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Activities

A prelimnary list of Activities available at the 2021 Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest can be found below. Check back regularly for the latest.

FRIDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Friday, May 28th, 2021
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 $5 per person after 5PM.

CORVETTE CLEVELAND

When: Friday, May 28th, 2021 from 3pm to Sunset

On Friday, from 3pm 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 2021 Mid Engine Corvette with over 500 HP and everything in between.

They will also be featuring a miniature 1963 split window electric Corvette that will be raffled off July 25th 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 18 years, Corvette Cleveland has raised over $78,423.00. The Corvette @ Corsa show is also in Berea and draws 200-300 Corvettes from around the Midwest.

Corvette Cleveland photo of Ken KavalchekCelebrating 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.

SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Saturday, May 29th, 2021
FEATURING: THE FOOGAZIES, THE TINY HANDS BAND, & REVOLUTION PIE

Saturday, the Cook-Off will offer some of the best music from both sides of the pond, featuring American rock from The Foogazies and The Tiny Hands Band, and a mini-British invasion from renowned Beatles cover band, Revolution Pie. So head on down to the fairgrounds for some great music and eats!

SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Sunday, May 30th, 2021
FEATURING: CHARDON POLKA BAND, SEVEN NATIONS, & CLEVELAND’S BREAKFAST CLUB

The fairgrounds will be rockin’ Sunday as Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off welcomes acts that celebrate what makes America great: our diversity. First, we’ll roll out the barrel with local favorite, The Chardon Polka Band, and follow with Celtic rock from the highly acclaimed, Seven Nations. And as daylight fades, we’ll cap off the evening with beloved 80’s cover band, Cleveland’s Breakfast Club. So prepare to baste your senses with a world tour of tasty music.

MONDAY ENTERTAINMENT

When: Monday, May 31st, 2021
FEATURING: YEARBOOK & SEVEN NATIONS

On Monday, prepare to enjoy some classic rock from Yearbook, then finally, we’ll cap off the evening with another set from renowned Celtic Rockers, Seven Nations. That’s right… from classic rock to Celtic Rock. What could be more American?


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Just Announced – The kick-off to Summer Celebration, Berea's National Rib Cook-Off, will return in 2021 for their annual event at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds over the Memorial Day Weekend! More Exciting Details will be announced soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Well folks, in case you haven’t guessed it yet, in wanting to keep everyone safe from this unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Berea’s National Rib Cookoff. We are not making this decision lightly and plan to come back for 2021 bigger and better! Stay safe everyone and see you next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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Just like that another year completed! Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed the festival and thank you to all our sponsors, helpers, ride operators and rib cooks for making 2019 a success! ... See MoreSee Less
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