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Labor Day Weekend Fun

August 2021 - A long weekend with sunny, warm weather are in the forecast! This may feel like the unofficial last weekend of summer for many, so make sure to get out and make the most out of it.

Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to make some stops on the Hall of Fame Hops Craft Brew Trail! Have fun visiting local restaurants, breweries, and a distillery. Discover the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the heart of Ohio Amish Country, and award-winning craft brews in each unique destination along the way. Plus, don't miss out on the last weekend of Swimming & Waterparks. 

Holiday Weekend Special Events & Activities

Stark County Fair at the Stark County Fairgrounds | August 31-September 6

Don't miss one of the largest agricultural fairs in Ohio running from August 31st until September 6th! With animals, rides, your favorite fair food, 4H projects, live entertainment, demolition derby, and live entertainment all week long, make going to the Stark County Fair on Labor Day weekend a family tradition. Don't miss the hottest stars in country music, live at the Stark County Fair on Wednesday, Mitchell Tenpenny and Thursday, Justin Moore. Labor Day Weekend wouldn't be complete without NTPA Tractor Pulls and Smash It Demolition Derbies. 

Insider Tip: Friday, Septmeber 3 is Kid's Day! Enjoy $1.00 Gate Admission for Kids 14 & Under with an Adult and $10 discounted ride wristbands all day.

Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic Weekend | September 2-5

This classic HBCU football experience features tailgates, concerts, marching bands, drumlines, dance teams, step shows, and the main event featuring Grambling State University vs. Tennessee State University in the 2021 BCFHOF Classic game.  Check out special happenings and events throughout the community happening here

Labor Day Flea Market at Hartville Marketplace | September 2-6 (Closed Sunday)

Like walking around outside perusing the aisles of who knows what you will find? The Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market is the place for you! I love the idea that you never know what you might find, the fresh veggies that are in abundance, and the ability to barter.  With more than 1,000 vendors, if you are an upcycler, a kid looking for a toy, or in need of a tool, chances are you will find it there!

Insider Tip: Make sure to wear your walking shoes, bring water, and wear sunscreen! Looking for a snack? Sarah’s Market Fresh Grill has easy to grab snacks, is in air conditioning, and make sure you check out all of the boutiques inside!

Arrowhead Orchard Fall Activities in the Orchard | September 3-6 

All ages will enjoy the 40+ acre apple and peach orchards, pumpkin patches and Applehouse market. Seasonal "Fall Family Fun" activities over Labro Day Weekend include Pick Your Own apples, pick your own pumpkins, pick your own sunflowers, unlimited hay rides, 2-acre corn maze for children and adults, fort delicious, hay mountain, hamster run, tire climb, obstacle course, small grass maze, train cart ride, and brand new this year APPLE CANNONS! Open Friday, Saturday and Monday 9AM-6PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM. 

Canton First Friday: To The Dogs in the Canton Arts District | September 3

First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District, featuring music, performances, and visual arts events. This party is one to be matched; your furry friends are invited to join in the fun in Downtown Canton! Live music will be taking over the stage at Centennial Plaza from 8PM-11PM to kick-off the long holiday weekend

Patio Dining & Live Music at the Piazza at Gervasi Vineyard | September 3-5

Celebrate the end of summer on the patio! The Piazza features seasonal outdoor dining for lunch and dinner with stunning views of Gervasi’s spring-fed lake. The Piazza will be open Friday 4:00PM-11:00PM, Saturday 12:00PM-11:00PM, and Sunday 11:30AM-8:00PM. 

Sidestreet MKT at Oakwood Square Plaza | September 4

Enjoy open air, market style shopping at the newly renovated Oakwood Square Plaza. Shop local, tented vendors in green space AND explore restaurants and breweries in the plaza!

Great Trail Arts & Crafts Festival at Great Trails Festival Grounds in Malvern | September 4-6

Enjoy the delightful atmosphere which only a festival of early America can endear. Craft shopping is always a pleasure in the large, shaded story book glade. Savor the wide variety of delicious kettle-cooked foods and refreshments. Great Trail is the Hallmark of Distinctive Exhibitors and colorful living history. Bring your friends and share in this exciting experience. Admission is $7 for Adults, $5 for Youth (12-18) and FREE for Kids under 12.

All Together Now Family Fun Fest in Centennial Plaza | September 6

All Together Now is a free, family-friendly summer festival that seeks to inspire a sense of joy, warmth and belonging to its guests. Imagine the most amazing family reunion you have ever attended, combine it with a stage show and multiply by 10; that is the place we intend to take patrons on September 6th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at beautiful Centennial Plaza in downtown Canton.

Labor Day Cookout with Live Music at The Quarry Golf Club | September 6

Enjoy a special holiday weekend Cookout Menu, plus live music featuring the Becky Flinn Duo from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. 

Allison Gromofsky


Allison Gromofsky is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays. Allison is a Stark County native and loves to work, play and live in Canton, with her husband, Andy. Have an update or comment about the blog? Reach out at

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