CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Canfield Fair is here, and if you’re going, bring your appetite.
There are plenty of local vendors showcasing their tasty treats.
Antone’s has a booth next to its regular one, which is selling Chicago Beef sandwiches.
It has four versions that use thinly-sliced Chicago-style beef, dunked in Au Jus and served on a roll. They’re named the Junior (Chicago beef and hot giardiniera blend), the Tony (Chicago beef, sweet peppers, onions, mozzarella), the Paulie (Chicago beef and mozzarella) and the Big P combo (Chicago beef, grilled meatballs, hot peppers, mozzarella).
“I do think it’s going to be well received because there isn’t anything around like this at the fair. And it brings something new to the table, and it’s something to excite people,” said Chad Scianna, Jr., of Antone’s.
The sandwich test will be judged by listening to feedback and trying to talk with everyone who tries it.
If you’re looking for something sweeter, the Apple Cart may be for you.
The Bunts family has had caramel and candy apples every year since 1955. It’s a special family recipe.
Bary Bunts runs the stand now. It was started by his grandma, then Harry and Pearl Bunts took over.
A bench at the corner of Beaver and Bishop sits in their honor.
The Canfield Fair brings plenty of memories for Bary.
“Being the hometown, so many friends, family, stop by to say hello. A lot of them still say, ‘Miss your mom in the window, miss your dad.’ This is a very sentimental fair for me,” Bunts said.
The Canfield Fair is the largest county fair in the State of Ohio and the third largest county fair in the United States. It runs Wednesday through Monday.
It’s the 176th year for the fair, and WKBN has you covered. We have a list of the most popular questions and answers surrounding the fair. You can find it here on the WKBN app and website.