Event Info

24-27, 2019

FRI - NOON-11PM | SAT 11AM-11PM | SUN 11AM-11PM | MON 11AM-8PM


Dates, Times, Ticket Prices, & Special Discounts


How to get to Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off

About Us

History and mission of Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off

Special Features

Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off Extends Monday Hours to 8PM

After several days of inclement weather, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest finally got a perfect forecast, so we’re extending our hours until 8pm today. The Cook-Off is hoppin’, so come on out, enjoy some ribs, and help support the Berea City Club and all they do around town!


Congrats to This Year’s Winners


  • 1st Place Best RibsSmokin’ T’s
  • 2nd Place Best RibsArmadillo’s
  • 3rd Place Best RibsBlazin’ Bronco BBQ Co.
  • Best SauceJack on the Bone
  • People’s ChoiceSmokin’ Joe’s Hog Wild BBQ


Come One – Come All!

The Best Value in Town

Welcome to the home of Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off &am; Beer Fest, recently named one of 15 Can’t Miss Food Events in Cleveland. Year to year, some things never change about the Cook-Off. From face-painting to a rock climbing wall, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest makes a special effort to create family friendly environment with a picnic style atmosphere. Our Festival offers FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND LONG, FREE ADMISSION for kids under 12, and in celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, all retired and active military personnel presenting a military ID will be admitted FREE ALL WEEKEND! General Admission is FREE ON FRIDAY BEFORE 5PM, ONLY $5 AFTER 5PM, AND JUST $5 ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND MONDAY (MEMORIAL DAY). MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT is FREE all weekend long with your paid cook-off admission.

Best Ribs! Best Sauce! People’s Choice! Boasting more award winning ribbers than any Cleveland area rib fest, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is a can’t miss event for those who love barbecue and brew. After all, what better way to celebrate a great American holiday than with great American food (and what could be more American than barbecue?) So if you’re looking for fun in Cleveland Memorial Day Weekend, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is the place to be (get directions).

We look forward to seeing you all out at the fairgrounds, May 24-27, 2019, for this year’s Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest, so mark your calendars!


Rib Info & Pricing

NEW THIS YEAR! – To keep things affordable for all, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest has established consistent pricing for ribs and associated items so that patrons can budget accordingly. All ribbers have also agreed to offer two bone samplers, so that you can try a little variety… it being the spice of life and all. So strap on your bibs, and get ready for ribs!

  • Full Slab Dinner – $23
  • Full Slab – $20
  • Half Slab Dinner – $16
  • Half Slab – $15
  • 1/3 Slab – $10
  • 2 Bone Sampler – $5
  • Pork Sandwich – $8
  • Chicken Sandwich – $8
  • Specialty Sandwich – $10


Call for Artists & Crafters

Arts & Crafts ShowBerea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is seeking handmade crafters to display and sell their work at the cook-off. If you are interested, please contact Marie Pochatek by email at Gristhree@hotmail.com or by phone at 440-234-5181.

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