Canfield Fairgrounds

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The Canfield Fairgrounds hosts the annual Mahoning County Fair which has been held annually for 163 years. It is located in the city of Canfield, Ohio, USA, which is outside of Youngstown, Ohio. It is noted as one of the largest county fairs in the state of Ohio. The fair was established in 1864 by the county Agricultural & Horticultural Society and was held on the commons. The grounds is a 350-acre (1.4 km2) facility that has hosted a plethora of events. The grounds is also noted for its Western Reserve Village that includes several buildings and a steam locomotive with a caboose. It also has a large grandstands area that is the venue for concerts, monster trucks, demolition derbies, and of course horse racing. The past year's fair included Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu, Josh Turner and Jo Dee Messina, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. In recent years the annual attendance of the fair has been around 350,000 people averaging just under 60,000 people coming through the gates each day. Other famous entertainers that have performed at the Canfield Fair, include Bob Hope, Dolly Parton, Rascal Flatts, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Brad Paisley, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Bill Cosby.

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Additionally in 1950, Canfield Speedway, a half mile dirt oval hosted the fifth race of the 1950 season for NASCAR's top division on May 30. Jimmy Florian won the pole for the event and Bill Rexford won and went on to take the Championship. It is notable as Rexford's only victory that season, making him one of a few drivers to win the championship with only 1 victory.

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Coordinates: 41°0′36″N 80°45′13″W / 41.01000°N 80.75361°W / 41.01000; -80.75361