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The Cuyahoga County Fair is nearly here

For a great family gathering, there is nothing like a day at the county fair.
For a great family gathering, there is nothing like a day at the county fair.
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The 118th Annual Cuyahoga County Fair
“It’s A Family A-Fair!”
August 4th thru August 10th, 2014
Monday: 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Noon-11PM
Saturday 10AM – 11PM
Sunday Noon-10PM
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 East Bagley Road
Berea, Ohio
(440) 243-0090
www.cuyfair.com
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As summer goes rushing by it is nearly time once again for the Cuyahoga County Fair with all its wonderful sights, sounds and smells. There is the Mid-Way with all types of games of chance and “Fair Food”. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand in the various buildings to talk about their businesses and organizations. There is the huge and varied array of farm animals to view as well as antique farm equipment. Flowers, garden produce, honey, arts and crafts, collections and rides make for a very entertaining day geared for the entire family. Here are some of the highlights happening on the week of the fair.

Special Rate Days and Grandstand Attractions

Monday $2.00 Rate Day
Bring a non-perishable/unexpired food item (that will be donated to a local food bank) and pay just $2.00 for admission all day.

Monday Grandstand Action
Demolition Derby Qualifier – Show Time 8:00 p.m. Admission is $8
ALERT!!! Cars & Drivers still needed for competition – visit cuyfair.com for more details! Special Discounts for Demolition Derby “Qualifier” can be found in the Plain Dealer or Sun Newspapers.

Tuesday “Two for Tuesdays”
Buy One Fair Gate Admission and receive a 2nd Fair Gate Admission Price for FREE.

Tuesdays Grandstand Action
Harness Horse Racing with sanctioned pari-mutuel betting starting at 1:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Wednesday “Free before Three”
Arrive and be in Gate by 3PM for FREE Admittance with all ages welcome.

Wednesday Grandstand Action
Draft Horse Pull sponsored by The Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau – Show Time: 7:00 p.m. Admission: FREE

Thursday “Free before Three”
Arrive and be in Gate by 3:00 p.m. for FREE Admittance with all ages welcome.

Thursday Grandstand Entertainment
MeGA Radio “Latino Night” with Latino Sensation “Domenic Marte” along with other Latino favorites, Justo Saborit & Son Gitano all hosted by DJ Flaco Flash - Show Time: 6:00 p.m. Visit cuyfair.com for advance tickets. Admission: VIP Track Seating $15.00 Advance/$18.00 Day of Show and $5.00 General Admission in Advance/$7.00 Day of Show

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Regular Fair Gate Admissions Apply

Friday Grandstand Entertainment
Classic Concert Series The Pink Floyd Tribute Band “Wish You Were Here” presented by 98.5 WNCX – Show Time 8:00 p.m.
Visit wncx.com for advance tickets. Admission: VIP Track Seating $18 Advance/$22 Day of Show and $9.85 GA Advance/$12 Day of Show.

Saturday Grandstand entertainment
Classic Concert Series with Vertical Horizon in Concert presented by WHLK 106.5 – Show Time at 8PM with Fireworks Following the Show! Visit cuyfair.com for advance tickets. Admission: VIP Track Seating $15 Advance/$18 Day of Show and $10 GA Advance/$12 Day of Show.

Special Weekend Package Deals for concert goers with Comfort Inn Cleveland Airport located just 1 mile from the fairgrounds and offering shuttle service to/from fairgrounds.

Sunday Grandstand Entertainment
Demolition Derby Qualifier at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Finals on Sunday.
ALERT!!! Cars & Drivers still needed for competition – visit cuyfair.com for more details! Admission: 3:00 p.m. Qualifier $8/7:00 p.m. Championship Final $10. Special Discounts for Demolition Derby “Qualifier” can be found in the Plain Dealer or Sun Newspapers

Midway Ride Tickets
Individual Tickets Available – $2 Per Ticket with each ride costing 1 ticket
All-Day Ride Bands $16. All-Day Half-Price Ride Bands - Available on Wednesday & Thursday ONLY for just $8 if purchased before 3:00 p.m..

Here is what else is going on the week of the fair

Al the Artist
Antique Tractor Demonstrations
Arts & Crafts (Home & Hobby/Culinary Exhibits) with Craft Demonstrations
Beer & Wine Garden Garden
Bee Keeping Exhibits
Belly of The Beast – A Sight to behold!
Blend – 50’s Acapella Doo Wop Group
Cleveland Blues Society – Come Support Live Music in Cleveland
Cuyahoga County Board of Health Chef Demonstrations along with food safety, menu planning & smart shopping, hand washing & healthy living, sustainability (local growers, using leftovers, conserving energy) and home safety topics including fire prevention
Deep-Fried Gator and Other Culinary delights
Disney Channel onsite
Dog Agility Demonstrations (4H Clubs)
Draft Horse & Pony Hitch Classes - Lightweight & Heavyweight Competitions
Elvis is Back in the Building with Brian Brenner
Livestock Auction (4-H Clubs)
Farm Animals
Fireworks
Fleischmann’s Yeast Contest
Floral, Herb & Garden Produce Displays
Geauga County Fair Band
Grandstand Concert Series
Horse Show & Horse Expo Demonstrations (4-H Clubs)
Inspire with Duck Tape – Hands-on Duck Tape Design
Jungle Bob
Junior Fair Bake-Off Auction & Junior Fair with Youth Exhibits
Live-Stock Auction
Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom
Merchant Buildings
Midway Games & Rides
Milking Cow
Senior Citizen Shuttles Available
SPAM Recipe Contest
Square Dancers
Sustainability Center
Unicyclist Wade Henry
WBNX “The CW Lounge” onsite with a sneak peak of the Fall Premiere – “THE FLASH”
Wind Turbine – Walk & Talk Turbine Tours
Woodcarving Featuring Chainsaw Carvers

Free Parking Every Day, All Day at the Fairgrounds with nightly grandstand action! Just $7:00 General Gate Admission with Seniors & Children under 12 just $6. Active Military with Valid ID Card & Children 3 and Under FREE all week long. Purchase Five (5) General Admission Tickets in advance (on or before August 1st) at Fair Board Office for just $25/Savings of $10.

Fair Gate Admission Prices do not include midway rides or admission to most Grandstand Events. For Open Times of Fair, performance & attraction times along with Fair Gate Admission and Grandstand Pricing – visit www.cuyfair.com.

Performance Times subject to change without notice.

Take I-71 to the Berea/Bagley Rd. Exit. Go West on Bagley 1 mile to the Fairgrounds entrance.