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Friday, August 11, 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.

Fri, August 11, 2017 (All day) Sustainability Center
 
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)
Event Category: 

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.

Fri, August 11, 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)
Stage: 
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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.

Fri, August 11, 2017 (All day) Picnic Pavilion
 
12:00pm
Horse Expo
4-H Large Animal Evals & Showmanship
Fri, August 11, 2017, 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
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
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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.
 

Fri, August 11, 2017, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
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
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
Live Home & Hobby Demonstrations
Arts & Craft Demonstrations
Fri, August 11, 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.

Fri, August 11, 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.

Fri, August 11, 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
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.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Spin Art Pennant
Create a FREE Spin Art Pennant!
Fri, August 11, 2017, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
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
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.

Fri, August 11, 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. 

Fri, August 11, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
4:00pm
Gundry Project Band
The Gundry Project Band

The Gundry Project Band

Gundry Project Band
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

A band of seasoned musicians who love the blues/rock and playing music live. In the band are:

  • Rob Gundry- guitar and vocals
  • Melvin Bell- guitar and vocals
  • Doyle Weber- bass guitar
  • Michael "Honeycombe" Heningham- Harp,Flute,Vocals
  • Keith Davis- drums and vocals.
Fri, August 11, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Youth Pie Eating Contest
Youth Pie Eating Contest

Youth Pie Eating Contest

Youth Pie Eating Contest
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Category: 

Some are casual pie-eaters.  They take small bites and use their fingers.  Others have turned pie eating into a "no hands" competitive art form.  Which are you?  Come watch the true pie-eating pros, or participate, if you have it in you.  Fortunately, half the calories end up on your face, so it's not as fattening as you might think, and it's definitely a whole lotta fun.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
4:30pm
Youth Pie Eating Contest
Adult Pie Eating Contest

Adult Pie Eating Contest

Youth Pie Eating Contest
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Category: 

Yes, you are an adult... yet still, deep down, your inner-infant yearns to eat like a messy baby.  Well, now's your chance.  "How do the little piggies eat, Ralphie?"  Take part in our pie-eating competition, and make Ralphie proud.  Fortunately, half the calories end up on your face, so it's not as fattening as you might think, and it's definitely a whole lotta fun.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
5:00pm
Globe of Death with the Fearless Flores Family
Flores Family Circus

Flores Family Circus

Globe of Death with the Fearless Flores Family
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
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.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
6:00pm
Bob Laeng Blues Gang
Fri, August 11, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Commercial Building
 
4-H Horse Expo
4-H Horse Expo
Fri, August 11, 2017, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
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.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
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: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
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. 

Fri, August 11, 2017, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
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.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Sheep to Shawl Demonstration
Sheep to Shawl Demonstration

Sheep to Shawl Demonstration

Sheep to Shawl Demonstration
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

From shearing to weaving, the Sheep to Shawl demonstration will show you all the work involved in making your favorite sweater.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
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.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
4-H Animal Science Showmanship Sweepstakes
4-H Dairy Commodity Carnival
Fri, August 11, 2017, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
7:30pm
Rolling Stone Rodeo
Rolling Stone Rodeo

Rolling Stone Rodeo

Rolling Stone Rodeo
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 
Tickets: $8 (Ticket price does not include the $8/person Fair Admission fee, which must be paid separately)

Rolling Stone Rodeo Co. is a rodeo production company. We produce action packed, family oriented rodeos for rodeo committees and county fair committees. We strive to produce rodeos that keep the fans on the edge of their seats; we aim to please everyone from nine to ninety. Our mission is to keep the spirit of the wild west and the legacy of the American cowboy alive today in a modern society. Our hope is to present an honest entertaining approach to showcase the skills and toughness of the iconic image of the cowboy. America holds true to it traditions of the wild west today with the sport of rodeo. And we are glad to bring the tradition to the fans.

NOTE: Fair Gate Admission prices do not include Midway Rides, Midway Ride Wristbands or Admission to most Grandstand Shows and Events unless otherwise specified. Further, while we make all provisions to provide you with accurate performance and attraction times, they are subject to change without notice.

Fri, August 11, 2017, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
8:00pm
Bob Devries Blues Band
Bob Devries Blues Band

Bob Devries Blues Band

Bob Devries Blues Band
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Event Category: 

Bob Devries Blues Band – Classic Rock and Blues
Bob DeVries – Harp
Doug Schunick – Guitar, Vocals
Ken Michael – Bass, Vocals
Gregg Kern – Drums
Jerry Kromer - Vocals

Fri, August 11, 2017, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
4-H Dog Agility Demonstration
4-H Dog Agility Demonstration

4-H Dog Agility Demonstration

4-H Dog Agility Demonstration
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Not only are dogs man's best friend, they're also pretty clever.  From slalom courses, to tunnel runs and hurdle jumping, come on over to the Cow Palace to watch these 4-H trained pups strut their stuff!

Fri, August 11, 2017, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
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. 

Fri, August 11, 2017, 9:00pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
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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