FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER – HOT SAUCE & HOT MUSIC
When: Friday, May 25th, 2018
FEATURING: CLAYTON BROTHERS, MORGAN WHITE, CRUISIN’ & DISCO INFERNO
Friday night the fairgrounds will sizzle with the sounds of charring ribs and the musical conflagration that is Disco Inferno. 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 $5 per person after 5PM.
Miss Berea Princess
When: Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 11AM-1:00PM
You will not want to miss this year’s Miss Berea Princess competition. Rumor has it that one of the candidates not only strives for world peace, but has secretly achieved it, and will be bringing it with her for the talent competition. Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off in no way guarantees that universal harmony can be brought about by chanting and yoga, but the world being what it is, we’re willing to give her a shot. The winner will receive either a prize package consisting of a diamond studded tiara, a brand new Jet Ski and a half a million dollars, or if those items aren’t in stock, a bouquet and a hearty round of applause.
CLEVELAND COUNTRY NIGHT
When: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
FEATURING: GARY WEST (FOR THE LOVE OF CASH), THE STICKERS, & CALIBER BAND
Saturday, the Cook-Off will bring a little country to the city with Cleveland Country Night, featuring The Clayton Brothers, Gary West (For the Love of Cash), The Caliber Band, and The Stickers. So saddle up and get down to the fairgrounds for Cleveland Country Night!
ROCK OF AGES
When: Sunday, May 27th, 2018
FEATURING: HAYWIRE, RECESS, AFTERMATH & MY MANIC EPISODE
The fairgrounds will be rockin’ Sunday as Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off welcomes acts that span the decades. We start off with Haywire, then modern alt-rockers Recess, then Experience the Sixties with Aftermath, and finally, finish off the evening with acclaimed 80’s & 90’s cover band, My Manic Episode. So prepare to baste your senses with decades worth of tasty music.
MELTING POT OF MUSIC
When: Monday, May 28th, 2018
FEATURING: YEARBOOK, CHARDON POLKA BAND’ & SEVEN NATIONS
On Monday, the Cook-Off will celebrate Memorial Day by featuring acts that celebrate what makes American great: our diversity! Prepare to enjoy some classic rock with Yearbook, then Chicken Dance with local favorites, The Chardon Polka Band. Finally, we’ll cap off the evening with renowned Celtic Rockers, Seven Nations. That’s right… from polka, to R&B, to Celtic Rock. What could be more American?