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.
When: Friday, May 28th, 2021
FEATURING: CRUISIN’ & BRONX COUNTRY
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.
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.
Celebrating 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.
MISS BEREA PRINCESS
When: Saturday, May 29th, 2021 from 11AM-1:00PM
You will not want to miss this year’s Miss Berea Princess pageant. Rumor has it that one of the candidates not only strives for world peace, but has secretly devised of a means to achieve it, which she’ll exhibit during the talent portion of the competition. While Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off in no way guarantees universal harmony will result, the world being what it is, we’re willing to give her a shot. Subject to availability, the winner will receive either a diamond studded tiara, brand new Jet Ski, or a bouquet and hearty round of applause.
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!
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.
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?