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Activities

A prelimnary list of Activities available at the 2022 Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest can be found below. Check back regularly for the latest.

FRIDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Friday, May 27th, 2022
FEATURING: CRUISIN’ & BRONX COUNTRY

Bronx CountryFriday night the fairgrounds will sizzle with the sounds of charring ribs and the music of Cruisin’, and hard rockin’ country band, Bronx Country. That’s right, we’ll be cooking up some good times.

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.

CORVETTE CLEVELAND

When: Friday, May 27th, 2022 from 4pm to Sunset

On Friday, from 4pm until dusk, 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 2022 Mid Engine Corvette with over 500 HP and everything in between. In March of 2022, Corvette Cleveland was awarded 1st Place for “Best Display” at the IX Piston Power Auto-Rama Show, with many of the 19 corvettes they had on display finishing 1st Place in their respective classes.

They will also be featuring a miniature 2017 electric Corvette that will be raffled off July 31th 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 21 years, Corvette Cleveland has raised over $88,520.00. The Corvette @ Corsa show is also in Berea and draws 200-300 Corvettes from around the Midwest.

Celebrating their 64th 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 8pm, Friday, May 28th.

MISS BEREA PRINCESS

When: Saturday, May 28th, 2022 from 11AM-1:00PM

Miss Berea PrincessYou 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.

SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Saturday, May 28th, 2022
FEATURING: JAM MACHINE, FOLLOW THE SUN, & REVOLUTION PIE

Saturday, the Cook-Off will offer some of the best music from both sides of the pond, featuring American rock from Jam Machine and Follow the Sun, 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!

SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Sunday, May 29th, 2022
FEATURING: THE TINY HANDS BAND, THE FOOGAZIES, & STADIUM 11

Stadium 11The fairgrounds will be rockin’ Sunday as Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off welcomes The Tiny Hands Band, followed by The Foogazies, then we’ll cap off the evening with renowned 80’s cover band, Stadium 11. So prepare to baste your senses with a spicy mix of tasty music.

MONDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Monday, May 30th, 2022
FEATURING: CHARDON POLKA BAND & SEVEN NATIONS

On Monday, we’ll roll out the barrel with The Chardon Polka Band, then finally, cap off the evening with a set from renowned Celtic Rockers, Seven Nations. That’s right… from polka to Celtic Rock. What could be more American?


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THANK YOU To all who came to enjoy our event this weekend, to the vendors, entertainers and ribbers, to our volunteers, Berea City Club and everyone who helped make 2022 a success (including Mother Nature ☀️) 1st Place Ribs: Pig Foot2nd Place Ribs: Desperado’s3rd Place Ribs: BG's Old TownBest Sauce: Blazin' BroncosPeople's Choice: Smokin’ T ... See MoreSee Less
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