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Annual Berea's National Rib Cook-Off 2018 - Expired Event

Location Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
164 Eastland Rd
Berea, OH 44017
May 25, 2018 - May 28, 2018 1

From Annual Berea's National Rib Cook-Off 2018 Website:

MAY 25-28, 2018

Over the past 18 years, residents from all over Northeastern Ohio have come to Berea to enjoy Memorial Day Weekends annual symbolic summer kick-off: Bereas National Rib Cook-Off presented by the Berea City Club. This year will mark the festivals 18th year at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. The exact dates to remember are May 27-30, 2016.

Guests need to remember that Bereas National Rib Cook-Off is a Rain or Shine Event. There is FREE PARKING EVERY DAY, ALL DAY at the Fairgrounds! ADMISSION is FREE on Friday Afternoon from 12Noon-5PM and then just $5 After 5PM! Then just $5 on Saturday and Sunday and Monday! Children 12 and under will be admitted FREE ALL WEEKEND LONG. On Monday (Memorial Day) all retired and active military personnel showing military ID will be admitted for FREE to the event.

Also be sure to look for Memorial Day ONLY discounted offers in the Cleveland Family Fun Directory, Cleveland SCENE Magazine, the 2016 Cleveland Edition of SaveARound and other local newspapers and magazines.

Bereas National Rib Cook-Off draws Area and National Rib Teams to compete for First, Second and Third Place: Best Ribs, Best Sauce and Peoples Choice Awards. Awards Presentation is on Memorial Day.

Its Rib Heaven and its all in one place with over 16 Rib Teams competing all weekend long to satisfy your appetite for ribs and the best sauce you will ever taste! Need to cleanse your palette of barbeque sauce then dig in for some other traditional Festival Favorites available including everything from Fried Veggies, Kettle Korn to Cotton Candy.
The Childrens Activity Area will feature a Super-Slide, Kiddie-Bouncer and the ever-popular Rock-Climbing Wall. Check out the May Issue of Cleveland Family Fun Directory at

Friday Night is Bike Night sponsored by Rock-N-Roll City Harley-Davidson. Arrive on a Bike and get in FREE all day Friday and just $5 per person the rest of weekend. Bikers also are invited to bring their bikes inside the gates to a special parking right next to the midway all weekend so they can enjoy the entertainment and fabulous food while their rides are close by.

With paid cook-off admission, attendees can enjoy a variety of local musical entertainment all weekend long on the Southwest General Health Center Stage.

Friday Nights entertainment kicks off with Eagles Tribute Band Fastlaneat 3PM followed by a 6PM Show with Ohio Rock Legends and closing the night with Clevelands Own Colin Dussaults Blues Project taking the stage at 9:00PM.

Country Music Lovers will enjoy Saturday with musical performances throughout the day starting at 1PM with The Stickers followed by shows with the Michael Christopher Band, Morgan White and Clark Mason.

The musical entertainment stays in high-gear on Sunday Afternoon with Aftermath, Cruisin, My Manic Episode and Jersey closing out the evenings entertainment.

Memorial Day brings some of the best in both local and ethnic entertainment with The Clayton Brothers Band, 7 Nations and the Chardon Polka Band closing the festival with a concert at 5PM.

For all Festival information go to or call the Hotline Number at 440-234-5181.
Contact nameMarie Pochatek
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