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Thursday, August 10, 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.

Thu, August 10, 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.

Thu, August 10, 2017 (All day) Roving, Strolling
 
Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017 (All day)
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A rose by any other name is still in our Floral Building, so come check out these thorny flowers all day Tuesday and see which red blooms won blue.

Thu, August 10, 2017 (All day) Floral Building
 
Milking Cow

Milking Cow

Milking Cow
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017 (All day)
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If your kids weren't raised on a farm, it's likely they've never had the experience of milking a cow.  Well, the Cuyahoga County Fair has the answer.  Bring your kids into the Commercial Building, where you'll find our Milking Cow.  She's a very placid cow, largely because she's made of plastic, but she does produce milk, which is kind of miraculous when you think about it.  Your kids will have an udderly fantastic time, so bring a bowl of dry cereal, and have at it.

Thu, August 10, 2017 (All day) Commercial Building
 
Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Carl Jara
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017 (All day)
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Carl Jara is a lifetime resident of the greater Cleveland area. He attended high school knowing full well that he wanted to become an artist--taking and retaking every art class at school. In an act of desperation, his art teacher sent him to work with the stage crew.  There he met Tom Morrison, then a firefighter and President For life of the International Association of Sand Castle Builders. Tom took Carl under his wing, teaching him the basics of both sandsculpting and business. Carl moved on to study Fine Arts at the Myers School of Art in Akron, Ohio, studying Illustration and Graphic Design, all the while working with Tom and being introduced to a community of professional sand sculptors he never knew existed.

When it came time for his Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition, he realized that illustration and graphic design were not his true calling.  What he did have was a desire to sculpt. His fifteen foot sand sculpture in the school gallery graced the front pages of local newspapers and was broadcast across the region on the evening news. It was the defining moment that launched his career.

He now holds nine World Championship medals, at least three dozen medals from other contests, and has been featured twice on Sand Blasters on the Travel Channel. He's worked and competed in eleven countries, more than two dozen states, and continues to carve out his living in sand.

In addition to sculpting, he accepted the position of Exhibits Artisan/Technician at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, where he gets to use his creative akills in a completely different manner.  He's helped install Sue, the largest T-Rex ever found, as well as articulated Lucy, one of the oldest hominid fossils yet discovered. So if you're ever at the Museum, give him a shout... you might just get a behind-the-scenes tour!

Thu, August 10, 2017 (All day) Floral Building
 
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.

Thu, August 10, 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.

Thu, August 10, 2017 (All day) Picnic Pavilion
 
Vintage Alpacas

Vintage Alpacas

Vintage Alpacas
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017 (All day)
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Full-time alpaca breeders since 2002, Vintage Alpacas' breeding program produces show winning offspring in all colors who stand at the top of their classes. 

Thu, August 10, 2017 (All day) Sheep Barn
 
10:00am
Pony Hitch Class Judging
Pony Hitch Class Judging
Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Dairy Goat Judging
Dairy Goat Judging

Dairy Goat Judging

Dairy Goat Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Watch your shorts and camera straps.  Goats will nibble on anything.  Loved for their curiosity and mischievous playfulness, goats are also responsible for some delicious dairy products... from milk to cheeses and more.  Fun fact:  The etymology of the phrase "to get someone's goat" is purportedly derived from the practice of putting goats in the stalls of thoroughbreds to calm their nerves before a race.  A sneaky rival would "get the goat" (i.e. remove it from the stall), agitating the horse, and hurting his odds of winning. So if you've been racing around all day, and the nerves are a bit frayed, stop by the Sheep Barn and hang out with the goats for a while.  They'll be sure to make you smile.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
10:30am
Rabbit Evaluations, Costume Contest & Showmanship
Rabbit Evaluations, Costume Contest & Showmanship

Rabbit Evaluations, Costume Contest & Showmanship

Rabbit Evaluations, Costume Contest & Showmanship
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:30am to 3:30pm
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With floppy ears, twitchy noses, cotton tails, and fur soft as angel feathers, who doesn't love a bunny?  No one, that's who.  And they're even cuter all dolled up for the costume contest, which is not to be missed.  Afterwards, pay a visit to our Rabbit Barn, where you may even get to pet a rabbit, assuming you're not Elmer Fudd, Lenny, or a dog dressed as a person.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:30am to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
12:00pm
RTA Kidwatch
RTA Kidwatch Program

RTA Kidwatch Program

RTA Kidwatch
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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On Thursday August 10, 2017, from 12p-4p, the Kidwatch Program will be at the County Fair. The mission of Kidwatch is to create Emergency ID cards for children of all ages.  Officers will gather personal information of children (height, weight, DOB, pictures, emergency contact info) from the parents and create an ID card to be used by the parent in case of an emergency. Officers will also interact with the children and families and develop positive relationships.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Sheep Education Program
Sheep Education Program

Sheep Education Program

Sheep Education Program
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Find out why sheep seem to be so negative about everything.., baaah!  But more importantly, find out how sheep have been so valuable to people, from dairy products, to wool and meat.  Herd your flock into the barn to find out more about these wooly creatures.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
Studio Go Art Truck
Studio Go Mobile Art Truck

Studio Go Mobile Art Truck

Studio Go Art Truck
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Cleveland Museum of Art’s mobile art studio, Studio Go, delivers hands-on art experiences to neighborhoods across Northeast Ohio. People of all ages can participate in art-making and art exploration activities that will spark curiosity and create deeper connections to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s world renowned collection. Studio Go will tour communities across the region May–October 2017.
 

Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:15pm to 1:00pm
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Drew Murray is a magician, creator, artist and more. He has been wowing audiences since he was just 6 years old. After seeing a magician at a summer festival, he has turned an after school hobby into a successful business.

At 10 years old he began performing for small events at churches, libraries and family parties. During grade school he was known as the “magic guy” constantly amazing his peers with magic in talent shows and school functions.

Fast forwarding to today, Drew’s career has skyrocketed and his talents have enabled him to acquire an impressive client list ranging from professional sports teams such as The Cleveland Indians and The Cleveland Browns to some of the nations most recognized corporations such as Progressive, L’OREAL and Macy’s.

Now Drew performs non-stop with more than 250 performances each year ranging from private parties and festivals to large corporate functions, Drew is considered to be one of the busiest and most in demand magicians in his area.

In his spare time, he enjoys creating art in other mediums such as photography and painting, as well as building large illusions for other magicians around the globe.

He looks forward to each and every performance and hopes that the audience can not only enjoy the magic on an unimaginable level but to also be inspired to go after their own goals and aspirations just as he has done.

Drew graduated from Ohio State in fall of 2014 and will continue to live his dream of being a professional magician.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 12:15pm to 1:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
1:00pm
Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Learn to Hula Hoop

Learn to Hula Hoop

Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Various representatives from Hoopernova will be on hand all week, teaching Hula Hoop technique before their performances, including night glow hooping shows.  Fortunately, two of the best hoopers in the world are from the Cleveland area: Stee Bax and Angelina Rose (performing in the video below).  You will be amazed what each can do with a hula hoop. 

Stee Bax is based out of Solon, Ohio, she has performed at professional sporting events, live concerts, conventions, in music videos, photo shoots, and more. She performs single hoop dances with fire, LED, and day-taped hoops. Additionally, Stee Bax hosts fitness demonstrations on Hula Hooping, so if you're looking for a good way to work off those elephant ears, look no further.  

Angelina Rose has spread her own unique combination of dance and light painting throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond. In between her world travels, she teaches children of all ages Hoop Dance at a local Parma studio. Find out more at the Hula Hoop lessons that will be at the Cuyahoga County fair this year!

Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Duck Brand Duck Tape
Duck Tape Crafts - Free for all Guests!

Duck Tape Crafts - Free for all Guests!

Duck Brand Duck Tape
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Between 1pm and 4pm from Tuesday, August 8th - Sunday, August 13th, Duck Tape® Brand Duct Tape will be on hand in the Home & Hobby building for Make & Take sessions. There fair-goers can call upon the expertise of Duck Tape's® resident artist for help in crafting miscellaneous items out of Duck Tape®. If you question what a little creativity and a few rolls of tape can create, check out this article on Duck Tape's® Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest, where entrants fashion their prom wardrobe out of Duck Tape®—pretty impressive stuff!

Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
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.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
Live Home & Hobby Demonstrations
Arts & Craft Demonstrations
Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom
Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom Lego® & Train Exhibit

Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom Lego® & Train Exhibit

Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

Members of NEOLUG will present their fantastic LEGO® brick creations ranging from models of existing items to the realms of fantasy and imagination.  There will also be a LEGO® train layout with running trains and a six foot tall skyscraper!

NEOLUG Info:

| NE – oh – lug| noun.  A group of adult hobbyists sharing and celebrating their passion for building with interlocking plastic bricks… specifically LEGO® brand bricks.

NEOLUG was formed in 2010 as a group of adult hobbyists sharing their passion for building with LEGO® in the North Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania region to interact and share their love of LEGO® bricks with others. We currently have about 30 members that build just about any theme and come together for events and other displays. We can do art shows, sci-fi, train, city, and just about any other type of event. You can see our range by looking through past events. Not being restricted as a club to one theme allows us to have more members with different types of Lego® creations.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
Sports Simulator
Sports Simulator

Sports Simulator

Sports Simulator
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Category: 

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.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Commercial Building
 
Spin Art Pennant
Create a FREE Spin Art Pennant!
Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Rabbit Evaluations, Costume Contest & Showmanship
Rabbit Costume Contest

Rabbit Costume Contest

Rabbit Evaluations, Costume Contest & Showmanship
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

With floppy ears, twitchy noses, cotton tails, and fur soft as angel feathers, who doesn't love a bunny?  No one, that's who.  And they're even cuter all dolled up for the costume contest, which is not to be missed.  Afterwards, pay a visit to our Rabbit Barn, where you may even get to pet a rabbit.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
1:30pm
Magician Drew Murray
Learn Magic Tricks
Thu, August 10, 2017, 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
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.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Route 42 Dance Academy
Route 42 Dance Academy

Route 42 Dance Academy

Route 42 Dance Academy
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Event Category: 

Route 42 Dance Academy offers Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, Musical Theatre, Boys Tap, Boys Hip Hop, Adult Classes, and Zumba Fitness. You can visit their new studio in the unique Greenbriar Mall in Parma Heights Ohio (6285 Pearl Road)!

Thu, August 10, 2017, 2:15pm to 2:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
2:30pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Thu, August 10, 2017, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Magician Drew Murray
Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Drew Murray is a magician, creator, artist and more. He has been wowing audiences since he was just 6 years old. After seeing a magician at a summer festival, he has turned an after school hobby into a successful business.

At 10 years old he began performing for small events at churches, libraries and family parties. During grade school he was known as the “magic guy” constantly amazing his peers with magic in talent shows and school functions.

Fast forwarding to today, Drew’s career has skyrocketed and his talents have enabled him to acquire an impressive client list ranging from professional sports teams such as The Cleveland Indians and The Cleveland Browns to some of the nations most recognized corporations such as Progressive, L’OREAL and Macy’s.

Now Drew performs non-stop with more than 250 performances each year ranging from private parties and festivals to large corporate functions, Drew is considered to be one of the busiest and most in demand magicians in his area.

In his spare time, he enjoys creating art in other mediums such as photography and painting, as well as building large illusions for other magicians around the globe.

He looks forward to each and every performance and hopes that the audience can not only enjoy the magic on an unimaginable level but to also be inspired to go after their own goals and aspirations just as he has done.

Drew graduated from Ohio State in fall of 2014 and will continue to live his dream of being a professional magician.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
3:00pm
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.

Thu, August 10, 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. 

Thu, August 10, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
4:00pm
Amethyst Violin Duo
Amethyst Violin Duo
Thu, August 10, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
DD & the Knockers
DD & the Knockers

DD & the Knockers

DD & the Knockers
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

Surf Rock, Blues

This rock quartet pays homage to  classic rock  artists who paved the way with raw vocals, guitar finesse, deep bass, and crashing hard hitting percussion. Rock blocks within the sets celebrate Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fleetwood Mac, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The sets are also laced with  “music smash-ups” ,  tunes that you know and love from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, with a splash of current rock too!

Kris DD Diehl – Vocals and Ryhthmn
KB Spork – Guitar and Vocals
Dave Kasl – Bass and Vocals
Scotty V. - Percussion

 

Thu, August 10, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
4:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
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Wade Henry hails from a long line of freedom-fighting Irish settlers who homesteaded in Manitoba in the 1700's and 1800's. It was in this Canadian West that Wade started training for his life as a performing artist.

Wade's inclination towards danger became apparent when, as a toddler, he was found riding bareback on his grandmother's german shephard.

Not long after the family's move to Pocatello, Idaho, Wade's father—perhaps to spare area canines—gave him a pony for Chistmas. His trusty steed at the ready, Wade adopted a "Cowboy Spirit," which he describes as: "...a certain attitude that most ideally fits the American man. It includes integrity, honesty and courage...along with a high esteem for family, a need for personal liberty, a spiritual element, and of course, a sense of humor. Further, the cowboy is a bit of a show-off. He values his own unique skills and abilities, and enjoys testing and improving them—whether in front of a rodeo crowd, or many miles from town as the sun sets."

Something of a nomad, Wade returned to Canada and spent long, frigid winters as a hockey goalie in the Great Lakes region of SW Ontario. His coach had him throw rubber balls around to improve his reflexes. Soon a professional juggler was born.

Honors Business Degree in hand, and now in his early twenties, Wade took an unconventional turn and decided to travel the world on a shoestring. For a time, he settled into working a farm in New Zealand. Calling home, he informed his parents that after years of academic toil and preparation for the corporate world, he had decided to return to the land - like a true Henry.

After the harvest, Wade continued his travels for another year—through Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and China and back to Canada. Necessity being the mother of invention, he funded these travels as a world-class street performer, delivering shows on streets, town squares and harborfront areas of various Australian and Canadian cities.

Wade's travels as a performer are partially documented in his popular adventure novel "The Greatest Finale".

Wade spent the next several years developing and polishing his skills as a performing artist. He is an accomplished juggler, unicyclist, ropewalker, fire eater, equilibriast, magician, speaker and comic. His most important and useful skill, however, may be his ability to handle people and audiences.

Given Wade's affinity for the land, he is naturally at home at county fairs, which serve to celebrate farming and agriculture. For Wade, these fairs are peopled by folks who understand the value of humor and a little high-spirited showing-off. Wade has performed over 6,000 shows and continues his prolific career at this year's Cuyahoga County Fair.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Watermelon Eating Contest
Youth Watermelon Eating Contest

Youth Watermelon Eating Contest

Watermelon Eating Contest
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Category: 

Nothing refreshes on a hot summer day like burying your head in a watermelon wedge.  Win or lose, you get a tasty treat, so if you're feeling hungry and like a challenge, take part in our Watermelon Eating Contest!

Thursday (youth) – 4:30 p.m.
Age 5 to 7 years – First Place Trophy
Age 8 to 13 years – First Place Trophy
Age 14 to 19 years – First Place Trophy
(Limited to 15 contestants in each age division)

Thu, August 10, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
5:00pm
Trivia Time - "Sports Trivia"
Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Jungle Bob Tuma
Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
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. 

Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Beef Judging
Dairy Cattle Judging

Dairy Cattle Judging

Beef Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

They aren't booing, they're saying "Moo!"  Come watch these hefty heifers strut their stuff.  Those who don't win, place or show will definitely have a beef with the judges, but that's to be expected.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
Hoopernova Hula Hoop Show
Hula Hoop Show

Hula Hoop Show

Hoopernova Hula Hoop Show
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Various representatives from Hoopernova will be on hand all week, teaching Hula Hoop technique before their performances, including night glow hooping shows.  Fortunately, two of the best hoopers in the world are from the Cleveland area: Stee Bax and Angelina Rose (performing in the video below).  You will be amazed what each can do with a hula hoop. 

Stee Bax is based out of Solon, Ohio, she has performed at professional sporting events, live concerts, conventions, in music videos, photo shoots, and more. She performs single hoop dances with fire, LED, and day-taped hoops. Additionally, Stee Bax hosts fitness demonstrations on Hula Hooping, so if you're looking for a good way to work off those elephant ears, look no further.  

Angelina Rose has spread her own unique combination of dance and light painting throughout the Great Lakes region and beyond. In between her world travels, she teaches children of all ages Hoop Dance at a local Parma studio. Find out more at the Hula Hoop lessons that will be at the Cuyahoga County fair this year!

Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
5:30pm
Oldies Salute with Brian Brenner
Oldies Salute Stage Show with Brian Brenner

Oldies Salute Stage Show with Brian Brenner

Oldies Salute with Brian Brenner
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Event Category: 

While Brian has thrilled audiences nationwide with his electrifying salute to the King of Rock & Roll, he has also been called upon to reproduce the works of other notable celebrities, from Las Vegas crooners like Wayne Newton, to country stars.  In this Oldies Salute, Brian Brenner will amaze you with his virtuosity while bringing back to life some of your favorite tunes from days gone by.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
6:00pm
The Project
Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Adult Watermelon Eating Contest
Adult Watermelon Eating Contest

Adult Watermelon Eating Contest

Adult Watermelon Eating Contest
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Category: 

Nothing refreshes on a hot summer day like burying your head in a watermelon wedge.  Win or lose, you get a tasty treat, so if you're feeling hungry and like a challenge, take part in our Watermelon Eating Contest!

Thursday (adult) - 6:00 p.m.
Age 20 and up – First Place Trophy
(Limited to 10 contestants per contest)

Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
Honey Extraction
Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction
Event Date: 
Tue, August 8, 2017, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

So what's all the buzz about?  Well, bees of course.  The oft under-appreciated honey bee is responsible for pollinating much of the world's agriculture.  They also produce honey... a favorite of both bears and people.  Given their declining populations due to disease, lack of diet diversity, pesticides and other factors, honey bees have been in the news over the past decade, which makes it more important than ever for bee-keepers around the world to help reinvigorate the honey bee population.  Needless to say, if there were no honey bees, we would all feel the sting.  So come check out our hive and learn how honey is extracted from honey combs.  You can even buy some of the honey produced on the fairgrounds--a sweet treat to help support our resident bee-keepers!

Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
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
Stage: 
Event Category: 

"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.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team
Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team

Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team

Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team is an energetic and exciting group of performers with unbelievable abilities and a relentless desire to WOW the fans!

Thu, August 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
7:00pm
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

Elvis Presley is more popular today than at any time in history. In the world of entertainment, Brian Brenner stands alone as the most authentic and exciting Elvis stylist in the business.

For over 15 years, Brian has thrilled audiences nationwide with his electrifying salute to the King of Rock & Roll. Brian is careful to portray Elvis in a manner that is dignified, respectful and historically accurate, paying strict attention to every detail. The result is as amazing as the image and illusion of Elvis comes alive in the most genuine creation ever staged!

Brian is an accomplished performer who has performed at venues across the country. From showrooms, corporate events, fairs, festivals, car shows and private events, Brian brings audiences a newfound sense of appreciation of Elvis' music. His carefully crafted tribute reminds us of why Elvis is America's best-loved icon.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Family Dance Party
Family Dance Party
Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
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.

Thu, August 10, 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.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
4-H Animal Science Showmanship Sweepstakes
4-H Dairy Commodity Carnival
Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
7:30pm
Monster Truck Racing League
Monster Truck Racing League

Monster Truck Racing League

Monster Truck Racing League
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 
Tickets: $7 (Ticket price does not include the $8/person Fair Admission fee, which must be paid separately)

Every Monster Truck Racing League event features only national recognized, high flying, fan favorite monster trucks that will have fans on the edge of there seats!  .. Biggest names in monster trucks

Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
SPAM Judging
SPAM Judging

SPAM Judging

SPAM Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Category: 

Judged on taste, originality and presentation, up to 10 ingredients are allowed, as long as one of them is SPAM.  From casseroles to spushi (SPAM sushi), you'll be amazed what gourmet delicacies can be derived, if you have a can of SPAM and a dream.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
Modern Western Square Dancing
Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Swing your partner... and promenade. Square dancing is as American as apple pie, so pull on your boots and get ready to do-si-do with our square dancing afficionados.  Beginners are welcome, so don't be shy. 

Thu, August 10, 2017, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
8:00pm
Garden City Blues Band
Thu, August 10, 2017, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
8:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
Event Category: 

Wade Henry hails from a long line of freedom-fighting Irish settlers who homesteaded in Manitoba in the 1700's and 1800's. It was in this Canadian West that Wade started training for his life as a performing artist.

Wade's inclination towards danger became apparent when, as a toddler, he was found riding bareback on his grandmother's german shephard.

Not long after the family's move to Pocatello, Idaho, Wade's father—perhaps to spare area canines—gave him a pony for Chistmas. His trusty steed at the ready, Wade adopted a "Cowboy Spirit," which he describes as: "...a certain attitude that most ideally fits the American man. It includes integrity, honesty and courage...along with a high esteem for family, a need for personal liberty, a spiritual element, and of course, a sense of humor. Further, the cowboy is a bit of a show-off. He values his own unique skills and abilities, and enjoys testing and improving them—whether in front of a rodeo crowd, or many miles from town as the sun sets."

Something of a nomad, Wade returned to Canada and spent long, frigid winters as a hockey goalie in the Great Lakes region of SW Ontario. His coach had him throw rubber balls around to improve his reflexes. Soon a professional juggler was born.

Honors Business Degree in hand, and now in his early twenties, Wade took an unconventional turn and decided to travel the world on a shoestring. For a time, he settled into working a farm in New Zealand. Calling home, he informed his parents that after years of academic toil and preparation for the corporate world, he had decided to return to the land - like a true Henry.

After the harvest, Wade continued his travels for another year—through Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and China and back to Canada. Necessity being the mother of invention, he funded these travels as a world-class street performer, delivering shows on streets, town squares and harborfront areas of various Australian and Canadian cities.

Wade's travels as a performer are partially documented in his popular adventure novel "The Greatest Finale".

Wade spent the next several years developing and polishing his skills as a performing artist. He is an accomplished juggler, unicyclist, ropewalker, fire eater, equilibriast, magician, speaker and comic. His most important and useful skill, however, may be his ability to handle people and audiences.

Given Wade's affinity for the land, he is naturally at home at county fairs, which serve to celebrate farming and agriculture. For Wade, these fairs are peopled by folks who understand the value of humor and a little high-spirited showing-off. Wade has performed over 6,000 shows and continues his prolific career at this year's Cuyahoga County Fair.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
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. 

Thu, August 10, 2017, 9:00pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
9:30pm
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017, 9:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Professor Bubblemaker's Marvelous Medicine Show combines the elements of magic, mentalism, comedy, history, a flea circus and of course lots of bubbles. Available in a purely entertainment show and an educational show which includes more historical information.

Professor Bubblemaker's Beautiful Bubble Ballet  features bubbles of all sizes and bubble sculptures such as caterpillars, carousels, square bubbles, snowmen and even a bubble snowglobe as well as giant bubbles and tiny bubbles and bubble snakes that flow gracefully under colored lights choreographed to music.

Professor Phineas's Hypnotic Adventures are hypnosis shows unlike any that you have seen before Whether a standard comedy hypnosis show, strolling "street hypnosis" or a hypnotic adventure in which the hypnotized volunteers become the stars of a funny adventure, the audience and volunteers are entertained and delighted with the power of their own minds.

Professor Bubblemaker's Festival Bubbles is a freeform demostration of bubble art at it's interactive best! You still get bubbles of all sizes and shapes, as well as the bubble sculptures, but as the weather changes it allows different tricks to be done and the audience is encouraged to chase, pop or play with the bubbles.

Colonel Bubblemaker's Fantastic Flea Circus is  a complete circus complete with a grand parade, tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, a death defying high dive as well as a "human cannonball" and other acts, all contained within a suitcase. The performers in this amazing circus are tiny trained fleas. We even have the worlds strongest flea Hugo and an equestrian team of fleas riding on gnats.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 9:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 9:30pm to 10:15pm
Event Category: 

Drew Murray is a magician, creator, artist and more. He has been wowing audiences since he was just 6 years old. After seeing a magician at a summer festival, he has turned an after school hobby into a successful business.

At 10 years old he began performing for small events at churches, libraries and family parties. During grade school he was known as the “magic guy” constantly amazing his peers with magic in talent shows and school functions.

Fast forwarding to today, Drew’s career has skyrocketed and his talents have enabled him to acquire an impressive client list ranging from professional sports teams such as The Cleveland Indians and The Cleveland Browns to some of the nations most recognized corporations such as Progressive, L’OREAL and Macy’s.

Now Drew performs non-stop with more than 250 performances each year ranging from private parties and festivals to large corporate functions, Drew is considered to be one of the busiest and most in demand magicians in his area.

In his spare time, he enjoys creating art in other mediums such as photography and painting, as well as building large illusions for other magicians around the globe.

He looks forward to each and every performance and hopes that the audience can not only enjoy the magic on an unimaginable level but to also be inspired to go after their own goals and aspirations just as he has done.

Drew graduated from Ohio State in fall of 2014 and will continue to live his dream of being a professional magician.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 9:30pm to 10:15pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
10:30pm
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017, 10:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Professor Bubblemaker's Marvelous Medicine Show combines the elements of magic, mentalism, comedy, history, a flea circus and of course lots of bubbles. Available in a purely entertainment show and an educational show which includes more historical information.

Professor Bubblemaker's Beautiful Bubble Ballet  features bubbles of all sizes and bubble sculptures such as caterpillars, carousels, square bubbles, snowmen and even a bubble snowglobe as well as giant bubbles and tiny bubbles and bubble snakes that flow gracefully under colored lights choreographed to music.

Professor Phineas's Hypnotic Adventures are hypnosis shows unlike any that you have seen before Whether a standard comedy hypnosis show, strolling "street hypnosis" or a hypnotic adventure in which the hypnotized volunteers become the stars of a funny adventure, the audience and volunteers are entertained and delighted with the power of their own minds.

Professor Bubblemaker's Festival Bubbles is a freeform demostration of bubble art at it's interactive best! You still get bubbles of all sizes and shapes, as well as the bubble sculptures, but as the weather changes it allows different tricks to be done and the audience is encouraged to chase, pop or play with the bubbles.

Colonel Bubblemaker's Fantastic Flea Circus is  a complete circus complete with a grand parade, tightrope walkers, trapeze artists, a death defying high dive as well as a "human cannonball" and other acts, all contained within a suitcase. The performers in this amazing circus are tiny trained fleas. We even have the worlds strongest flea Hugo and an equestrian team of fleas riding on gnats.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:30pm to 11:00pm
Event Category: 

Wade Henry hails from a long line of freedom-fighting Irish settlers who homesteaded in Manitoba in the 1700's and 1800's. It was in this Canadian West that Wade started training for his life as a performing artist.

Wade's inclination towards danger became apparent when, as a toddler, he was found riding bareback on his grandmother's german shephard.

Not long after the family's move to Pocatello, Idaho, Wade's father—perhaps to spare area canines—gave him a pony for Chistmas. His trusty steed at the ready, Wade adopted a "Cowboy Spirit," which he describes as: "...a certain attitude that most ideally fits the American man. It includes integrity, honesty and courage...along with a high esteem for family, a need for personal liberty, a spiritual element, and of course, a sense of humor. Further, the cowboy is a bit of a show-off. He values his own unique skills and abilities, and enjoys testing and improving them—whether in front of a rodeo crowd, or many miles from town as the sun sets."

Something of a nomad, Wade returned to Canada and spent long, frigid winters as a hockey goalie in the Great Lakes region of SW Ontario. His coach had him throw rubber balls around to improve his reflexes. Soon a professional juggler was born.

Honors Business Degree in hand, and now in his early twenties, Wade took an unconventional turn and decided to travel the world on a shoestring. For a time, he settled into working a farm in New Zealand. Calling home, he informed his parents that after years of academic toil and preparation for the corporate world, he had decided to return to the land - like a true Henry.

After the harvest, Wade continued his travels for another year—through Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and China and back to Canada. Necessity being the mother of invention, he funded these travels as a world-class street performer, delivering shows on streets, town squares and harborfront areas of various Australian and Canadian cities.

Wade's travels as a performer are partially documented in his popular adventure novel "The Greatest Finale".

Wade spent the next several years developing and polishing his skills as a performing artist. He is an accomplished juggler, unicyclist, ropewalker, fire eater, equilibriast, magician, speaker and comic. His most important and useful skill, however, may be his ability to handle people and audiences.

Given Wade's affinity for the land, he is naturally at home at county fairs, which serve to celebrate farming and agriculture. For Wade, these fairs are peopled by folks who understand the value of humor and a little high-spirited showing-off. Wade has performed over 6,000 shows and continues his prolific career at this year's Cuyahoga County Fair.

Thu, August 10, 2017, 10:30pm to 11:00pm
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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