September 2015: Regional fairs, festivals for Youngstown, Warren and beyond

SEPTEMBER

169th Annual Canfield Fair. Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-533-4107. Food, agricultural displays, livestock, rides, entertainment, etc. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Sept. 2-7.

2nd Annual Steelathlon. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; www.steelathlon.com. This urban-adventure run courses through downtown Youngstown and features various challenges and obstacles.  The 3-mile race begins and finishes at the Covelli Centre. 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 6.

Rust Belt Music Fest. North Phelps Street, downtown Youngstown. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rust-Belt-Music-Festival/680959312050118?sk=timeline. Featured acts will include Kitchen Knife Conspiracy, Wretch, Album, White Cadillac, Pilot The Mind, Panty Droppin’ Rock Brigade, and others. Visit the festival’s Facebook page for news and details. Noon, Saturday, Sept. 12. $10, under 12 are free.

Greek Fest: Greek Festival 2015. Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 401 12th St. (at Porter Avenue), Campbell; 330-755-9072 (hall), 330-755-3596 (church). 3-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18; noon-9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19;
noon-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20. Features traditional Greek foods and pastries, a cafe, indoor dining,
an auction, children’s games, art, religious items, jewelry, music for sale, daily food specials and Greek folk dancers. Sept. 18-20. Free admission.

Fall Fest. Molnar Farms, 3115 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland; 330-757-3142. This annual event features hand-crafted items. seasonal items, food, and other items at the Molnar Farm. Saturday, Sept. 19.

Pops at the Ballpark. Eastwood Field, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles; 330-505-0000. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and 21 WFMJ will present this annual pops concert at Eastwood Field. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will receive $2 for each full price ticket purchased. Call for information and tickets. 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19. 

Lordstown Apple Cider Festival. Lordstown High School, 1824 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2650. Features food, crafts, rides, apple cider, a parade, car show and entertainment.  Sept. 18-20. 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday, Sept. 18; noon-midnight, Saturday, Sept. 19; and noon-9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

22nd Annual McConnells Mill Heritage Festival. 2697 McConnells Mill Road, Portersville, Pa. 16051. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mcconnellsmill/index.htm. This festival celebrates the operational time period of the historical gristmill—from 1852 to 1928, and costumed vendors will display crafts inspired by this time. Bluegrass music and free tours of the mill will be offered. Also includes a Civil War encampment and artisans and crafter demonstrations. Sept. 27-28. Free.

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