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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Woodcarvings by Tom Nero

Woodcarvings by Tom Nero

Woodcarving by Tom Nero
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017 (All day)
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Tom Nero, a successful businessman and lifelong (now age 88) resident of Brecksville, was a promising artist in high school (class of 1948).  He won an art scholarship to Cleveland Institute of Art, but instead earned Business degrees (Ph. D) at Kent State University.  Entrepreneur that he is, he founded Aurora Farms Factory Outlets as the first of its kind in Ohio (6th in USA).  In the 1990s, Tom sold Aurora Farms, taught at CSU and KSU, and took up woodcarving, without benefit of any formal art instruction.

Tom did take some woodcarving workshops for the technical aspects and has since carved well over 150 pieces, which he never sells, retaining all for occasional gifts to family members.  His work consists of 3-D carvings and framed bas-relief hangings.  Subjects focus on Native Americans, Mountain Men, caricatures, Santa Clause bas-reliefs and carousel animals.  These are carved from basswood mostly, but also from maple and pine, using a plethora of woodcarving tools.

Now essentially retired from carving, Nero is still active in Buckeye Woodcarvers, NorthCoast Wood-turners and the Christian Appalachian Project, which he founded at St. Basil The Great church 26 years ago, receiving donated used household items each September and shipping 3-5 semi-trailer loads to Kentucky quickly thereafter.

Tom was inducted into the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Gallery of Achievement in 2012 and was named by the City of Brecksville as Senior Volunteer Man of the Year in 2013.

Tue, August 8, 2017 (All day) Sustainability Center
 
Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017 (All day)
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The One Man Band and Son is a one of a kind show of extreme music with comedy for all ages. An inspiring performance playing instruments Marc has created. Performing mainly on fairgrounds they perform in locations many music groups cannot using a motorized and self-powered wagon loaded with 3,000 watts of modern sound equipment.

The repertoire aims at songs every age should recognize covering the 60’s thru to today with a mix of Rock, Country, Pop and more. With improv comedic antics, no two shows are alike which maybe is why Marc has been performing yearly at many fairs since the inception of his One Man Band.

Tue, August 8, 2017 (All day) Roving, Strolling
 
The Spirit of America's Story

The Spirit of America's Story

The Spirit of America's Story
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017 (All day)
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The Wall is a free standing portable structure approximately 80-100 feet in length and 8 feet high. Constructed of lightweight aluminum, it holds mural panels depicting critical junctures in United States history. Speakers dressed in period costume will open a window on America's past, providing historical insights and anecdotes, all of which help reveal our nation's character... the true Spirit of America.  This beautiful illustrated wall will help teach, inspire and educate young and old alike.

Tue, August 8, 2017 (All day) Home & Hobby Building
 
R&S Chainsaw Wood Carvings

R&S Chainsaw Wood Carvings

Chainsaw Woodcarvers Rick & Sue Cox
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017 (All day)
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Living in western Pennsylvania and teaching woodcarving classes, Rick and his wife Sue begain their own business, RS Woodcarving.  

Rick Cox has traveled the world perfecting his skills... studying carvers from all over the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Germany.

For years, Rick has participated at events and competitions across the country, while performing demonstrations at numerous fairs and festivals. Competing with over 250 woodcarvers from around the world, Rick placed third in an international chainsaw carving exhibition in Ridgeway Pennsylvania in 2005. 

In 2006, Rick's wife Sue began traveling and carving with him.  The husband and wife team work to produce a variety of quality carvings at each event.

Rick has also generously donated many of his carvings to civic and charitable organizations such as: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Association for the Blind, the YMCA, churches and numerous Fire departments. An award-winning carver and a master at his craft, Rick creates deep relief carvings, figures, animals, portraits, caricatures, shallow relief and chip carving.

Tue, August 8, 2017 (All day) Picnic Pavilion
 
12:00pm
Draft Horse Halter Class Judging
Pony Halter Class Judging

Pony Halter Class Judging

Draft Horse Halter Class Judging
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Weighing in at over 2000 lbs, when you talk horse power, the Belgian Draft Horse is the measure by which all breeds must be judged.  While occassionally a bit temperamental, for the most part Belgians are gentle giants.  That said, given their awe-inspiring size and strength, they can be pretty much whatever they want to be.  They've pulled our wagons and plowed our fields, so we owe these enormous equines a sizeable debt of gratitude.  We humans are just along for the ride.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
1:00pm
Moo University - Moo Tours
Moo University - Moo Tours

Moo University - Moo Tours

Moo University - Moo Tours
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
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Moo U guides want to change the way the general public views the production livestock industry. We want people to realize that the animals are more than just a food source. Alternate protein sources are easy to find, but replacements for the byproducts that we use daily are not so readily available. Everyone uses animal byproducts on a daily basis, if you live in a home, use electronics, drive or ride in a car. It is extremely important to educate our youth about where their food is coming from and how it is raised and grown. Our tours will be a benefit to your fair, community and school educational programs.

Moo U will be at the Fair Tuesday through Sunday from 1 PM to 8 PM offering livestock barn tours on the hour.  They will have a pop up tent in front of the Cow Palace where the tours will start and end.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
Live Home & Hobby Demonstrations
Arts & Craft Demonstrations
Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
Sports Simulator
Sports Simulator

Sports Simulator

Sports Simulator
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 9:00pm
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Want to try your hand at a sport you've never played?  Well, now's your chance.  The Cuyahoga County Fair will feature a Sports Simulator in our Commercial Building.  It's about as close as you can get to the real thing.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Commercial Building
 
2:00pm
Globe of Death with the Fearless Flores Family
Flores Family Circus

Flores Family Circus

Globe of Death with the Fearless Flores Family
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
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The Cuyahoga County Fair is excited to announce that for the first time ever, all 10 generations of the Fearless Flores Family will perform together at one site!

They will be performing one of their thrilling aerial acts, which include the trapeze, sway pole and high wire.

The Fearless Flores Family consists of Ricardo (Father), Arcelia (Mother), Cyndel (13-year-old daughter) and Volorian (eight-year-old son). These ninth and tenth generation performers from South Florida are proud to present "Motorcycle Madness" inside the legendary "Globe of Death" (motorcycles inside a metal ball). Ricardo and Arcelia have presented this act for over 10 years and Cyndel began at the young age of six, while Volorian started his daredevil life at the unbelievable age of four. Cyndel and Volorian are currently the youngest brother and sister team to race inside the "Globe of Death." The Fearless Flores Family likes to perform all over the country at fairs, festivals and motor sports events.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
3:00pm
Victor Samalot
Victor Samalot
Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
4-H Animal Science Showcase
4-H Animal Meet & Greet

4-H Animal Meet & Greet

4-H Animal Science Showcase
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Do you like animals? Do you like Science? Well this is the show for you!

Located in the Cow Palace, this 4-H exhibit will have you intrigued as scientist present interesting facts about many of the animals you see at the fair.

Missed this event? This showcase takes place twice daily.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
3:30pm
Fearless Flores Family Globe of Death Motorcycle Thrill Show
Motorcycle Thrill Show

Motorcycle Thrill Show

Fearless Flores Family Globe of Death Motorcycle Thrill Show
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Fearless Flores Thrill Show not only features a stunt man, but a stunt woman... and their stunt kids, all hailing from Myakka City, Fla. They earned a spot in the quarterfinals of Season 6 of “America's Got Talent.” In their first appearance, the two daredevil Flores kids, ages 8 and 13, rode motorcycles in the Globe of Death. Their dad, Ricardo, just happened to be standing in the globe while the kids looped around him at top speed. Ricardo didn't even seem to be fazed by it, probably because the Flores kids have been daredevils since the ages of 4 and 6 and are now the youngest brother and sister team to conquer the Globe of Death. The Flores family upped the ante in their next appearance by adding mom Arcelia to an already dangerous mix. 

Tue, August 8, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
4:00pm
Skip Werke Band
Skip Werke Band
Tue, August 8, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
4:30pm
Building Block Tournament
Building Block Tournament
Tue, August 8, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
5:00pm
Fearless Flores Family Globe of Death Motorcycle Thrill Show
Motorcycle Thrill Show

Motorcycle Thrill Show

Fearless Flores Family Globe of Death Motorcycle Thrill Show
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Fearless Flores Thrill Show not only features a stunt man, but a stunt woman... and their stunt kids, all hailing from Myakka City, Fla. They earned a spot in the quarterfinals of Season 6 of “America's Got Talent.” In their first appearance, the two daredevil Flores kids, ages 8 and 13, rode motorcycles in the Globe of Death. Their dad, Ricardo, just happened to be standing in the globe while the kids looped around him at top speed. Ricardo didn't even seem to be fazed by it, probably because the Flores kids have been daredevils since the ages of 4 and 6 and are now the youngest brother and sister team to conquer the Globe of Death. The Flores family upped the ante in their next appearance by adding mom Arcelia to an already dangerous mix. 

Tue, August 8, 2017, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
6:00pm
Deano and the Trouble Makers
Deano and the Trouble Makers
Tue, August 8, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
On the One Band
On the One Band

On the One Band

On the One Band
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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"On the One" quartet is a Cleveland based group featuring Darren Frate-Bass, Ian Ross-Guitar, Dave Black-Percussion and Jeffery Long-Hammond B-3. Reminiscent of groups like Scofield, Medeski, Martin and Wood and the "Charlie Hunter Trio", "On the One" quartet melds jazz, funk and blues to create a unique sound that goes beyond what is typical of "traditional" jazz. "On the One" quartet features mostly original composition as well as their own arrangements from the likes of Pat Metheny, Chris Potter and John Scofield.

Darren Frate is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, majoring in film scoring with the electric bass as his primary instrument. Darren has had the fortune of studying with jazz greats Charlie Banacos, Shawn "Thunder " Wallace and Bruce Gertz as well as playing and recording with numerous artists in various genres from jazz to rock. Some of those artists include: Mike Stern (Miles Davis, Blood Sweat and Tears), Jamie Haddad (Paul Simon), The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Dickie Betts. Darren is currently a teacher at the Music Settlement as well as performs and composes music for numerous groups in the Cleveland area.

Ian Ross is an Ohio (Akron) based musician who plays rock, blues, funk, jazz, and pop, but also dabbles in classical and bluegrass. His main instrument is guitar, but he is also an accomplished vocalist and composer/arranger. He currently has songs registered at BMI and has written music for radio, T.V. and film.

A professional musician since age 13, Ian grew up in the clubs of the bustling Cleveland music scene. His original project, The Lucky 13 Band has won numerous awards and accolades, including Best Rock Band at the Cleveland Music Festival in 2002. The group went on to record their first EP with Grammy-award winning producer/engineer Jim Gaines (whose credits include Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughn).

Ian is also a 2006 graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and has studied privately with jazz legends Pat Martino & Wilbert Longmire, and virtuoso country guitarist Scotty Anderson. Since 2011 Ian has been a guitarist for Princess Cruises and recently returned from the inaugural voyage of the new flagship of the fleet, Regal Princess.

Dave Black is a drum and percussion teacher. Dave has been performing and teaching in the Cleveland area as well as San Francisco and Florida for over 30 Years.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
7:00pm
Globe of Death with the Fearless Flores Family
Flores Family Circus

Flores Family Circus

Globe of Death with the Fearless Flores Family
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Cuyahoga County Fair is excited to announce that for the first time ever, all 10 generations of the Fearless Flores Family will perform together at one site!

They will be performing one of their thrilling aerial acts, which include the trapeze, sway pole and high wire.

The Fearless Flores Family consists of Ricardo (Father), Arcelia (Mother), Cyndel (13-year-old daughter) and Volorian (eight-year-old son). These ninth and tenth generation performers from South Florida are proud to present "Motorcycle Madness" inside the legendary "Globe of Death" (motorcycles inside a metal ball). Ricardo and Arcelia have presented this act for over 10 years and Cyndel began at the young age of six, while Volorian started his daredevil life at the unbelievable age of four. Cyndel and Volorian are currently the youngest brother and sister team to race inside the "Globe of Death." The Fearless Flores Family likes to perform all over the country at fairs, festivals and motor sports events.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
4-H Animal Science Showcase
4-H Animal Meet & Greet

4-H Animal Meet & Greet

4-H Animal Science Showcase
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Do you like animals? Do you like Science? Well this is the show for you!

Located in the Cow Palace, this 4-H exhibit will have you intrigued as scientist present interesting facts about many of the animals you see at the fair.

Missed this event? This showcase takes place twice daily.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
4-H Animal Science Showmanship Sweepstakes
4-H Dairy Commodity Carnival
Tue, August 8, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
8:00pm
The Adverb Project - Verb Ballets
The Adverb Project

The Adverb Project

The Adverb Project - Verb Ballets
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Category: 

The Adverb Project is a performance ensemble comprised of adult student learners. Verb Ballets offers ongoing workshops where community members learn choreography and performance technique. The ensemble has performances through out the year in studio and senior living facilities.

People are welcome to come and participate in the rehearsal process and not perform. Rehearsals will be Monday nights 5:30 - 6:30 pm,. Enrollment is ongoing. The cost $15.00 per rehearsal plus the cost of costume.

The Adverb Project is a production of Verb Ballets.  Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Blue Matter
Blue Matter

Blue Matter

Blue Matter
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Event Category: 

Blue Matter is a blues-rock influenced trio that has been playing in the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area for over three years. If you're a fan of early British blues-rock and some of the early power trios you'll enjoy Blue Matter

Buddy Collura - Lead vocals & guitar
Fletch Little - Bass
Doc Klimonek - percussion

Tue, August 8, 2017, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
9:00pm
Fearless Flores Family Globe of Death Motorcycle Thrill Show
Motorcycle Thrill Show

Motorcycle Thrill Show

Fearless Flores Family Globe of Death Motorcycle Thrill Show
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 9:00pm to 9:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Fearless Flores Thrill Show not only features a stunt man, but a stunt woman... and their stunt kids, all hailing from Myakka City, Fla. They earned a spot in the quarterfinals of Season 6 of “America's Got Talent.” In their first appearance, the two daredevil Flores kids, ages 8 and 13, rode motorcycles in the Globe of Death. Their dad, Ricardo, just happened to be standing in the globe while the kids looped around him at top speed. Ricardo didn't even seem to be fazed by it, probably because the Flores kids have been daredevils since the ages of 4 and 6 and are now the youngest brother and sister team to conquer the Globe of Death. The Flores family upped the ante in their next appearance by adding mom Arcelia to an already dangerous mix. 

Tue, August 8, 2017, 9:00pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
10:00pm
The Adverb Project - Verb Ballets
The Adverb Project

The Adverb Project

The Adverb Project - Verb Ballets
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 10:00pm to 10:30pm
Event Category: 

The Adverb Project is a performance ensemble comprised of adult student learners. Verb Ballets offers ongoing workshops where community members learn choreography and performance technique. The ensemble has performances through out the year in studio and senior living facilities.

People are welcome to come and participate in the rehearsal process and not perform. Rehearsals will be Monday nights 5:30 - 6:30 pm,. Enrollment is ongoing. The cost $15.00 per rehearsal plus the cost of costume.

The Adverb Project is a production of Verb Ballets.  Verb Ballets, a contemporary ballet company, presents dynamic programming through bold artistry, unique styles and technical excellence that captivates a broad audience. Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, the company will present a season that ignites passion in the energy, beauty and athleticism of dance.

Tue, August 8, 2017, 10:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
NOTE: Fair Gate Admission prices do not include Midway Rides, Games, Midway Ride Wristbands or Admission to Most Grandstand Shows and Events. While we make all provisions to provide accurate information at print deadline, performance features and attraction times are subject to change without notice or beyond our control.

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