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2018 Demolition Derby

2018 Demolition Derby When: Prelims: Sun @ 3PM; Finals: Sun @ 7PM


  • Click Here to download the Entry Form for the Demolition Derby, Tuff Trucks & Power Wheels Derby
  • Entries may also be submitted online at JM Productions





 When: Sun, Aug 12th at 3:00PM
Tickets: $8 (Tickets available at the Grandstand box office. Ticket price does NOT include regular Fair Gate admission of $8, which must be paid separately)




 When: Sun, Aug 12th at 7:00PM
Tickets: $10 (Tickets available at the Grandstand box office. Ticket price does NOT include regular Fair Gate admission of $8, which must be paid separately)

The Demolition DerbySo you made it this far. The blue book estimate on your vehicle may seem generous, and the trunk space may be limited, but the little car that could is still running. If you've survived the gauntlet of preliminary round destruction, and come out the other side, engine humming and wheels still turning, you now have a chance at the Championship! We are talking about a $1,000 cash prize and trophy! It’s a big trophy too. Go for the win!



Tuff Trucks & Power Wheels Demo Derby

Tuff Trucks When: Tuesday @ 8PM

Tickets: $8 (Tickets available at the Grandstand box office. Ticket price does NOT include regular Fair Gate admission of $7, which must be paid separately)




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_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!


Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd Tribute When: Saturday, Aug 11th (6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show)

Presented by: 98.5 WNCX

Presale through 98.5 WNCX
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Presale GA: $20 (+ service fees) includes Fair Admission
Presale VIP Track Seating: $30 (+ service fees) includes Fair Admission
GA Day Of: $20 Concert Ticket + $8 Fair Admission (to be paid in separate locations)
VIP Day Of: $30 Concert Ticket + $8 Fair Admission (to be paid in separate locations)

Presale tickets include gate admission (regularly $8). If you purchase day of show, you'll have to pay the $8 Fair Admission at the gate, then pay for concert tickets at the box office ($8 at gate + $20 at box office = $28 for GA; $8 at gate + $30 at box office = $38 for VIP track seating).  The box office will open at 5:00pm.

IMPORTANT: Presale ticket holders MUST use the Bagley Rd Gate 5 Entrance.

This year, Wish You Were Here will be performing Pink Floyd’s greatest hits, classics and obscurities.  The band will perform 2 sets, separated by a 15 minute intermission.


Wish You Were Here’s theatrical concert presentation combines Sight and Sound to capture the mood, emotions, and intensity of the Pink Floyd experience. The show utilizes a veteran 9-piece musical ensemble featuring 6 vocalists, including 2 female vocalists, and a Floydian stage production - sound effects, videos on a large circle screen, Wall set pieces, flying inflatables, and a choreographed light show with rolling fog, moving lasers and state-of-the-art intelligent lighting - all produced by experienced industry professionals with a fan's obsession for detail. The band authentically recreates the music from Pink Floyd's entire career, performing the crowd favorites that all rock fans recognize, interspersed with the show-stoppers that appease even the most ardent Floyd fanatics.

Formed in 1987 under the moniker of “Harvest Pink Floyd Revue” as one of the first bands in America to tribute Pink Floyd, and revised in 1995 as Wish You Were Here, the band is one of the longest continually-performing Pink Floyd tribute acts in the world. Its core members have been at the forefront of the tribute band movement for 30 years, with an unparalleled history of record-breaking concerts and celebrated theatrical productions thoughout Ohio and the Midwest, as the band enters its 22nd year.

Wish You Were Here has gained international recognition, in books such as The Rough Guide To Pink Floyd, for it’s detailed recreations of Pink Floyd’s greatest albums and tours, performing the 1973 Dark Side Of The Moon show on the very same stage at Blossom Music Center in 2006, the 1972 tour show at Akron Civic Theatre also on the same stage, and the 1977 Animals tour show at the Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland in July 2005. In 2008 the band staged the most elaborate production of The Wall ever performed by an American Pink Floyd tribute act, at TimeWarner Cable Amphitheater and theaters in Ohio.

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Broken Horn Rodeo

Broken Horn Rodeo When: Thursday - 7:30-10:30pm

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 tiemd event run.  Broken Horn Rodeo is committed to keeping alive the American Tradition of rodeo.



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

Rock the House LIVE When: Fri - 7-10:00pm

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.




Draft Horse Pull

Draft Horse Pull When: Wednesday - 7:00pm

Some horses just don't pull their weight, but these ones do.  You never hear anyone say a draft horse is strong as an ox for one good reason.. because they're stronger.  So come on out and watch these magnificent animlas show what they can do.



When: Friday, Aug 10, 2018 @ 10PM

The Cuyahoga County Fair will be holding its fireworks spectacular on Friday, August 10th at 10PM, immediately following the Rock the House Live concert in the grandstand, so be sure to bring the kids out to watch the show!


Harness Racing

When: Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:15PM

Details: Sanctioned parimutuel betting

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

And if you're attending the Cuyahoga County Harness Races on Wednesday, August 8th, be sure to visit with Northfield Park “Bet-Ologist” Bob Roberts from 12Noon-1:30PM at the Grandstand for Handicapping 101.  Bob will be handing out to the first 300 people attending the Harness Race Event a valuable offer that includes an Enter-To-Win Opportunity for a Northfield Park VIP Night at the Races.

bob-roberts-betologist.jpgBob Roberts is a native Clevelander who grew up in Willowick. He knew he wanted to be a sportswriter when his father took him to an Indians game and he asked who those guys were typing on a countertop behind home plate in the upper deck of old Municipal Stadium.  

"They're sportswriters," said his dad. "That's their job." 

Roberts began his career at the Mentor Morning Monitor before heading over to The Willoughby/Lake County News-Herald where he was named sports editor in 1970 at the age of 22. Roberts was hired by The Cleveland Press in 1973 and returned to The News-Herald when the Press folded in 1982. The Cleveland Plain Dealer hired Bob in 1985 and he remained there for over 20 years before accepting a buyout in 2006. 

Roberts has won numerous awards. They include best harness story in North America, best Preakness story, a Golden Quill for feature writing in western Pennsylvania, and more than 10 state-wide writing awards in Ohio.