A list of Activities available at the 2023 Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest can be found below. Check back regularly for updates.
When: Friday, May 26th, 2023
FEATURING: CRUISIN’ & BRONX COUNTRY
Hot sauce, hot live music, and some of the best barbecue in the world. It couldn’t get any better than that… unless perhaps we were to offer free ribs? …Well, we aren’t, so it’s not going to get any better—but still, great food and great entertainment makes for a pretty fine evening. Note: Admission on Friday is FREE before 5pm, and $10 per person after 5PM.
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2023 from 2pm to 8pm
On Saturday, from 2pm until 8pm, Corvette Cleveland will have on display an array of 40 classic Corvettes. They will have cars from 1955 all the way up to the new 2023 Mid Engine Corvette with over 500 HP and everything in between. In April of 2023, Corvette Cleveland was awarded 1st Place for “Best Display” at the IX Piston Power Auto-Rama Show, with all of the 6 corvettes they had on display finishing 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place in their respective classes. All the Corvettes will be on display behind the main stage for your inspection!
They will also be featuring a miniature 2022 electric Corvette that will be raffled off July 30th at Corvette @ Corsa to benefit Ohio Guidestone (formerly Berea Children’s Home). Tickets are $2. All proceeds from the Corvette @ Corsa show and raffle go to Ohio Guidestone. Over the past 20 years, Corvette Cleveland has raised over $100,500.00. The Corvette @ Corsa show is also in Berea and draws 200-300 Corvettes from around the Midwest.
Celebrating their 66th anniversary, Corvette Cleveland was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest Corvette clubs in the nation. They have over 200 members who race, show, rally, autocross and tour with their Corvettes. The only membership requirements are that one be 18 years of age and own a Corvette.
Corvette Cleveland is a Lifetime Business Member of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. It is also a member of the East Ohio Region of the National Council of Corvette Clubs, of which it is a founding member. Their competition events are governed by the rules established by the NCCC Competition Director and his committee of Governors from clubs throughout the country.
A non-profit organization, Corvette Cleveland supports local charities as well as NCCC’s official charity (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, StJude.org).
Stop back at the amazing Corvette display behind the stage to pick up a FREE People’s Choice Award ballot and VOTE for your favorite Corvette.
YOU are going to pick a WINNER and the Trophy will be presented at 7:30pm, Saturday, May 27th.
NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST QUALIFIER
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2023 at 4PM
Nathan’s Famous, in partnership with Giant Eagle, will be making a stop at Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest for a qualifying event on Saturday, May 27th with a spot in the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating contest on the line. The top male & top female competitors will punch their ticket to the July 4th championship.
Do you have what it takes to challenge the reigning World Champions? If so, sign up now for your shot at becoming a part of history.
MISS BEREA PRINCESS
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2023 from 11AM-1:00PM
You will not want to miss this year’s Miss Berea Princess pageant. Rumor has it that one of the candidates not only strives for world peace, but has secretly devised of a means to achieve it, which she’ll exhibit during the talent portion of the competition. While Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off in no way guarantees universal harmony will result, the world being what it is, we’re willing to give her a shot. Subject to availability, the winner will receive either a diamond studded tiara, brand new Jet Ski, or a bouquet and hearty round of applause.
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2023
FEATURING: FOLLOW THE SUN, BACK 2 THE FUTURE, & REVOLUTION PIE
Saturday, the Cook-Off will offer some of the best music from both sides of the pond, featuring American rock from Follow the Sun, Back 2 the Future, and a mini-British invasion from acclaimed Beatles cover band, Revolution Pie. So head on down to the fairgrounds for some great music and eats!
When: Sunday, May 28th, 2023
FEATURING: JAM MACHINE, THE TEA BAGS, & THE FOOGAZIES
The fairgrounds will be rockin’ Sunday as Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off welcomes The Jam Machine, followed by The Tea Bags, then we’ll cap off the evening with The Foogazies. So prepare to baste your senses with a spicy mix of tasty music.