Clevelanders have the chance to experience a little bit country (and a little bit rock-n-roll), not to mention the sights of award-winning animals, prize-winning vegetables and fruits, carnival rides and games, harness racing and the demolition of lots of cars at the 118th annual Cuyahoga County Fair at the 117 acre Fairgrounds in the Cleveland southwest suburb of Berea, Ohio running from Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10.
Cuyahoga County Fair Featuring 20 midway amusement rides, 100 food stations, hundreds of animals and lots of special entertainment and exhibits, the Cuyahoga County Fair is a family-friendly event sure to please all ages.
One of the featured attractions is the world's largest Demolition Derby (Monday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.) featuring 100 drivers crashing their junk cars into smithereens until only one driver is left.
For horse racing excitement, come to the Grandstand on Tuesday at 1 p.m. for harness racing.
This year's Fair features two major live musical attractions. Wish You Were Here - a Pink Floyd tribute will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. showcasing the music of the legendary band. Ticket prices are $12 for General Admission and $18 for VIP Track seating the day of the concert.
The other major musical event will be Latin Night with DJ Flaco Flash, Son Gitano and Justo Saborit on Thursday, August 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 the day of the show. The prices for these musical events is in addition to the regular Fair admission.
Other featured performers at the Fair include juggler and unicyclist Wade Henry, Jungle Bob with his menagerie of animals, chainsaw wood carvers and square dancers.
Activities include a haunted house, craft demonstrations, an Ohio Farm Bureau Pedal tractor pull, a horse show (Saturday at 8 a.m.) and a draft horse pull on Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m.).
Junior Fair activities for the kids include a team water balloon toss, a watermelon eating contest (Thursday), a pie eating contest (Friday) and a creative writing contest and a creative drawing contest (Wednesday).
And make sure you don't miss the big fireworks show on Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 p.m.
And don't forget to stop by and tour the Fairwinds Wind Turbine & Educational Center Project.
Hours for the Cuyahoga County Fair are 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Monday, noon-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon - 10 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $6 for children (4-12). Children 3 and under are free. Amusement rides and some activities have an additional cost. Parking is free.
For more information about the Cuyahoga County Fair call 440-243-0090 or get online at www.cuyfair.com.
The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds is located at 164 Eastland Rd. in Berea, Ohio. There is also an entrance on Bagley Rd.