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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Milking Cow

Milking Cow

Milking Cow
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018 (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.

Wed, August 8, 2018 (All day) Commercial Building
 
Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Carl Jara
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018 (All day)
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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!

Wed, August 8, 2018 (All day) Floral Building
 
Vintage Alpacas

Vintage Alpacas

Vintage Alpacas
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018 (All day)
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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. 

Wed, August 8, 2018 (All day) Sheep Barn
 
9:00am
Poultry Evaluations
Poultry Evaluations

Poultry Evaluations

Poultry Evaluations
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Cluck-cluck, gobble-gobble, cockadoodle-doo!  Feathers will fly, as chickens, turkeys, geese and more will compete to establish a literal pecking order.  Come see who wins the blue ribbon and emerges as the true cock of the walk.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
10:00am
Junior Fair Creative Writing/Drawing Contest
Junior Fair Creative Writing/Drawing Contest
Wed, August 8, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
12:00pm
Sheep Judging
Sheep Judging

Sheep Judging

Sheep Judging
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Feeling sheepish?  Well, you'll be in good company, but bear in mind, if you wear a wool sweater, you may be judged.  While their fleece may not be "white as snow," watching these ornery little lambs is shear fun.  Just don't ask what they think of Christmas.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
Harness Racing

Harness Racing

Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 12:15pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

More Info: Click here

Come on out for Harness Racing at the Cuyahoga County Fair on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018.  Pick a pony, then pony up for some parimutuel betting. There will be at least 16 races, with over 79 horses, and even a limited number of stick pony races for the kids.  So long as the track is safe for racing, this is a rain or shine event and features more than $75,000 in potential purse winnings!

Wed, August 8, 2018, 12:15pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
1:00pm
Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Learn to Hula Hoop

Learn to Hula Hoop

Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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!

Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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 7, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Between 1pm and 4pm from Tuesday, August 7th - Sunday, August 12th, 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!

Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Since 1917, Cleveland Metroparks has been committed to a mission of conservation, education and recreation. As Cleveland Metroparks looks ahead to the next 100 years of growth and beyond, it guides itself by Cleveland Metroparks 2020: The Emerald Necklace Centennial Plan. The plan is based on five strategic goals - Protection, Relevancy, Connections, Come Out and Play and Organizational Sustainability.

Featuring 18 reservations spanning more than 23,000 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks and a nationally-acclaimed zoo, The Cleveland Metroparks is a regional treasure like no other in NE Ohio.

Representatives from the Metroparks will give a series of educational talks throughout Fair week on a range of subjects in keeping with their mission.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
1:30pm
Route 42 Dance Academy
Route 42 Dance Academy

Route 42 Dance Academy

Route 42 Dance Academy
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:45pm to 2:15pm
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)!

Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:45pm to 2:15pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
2:00pm
Sea Lion Splash
Sea Lion Splash Show

Sea Lion Splash Show

Sea Lion Splash
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Sea Lion Splash is a unique show that will have crowds cheering and laughing. The show is an educational show with a Splash. The sea lions will amaze the crowd as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands, and show their pretty smiles. This is the only show in the U.S. to feature both California and South American sea lions.

The idea of the sea lion show originated when Squalus started taking in beached sea lions who were unable to be returned to the wild due to age, injuries or the inability to provide food for themselves. Squalus provides a permanent home for these sea lions for the rest of their lives. This show is the only traveling sea lion show in the United States. Squalus, Inc. ensures that the sea lions have more square footage of water per animal in the show than most sea lions have in zoos. The animals' welfare and comfort is always placed first. Their transportation was designed specifically for the maximum comfort of the sea lions.

Squalus, Inc. is fully licensed by three federal agencies:

  • National Marine Fisheries Department
  • Marine Mammal Protection Agency
  • USDA

Wed, August 8, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Magician Drew Murray
Learn Magic Tricks
Wed, August 8, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
2:30pm
Center Stage Dance Studio
Center Stage Dance Studio

Center Stage Dance Studio

Center Stage Dance Studio
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Category: 

Center Stage Dance Studio was founded in 1988 by owner, Sherry Federan. Center Stage consisted of only one room when it opened its doors, and through the years the business has increased to its current size. Their brand new Northfield location is 12,000 square feet, with five large dance rooms. They have a kids cafe, lounge, girls' locker room, and study room. All of their dance rooms include custom marley covered sprung floors, full-length mirrors, and the best sound systems! They are so excited to be celebrating 30 years of dance education in Northfield!

Their mission is to provide quality dance instruction to children from the community and surrounding areas. From recreational dance to serious study, correct technique is always encouraged. They believe in teaching through positive reinforcement and know that children learn best in this environment. They have a studio where dancers of any age can learn, enjoy dance, and feel part of an extended family.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
3:00pm
Trivia Time - "Animal Trivia"
Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. 

After bringing authentic freestyle to both Disney World & Universal Studios, and with clout in both the underground hip-hop & improv scenes internationally, FREE DAPS is ready to bring their brand of hilarious, impressive improv musicality to you.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Magician Drew Murray
Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:15pm to 3:45pm
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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
3:30pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Xpogo Stunt Team
Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:45pm to 4:15pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Xpogo Stunt Team is the World’s Best Extreme Pogo Demo Crew. Featuring Championship Pro Athletes flying over 10 Feet in the air on extreme pogo sticks, throwing down flips and incredible tricks, the Xpogo Stunt Team brings the sport to you.  With fans across the globe, and new followers after every show, Xpogo Stunt Team Pros are a hit everywhere, every time.

The Xpogo Stunt Team has performed over 10,000 shows in 23 countries, and holds 13 Guinness World Records.

Xpogo's Street Show made Extreme Pogo known around the globe. The world’s best Pro Athletes and Pro Pogo Sticks, with basic hand-held Props will draw in and engage crowds by performing a variety of stunts, including synchronized pogo, solo throwdowns, 7' high jump, audience interaction, athlete battle, and the world famous flip finale.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 3:45pm to 4:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
4:00pm
Joe Sasina
Joe Sasina
Wed, August 8, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
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: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
4:30pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. 

After bringing authentic freestyle to both Disney World & Universal Studios, and with clout in both the underground hip-hop & improv scenes internationally, FREE DAPS is ready to bring their brand of hilarious, impressive improv musicality to you.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
5:00pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Jungle Bob Tuma
Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
Sea Lion Splash
Sea Lion Splash Show

Sea Lion Splash Show

Sea Lion Splash
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Sea Lion Splash is a unique show that will have crowds cheering and laughing. The show is an educational show with a Splash. The sea lions will amaze the crowd as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands, and show their pretty smiles. This is the only show in the U.S. to feature both California and South American sea lions.

The idea of the sea lion show originated when Squalus started taking in beached sea lions who were unable to be returned to the wild due to age, injuries or the inability to provide food for themselves. Squalus provides a permanent home for these sea lions for the rest of their lives. This show is the only traveling sea lion show in the United States. Squalus, Inc. ensures that the sea lions have more square footage of water per animal in the show than most sea lions have in zoos. The animals' welfare and comfort is always placed first. Their transportation was designed specifically for the maximum comfort of the sea lions.

Squalus, Inc. is fully licensed by three federal agencies:

  • National Marine Fisheries Department
  • Marine Mammal Protection Agency
  • USDA

Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Ace Molar
Ace Molar

Ace Molar

Ace Molar
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

Ace Molar is a High Octane Rock-n-Blues band featuring Todd Meany (from Fox8 News in the morning) performing danceable hits from great artists like J. Geils Band, Rolling Stones, Blues Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wilson Pickett and other Artists.

Band Members
Todd Meany
Sammy Free
Jersey Mike
Ken Cali
Greg Lapsevich
Ray Varga

Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Beef Cattle Judging
Beef Cattle Show

Beef Cattle Show

Beef Cattle Judging
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
5:30pm
Trivia Time - "Kids Trivia"
Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Xpogo Stunt Team
Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Xpogo Stunt Team is the World’s Best Extreme Pogo Demo Crew. Featuring Championship Pro Athletes flying over 10 Feet in the air on extreme pogo sticks, throwing down flips and incredible tricks, the Xpogo Stunt Team brings the sport to you.  With fans across the globe, and new followers after every show, Xpogo Stunt Team Pros are a hit everywhere, every time.

The Xpogo Stunt Team has performed over 10,000 shows in 23 countries, and holds 13 Guinness World Records.

Xpogo's Street Show made Extreme Pogo known around the globe. The world’s best Pro Athletes and Pro Pogo Sticks, with basic hand-held Props will draw in and engage crowds by performing a variety of stunts, including synchronized pogo, solo throwdowns, 7' high jump, audience interaction, athlete battle, and the world famous flip finale.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
6:00pm
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Since 1917, Cleveland Metroparks has been committed to a mission of conservation, education and recreation. As Cleveland Metroparks looks ahead to the next 100 years of growth and beyond, it guides itself by Cleveland Metroparks 2020: The Emerald Necklace Centennial Plan. The plan is based on five strategic goals - Protection, Relevancy, Connections, Come Out and Play and Organizational Sustainability.

Featuring 18 reservations spanning more than 23,000 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks and a nationally-acclaimed zoo, The Cleveland Metroparks is a regional treasure like no other in NE Ohio.

Representatives from the Metroparks will give a series of educational talks throughout Fair week on a range of subjects in keeping with their mission.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Backstreet Blues Band
Backstreet Blues Band

Backstreet Blues Band

Backstreet Blues Band
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

Brantt KingBee Hamilton (Harmonica/Vocals) is a veteran of the Cleveland Blues Scene, having played  Northeast Ohio clubs, festivals and events for 30 years.  He started out at the age of 19 with Princess Ladia's Blue Knights from Chicago when they wanted an authentic amplified harmonica. He played every Sunday night in the Cleveland Flats as a featured special guest of Bill Dawg and the Extrordinaires, then fronted several of his own bands for several years.

He co-founded the KingBees, bringing a blues element into a big band sound that has been part of Cleveland culture for 25 years. Now he is returning to his roots playing footstomping, juke joint, party-and-dance-all-night blues, swing, and rockabilly.
 
Jimmy Lee (Guitar/Vocals) -- Has been fronting his own Jimmy Lee Experiment on the Cleveland scene for the last decade, while also performing solo and performing duo gigs with wife. He loves playing blues, rock, country, rockabilly, classics. His grooves are reminiscent of the great Vaughn brothers and deep blues like Jimmy Reed, with a touch of West Coast Swing and some down-home country.
 
Adriane Bennett (Bass/Vocals) is a fresh face in the Cleveland music scene, but not a newcomer. Returning after some time off, She is a regular at many jams, playing nearly every night. Her love of rockin' blues and swing music led her to a place at the heart of the Backstreet Blues Band.
 
Bubba Ruscin (Drums/Vocals) is the solid backbeat of the Backstreet Blues Band. He cut his teeth in the Travis Haddix band for two years, then on to 12 years with Frankie Starr and for the past six years has been with blues/rock outfit Mojo Honey. His ability to improvise and his bluesy, growly voice make him much more than a drummer... he makes every band better because he is part of it.
 
The four met at local gigs and jams, particularly Cleveland Blues Society events. They decided to form the Backstreet Blues Band to bring their love of blues, swing, rockabilly, and country into a houserockin', foot-stompin', juke joint-thumpin' BLUES band from the backstreets of Cleveland.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Honey Extraction
Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
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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!

Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
6:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
7:00pm
Draft Horse Pull
Wed, August 8, 2018, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Magician Drew Murray
Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
Xpogo Stunt Team
Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 7:15pm to 7:45pm
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The Xpogo Stunt Team is the World’s Best Extreme Pogo Demo Crew. Featuring Championship Pro Athletes flying over 10 Feet in the air on extreme pogo sticks, throwing down flips and incredible tricks, the Xpogo Stunt Team brings the sport to you.  With fans across the globe, and new followers after every show, Xpogo Stunt Team Pros are a hit everywhere, every time.

The Xpogo Stunt Team has performed over 10,000 shows in 23 countries, and holds 13 Guinness World Records.

Xpogo's Street Show made Extreme Pogo known around the globe. The world’s best Pro Athletes and Pro Pogo Sticks, with basic hand-held Props will draw in and engage crowds by performing a variety of stunts, including synchronized pogo, solo throwdowns, 7' high jump, audience interaction, athlete battle, and the world famous flip finale.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 7:15pm to 7:45pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
7:30pm
Sea Lion Splash
Sea Lion Splash Show

Sea Lion Splash Show

Sea Lion Splash
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
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The Sea Lion Splash is a unique show that will have crowds cheering and laughing. The show is an educational show with a Splash. The sea lions will amaze the crowd as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands, and show their pretty smiles. This is the only show in the U.S. to feature both California and South American sea lions.

The idea of the sea lion show originated when Squalus started taking in beached sea lions who were unable to be returned to the wild due to age, injuries or the inability to provide food for themselves. Squalus provides a permanent home for these sea lions for the rest of their lives. This show is the only traveling sea lion show in the United States. Squalus, Inc. ensures that the sea lions have more square footage of water per animal in the show than most sea lions have in zoos. The animals' welfare and comfort is always placed first. Their transportation was designed specifically for the maximum comfort of the sea lions.

Squalus, Inc. is fully licensed by three federal agencies:

  • National Marine Fisheries Department
  • Marine Mammal Protection Agency
  • USDA

Wed, August 8, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Modern Western Square Dancing
Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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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. 

Wed, August 8, 2018, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
8:00pm
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage: 
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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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage: 
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Since 1917, Cleveland Metroparks has been committed to a mission of conservation, education and recreation. As Cleveland Metroparks looks ahead to the next 100 years of growth and beyond, it guides itself by Cleveland Metroparks 2020: The Emerald Necklace Centennial Plan. The plan is based on five strategic goals - Protection, Relevancy, Connections, Come Out and Play and Organizational Sustainability.

Featuring 18 reservations spanning more than 23,000 acres with more than 300 miles of trails, eight golf courses, eight lakefront parks and a nationally-acclaimed zoo, The Cleveland Metroparks is a regional treasure like no other in NE Ohio.

Representatives from the Metroparks will give a series of educational talks throughout Fair week on a range of subjects in keeping with their mission.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Blue Collar Band
Blue Collar Band
Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Chardon Polka Band
Chardon Polka Band

Chardon Polka Band

Chardon Polka Band
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
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The Chardon Polka Band is known for being innovative and extremely adaptive with the ability to please almost any audience; whether it be 20-somethings at a college hang-out or the patrons of a local senior center. In their nine years together, the band has made a name for itself by adding a colorful twist to the traditional genre of the polka.

The Chardon Polka Band is not your average polka band. They are a group that brings new life and energy to this traditional music. While the group has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas, they are not afraid to bring their own tunes into the mix along with polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. The band got their start in the Cleveland music scene; playing countless area fairs, festivals, and venues. While remaining very active in Cleveland, the band can often be found taking their music on the road and performing at a variety of events across the east. From performing at an NFL game to headlining for some of the largest Oktoberfests in the nation to opening for the prestigious Cleveland Orchestra; the band loves pleasing crowds anywhere and everywhere.

The Chardon Polka Band is happy to take part in continuing the Cleveland polka tradition while adding their own unique edge and antics to the genre.

The Chardon Polka Band is nationally known in the polka circuit, traveling to Oktoberfests and polka events across the country. The group is unique in the polka world because of their youth, most of the members being in their twenties, and rock and roll attitude. While their hip take on the genre has been labeled “punk polka”, the band still knows how to please the most staunch and avid of old school polka fans. 

The band has been featured nationally on REELZ TV series, Polka Kings, NPR, Off-Beat America (HGTV), and Trip Flip (the Travel Channel), and on countless news programs across the country. 

 

Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
8:30pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:45pm to 9:15pm
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FREE DAPS is a group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a thrilling, one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. 

After bringing authentic freestyle to both Disney World & Universal Studios, and with clout in both the underground hip-hop & improv scenes internationally, FREE DAPS is ready to bring their brand of hilarious, impressive improv musicality to you.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:45pm to 9:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
9:30pm
Glow Hooping
Glow & Fire Hooping

Glow & Fire Hooping

Glow Hooping
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 9:30pm to 11:00pm
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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!

Wed, August 8, 2018, 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
10:00pm
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 10:00pm to 10:30pm
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.

Wed, August 8, 2018, 10:00pm to 10:30pm
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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