Find out more about Berea's Rib Cook-Off brought to you by The Berea City Club

Berea Rib Cook-Off FAQs

Q: What are the times of the 2017 festival?

A: Friday, May 26th:       12:00p.m. to 11:00p.m
    Saturday, May 27th:   11:00a.m. to 11:00p.m.
    Sunday, May 28th:     11:00a.m. to 11:00p.m.
    Monday, May 29th:     11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.


Q: What time is a particular performer playing?

A: The full Entertainment Schedule is posted here. Times are subject to change, so check back often.


Q: Who benefits from the Cook-Off?

A: Proceeds from the Cook-Off help The Berea City Club fund projects to stregthen our community.


Q: I am a Performer, Entertainer, or Vendor. Who do I contact about becoming a part of the Cook-Off?

A: You can contact Marie Pochatek at


Q: How do I get to the Fairgrounds?

A: The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds (a.k.a. The Berea Fairgounds) are located approximately 1 mile west of I-71 at the Bagley Road Interchange (Exit 235). Please see the Directions/Maps page to get specific driving directions from your location.


Q: Is there stuff for kids?

A: We have lots of activities for children, including a rock climbing wall, inflatables, a mechanical bull, and more. For detailed info click here.


Q: How much is parking?

A: Parking is FREE!


Q: Is there a discount available?

A: There is no Senior discount, but Children under 12 gain free admittance. In celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, all retired and active military personnel presenting military ID will be admitted FREE on Monday (Memorial Day).

During the weeks before the festival, discount coupons will appear in several different print publications (Check-out upcoming issues of Family Fun Directory, The Chronicle, Cleveland SCENE, The Gazette and the 2017 Cleveland SaveAround Book for Memorial Day Discounts).


Q: What kind of food is available?

A: Ribs, ribs, and more ribs, which you can wash down with with a slab of ribs. For those who desire something other than ribs, we have a wide range of alternative fare available, from hot dogs to funnel cakes, french fries, strawberry crepes, pierogies, cotton candy and other traditional festival fare. Click here to view the list of participating ribbers.


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