Shenango Valley celebrates Labor Day tradition at Buhl Park

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As the Canfield Fair winds down after its six-day run, thousands in the Shenango Valley are enjoying their own Labor Day tradition.

Buhl Day dates back more than a century.

The activities got underway with a 5-K race that started on East State Street in front of the Hermitage Hills Plaza. A parade was then held.

Both events ended in the Park named for industrialist Frank Buhl and his wife, Julia.

The tradition started in 1916 when Buhl gave his workers a day off to spend with family.

“It’s great because it brings the Valley together, and I actually think this is always the best thing about our area — is the park, ’cause it’s so beautiful, and it offers so many family-friendly things,” said Tara Steines, of Hermitage. 

For those who missed the race and the parade, there will be plenty to see and do Monday afternoon in Buhl Park — with classic cars on display, an art show and musical entertainment and food.

Admission is free.

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