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Sunday, August 12, 2018

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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.

Sun, August 12, 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!

Sun, August 12, 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. 

Sun, August 12, 2018 (All day) Sheep Barn
 
12:00pm
DreamShip Hot Air Balloon
DreamShip Hot Air Balloon

DreamShip Hot Air Balloon

DreamShip Hot Air Balloon
Event Date: 
Fri, August 10, 2018, 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Category: 

Brought to the Cuyahoga County Fair by The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program, the DreamShip is a one-of-a-kind hot air balloon with a design as unique as its mission. Standing more than 8 stories tall, it is comprised of more than 400 fabric panels, 130 of which uniquely feature drawings of the dreams of children helped by Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization based in Owasso, Oklahoma, dedicated to providing educational scholarships to children of fallen or disabled service members. Fully operational, every time the DreamShip takes flight, it raises awareness of Folds of Honor and the sacrifice of our country’s military heroes and their families. To date, The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program has provided over $5.2 million to Folds of Honor, funding over 1,100 educational scholarships in communities served by Rite Aid, and will donate an additional $2 million during the 2018-19 school year. Follow the DreamShip on its journey by visiting www.thedreamship.org.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Eastland Parking Lot
 
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
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!

Sun, August 12, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
The Hobbs Sisters
The Hobbs Sisters

The Hobbs Sisters

The Hobbs Sisters
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Hobbs Sisters bring a killer combination of big voices, twin sister harmonies and high energy performance to the stage.

Now based out of Nashville, TN, they are originally from Pittsburgh, PA and have played numerous fairs and festivals in the PA, WV and OH region. They have opened for many national acts such as Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, and Brett Eldredge. From their harmony-driven original songs to their unique interpretations of popular country covers, The Hobbs Sisters are making a name for themselves as singers, songwriters and entertainers.

Career Highlights: 

The Hobbs Sisters have had the honor of opening for numerous national country acts. Most recently, they opened for Charlie Daniels at the Champaign County Fair in August 2017 and Lady Antebellum at the Clearfield County Fair in August 2016. They have also opened for Brett Eldredge, Diamond Rio, Aaron Tippin, and more. In 2014, they shared the stage with  Jana Kramer, Maddie and Tae, Cassadee Pope and Rae Lynn as part of Y108’s Girls With Guitars Concert. Their new single, Background Noise, is currently available on all digital platforms.

Background

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  The Hobbs Sisters, Hannah and Lauren, were always singing.They credit both their grandfather, Pappaw John, and the church choir for getting them into music. It was their grandfather who first exposed them to country music and playing the guitar.

They began performing as a duo in the Pittsburgh area, as well as in Winston Salem, NC, where they graduated from Wake Forest University. Hannah and Lauren have always had a love for harmony, which they frequently incorporate into their music. Whether adding it into cover songs or writing it into their original music, harmony has become the signature sound for the Hobbs Sisters.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
2:00pm
Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Learn to Hula Hoop

Learn to Hula Hoop

Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 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.

Sun, August 12, 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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Magician Drew Murray
Learn Magic Tricks
Sun, August 12, 2018, 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
2:30pm
Grady Miller Band
Grady Miller Band
Sun, August 12, 2018, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
3:00pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Jungle Bob Tuma
Sun, August 12, 2018, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Demolition Derby
Demo Derby Qualifier

Demo Derby Qualifier

Demolition Derby
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Tickets: $8 (Tickets available at the Grandstand box office. Ticket price does NOT include regular Fair Gate admission of $8, which must be paid separately)

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
3:30pm
Trivia Time - "Cleveland Trivia"
Sun, August 12, 2018, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
4:00pm
Karma Kings
Karma Kings

Karma Kings

Karma Kings
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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. 

Sun, August 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
The Blues DeVille Band
Blues DeVille

Blues DeVille

The Blues DeVille Band
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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: 
Sun, August 12, 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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
4:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
5:00pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Jungle Bob Tuma
Sun, August 12, 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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Trivia Time - "Name that Tune"
Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
5:30pm
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:30pm to 6:00pm
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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:30pm to 6:15pm
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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 5:30pm to 6:15pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
6:00pm
The Hobbs Sisters
The Hobbs Sisters

The Hobbs Sisters

The Hobbs Sisters
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Hobbs Sisters bring a killer combination of big voices, twin sister harmonies and high energy performance to the stage.

Now based out of Nashville, TN, they are originally from Pittsburgh, PA and have played numerous fairs and festivals in the PA, WV and OH region. They have opened for many national acts such as Charlie Daniels, Lady Antebellum, and Brett Eldredge. From their harmony-driven original songs to their unique interpretations of popular country covers, The Hobbs Sisters are making a name for themselves as singers, songwriters and entertainers.

Career Highlights: 

The Hobbs Sisters have had the honor of opening for numerous national country acts. Most recently, they opened for Charlie Daniels at the Champaign County Fair in August 2017 and Lady Antebellum at the Clearfield County Fair in August 2016. They have also opened for Brett Eldredge, Diamond Rio, Aaron Tippin, and more. In 2014, they shared the stage with  Jana Kramer, Maddie and Tae, Cassadee Pope and Rae Lynn as part of Y108’s Girls With Guitars Concert. Their new single, Background Noise, is currently available on all digital platforms.

Background

Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  The Hobbs Sisters, Hannah and Lauren, were always singing.They credit both their grandfather, Pappaw John, and the church choir for getting them into music. It was their grandfather who first exposed them to country music and playing the guitar.

They began performing as a duo in the Pittsburgh area, as well as in Winston Salem, NC, where they graduated from Wake Forest University. Hannah and Lauren have always had a love for harmony, which they frequently incorporate into their music. Whether adding it into cover songs or writing it into their original music, harmony has become the signature sound for the Hobbs Sisters.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
DD & the Knockers
DD & the Knockers

DD & the Knockers

DD & the Knockers
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

Surf Rock, Blues

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

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

 

Sun, August 12, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
6:30pm
Trivia Time - "Elvis Trivia"
Sun, August 12, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Magician Drew Murray
Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Drew Murray: Magic On The Midway

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sun, August 12, 2018, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
7:00pm
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

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Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Elvis Presley is more popular today than at any time in history. In the world of entertainment, Brian Brenner stands alone as the most authentic and exciting Elvis stylist in the business.

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

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
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Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:00pm to 7:30pm
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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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:00pm to 7:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Karma Kings
Karma Kings

Karma Kings

Karma Kings
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Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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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. 

Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Demolition Derby Final
Demo Derby Final
Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
7:30pm
FREE DAPS
FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS

FREE DAPS
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Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
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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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
8:00pm
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
8:30pm
Glow Hooping
Glow & Fire Hooping

Glow & Fire Hooping

Glow Hooping
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Sun, August 12, 2018, 8:30pm to 10:00pm
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Various representatives from Hoopernova will be on hand all week, teaching Hula Hoop technique before their performances, including night glow hooping shows.  Fortunately, two of the best hoopers in the world are from the Cleveland area: Stee Bax and Angelina Rose (performing in the video below).  You will be amazed what each can do with a hula hoop. 

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

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

Sun, August 12, 2018, 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
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Sun, August 12, 2018, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
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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.

Sun, August 12, 2018, 8:30pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
NOTE: Fair Gate Admission prices do not include Midway Rides, Games, Midway Ride Wristbands or Admission to Most Grandstand Shows and Events. While we make all provisions to provide accurate information at print deadline, performance features and attraction times are subject to change without notice or beyond our control.

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