CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) — Monday marked the final day of the Canfield Fair, and it’s set a record number of fair-goers compared to last year– at least 20,000 more people have come out to the fair compared to 2022.

The slate was packed with events Monday, with plenty of junior fair activities and food to enjoy with the finale being the Boyz II Men Concert.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • 9:30 a.m. – Rooster crowing contest
  • 11 a.m. – Junior fair auction, beef and dairy feeders
  • 7 p.m. – Boyz II Men concert

Austin Beck got to the fair early Monday to spend time with family before the start of the Boyz II Men concert.

First News reporter Desirae Gostlin: “What’s your favorite song?”
Beck: “Oh, ‘End of the Road,’ probably. Has to be — classic.”

One group of concert-goers made custom matching t-shirts to honor the tunes.

“For my class that graduated in ’95, it was our class song — one of the songs they sing, ‘End of the Road,'” said Tracie Odom, a Boyz II Men fan.

One woman said she travels from North Carolina to come to the Canfield Fair to reunite with her family.

“My mom actually grew up in Ohio, that’s where my mom and dad met,” said Sarah Fabian, of North Carolina. “We come back and forth for our grandparents. My sisters and myself, we grew up in Maryland … Coming back together for a nice little family reunion.”

Fabian also attended the Boyz II Men concert, but couldn’t quite land on a favorite song.

“I just love that whole type of music. I’m a music educator myself, so I’m just raring to go to see them,” Fabian said.

According to a concert spokesperson, around 7,000 people attended the Boyz II Men concert.

And for those looking for looking for shade or a cool drink, the Berlin-Ellsworth Ruritans had a tent for hot fair-goers to quench their thirst.

There, they offered a lineup of drinks, including seven types of soda, juice drinks and bottled water. The prices were reasonable, and proceeds from sales benefit various projects the group supports throughout the year.

“All of our money goes back into our two communities — Berlin and Ellsworth — for scholarship, wreaths for veterans that we do. We support the schools, people in need, we do Christmas baskets,” said Lee Fowler, vice president of Berlin-Ellsworth Ruritans. “We count on good weather to make our profits here.”

And for the animal enthusiasts: Two goats were born at the fair Sunday night. The owners are the Kingston family, from the Crystal Sunshine Farm.