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Event Info

MAY
24-27, 2024

CUYAHOGA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS - BEREA
,
OH
FRI - NOON-11PM | SAT 11AM-11PM | SUN 11AM-11PM | MON 11AM-7PM
 

Admission

Dates, Times, Ticket Prices, & Special Discounts

Directions

How to get to Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off

About Us

History and mission of Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off

Special Features

 

A Big Thank You for Your Support in 2023!

Thank You Northeast Ohio for your support of the Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest over the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend! Nearly 40,000 of you made our event part of your holiday plans and we are genuinely grateful. We can all agree that if we could deliver that AMAZING weather each and every year, it would be at the top of the checklist. Look forward to seeing you back at Fairgrounds next May 24th thru 27th, 2024 as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary Event.

Photos from this year’s event have been posted to our gallery, so click here to check out our 2023 album.

 


 

Congrats to This Year’s Winners

2023 RIB COOK-OFF WINNERS 2023 Berea's National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest Winners
  • Best SaucePorky Chicks
  • 3rd Place Best RibsMojo’s
  • 2nd Place Best RibsPigfoot BBQ
  • 1st Place Best RibsDesperado’s
  • People’s ChoiceAfter Hours BBQ
  • Pick of the PigWright’s Catering

 


 

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest QualifierNathan’s Famous, in partnership with Giant Eagle, made 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 punched their ticket to the July 4th championship. The Top Male was Geoffrey Esper from Oxford Mass who ate 50 hot dogs in 10 minutes. This will be his 6th trip to the Coney Island finals where he finished 2nd Overall last year. The Top Female Finisher was Larell Marie Mele, from Pennsylvania, eating 15 1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes. She is the only female to qualify and participate in the International Championship at Coney Island 14 years in a row.

Top Female Finisher today was Larell Marie Mele (15 1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes) and Top Male Finisher, Geoffrey Esper (50 hot dogs in 10 minutes)

 


 

2023 Little Miss Berea Winners
Top: Miss Berea, Annalise Kammerman (2nd from left) with Court Members (left to right) Allister Thomas, Myla Miller, Jordyn Maddox.  Bottom Left: Co-Miss Berea Teens Rayna Boyle and Elizabeth Spencer.  Bottom Right: Co-Miss Berea  Pre-Teens Ali Dobrunick and Vivian McManis.

Top: Miss Berea, Annalise Kammerman (2nd from left) with Court Members (left to right) Allister Thomas, Myla Miller, and Jordyn Maddox. Bottom Left: Co-Miss Berea Teens Rayna Boyle and Elizabeth Spencer. Bottom Right: Co-Miss Berea Pre-Teens Ali Dobrunick and Vivian McManis.

  • Miss BereaAnnalise Kammerman
  • Court Members:Allister Thomas, Myla Miller, Jordyn Maddox
  • Co-Miss Berea TeenRayna Boyle
  • Co-Miss Berea TeenElizabeth Spencer
  • Co-Miss Berea Pre-TeenAli Dobrunick
  • Co-Miss Berea Pre-TeenVivian McManis

 

 


 

Call for Artists & Crafters

Arts & Crafts ShowBerea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is seeking handmade crafters to display and sell their work at the cook-off. If you are interested, please contact Marie Pochatek by email at Gristhree@hotmail.com or by phone at 440-234-5181.

 


 

Notice: Forms of Payments Accepted at Berea Rib

For 2023, tickets will be sold EXCLUSIVELY at the Gate and payment for admission is CASH ONLY.

All Vendors (including Rib Teams, Misc. Food Vendors, Arcade Games, etc.) take Cash. Some, but not all, take credit cards.

ATM’s are available onsite.

 

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