Third Annual Hoover Park Festival Returns to North Canton Landmark July 9

The third annual Hoover Park Festival, presented by Walsh University’s Hoover Historical Center and Hoover, a major sponsor of the event, will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 1-5 p.m. at Hoover Park across from the main campus.  New this year, the Little Roaming Railroad will be giving train rides and the Canton Concert Band will be performing!

The free, family-friendly event honors the history of The Hoover Company and its impact on North Canton and Stark County and attracted more than 1,000 visitors to the park and museum last year, more than twice as many during the inaugural event in 2021.

This year’s festivities include history talks and tours, basket raffles, a plant sale, children’s storytelling, and product giveaways from Hoover.  The Canal Fulton Mules will be playing a vintage baseball game starting at 2 p.m. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., the Canton Concert Band will be performing.  Consider bringing a lawn chair for your comfort.  There will also be activities and displays from community partners such as the Stark County Beekeepers’ Association, North Canton Public Library, and North Canton Heritage Society as well as a scavenger hunt for prizes in the Hoover Historical Center, vintage cars from the 1920s, and a very special performance of the original Hoover Company calliope.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the food trucks on site, which will include Kona Ice, Tom’s Traveling Coffee, Lanciano Wood-Fired Catering, and Casey’s Snack Shack.

Director of the Hoover Historical Center and the Walsh University Museum Studies program, Megan Pellegrino, featured in a popular Fox 8 One Tank Trip feature with David Moss, aims to share the history of the property that includes the historic Hoover banquet hall and the Hoover Historical Center, a museum owned and operated by Walsh that is dedicated to telling the story of The Hoover Company, while engaging the community in a celebration of the Hoover legacy. 

“This property was original Hoover family farmland and was the boyhood home of Hoover Company founder ‘Boss’ Hoover.  In the 1920’s, Hoover vacuum salesmen from across the United States, Canada, and England gathered here to learn about new products and sales techniques while also enjoying time spent together,” Pellegrino said.  “This property is a community treasure and we cannot wait to share it with everyone at the festival.”