Canfield Fair brings traditions together: For one family, it goes back generations

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CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Thousands of people have come out to the Canfield Fair this year, and for some, it’s an every year tradition. For one family, they’ve been carrying on the tradition for decades.

The Canfield Fair has been around for 175 years and is the second largest fair in Ohio.

Many people have been coming to this fair for a long time.

One family has had three generations of family members at the Canfield Fair. Russ Evans has come since the year he was born. He says he has seen the fair evolve a lot over time.

“I’ve seen it change a lot over the years, but most of it is for the better. We miss some of the old things, but most of it’s for the better,” Evans said.

Evans and his family look forward to the fair year after year, and he hopes his family will continue to carry on the tradition.

Evans has been coming to the Canfield Fair for 73 consecutive years.

Evans’ daughter Jennifer has gone to the Canfield Fair for 45 years. Like her father, she now brings her kids every year, and everyone looks forward to coming back.

“I like going to the Old McDonald barn. I’m hoping we can find it this year because I like the little baby chicks and the ducks,” said Elnora, Evans’ granddaughter.

“It’s the coolest fair ever and great food. Like, who wouldn’t want to come?” said Rebecca, Evans’ granddaughter.

“I like to see the animals. I show them the tractors and things that I grew up with when I was a kid,” Evans said.

The whole family had a great time seeing everything the fair has to offer — and they’re already ready to come back next year.

There are still two days left to check out the fair, and events are still going on.

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