Summer festivals and events 2017

Take a look at some of this summer's events throughout Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Lawrence and Mercer counties

Are we missing something? Send us your summer 2017 festival or event information.

River Rock at the Amp Classic Rock Concert Series
First show is on May 27; final show on Sept. 2
Gates open at 5 p.m., headliners take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
321 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren
Admission $8, kids 12 and under are free
Tribute bands will cover music from Journey to Queen to Jason Aldean
For a complete list of show dates, opening acts and headliners, visit their website

Tuesdays at Courthouse Square
Tuesdays from June 6 – Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m.
Warren Farmer’s Market
Featuring cooking demonstrations, yoga, nutritional education, live music and family-friendly activities
Free parking on the Square and at the Franklin St. Parking Deck
For more information, visit their website

Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market
Every Tuesday from 4:30-7 p.m. from June 6 – Oct. 3
2600 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown
Various vendors will be selling food. The Farmers Market accepts the Ohio Direction Card, WIC famers market coupons and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons.

Howland Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from June 10 – Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8204 East Market St., Warren
Enjoy farm fresh fruits and vegetables locally and regionally grown. There is also a selection of non-food items.
For more information, visit their website

Austintown Farmers’ Market
Every Monday from June 12 through Sept. 25 (except Labor Day) from 5-8 p.m.
In addition to local produce, gourmet baked treats and artisan crafts, there will be kids’ crafts, face painting, live music, free yoga, healthy cooking demos, library visits, educational classes and more.
For more information, visit the Austintown Farmers’ Market Facebook page

The Artisan Farmer’s Market at Woodworth Park
Every Friday, June 16 – Sept. 15, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
255 Warren Ave., Poland
An Open Air Seasonal Farmer’s Market, serving the communities of Beaver, Springfield, Boardman and Poland communities.
Artisans include farmers, growers and producers that offer fresh produce grown locally as well as preserves, baked goods and other tasty treats.

Youngstown Flea “Market For Makers”
Sept. 16 and Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
110 Freeman Alley, downtown Youngstown
The market is dedicated to local/regional vendors of hand-made, antique and re-purposed wood/metal/furniture, vintage clothing and collectibles.
For more information, visit their website

YSU Music at Noon
Butler Institue of American Art in Youngstown
The Dana School of Music will hold four free concerts in September
Sept. 6: Dr. Misook Yun will sing while Marcellene Hawk accompanies on the piano
Sept. 13: String department performance
Sept. 20: Dr. Brian Kiser, tuba; Dr. Stacie Mickens, horn; Dr. Caroline Oltmanns, piano
Sept. 27: Voice department performance
For more information, call the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.

Casino Night at Buhl Park
Annual benefit dinner on Sept. 9
Held at Buhl Park’s Buhl Timblin Casino
Tickets cost $100 per person, all proceeds benefit Buhl Park operations
Doors open at 6 p.m., gaming tables open at 7 p.m. (they will not pay out)
Catered by JPC Event Group
Theme deals with casinos, the 1960s, Las Vegas and the Rat Pack
Attendees will be treated to a “Welcome Champagne” and can enjoy wine, craft beers, specialty “Rat Pack” cocktails and after-dinner drinks at the cash bars.
You can either dress for the occasion or dress evening casual
Reservations can be made by contacting Mary Lynn Reid at 724-981-5522, ext. 102 or marylynn@buhlfarmpark.com

Antiques in the Woods
Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
217 State Route 7, Columbiana
This unique antique show has over 100 of the area’s top-notch antique and collectible dealers. Great food and entertainment. Tractor pulls both days and well as civil war encampments. Classic car show on Sunday.
For more information, visit the event’s website

The Holdborn Herb Growers Guild Tea on Sunday
Sept. 10
Western Reserve Village of the Canfield Grounds
$10 tickets; children eight and under will be admitted free
Members of the guild will provide tours of historic buildings and gardens before providing tea and desserts. Each guest will receive a tea cup with a saucer and a Holburn Herb Growers Guild cookbook.
For more information, call Rachell Joy at 330-207-1258

Brittany Szwedko Memorial 5K Run and Dog Walk
Sept. 10
5K is $30 and begins at 9 a.m., dog walk is at 9:30 a.m.
6000 Kirk Road, Austintown
Legacy Dog Rescue is holding a 5K run and dog walk to raise funds for a YSU scholarship in memory of Brittany Szwedko, a young girl who lost her life after being struck while training for a 5K.
For more information and to register, visit their website

6th Annual Gala at the Kinsman House
Sept. 11 from 6-9 p.m.
303 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren
Admission Fee: $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door
Annual fundraiser for the Warren Heritage Center. Evening activities include a wine-tasting with hors d’oeuvres, Chinese auction and live entertainment.
Call 330-372-0237 or email WarrenHeritage@aol.com for more information

Menagerie Concert 
Sept. 14
The night before Waterfire Sharon’s first event of 2017, Menagerie will be playing music from the 60s, 70s and 80s at Quaker Steak & Lube’s tent to benefit Buhl Park. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the evening of the concert.  Tickets are available in advance at the Buhl Park Casino (715 Hazen Road, Hermitage, PA) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Mark’s Music (Hermitage, PA) and Quaker Steak & Lube (Sharon, PA) during their regular business hours. For more information, visit www.buhlfarmpark.com or call 724-981-5522.

Johnny Appleseed Festival
Sept 16 and 17
Downtown Lisbon area
The first event on Saturday begins at 8 a.m., it’s a 5K run. Other activities include a parade at 11 a.m., an apple pie baking contest at 4 p.m. and a scavenger hunt at 5 p.m., which will end the day.
Sunday begins with a church service at 11 a.m., followed by a car show, parade, games and contests.
Click here for the complete list of events

48th annual Fall Market on the Green
Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Held in the center of Canfield on the Green at Routes 224 and 46
Sponsored by the Junior Women’s League of Canfield and Chuck Eddy Automotive
Free admission
200 vendors, food trucks and dog rescues
For more information, call 330-506-4347

Putting Downs First 2017 Buddy Walk
Sept. 16 from noon to 5 p.m., walk begins at 2 p.m.
Perkins Park on Mahoning Ave. in Warren
The Buddy Walk is a 1-mile walk held by Putting Downs First to celebrate those with Down syndrome.
For more information and to register, visit their website

Real Action Pro Wrestling “Over the Top”
Sept. 16, doors open at 5:30 p.m., bell time at 6 p.m.
The Highland Center, 14 Highland Ave., Struthers
Featuring: The Bouncer, Curt Fury, Angel Dust, Shawn Blaze, Bobby Beverly, Thomas Adams and many more
Tickets: $12 at the door, $5 kids 10 and under, $10 advance tickets can be purchased at Westside Pizza Joe’s, 3506 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

North East Ohio Century Cycling Event
Sept. 17
Registration from 7-11 a.m. with different routes to choose from
Starting at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds Banquet Center, 899 Everett Cortland Hull Road, Cortland
NEOC is famous for its “all you can eat” homemade cookies
For more information and to register, visit their website

Fall Festival at the Fowler Market
Sept. 24, 12-4 p.m.
There will be a “Cookies and Canvas” where kids can paint with a parent while snacking on cookies at 1-3 p.m., a Sip-N-Build where people can create a rustic pumpkin decoration with Donna from Wooden Barn Shop, a free Petting Zoo from 1-3 p.m., and all day there will be a hot apple cider bar, free fall crafts, games, face painting and more.
Costs for the Cookies and Canvas and the Sip-N-Build are TBA, and reservations are required.
For more information, go to http://www.fowlermarket.com.