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Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Glow Golf - Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Glow Golf - Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Glow Golf - Glow in the Dark Mini Golf
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019 (All day)
Event Category: 

The Glow Golf Experience includes a round of 12 holes of mini golf in a neon, glowing experience.  Guests will experience uniquely-themed holes & obstacles, all in a highly-decorated setup.  Time to complete this experience will vary based upon player speed, however, should take between 15-20 minutes to fully complete.  Scorecards, clubs and neon golf balls are all provide, just bring your team!  This experience is perfect for guests of ALL ages from young to old!  A wonderful family activity for little ones, teens and adults.

Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
Commercial Building
 
National Model Railroad Association

National Model Railroad Association

National Model Railroad Association
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019 (All day)
Event Category: 

The National Model Railroad Association, a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization, was founded at the first National Convention over Labor Day Weekend, 1935. The initial goal was to develop standards for scale model railroad equipment to facilitate interchangeability and operation of equipment between modelers, clubs and others.

Today, the NMRA is a world wide organization, with over 18,000 active members, associates, families and clubs dedicated to the hobby of scale model railroading in all it's facets, supporting a hobby of many diverse interests that all relate to the greater world of trains and railroads.

Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
Home & Hobby Building
 
Chainsaw Wood Carver Chris Pascoe
Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
South Midway
 
Metal Sculptor Michael Ensminger

Metal Sculptor Michael Ensminger

Metal Sculptor Michael Ensminger
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019 (All day)
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Michael Ensminger has been welding for the past decade and is certified in gas, metal, arc and mig welding. His welding capabilities range from three-dimensional sculptures to decorative functional and structural art.

His work has an industrial appeal stemming from the environment he's worked in and the media he's worked on. Michael enjoys creating pieces out of media that others may consider scrap and also enjoys knowing that those pieces will be around long after he's gone.

Each piece is marked on the bottom with his initials M.E., and they are one of a kind.  Always up for the challenge of new projects, Michael loves the challenge of large-scale sculptures.

Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
South Midway
 
Glow in the Dark Laser Tag

Glow in the Dark Laser Tag

Laser Tag
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019 (All day)
Event Category: 

The Laser Tag Arena features high-end laser blasters to allow guests to participate in an all out battle for points while avoiding being struck by their opponents.  Players will navigate through an obstacle course maze complete with lasers, lights, special effects and more!  The entire game features a sound track in which players will experience through their very own wireless headsets provided for use during the game.  Games will last 12-15 minutes total from start to finish and can accommodate up to 14 players each.

Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
Commercial Building
 
Seth Chwast "Energy in Art" Exhibit

Seth Chwast "Energy in Art" Exhibit

Seth Chwast Art Exhibit
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019 (All day)
Event Category: 

Seth was diagnosed at 21 months as autistic and at age 18 was evaluated resulting in a career recommendation of "dry mopping".  At age 20 he took his first art class and by 23 was a featured artist on The Today Show.  Now 33, Seth has exhibited at the Cleveland Clinic, The Natural History Museum, hospitals, museums and universities throughout America.  In 2011, Seth came in first place in a world-wide United Nations competition and his art was placed on a postal stamp to promote autism awareness.  Internationally he has exhibited in Galapagos, Cayman, Curacao, Kiev and The United Nations.  In August Seth and his mother Debra will spend 30 days in France while his art is exhibited in several provinces across France.  

We will move into The Sustainability Center after the opening ceremony to cut the ribbon and open the art exhibit.  Cake will be served in celebration of the exhibit.  Seth and his mother Debra will be on site to meet and greet visitors.  Debra will give a brief presentation on Seth's "journey into art" and the challenges and rewards of autism. As it turns out, two of Seth's favorite things are amusement parks and wind turbines.  We got that!

 

Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
Sustainability Center
 
Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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 8, 2019 (All day)
Floral Building
 
Milking Cow

Milking Cow

Milking Cow
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019 (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 8, 2019 (All day)
Commercial Building
 
Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Sand Sculptor Carl Jara

Carl Jara
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019 (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!

Thu, August 8, 2019 (All day)
Floral Building
 
10:00am
Pony Hitch Class Judging
Pony Hitch Class Judging
Thu, August 8, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Dairy Goat Judging
Dairy Goat Judging

Dairy Goat Judging

Dairy Goat Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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 8, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
12:00pm
Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Learn to Hula Hoop

Learn to Hula Hoop

Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:15pm
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!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Sheep Education Program
Sheep Education Program

Sheep Education Program

Sheep Education Program
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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 8, 2019, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
12:30pm
Bubble Wonders Show with Geoff Akins-Hannah
Bubble Wonders

Bubble Wonders

Bubble Wonders Show with Geoff Akins-Hannah
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Event Category: 

Geoff Akins-Hannah has been entertaining, educating, and empowering children and adults alike worldwide for over 30 years with his gentle spirit, sense of humor and gift of rapport. Inspired by his life-altering experiences as a teacher in Waldorf and Special Education he created The Bubble Wonders Show to convey the message that “Anything is Possible!”

This interactive performance is full of fun bubble tricks and positive messages about following your dreams. Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, and educational, and captivates both young and old alike. Enjoy lots of amazing bubble tricks, including the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing bubble, bubbles inside of bubbles, the bubble cube, kid inside a bubble, and more!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
1:00pm
Trivia Time - "Kids Trivia"
Thu, August 8, 2019, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Build Your Own Birdhouse
Build & Decorate Your Own Birdhouse
Thu, August 8, 2019, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
1:30pm
Swifty Swine Pig Races
Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Zach Johnson ("Swine Master", and owner of "Swifty Swine Racing And Swimming Pigs") has been all over the United States, bringing his racing pigs to fans of all ages. The ultimate showman, he gives people what they want and need - true family entertainment. When you see a race at the "Pork Chop International Speedway" arena, you experience something you can't get anywhere else.

If you've never been to a pig race, you're in for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money, what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter at the finish line!

They run as fast as their little legs can take 'em, and then it's back to nap time to be ready for the next race!

Swifty Swine travels all over the United States, bringing this unique form of family entertainment to their fans.

Thu, August 8, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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 8, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
2:30pm
Magician Drew Murray
Learn Magic Tricks
Thu, August 8, 2019, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Bubble Wonders Show with Geoff Akins-Hannah
Bubble Wonders

Bubble Wonders

Bubble Wonders Show with Geoff Akins-Hannah
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Geoff Akins-Hannah has been entertaining, educating, and empowering children and adults alike worldwide for over 30 years with his gentle spirit, sense of humor and gift of rapport. Inspired by his life-altering experiences as a teacher in Waldorf and Special Education he created The Bubble Wonders Show to convey the message that “Anything is Possible!”

This interactive performance is full of fun bubble tricks and positive messages about following your dreams. Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, and educational, and captivates both young and old alike. Enjoy lots of amazing bubble tricks, including the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing bubble, bubbles inside of bubbles, the bubble cube, kid inside a bubble, and more!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Magician Drew Murray
Learn Magic Tricks
Thu, August 8, 2019, 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
3:00pm
Tyrone's Blues Sinsation
Tyrone's Blues Sinsation
Thu, August 8, 2019, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Swifty Swine Pig Races
Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Zach Johnson ("Swine Master", and owner of "Swifty Swine Racing And Swimming Pigs") has been all over the United States, bringing his racing pigs to fans of all ages. The ultimate showman, he gives people what they want and need - true family entertainment. When you see a race at the "Pork Chop International Speedway" arena, you experience something you can't get anywhere else.

If you've never been to a pig race, you're in for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money, what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter at the finish line!

They run as fast as their little legs can take 'em, and then it's back to nap time to be ready for the next race!

Swifty Swine travels all over the United States, bringing this unique form of family entertainment to their fans.

Thu, August 8, 2019, 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
3:30pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Thu, August 8, 2019, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Jason D'Vaude Variety Show
Jason D'Vaude Variety Show

Jason D'Vaude Variety Show

Jason D'Vaude Variety Show
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Dangerous objects! Perilous stunts! Feats of strength and balance! Jason D’Vaude, self-taught one-man multiple-adjectived circus sensation, brings his comedic juggling, fire, and clowning shows to audiences around the world, delighting them with his charming humor and distinct but refined awkwardness. After seeing Jason  juggle sharp objects, climb up precariously-balanced objects, ride an extra-tall unicycle, or manipulate fire like a master, audiences are left speechless except to say “that was AWESOME!”

Thu, August 8, 2019, 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Hypnotist David Anthony
Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Event Category: 

Imagine the person that was sitting next to you just a few minutes ago is now up on stage and can’t remember their own name! Or better yet one of your friends is up on the stage claiming that their belly button was stolen. Then with a snap of David’s fingers they enter back into a hypnotic trance. Sounds entertaining huh? This is just the beginning of what to expect in the show. 

No one is forced to volunteer. David will invite anyone who wants to get hypnotized to join him and fill the 15-20 chairs that are on stage. In just a few moments your friends and the rest of the volunteers fall into a hypnotic trance. Then the fun begins! 

It is comedy like no other. Mainly because YOU and YOUR FRIENDS are the stars of the show!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
4:00pm
Balloon Twisting
Balloon Twisting

Balloon Twisting

Balloon Twisting
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The Cuyahoga County Fair will have a professional balloon twister on the midway from 4-6pm and from 7-9pm daily.  From balloon hats, to ballon swords, to balloon animals, your kids will love watching our twisters inflate and create!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
Trivia Time - "Animal Trivia"
Thu, August 8, 2019, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Honey Extraction
Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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 8, 2019, 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
Magician Drew Murray
Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magic Show with Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 4:15pm to 5:00pm
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 8, 2019, 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
4:30pm
Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Talk

Cleveland Metroparks
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
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.

Thu, August 8, 2019, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Bob Frank
Bob Frank

Bob Frank

Bob Frank
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

Cleveland's Own.  Solo Blues, Steel Guitar, Harp and original blues and folk

About Bob Frank Cleveland Magazine said, “Aside from being an accomplished guitarist, Frank boasts a encyclopedic knowledge of old-time country, blues and bluegrass music.” The Free Times added, “Frank is a first-class guitarist and vocalist.” Jazz and Blues Report added, “A sure-fingered, veteran player, skilled in a wide spectrum of black and white roots styles, Frank comes off as a performer with a strong sense of identity.” And in a recent cd review, Vintage Guitar Magazine said, “Frank is a first rate songwriter and a champion guitar player.”

Thu, August 8, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Swifty Swine Pig Races
Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Zach Johnson ("Swine Master", and owner of "Swifty Swine Racing And Swimming Pigs") has been all over the United States, bringing his racing pigs to fans of all ages. The ultimate showman, he gives people what they want and need - true family entertainment. When you see a race at the "Pork Chop International Speedway" arena, you experience something you can't get anywhere else.

If you've never been to a pig race, you're in for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money, what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter at the finish line!

They run as fast as their little legs can take 'em, and then it's back to nap time to be ready for the next race!

Swifty Swine travels all over the United States, bringing this unique form of family entertainment to their fans.

Thu, August 8, 2019, 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
5:00pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Thu, August 8, 2019, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
Beef Judging
Dairy Cattle Judging

Dairy Cattle Judging

Beef Judging
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 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 8, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
Bubble Wonders Show with Geoff Akins-Hannah
Bubble Wonders

Bubble Wonders

Bubble Wonders Show with Geoff Akins-Hannah
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Geoff Akins-Hannah has been entertaining, educating, and empowering children and adults alike worldwide for over 30 years with his gentle spirit, sense of humor and gift of rapport. Inspired by his life-altering experiences as a teacher in Waldorf and Special Education he created The Bubble Wonders Show to convey the message that “Anything is Possible!”

This interactive performance is full of fun bubble tricks and positive messages about following your dreams. Bubble Wonders is fun, inspiring, and educational, and captivates both young and old alike. Enjoy lots of amazing bubble tricks, including the bubble caterpillar, bubble volcano, the dancing bubble, bubbles inside of bubbles, the bubble cube, kid inside a bubble, and more!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
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 8, 2019, 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 8, 2019, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
6:00pm
The Project
The Project

The Project

The Project
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 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 8, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Watermelon Eating Contest
Watermelon Eating Contest

Watermelon Eating Contest

Watermelon Eating Contest
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Category: 

Nothing refreshes on a hot summer day like burying your head in a watermelon wedge.  Win or lose, you get a tasty treat, so if you're feeling hungry and like a challenge, take part in our Watermelon Eating Contest!

Thursday (youth) – 6:00 p.m.
Age 5 to 7 years – First Place Trophy
Age 8 to 13 years – First Place Trophy
Age 14 to 19 years – First Place Trophy
(Limited to 15 contestants in each age division)

Thursday (adult) - 6:30 p.m.
Age 20 and up – First Place Trophy
(Limited to 10 contestants per contest)

Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
Swifty Swine Pig Races
Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Zach Johnson ("Swine Master", and owner of "Swifty Swine Racing And Swimming Pigs") has been all over the United States, bringing his racing pigs to fans of all ages. The ultimate showman, he gives people what they want and need - true family entertainment. When you see a race at the "Pork Chop International Speedway" arena, you experience something you can't get anywhere else.

If you've never been to a pig race, you're in for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money, what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter at the finish line!

They run as fast as their little legs can take 'em, and then it's back to nap time to be ready for the next race!

Swifty Swine travels all over the United States, bringing this unique form of family entertainment to their fans.

Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Honey Extraction
Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction
Event Date: 
Tue, August 6, 2019, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
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So what's all the buzz about?  Well, bees of course.  The oft under-appreciated honey bee is responsible for pollinating much of the world's agriculture.  They also produce honey... a favorite of both bears and people.  Given their declining populations due to disease, lack of diet diversity, pesticides and other factors, honey bees have been in the news over the past decade, which makes it more important than ever for bee-keepers around the world to help reinvigorate the honey bee population.  Needless to say, if there were no honey bees, we would all feel the sting.  So come check out our hive and learn how honey is extracted from honey combs.  You can even buy some of the honey produced on the fairgrounds--a sweet treat to help support our resident bee-keepers!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
6:30pm
Jason D'Vaude Variety Show
Jason D'Vaude Variety Show

Jason D'Vaude Variety Show

Jason D'Vaude Variety Show
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Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Dangerous objects! Perilous stunts! Feats of strength and balance! Jason D’Vaude, self-taught one-man multiple-adjectived circus sensation, brings his comedic juggling, fire, and clowning shows to audiences around the world, delighting them with his charming humor and distinct but refined awkwardness. After seeing Jason  juggle sharp objects, climb up precariously-balanced objects, ride an extra-tall unicycle, or manipulate fire like a master, audiences are left speechless except to say “that was AWESOME!”

Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Jason D'Vaude Art of Fire Show
Jason D'Vaude Art of Fire Show

Jason D'Vaude Art of Fire Show

Jason D'Vaude Art of Fire Show
Event Date: 
Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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Dangerous objects! Perilous stunts! Feats of strength and balance! Jason D’Vaude, self-taught one-man multiple-adjectived circus sensation, brings his comedic juggling, fire, and clowning shows to audiences around the world, delighting them with his charming humor and distinct but refined awkwardness. After seeing Jason  juggle sharp objects, climb up precariously-balanced objects, ride an extra-tall unicycle, or manipulate fire like a master, audiences are left speechless except to say “that was AWESOME!”

Thu, August 8, 2019, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
7:00pm
Balloon Twisting
Balloon Twisting

Balloon Twisting

Balloon Twisting
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Tue, August 6, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Cuyahoga County Fair will have a professional balloon twister on the midway from 4-6pm and from 7-9pm daily.  From balloon hats, to ballon swords, to balloon animals, your kids will love watching our twisters inflate and create!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Roving, Strolling
 
Family Dance Party
Family Dance Party
Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Rock the House LIVE
“Rock The House LIVE!” Cleveland’s Premier Party Band

“Rock The House LIVE!” Cleveland’s Premier Party Band

Rock the House LIVE
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Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
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Showcasing all of your favorite music from Top 40s, Motown, Rock, and Pop, RTH LIVE! plays it all! Fronted by Cleveland’s most talented musicians and vocalists, this high-energy, dance-driven party band keeps guests moving and grooving all night long. RTH LIVE! was voted “Best Band” by Cleveland Magazine and consistently ranks amongst the top bands on the Cleveland Hot List.

 

Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Drew Murray Magic In the Midway
Drew Murray: Magic In The Midway

Drew Murray: Magic In The Midway

Drew Murray Magic In the Midway
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Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Drew Murray is a magician, creator, artist and more. He has been wowing audiences since he was just 6 years old. After seeing a magician at a summer festival, he has turned an after school hobby into a successful business.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Roving, Strolling
 
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

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Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:15pm to 8:15pm
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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.

Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
7:30pm
Swifty Swine Pig Races
Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races

Swifty Swine Pig Races
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Tue, August 6, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
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Zach Johnson ("Swine Master", and owner of "Swifty Swine Racing And Swimming Pigs") has been all over the United States, bringing his racing pigs to fans of all ages. The ultimate showman, he gives people what they want and need - true family entertainment. When you see a race at the "Pork Chop International Speedway" arena, you experience something you can't get anywhere else.

If you've never been to a pig race, you're in for a real treat! Swifty and his friends don't do it for the money, what they really want is that Oreo cookie, waiting on a silver platter at the finish line!

They run as fast as their little legs can take 'em, and then it's back to nap time to be ready for the next race!

Swifty Swine travels all over the United States, bringing this unique form of family entertainment to their fans.

Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:30pm to 8:00pm
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South Midway
 
Modern Western Square Dancing
Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing
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Tue, August 6, 2019, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Swing your partner... and promenade. Square dancing is as American as apple pie, so pull on your boots and get ready to do-si-do with our square dancing afficionados.  Beginners are welcome, so don't be shy. Following are the callers by day:

Tuesday: Gene Hammond
Wednesday: David Heffron
Thursday: Neil Harnar
Friday: Tom Strickland
Saturday: John Ramsey

Thu, August 8, 2019, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
8:00pm
Tuff Trucks
Tuff Trucks & Power Wheels Demo Derby

Tuff Trucks & Power Wheels Demo Derby

Tuff Trucks
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Thu, August 8, 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
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Tickets: $8 + convenience fees (Ticket price does NOT include regular Fair Gate admission of $7, which must be paid separately. If purchasing Tuff Trucks tickets on site, the Grandstand Box Office will open two hours prior to the event at 6pm.)

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TUFF TRUCKS

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

 


 

POWER WHEELS DERBY

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

Thu, August 8, 2019, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
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Grandstand
 
Gypsy Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Gypsy Lite Orchestra

Gypsy Lite Orchestra

Gypsy Fleetwood Mac Tribute
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Thu, August 8, 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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The Gypsy Lite Orchestra is a rock, power dance, country and touch of blues band with a female lead vocalist covering a variety of old and new timeless favorites. You will love the variety of songs chosen to make your night out a rockin’ good time. Not only do we have super female vocals, but the guys in the band give the band a special element of change during each show making the whole night interesting and fun for several generations.

The current Gypsy Lite Orchestra bandmembers are:
Lori Matusz - Vocals
Lloyd Sarno - Guitar, Back-up Vocals
Donnie Richter - Drums

Gypsy Lite Orchestra shows feature artists such as Stevie Nicks, Heart, Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin, Pink, Blondie and Billy Squier, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Doobie Bros, Grand Funk Railroad, Bruno Mars, Elle King, B-52s, Styx, Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Jett, Sugarland, Lita Ford, Bruno Mars, Gretchen Wilson, Miranda Lambert and more. 

Gypsy Lite Orchestra rock ‘n dance band was formed in 1990 and Lori is the only original member. The band has played consistently throughout the past 27 years around Northeast Ohio pleasing many dedicated fans. This is a must-see band! 

Thu, August 8, 2019, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
9:00pm
Hypnotist David Anthony
Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony
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Thu, August 8, 2019, 9:00pm to 10:00pm
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Imagine the person that was sitting next to you just a few minutes ago is now up on stage and can’t remember their own name! Or better yet one of your friends is up on the stage claiming that their belly button was stolen. Then with a snap of David’s fingers they enter back into a hypnotic trance. Sounds entertaining huh? This is just the beginning of what to expect in the show. 

No one is forced to volunteer. David will invite anyone who wants to get hypnotized to join him and fill the 15-20 chairs that are on stage. In just a few moments your friends and the rest of the volunteers fall into a hypnotic trance. Then the fun begins! 

It is comedy like no other. Mainly because YOU and YOUR FRIENDS are the stars of the show!

Thu, August 8, 2019, 9:00pm to 10:00pm
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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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