1740 New Butler Rd.
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 658-7700
Fax: (724) 658-7727
Western Pennsylvania's biggest fair, Big Butler Fairgrounds is one of the most popular in the United States. The fair starts on July 4th and includes an array of entertainment options like concerts, rides, tractor pulls and exciting exhibits.
This annual fair, held in a borough around thirty miles from Pittsburgh, generates a lot of excitement every year. The hundred-acre fairground has a lot in store, apart from more than 25 rides and games. There are about 150 concessions and exhibits too for you to browse through, including ones on livestock and pets. You have an eclectic range to choose from, when it comes to satisfying your hunger pangs—from Cotton Candy to Peppers & Onions, there are more than 100 food stalls. And your entertainment is catered to with the major concerts scheduled during this period.
Located at the Struthers High School, the Struthers Field House is where the school conducts all its major league games. Home to the Wild Cats team, the venue was opened first in 1951 and was formerly referred to as the Struthers Memorial Gymnasium. Since then, it has become one of the best sporting facilities in the city. With room for approximately 4,000 fans, the venue is primarily a basketball facility and its major developments were based on donations made by the locals. Call ahead to know more.
The Strand Theater is steeped in history. Established in 1914, it is one of the oldest theaters in the county. Located in downtown Zelienople, it showcased movies, silent films and Vaudeville-style shows. After its closure and major refurbishment, it is administered by a non-profit corporation and acts as a performing arts hub in the community. It plays host to an array of cultural events including classic movies, feature films, broadway stage productions and concert series by emerging and upcoming talent.
A well-developed dirt-racing venue, Switchback Raceway covers an area of 71 acres (28.73 hectares). The raceway is also used by ATV enthusiasts irrespective of their experience levels and ages.
A popular football stadium in Youngstown, the Stambaugh Stadium is located on the campus of the Youngstown State University. Completed in 1982, the stadium is the home ground of Youngstown State Penguins football team. Over the decades, the stadium has undergone several modifications and renovations, but it still retains the position of being the premier football venue in the city. Do call to know more.
Historian Recording Co. focuses on sound designing for films and musicians. Their studio hosts recordings and concerts by traveling artists. Since the space is limited, the shows are only advertised through their facebook page. Equipped with a great sound system, the live performances are indeed a treat to listen to.
Crawlspace Concert Club is the brainchild of Jeff Gargas, Brian Markle, Codie Priester and Frank Toncar. This funky space not only a concert venue but also hosts comedy acts and craft shows. They also have photography and recording studios as well as a rehearsal area. You can also play games at their arcade zone. Some of their previous listings are Conqueror, Universal Pulse, Canaan Barger, Bunderthird and The Party.