June 2012: Regional fairs and summer festivals at-a-glance

The crew from Guy’s Barbecue work the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest in 2010. Metro Monthly electronic image by Ron Flaviano.

Getting in – Churches and community groups wanting to list their festivals can mail, fax or e-mail information to the newspaper. The deadline for next month is Friday, June 15. By U.S. Mail: Metro Monthly, 26 Market St., Suite 912, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. By e-mail: info@metromonthly.net. By fax: 330-259-0437.

June

Trumbull African-American Achievers Festival, Courthouse Square,  Warren; 330-399-6525. Festival celebrates black culture and heritage with food, entertainment and displays. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., June 1-3.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Festival, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown; 330-793-9988. Features polka Mass, cash drawings, rummage sale and fireworks. June 6-10.

Christ the Good Shepherd Festival (St. Joseph the Provider, St. John the Baptist, St. Rosa de Lima, St. Lucy), 633 Porter Ave., Campbell; 330-755-0266. Features homemade ethnic foods, live entertainment, rides, a raffle and music. June 7-9.

St. Pius X Parish Festival, 1401 Montcrest Drive N.W., Warren; 330-399-8881. Features games, food, rides and live entertainment nightly. June 14-17.

4th Annual Youngstown Gay (GLBT) Pride Celebration, downtown Youngstown; 330-518-4718. This three-day festival will feature performers, food vendors, a beer tent, informational booths, entertainment, and a parade. Robert Joki, local writer, singer and founder of the Rust Belt Theatre Company, will be grand marshall of the 2012 Youngstown Pride Parade (noon, Saturday, June 30). June 29-July 1. $5.

Simply Slavic, E.  Federal St., downtown Youngstown. This one-day festival brings together the food, music, and culture of Youngstown’s Slavic peoples.  Features traditional Eastern European foods like stuffed cabbage and kolachi and ethnic music and dancing. Noon-midnight. June 16.

Cortland Lions Street Fair, downtown Cortland; 330-638-7649. Annual festival features concessions, games, music and rides. June 21-23.

St. Charles Church Festival, 7345 Westview at Route 224, Boardman; 330-482-6113. Features food, games and entertainment. June 21-24.

New Castle Italian Festival, Cascade Park, 1928 E. Washington, 724-656-6510. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., June 23-24.

Celebrate Poland, gazebo at Village Hall, Poland Village. Features music, food, raffles, various activities and fireworks (on Friday). June 28-29.

Small Ships Revue, Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon. 5 p.m., June 29.

St. Christine Church Festival, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. Food, music and games. Free admission for St. Christine parishioners with family pass;  $3 without pass. June 28-July 1.

July

Trumbull County Fair, 89 Everett-Hull Road, Cortland; 330-637-6010. Rides, food, entertainment and agricultural displays. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., July 3-8.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Greek foods and pastries, live Greek music, auction and trash and treasure sale. July 5-8.

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts, YSU campus, Youngstown; 330-941-2307. Annual celebration of fine and performing arts features art vendors, music, dance, food and activities for all ages. July 7-8.

Slovenefest XXXI, SNPJ Recreation Center, Enon Valley, Pa. Polkas, culture and food. July 13-15.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles; 330-652-5825. Annual parish festival touts entertainment, rides, raffles, Italian food and fireworks. July 18-22.

Summerfest 2012, St. Luke Parish, 5235 South Ave., Boardman; 330-519-7261. Concert featuring Phil Keaggy, Sarah Turner and the Gary Markasky Project. Sunday, July 15.

Annual Car Show, National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning, Warren; 330-394-1899. July 20-22.

Rib Festival, Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center, 330-547-2151. Saturday, July 21.

Ohio Chautauqua, downtown Warren; 330-675-3081. Performers will present living history performances that explore the lives and legacies of those who helped shape Ohio heritage. July 24-28.

St. Demetrios Grecian Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren; 330-394-9021. This festival features Greek food, live music and dancing, rides, displays and games. July 25-29.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown; 330-743-4144. Bocce tournament, homemade wine-making contest, food vendors and music. July 26-29.

80th annual Serbian Day Picnic, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., Youngstown, music, food, games. Noon, Sunday, July 29.

Columbiana County Fair, 225 Lee Ave. Lisbon; 330-424-5531. Entertainment, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, livestock and food. July 30-Aug. 5.

August

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, downtown Youngstown. Music, food and entertainment. Romina Arena and Mario D’Andre headline. Aug. 3-5.

86th Annual Hungarian Day, 2219 Donald Ave., Youngstown; 330-549-2935. Hungarian food and culture.  1-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12.

St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church Glendi, 4955 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-788-5257. Greek food, music, games and entertainment. Aug. 16-19.

St. Patrick Parish Festival, 357 N. Main St., Hubbard; 330-534-1928. Aug. 2-5.

Greater Alliance Carnation City Festival, various locations in Alliance; http://www.carnationfestival.com. Music, food, a pageant, fireworks. Aug. 9-19.

28th Annual Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival, downtown Warren; 330-898-0562. Italian food, music, cultural displays and performances. 6-11 p.m., Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday; 11a.m.-11 p.m.,  Sunday. Aug. 9-12.

Youngstown Jazz Festival, downtown Youngstown; youngstownjazzfestival.com. Features Najee and Alex Bugnon. Saturday, Aug. 11.

St. Matthias Parish Festival, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown. Food, music, dancing, raffles and games. Polka Mass at noon. Music by Eddie Vallus and Del Sinchak. Aug. 12.

Spanish Heritage Festival, East Federal Street downtown Youngstown. Features music, food and entertainment.  Noon-midnight, Saturday, Aug. 18.

Shaker Woods Festival, County Line Road off Route 7, Columbiana; 330-482-0214. Aug. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 on weekends.

Brier Hill Italian Festival, Calvin and Victoria streets, Brier Hill, Youngstown; 330-793-7293. Street festival features authentic Italian food, music, dancing and concessions. Aug. 16-19.

September

Canfield Fair, Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield. Food, agricultural displays, livestock, rides, entertainment, etc. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Aug. 29-Sept. 3.

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