Featuring a hand picked selection of some of the best rib teams in the Cleveland area—Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is the connoisseur’s choice among barbecue aficionados. Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbecue or Bar-B-Que, if you’re feeling saucy, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off spells a sizzling good time! The 10 Rib Teams competing in 2021 for Best Ribs, Best Sauce and People’s Choice Awards are listed below.


NEW THIS YEAR! – To keep things affordable for all, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest has established consistent pricing for ribs and associated items, so that patrons can budget accordingly. All ribbers have also agreed to offer two bone samplers, so that you can try a little variety… it being the spice of life and all. So strap on your bibs, and get ready for ribs!

  • Full Slab Dinner – $25
  • Full Slab – $23
  • Half Slab Dinner – $18
  • Half Slab – $16
  • 1/3 Slab – $12
  • 2 Bone Sampler – $6
  • 4 Bone Sampler – $11
  • Pork Sandwich – $8
  • Chicken Sandwich – $8
  • Brisket Sandwich – $10



We are currently in the process of compiling our list of Ribbers for 2021, but below is a partial list of confirmed participants. Check back regularly for updates.


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Help us fill this catch phrase: Ribs so good ...... _____________________!Comment what you're excited for as we are coming back this year with our rib & beerfest! ... See MoreSee Less
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Check it out... we are ready to bring on the RIBS!Just in case you were wondering or thinking about BBQ...Berea's National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is happening at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31, 2021. For more Ohio festival information visit northernohiotourism.com/ohio_festivals.htm#myohiofun #ohiofestivals ... See MoreSee Less
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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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