Activities

FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER – HOT SAUCE & HOT MUSIC

When: Friday, May 22nd, 2020
FEATURING: REVOLUTION PIE & BRONX COUNTRY

Bronx CountryFriday night the fairgrounds will sizzle with the sounds of charring ribs and the music of Beatles Tribute, Revolution Pie, 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 22nd, 2020 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 2020 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 26th 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 16 years, Corvette Cleveland has raised over $72,800.00. The Corvette @ Corsa show is also in Berea and draws 200-300 Corvettes from around the Midwest.

Celebrating their 63rd 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 22nd.

Miss Berea Princess

When: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 from 11AM-1:00PM

Miss Berea PrincessYou 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.

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY… A WHOLE LOTTA ROCK ‘N ROLL

When: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
FEATURING: THE FOOGAZIES, GARY WEST, & CLEVELAND’S BREAKFAST CLUB

Saturday, the Cook-Off will bring a little bit country and a whole lotta rock ‘n roll, featuring classic rockers The Foogazies, Gary West’s acclaimed Johnny Cash tribute, For the Love of Cash, and local favorite 80’s cover band, Cleveland’s Breakfast Club. So head on down to the fairgrounds for some great music and eats!

ROCK OF AGES

When: Sunday, May 24th, 2020
FEATURING: THE JOEY AMATO BAND, RON HOWARD & THE BAND CRUISIN’, RADIATE LIVE & THE SPAZMATICS

The fairgrounds will be rockin’ Sunday as Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off welcomes acts that span the decades. We start off with The Joey Amato Band, followed by a taste of Motown from Ron Howard & the Band Cruisin’. As daylight fades, we’ll feature Cleveland’s premier party band Radiate Live, and finally, cap off the evening with the zany brilliance of beloved 80’s cover band, The Spazmatics. So prepare to baste your senses with decades worth of tasty music.

MUSIC MELTING POT MONDAY

When: Monday, May 25th, 2020
FEATURING: TINY HANDS BAND, CHARDON POLKA BAND & SEVEN NATIONS

On Monday, the Cook-Off will celebrate Memorial Day by featuring acts that celebrate what makes American great: our diversity! Prepare to enjoy some classic rock with The Tiny Hands Band, then roll out the barrel for The Chardon Polka Band. Finally, we’ll cap off the evening with renowned Celtic Rockers, Seven Nations. That’s right… from classic rock, to polka, to Celtic Rock. What could be more American?


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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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And the winners are in...

Congratulations to 2019 Berea Rib Cookoff Winners:

1st Place: Smokin' T's

2nd Place: Armadillos

3rd Place: Blazin' Broncos

Best Sauce: Jack on the Bone

People's Choice: Hog Wild
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