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Thursday, August 9, 2018

CHOOSE A DIFFERENT DAY: MON | TUES | WED | THURS | FRI | SAT | SUN
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All day
Wood Sculptor, Blacksmith & Pottery Demos
Thu, August 9, 2018 (All day)
Gazebo Area
 
Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018 (All day)
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A rose by any other name is still in our Floral Building, so come check out these thorny flowers all day Tuesday and see which red blooms won blue.

Thu, August 9, 2018 (All day)
Floral Building
 
Milking Cow

Milking Cow

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

Thu, August 9, 2018 (All day)
Commercial Building
 
Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Carl Jara
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018 (All day)
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Carl Jara is a lifetime resident of the greater Cleveland area. He attended high school knowing full well that he wanted to become an artist--taking and retaking every art class at school. In an act of desperation, his art teacher sent him to work with the stage crew.  There he met Tom Morrison, then a firefighter and President For life of the International Association of Sand Castle Builders. Tom took Carl under his wing, teaching him the basics of both sandsculpting and business. Carl moved on to study Fine Arts at the Myers School of Art in Akron, Ohio, studying Illustration and Graphic Design, all the while working with Tom and being introduced to a community of professional sand sculptors he never knew existed.

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

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018 (All day)
Floral Building
 
Vintage Alpacas

Vintage Alpacas

Vintage Alpacas
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018 (All day)
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Full-time alpaca breeders since 2002, Vintage Alpacas' breeding program produces show winning offspring in all colors who stand at the top of their classes. 

Thu, August 9, 2018 (All day)
Sheep Barn
 
10:00am
Pony Hitch Class Judging
Pony Hitch Class Judging
Thu, August 9, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Dairy Goat Judging
Dairy Goat Judging

Dairy Goat Judging

Dairy Goat Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Watch your shorts and camera straps.  Goats will nibble on anything.  Loved for their curiosity and mischievous playfulness, goats are also responsible for some delicious dairy products... from milk to cheeses and more.  Fun fact:  The etymology of the phrase "to get someone's goat" is purportedly derived from the practice of putting goats in the stalls of thoroughbreds to calm their nerves before a race.  A sneaky rival would "get the goat" (i.e. remove it from the stall), agitating the horse, and hurting his odds of winning. So if you've been racing around all day, and the nerves are a bit frayed, stop by the Sheep Barn and hang out with the goats for a while.  They'll be sure to make you smile.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
12:00pm
RTA Kidwatch
RTA Kidwatch Program

RTA Kidwatch Program

RTA Kidwatch
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
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On Thursday August 9, 2018, from 12pm-3pm, the Kidwatch Program will be at the County Fair. The mission of Kidwatch is to create Emergency ID cards for children of all ages.  Officers will gather personal information of children (height, weight, DOB, pictures, emergency contact info) from the parents and create an ID card to be used by the parent in case of an emergency. Officers will also interact with the children and families and develop positive relationships.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Sheep Education Program
Sheep Education Program

Sheep Education Program

Sheep Education Program
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
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Find out why sheep seem to be so negative about everything.., baaah!  But more importantly, find out how sheep have been so valuable to people, from dairy products, to wool and meat.  Herd your flock into the barn to find out more about these wooly creatures.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
12:30pm
Singing Angels
Thu, August 9, 2018, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Learn to Hula Hoop

Learn to Hula Hoop

Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 12:30pm to 3:00pm
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Event Category: 

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

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
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 7, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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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!

Thu, August 9, 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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Marc Dobson One Man Band
Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
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 9, 2018, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

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

NEOLUG Info:

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
2:00pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Magician Drew Murray
Learn Magic Tricks
Thu, August 9, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Glass Blowing Demonstration by Ryan Gothrup
Glass Blowing Demostration by Ryan Gothrup

Glass Blowing Demostration by Ryan Gothrup

Glass Blowing Demonstration by Ryan Gothrup
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Glass artist, Ryan Gothrup, has been an educator of glassblowing for over 16 years.  From youth starting at the age of 10 years old to elderly and students with learning differences, he has taught glassblowing to a wide variety of students.  After receiving his MFA, he spent six years teaching at the college level and for the past seven years has been using his mobile glass trailer to educate on location.

5-7 pieces of hand blown glass will be made daily.  Pieces will be offered for sale in The Sustainability Center.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
Make a Fair Pennant
Make a Fair Pennant!
Thu, August 9, 2018, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
3:00pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Jungle Bob Tuma
Thu, August 9, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Xpogo Stunt Team
Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Tyrone's Blues Sinsation
Tyrone's Blues Sinsation
Thu, August 9, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
4:00pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Marc Dobson One Man Band
Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Magician Drew Murray
Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
Xpogo Stunt Team
Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:15pm to 4:45pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
4:30pm
Hare of the Dog
Hare of the Dog

Hare of the Dog

Hare of the Dog
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

Hare of the Dog, Rock and Blues
Linda Weise - Vocals
Jay Weise - percussion
Billy McConnaughey - guitar
Phil Merkun - guitar & vocals
Mike Daley - bass
Mike Yurik - drums
Tom Hoven - harmonica

Thu, August 9, 2018, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
5:00pm
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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Beef Judging
Dairy Cattle Judging

Dairy Cattle Judging

Beef Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
Oldies Salute with Brian Brenner
Oldies Salute Stage Show with Brian Brenner

Oldies Salute Stage Show with Brian Brenner

Oldies Salute with Brian Brenner
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 5:15pm to 5:45pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
6:00pm
Karma Kings
Karma Kings

Karma Kings

Karma Kings
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Based in the North East Ohio area, The Karma Kings are an experienced four-piece rock/pop cover band - drums, bass, guitar, and vocals, with a bit of percussion and keyboard thrown in for good measure - playing some of the great tunes of the past decades through to the popular hits of today. 

Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Xpogo Stunt Team
Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team

Xpogo Stunt Team
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
The Project
The Project

The Project

The Project
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

Blues, Classic Rock and some originals

The Band
Steve Henley – Guitar & Vocals
Russ Lakatos – Bass & Vocals
Todd Ashley – Guitar/Lead
Dave White – Guitar/Lead
Rick Marvin – Drums

Thu, August 9, 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
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
6:30pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
7:00pm
Family Dance Party
Family Dance Party
Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Glass Blowing Demonstration by Ryan Gothrup
Glass Blowing Demostration by Ryan Gothrup

Glass Blowing Demostration by Ryan Gothrup

Glass Blowing Demonstration by Ryan Gothrup
Event Date: 
Tue, August 7, 2018, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Glass artist, Ryan Gothrup, has been an educator of glassblowing for over 16 years.  From youth starting at the age of 10 years old to elderly and students with learning differences, he has taught glassblowing to a wide variety of students.  After receiving his MFA, he spent six years teaching at the college level and for the past seven years has been using his mobile glass trailer to educate on location.

5-7 pieces of hand blown glass will be made daily.  Pieces will be offered for sale in The Sustainability Center.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo Area
 
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:15pm to 7:45pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:15pm to 7:45pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
7:30pm
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
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
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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Broken Horn Rodeo
Broken Horn Rodeo

Broken Horn Rodeo

Broken Horn Rodeo
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Tickets: $5 (Ticket price does NOT include regular Fair Gate admission of $7, which must be paid separately)

Experience top contestants, outstanding livestock, colorful pageantry, entertainment for all ages. Rodeo is booming. Its popularity can be attributed to the unpredictable excitement that accompanies every ride and timed event run.  Broken Horn Rodeo is committed to keeping alive the American Tradition of rodeo.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
SPAM Judging
SPAM Judging

SPAM Judging

SPAM Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Category: 

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
Modern Western Square Dancing
Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing

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

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

Tuesday: James Ramsey
Wednesday: Danny Beck
Thursday: Neil Harnar
Friday: Ed Laudenschlager
Saturday: Gene Hammond

Thu, August 9, 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: 
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
West Midway
 
Karma Kings
Karma Kings

Karma Kings

Karma Kings
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Based in the North East Ohio area, The Karma Kings are an experienced four-piece rock/pop cover band - drums, bass, guitar, and vocals, with a bit of percussion and keyboard thrown in for good measure - playing some of the great tunes of the past decades through to the popular hits of today. 

Thu, August 9, 2018, 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Thrill Ride
Thrill Ride

Thrill Ride

Thrill Ride
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Event Category: 
Rock n Roll, AC/DC, Blues Brothers, Commodores, Elvis, Grand Funk, Led Zeppelin, Sabbath, The Doors, Ted Nugent, Van Halen, ZZ Top

The Band:
Benny Tizzano - Vocals
​Adriane Bennett – Bass
Anthony Lovano – Drums

Thu, August 9, 2018, 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
8:30pm
Marc Dobson One Man Band
Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band

Marc Dobson One Man Band
Event Date: 
Wed, August 8, 2018, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

Thu, August 9, 2018, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
9:00pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 9:00pm to 9:30pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 9:00pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 10:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
West Midway
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 9, 2018, 10:00pm to 10:45pm
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.

Thu, August 9, 2018, 10:00pm to 10:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
NOTE: Fair Gate Admission prices do not include Midway Rides, Games, Midway Ride Wristbands or Admission to Most Grandstand Shows and Events. While we make all provisions to provide accurate information at print deadline, performance features and attraction times are subject to change without notice or beyond our control.

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