Meet the Canfield Fair! As the largest county fair in the state of Ohio, this annual summer gathering draws 300,000 people to enjoy the animals, carnival rides, giant pumpkins and food.

But as you’re planning your weekend, getting ready for the 6 best days of summer, remember that the Canfield Fair is a great opportunity to support local businesses.

One thing we’re very excited about is the new souvenir sponsor of the fair, Youngstown Clothing Company! They’ve got an entire line of fair-specific merchandise, featuring the incredible styles and comfort you’ve come to expect. Check out their booth across from the Grandstand and play a game of Plink-Yo to win some free stuff.

And what would a county fair be without the food? From traditional local favorites like DiRusso’s Sausage and Handel’s to newcomers like Roxbury Pizza the fair has a little bit of everything.

Something you definitely won’t want to miss is the Cookie Burger from One Hot Cookie. Available at their unmistakable pink and white camper, the Cookie Burger is a fair exclusive that features a bun of chocolate chip cookies with a brownie patty… and Nutella, frosting, cherries and marshmallow fluff as the condiments.

If you need something to pair with the cookie burger, look no further than Stone Fruit Coffee’s Espresso Mobile. Their hot, iced and frozen drinks are a perfect way to kick start your day at the Fair or give you the midday boost you need to keep the fun going.

Or maybe cookie burgers, sausage sandwiches and funnel cakes aren’t your thing and you’re looking for something completely different. That’s where Wok on the Wild Side comes in. The experience of watching your food cooked right before your eyes and the smiling staff are second only to the amazing Asian-fusion cuisine.

Hopefully this small glimpse at the local options the fair has to offer will inspire you to go out and try new things and experience the Canfield Fair from a new point of view!

Now that’s something to crow about.