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Sunday, August 13, 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.

Sun, August 13, 2017 (All day) Sustainability Center
 
Milking Cow

Milking Cow

Milking Cow
Event Date: 
Mon, August 7, 2017 (All day)
Event Category: 

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.

Sun, August 13, 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!

Sun, August 13, 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)
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.

Sun, August 13, 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.

Sun, August 13, 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. 

Sun, August 13, 2017 (All day) Sheep Barn
 
12:30pm
4-H Horse Expo
4-H Horse Expo
Sun, August 13, 2017, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
1:00pm
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
Stage: 
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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!

Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
Magician Drew Murray
Learn Magic Tricks
Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Trivia Time - "Name that Tune"
Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
DiDi Franklyn
DiDi Franklyn

DiDi Franklyn

DiDi Franklyn
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Category: 

DiDi Franklyn is a seasoned vocalist and has been in the business of music for over 40 years. Along with her 6 piece band, she sings everything from the blues, to easy listening jazz and top 40 dance music. She has appeared on the Fox 8 morning show, and opened for the Temptations at Cleveland Rib off 2007-2008. She also has available a CD, produced by Travis "Moon Child" Haddix, entitled, I'll Be A Fool For You.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Live Home & Hobby Demonstrations
Arts & Craft Demonstrations
Sun, August 13, 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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
Sports Simulator
Sports Simulator

Sports Simulator

Sports Simulator
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Commercial Building
 
Spin Art Pennant
Create a FREE Spin Art Pennant!
Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
1:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:30pm to 2:00pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
2:00pm
Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Learn to Hula Hoop

Learn to Hula Hoop

Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Event Date: 
Fri, August 11, 2017, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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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!

Sun, August 13, 2017, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
3:00pm
Demolition Derby
Demo Derby Qualifiers Round 2

Demo Derby Qualifiers Round 2

Demolition Derby
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

For Rules & Entry Forms, visit our Motor Sports Page.

 


 

DEMOLITION DERBY ROUND TWO QUALIFIER

With FEATURED EVENTS FIGURE 8 RACING (Adult) & POWER WHEELS DERBY (Ages 4-9)

When: Sun, Aug 13th at 3:00PM
Tickets: $8 (Tickets available at the Grandstand box office. Ticket price does NOT include regular Fair Gate admission of $8, which must be paid separately)

 

TUFF TRUCKS

In this competition stock and modified pro trucks will race in a series of events, including an obstacle course, mud bog, and free style.

 

POWER WHEELS DERBY

Power Wheels Derby_0.jpgAnd you thought bumper cars were fun?  Hey Mom & Dad... CHARGE THOSE BATTERIES!  Kids ages 4-9 can get their first derby experience in their 6/12 volt power wheels.  All participants receive a trophy and both the child and one parent gain free admittance to the fair with their entry.  A pretty good deal, and a great chance for your kids to show off their skills behind the wheel!

 

Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Trivia Time - "Animal Trivia"
Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Sam Hooper Group
Sam Hooper Group

Sam Hooper Group

Sam Hooper Group
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Category: 

The Sam Hooper Group are:
Sam Hooper – Guitar & Vocals
David Green – Percussion
Derrick James – Bass
Jefferson Rice – Sax & Keyboard

Sam Hooper is a captivating American musician from Cleveland, Ohio. His alluring blend of blues, rock and funk has thrilled audiences in China, Switzerland, Finland, Japan and the USA. His soulful vocals have been compared to Otis Redding and Robert Cray, while critics have likened his blistering guitar playing to Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.

With four CDs released on the FBJoy Records label, Hooper’s songs have been heard by millions on the hot daytime TV dramas “All My Children” and “The Young & The Restless.”

Hooper has just finished recording a new EP, “Sam Hooper & Mike Null – HOODOO BLUES.” The EP features a new song by Hooper and fresh treatments of four blues classics, including Junior Wells’ “Hoodoo Man Blues.” Hooper & Null met in China in 2010 when Hooper was a special guest and Null led the house band celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Shanghai’s legendary House of Blues & Jazz. A perennial crowd favorite, Sam Hooper Group has performed over 300 shows at the venue. Watch for HOODOO BLUES in June of 2015.

Sam Hooper Group has opened for American blues guitar greats Ronnie Earl and Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and for England’s #1 blues guitarist, Matt Schofield. The group has also showcased at New York’s Soul of the Blues Festival and Alabama’s W. C. Handy Music Festival. Sam Hooper Group was a finalist in Boston’s “Battle of the Blues Bands.” Hooper toured as a featured performer in Chinese recording artist, Zhu Ming Ying’s “Dream of an Artist” tour, playing in front of over 84,000 people in 14 cities. In 2009, Hooper was the Winner of Guitar Center’s King of the Blues, Cerritos, CA Store Finals.

A documentary of Hooper’s musical journey was produced by a Boston area Cable TV provider and can now be enjoyed on youtube.com.

Watch for Sam Hooper Group performing live and for their recently released EP,

“Sam Hooper & Mike Null – HOODOO BLUES!”

“a soulful singer…fiery, virtuoso guitar” – Joel Simches, The Noise

Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
Magician Drew Murray
Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
4-H Animal Science Showmanship Sweepstakes
4-H Dairy Commodity Carnival
Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
3:30pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
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: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
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. 

Sun, August 13, 2017, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
4:30pm
Trivia Time - "Cleveland Trivia"
Sun, August 13, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band
Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band

Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band

Gaetano's Underworld Blues Band
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

Gaetano Letizia – Guitarist, Song Writer, Vocalist
Gaetano, also known as Tom, was born in Cleveland in 1951. He began performing his own blues shows at the age of 16. One of his first stage appearances was with the James Gang, sitting in for Joe Walsh at his Alma Mater, Kent State in 1970. Since then, he’s performed all over the U.S. along with Europe and Asia.

Early performances with June Core of Robert Jr. Lockwood’s band, gave Gaetano a strong blues foundation based on B.B. King, Albert King, Muddy Waters and all the great blues patriarchs.
Producer of ten blues and jazz guitar CD’s, Gaetano has received stellar reviews in Downbeat, Guitar Player and many national/international publication and his music has been played on radio stations in every state as well as most foreign countries.

The Underworld Band is Gaetano’s blues trio formed in 2010 and now beginning to tour the U.S. with plans for European and Asian tours in the works. The band won the Cleveland Blues Society’s 2014 Memphis Challenge and did four great shows in Memphis. The Underworld Band plays creative blues shows that audiences love and will remember. The band has two excellent CD’s, Voodoo Doll & Other Blues Lessons (2014) and Resurrection (2016).

Described as “a guitarist’s guitarist” and a “virtuoso” by music critics, Gaetano’s music stays true to the roots of blues while advancing the standard blues forms to delight the listener. “A new take on the blues” describes Gaetano’s treatment of modern blues problems in our lives now that we’re far from sharecropping in Mississippi. With blazing electric solos, red hot slide playing and nylon string guitar, listeners will be treated to a fun style of blues rock combined with funk and R&B that grooves and makes you move. The guitar playing is top shelf and the performances are high energy, audience oriented fun.

Michael D’Elia – Drummer, Vocalist
Born in Canton, Ohio in 1953, Mike started playing drums professionally at the age of 8and toured nationally with various groups in his teens. Mike is the “go to” drummer for almost all the Cleveland based groups not only because he is a dynamic vocalist, but because he is a great drummer whose powerful groove and solos drive audiences wild. Known affectionately as “Daddy Sweet Roll”, Mike is loved by his thousands of music fans and everyone who meets this great lifetime blues rock musician.

Lenny Gray – Bassist
A Cleveland native born in 1950, Lenny started playing drums at 10 years old and switched to bass to play in R&B bands in 1966. Nephew of Slide Hampton, Lenny’s family is loaded with professional musicians, family reunions are big jam sessions. Lenny’s style is based in blues and jazz, heavy on the groove side. A Victor Wooten student and disciple, Lenny pops with the best and swings with all the rest. 

Sun, August 13, 2017, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
5:00pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Sun, August 13, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
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: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
5:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Stage: 
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
6:00pm
The Blues DeVille Band
The Blues DeVille Band

The Blues DeVille Band

The Blues DeVille Band
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

BRING YOUR DANCE SHOES!
American Roots, Blues, Old R@B, Swing, & Country

BluesDeville are:
"The Doughboy" Denny Mangan – Vocals, Harp, Accordian
Laura Lee – Vocals
Bobby Hoffmann – Guitar & Vocals
Jim Flynn – Electric Bass
Jack Flynn – Drums

The Blues DeVille Band has been a part of the Northeast Ohio music scene for over 20 years. Dedicated to playing what we call "American Roots Music". Blues, Swing, Old Soul, even a little Zydeco. The Music from New Orleans to Chicago and all the Juke Joints in between. A thousand gigs and two CD'd later we are still having a blast and making "good time" music.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
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. 

Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Trivia Time - "Elvis Trivia"
Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:15pm to 6:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
6:30pm
Hoopernova Hula Hoop Show
Hula Hoop Show

Hula Hoop Show

Hoopernova Hula Hoop Show
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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!

Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:45pm to 7:45pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 6:45pm to 7:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
7:00pm
Demolition Derby Final
Demo Derby Final
Sun, August 13, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
7:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
Stage: 
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
8:00pm
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: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
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. 

Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:00pm to 8:45pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:00pm to 8:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
8:30pm
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Glow Hooping
Glow & Fire Hooping

Glow & Fire Hooping

Glow Hooping
Event Date: 
Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:30pm to 10:00pm
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!

Sun, August 13, 2017, 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
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.

Sun, August 13, 2017, 9:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
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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