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The Official Podcast of The Canfield Fair. Join us every Tuesday as we discuss The Canfield Fair and all of the people that make up the fabric of the Fair: Multi-generation farm owners, concession workers, volunteers, business owners, fair attendees and of course that Rooster.
28 Episodes
Take a trip down memory lane with Tony as he sits down with current 4-H queen, Sarah DeLucia, and former queen, Dawn Dickey. The two ladies discuss the honor that comes with being a 4-H Queen of the Canfield Fair. Dawn Dickey was an active 4-H member and was crowned queen in 1975. Dawn and Sarah compare their years as queen and share their love for 4-H and how they have grown because of the program and the fair.
The concession business tends to be a family affair and D&E Lemonade is no exception. In this episode Tony catches up with Mary Mann, who has taken over the business from her grandparents. Check out a visual history of the Mann family and the Canfield Fair on our website
Cotton Candy and Candy Apples are Fair staples and the Bunts Family has been making these delicious treats up and down the East Coast for many years.  As we prepare for the Taste of the Fair event May 15-16 we catch up with Barry for all the scoop on why Canfield is his favorite Fair.
Rhiel Supply has been displaying hot tubs at the Canfield Fair practically since the hot tub was invented in this episode Tony chats with Skip Mirto to talk about  all the things that Rhiel Supply handles including how they are dealing with the pandemic. Plus, we find out whether or not it's possible to steal a hot tub from the Canfield Fair. 
Tony chats with Steve Stack of Baird Brothers and learns about the history of the business and the Baird family  and how they have been an integral part of the Canfield Fair for many years. Spoiler Alert: This is Part 1 of 2! 
In this week's episode we take time for love... The Canfield Fair has many love stories and we've got some for you! Tony chats with a couple who was married at the Big Rock. It's truly a love story that started at a young age and has met the test of time and earned a blue ribbon! 
These ladies had so many fun stories to share we couldn't squeeze them all into one episode. Visit with them again to hear more and check out our website for some behind the scenes of their family fun at the Canfield Fair. 
We are back for Season 2 of Something to Crow About and are kicking things off with two amazing ladies who grew up at the Fair - Chelsea Patoray and Sarah Baird. Listen to these cousins reminisce on how their families spend the week at the Fair
It wouldn't be an end of the year podcast without a wrap up episode. In this episode we chat about some favorite memories from the  last 3 months and look forward to what we have planned for 2021, hint - it's a big year in our world - celebrating 175 years of the Canfield Fair! 
In this week's episode we sit down with George Roman. George has stories upon stories from his time at the Fair, which started as a young boy growing up in Canfield. 
Marcie Applegate is a familiar face at the Fine Arts Building every year during Fair Time and she's excited to talk about the new Community Art Project - Flock to the Fairgrounds. Learn how you can get involved and here some real world tips from someone who's been making the world more beautiful for many years. 
In this episode we talk with Mark Witmer, Farmers National Bank who just may be the biggest fair fanatic of them all! Hear his stories of Fairs gone by and how he snuck into this year's event, in the rain! 
In this episode Tony talks with 2020 4H King, Marcus Moliterno and 4H Queen/Outstanding Youth Sarah DeLucia.  Take a peak underneath the crowns and learn what it takes to reach Royalty status and we learn about Goat Painting (hint: it's the new Goat Yoga!) 
In this episode we chat with Tim Petrey. Tim is the managing partner at HD Davis CPA's as well as a partner in Youngstown Clothing Company (you know, the folks responsible for the fun t-shirts and Fair merchandise the past few years.) Tim and his wife Carla live in Canfield with their two children. 
In this episode we chat with Dennis Schiraldi, founder of DOYO Live, Northeast Ohio's premiere Marketing Conference.  Dennis is a Valley native and like the infamous Seinfeld episode, has his own "Tractor Story".
In this episode we dive deep into the history of DiRusso's Sausage in the Mahoning Valley and how it came to be synonymous with the Canfield Fair. They've not been there for 175 years but they come pretty darn close. 
Get the details on this weekend's Fair Food Extravaganza 3. Learn who will be there and why it's just good for the community. Get your forks ready.  Also, we come up with the ultimate Canfield Fair Food Mash Up and some 1980's movie trivia. 
Join us as we have a lively chat with Blue Wolf Chef & Owner, Joe Rzonza on being a Fair Fanatic and sharing the Fair with his children and family. 
Join us as we chat with Eric Ryan, President of JAC Managment/JAC Live and talk all things grandstand entertainment (and drops a hint at who is performing at the 175th Canfield Fair...maybe...). We also learn his secret to canning tomatoes and the future of entertainment in a post COVID world. 
In this episode we chat with Susan Less Phillips, who talks fondly of spending time at the Fair with her grandfather. Enjoy this walk down memory lane with our friend Susan. 
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