in the Canfield Fair for the past five years. She said she is excited for the start of the fair on Wednesday.

“It is a very big thing in my life,” she said. “I love raising the animals and I love spending time with them. It’s just something so great to be in 4-H and be at the Canfield Fair.”

Kayla McCary and her horse, Luna, were also getting ready Tuesday.

This will be their second Canfield Fair. Last year, McCary says they were nervous and didn’t really know what was going on.

“I’m confident, very confident, that I’ll be awesome this year,” she said.

The fair runs from Wednesday, August 31 through Monday, September 5 at the fairgrounds at 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the Canfield Fair’s website.

Be sure to make your home for the latest traffic and parking updates during the 2016 Canfield Fair. We’ll have a live traffic camera and real time maps to help you find the best route in and out of the fairgrounds.

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