Day 3 of Canfield Fair full of archery, pumpkins and pierogi

CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – Friday at the Canfield Fair was another fun day to walk around and see the animals, fruit and vegetable stands and to also eat food and enjoy rides with family and friends.

It was Youngstown State University Day, and those who were there representing YSU held a pep rally in the evening. There were also eight animal judgings and shows that occurred.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife offered a free archery exhibit for kids, located on the back side of the hay and grain building. The exhibit allows you to shoot around five arrows. Around 2,000 kids and adults participated last year.

The Ohio Division of Wildlife hopes to spark a lifelong passion.

“A lot of them have never shot before, so it peaks their interests and it’s relatively easy. You need to practice to become more proficient at it, but it’s not a real challenging thing, other than getting the right instruction and getting the right equipment,” said Barry Rose, an archery volunteer.

Multiple sources with knowledge of Donald Trump’s plans have said he will likely visit the area sometime after lunch on Labor Day. Where and when are still to be announced.

Trump will most likely visit, if he heads to the Canfield Fair, the Republican Party Headquarters tent. Friday night, people were building a wall at the tent in coordination with Trump’s idea to build a national security wall.

“And somebody suggested, ‘Hey, let’s build a wall.’ And we said, ‘What, where we gonna get bricks, where we gonna get the cement?’ And they said, ‘No, we’ll just build a frame and we’ll cut some pieces of lumber and we’ll paint them the right color. People can autograph their names, they can leave a short message.’ And it’s been a lot of fun, it’s been great. There’s been a lot of interest,” said Mahoning County GOP Chairman Mark Munroe.

The bricks are $5 a piece, if you spend $10 you will receive two buttons, and if you spend $20 you’ll get a bumper sticker.

Trump might also visit the “Donald Trumpkin” pumpkin at the pumpkin display. The pumpkin, created by Paula Ludt, won the Dress a Pumpkin contest.

Since 1962, the Struthers United Methodist Church has set up shop by the rock. They use the money raised for the youth of their church who can’t afford to go on mission trips, to pay the church’s bills and to help people out.

A rooster crowing contest occurred Friday morning, along with a later pierogi contest.

Seven dishes were up for awards, with three judges judging them based upon look, a comparison to the recipes to see how fresh and natural they were and taste.

“I know this is kind of cheesy, but honestly just putting your heart in it is probably one of the most things you would need in a recipe, and coming up with creative ideas is probably one of the key things as well,” said contest winner Kacey Whistler.

Her dish was an onion flavored dish that started as a sandwich idea, but turned into an appetizer after her mother encouraged her to think outside the box.

An 11-year-old boy named Matthew also won the junior division pierogi contest.

Saturday will be Family Day, followed by Faith and Family Day on Sunday, with 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. church services.


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