BIKE NIGHT – BIKES, BREWS AND BLUES
When: Friday, May 26th, 2017
FEATURING: HAYWIRE, THE SPAZMATICS & COLIN DUSSAULT’S BLUES PROJECT
Friday night the fairgrounds will roar with the rolling thunder of a hundred hogs, while crowds likewise roar for Colin Dussault’s Blues Project. That’s right, it’s Bike Night. And that means FREE admission for bikers ANY TIME on Friday. Bikers must enter through the main entrance (Gate 5, off Bagley Road), and are invited to bring their bikes right inside the gate. From there, riders will be directed to a special parking area (hog pen) right on the midway, so they can enjoy the food and entertainment without worrying about their rides. The hog pen will be available to riders all weekend, though the free admission promotion is only valid Friday. The price of admission Saturday, Sunday and Monday is $5, with no extra fee charged for use of the pen.
Killer bikes, awesome 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, great entertainment, and free admission on Friday for all bikers makes for a pretty good night. Note: Admission for non-bikers on Friday is FREE before 5pm, and $5 per person after 5PM.
Miss Berea Princess
When: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 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 27th, 2017
FEATURING: THE CLAYTON BROTHERS, GARY WEST (FOR THE LOVE OF CASH), CALIBER BAND, & THE STICKERS
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 28th, 2017
FEATURING: RECESS, DISCO INFERNO, 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 modern alt-rockers Recess, jump back and do the 70’s Hustle with Disco Inferno, 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 29th, 2017
FEATURING: CHARDON POLKA BAND, CRUISIN’ & SEVEN NATIONS
On Monday, the Cook-Off will celebrate Memorial Day by featuring acts that celebrate what makes American great: our diversity! Prepare to Chicken Dance with local favorites, The Chardon Polka Band, then get a groove on to the soul stylings of beloved R & B tribute act, Cruisin’. 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?