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Saturday, August 14, 2021

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National Model Railroad Association

National Model Railroad Association

National Model Railroad Association
Event Date: 
Tue, August 10, 2021, 12:00am to 11:59pm
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.

Home & Hobby Building
 
Chainsaw Wood Carver Chris Pascoe
South Midway
 
Dahlia Display & Show

Dahlia Display & Show

Dahlia Show
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 12:00am to 11:59pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

A favorite of gardeners, the dahlia bloom can grow to impressive size and, like natural fireworks, explodes in a variety of colors.  Come see these natural wonders in the Floral Building on Saturday while the flowers are still at their peak.

Floral Building
 
Wood Turner Ron Tomasch
South Midway
 
Stilt Walkers in the Midway
Roving, Strolling
 
8:00am
Cuyahoga County Fair Horse Show
Horse Show

Horse Show

Cuyahoga County Fair Horse Show
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Category: 

Horse Show

Please join us at our annual horse show for riders young and old! Our class for the youngest group is for children 6 and under. Classes are offered for many different types of riders including Academy Riders – children and adults who show horses they take riding lessons on, Youth classes – riders 18 years and younger competing to win the Youth High Point Award, English classes – for both Hunt and Saddle seat riders, Western classes, and the crowd favorite Costume class – where horse and rider participate in very creative costumes. We offer 6 qualifying classes for the American Saddlebred Horse Breeders Association (ASHBA) National Select Series region 5/6 Champion Show later this year. See a rare Cuyahoga County Horse show and as a bonus enjoy the FAIR!


CUYAHOGA COUNTY FAIR HORSE SHOW
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021 8:00 AM (Academy Classes)
CUYAHOGA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, BEREA OHIO 44017
(Use Bagley Rd. Entrance follow drive to Horse Barn area)
JUDGE: Kim Backlund
ANNOUNCER: Ellen Vajda ~ RINGMASTER: Linda Radke ~ SECRETARY: Patti Schooley


The Cuyahoga County Fair Horse ShowALL AROUND HIGH POINT JUNIOR EXHIBITOR AWARD
PROVIDED BY SCHNEIDER'S SADDLERY
JACKPOT-ENGLISH-WESTERN - BIG DEE'S TACK & VET SUPPLY

2021 Entry Form: To enter online, click Here, or click here to download a blank entry form.
2021 Show Bill: Click Here
Sponsorship Form: Click Here
Entry Fee: $8 per class
Trophy & 6 Ribbons ~ Payback: $12/$10/$8/$6/$5/R with 6 or more entries
Stalls available: $30 Jackpot Class Entry Fee: $12
Payback: 35%, 25%, 15%, 10%, 5%

EXHIBITORS IN HORSE/PONY SHOW MUST PURCHASE A $12 EXHIBITORS TICKET, which includes office fee and 2 passes to the Fair.

  • No paybacks for Academy, Equitation, Showmanship and Halter
  • No refunds once entries are made.
  • Entries close three (3) classes prior to class.
  • Class holds must be received in the show office 1/2 hour before
    session begins.

All ACADEMY RIDERS must wear jodhpurs and boots with a long-sleeved shirt and tie. Vests are permitted. Leather gloves & whips are optional. Riders cannot show in any other performance classes. Six ribbons in all Academy classes.


Approved Point Show for:
ASHAO, OASPHA, Central Ohio Saddle Club Assoc.,
Inter-State Horse Show Assoc. (Double Points),
Inter County Horseman's Assoc.
ASHA High Point Awards Qualifying Show.
Qualifying Classes for
ASHBA Region 5/6 Select Series Championship Show.

The Cuyahoga County Fair Horse ShowFull Class Sponsor: $10.00
1/2 Class Sponsor: $5.00

No Stallions are permitted in Junior Exhibitor classes, 18 and under. Limited Stalls available: $25 with advance payment to Cuyahoga County Fair, P.O. Box 135, Berea, OH 44017 before August 1st.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand, Horse Ring
 
10:30am
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 10:45am to 11:15am
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (Twice!), and a performance at the Super Bowl.

For more than a decade, he has entertained thousands of crowds, from schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 10:45am to 11:15am
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
11:30am
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 11:30am to 12:15pm
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.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 11:30am to 12:15pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
The Circus Man Jason D'Vaude
Jason D'Vaude - The Circus Man

Jason D'Vaude - The Circus Man

The Circus Man Jason D'Vaude
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 11:45am to 12:15pm
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!”

Sat, August 14, 2021, 11:45am to 12:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
12:30pm
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (Twice!), and a performance at the Super Bowl.

For more than a decade, he has entertained thousands of crowds, from schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
1:00pm
Yosemite Slim band photo and logo
Yosemite Slim

Yosemite Slim

Yosemite Slim band photo and logo
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

High Energy, Authentic, Down-home Modern Country Cover Band from Cleveland Ohio. In the 2 short years they have been a country band, Yosemite Slim has played over 200 shows at every type of venue including fairs, festivals, weddings AND the most popular bars and honkytonks in the greater CLE area!

Yosemite Slim has perfected their music to include a popular selection of country hits that get any crowd on their feet and singing along. They have been featured in newspaper and TV as well as Cleveland Country Magazine. In 2019 Yosemite Slim came in 5th out of 40 Ohio country bands in a fan poll.

Yosemite Slim NEVER plays to a click track, they are live live LIVE! including their precision harmonies. We invite you to come see our music and feel the energy of our rowdy stage show.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Build your own drawstring backpack at the Cuyhoaga County Fair
Build Your Own Drawstring Backpack
Sat, August 14, 2021, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
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: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
1:30pm
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 1:45pm to 2:15pm
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.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 1:45pm to 2:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
2:00pm
Escape Artist Lady Houdini
Lady Houdini - Escape Artist

Lady Houdini - Escape Artist

Escape Artist Lady Houdini
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Lady Houdini, the name given to Kristen Johnson by an Inside Edition producer at CBS Studios in New York has definitely stuck. Especially since she broke the immortal Harry Houdini's record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed, which historians and magic aficionados worldwide estimate to be just over one thousand. She broke Houdini’s record in 2012 as she has successfully performed her 1,001st public escape during the Georgia State Fair at the Atlanta Speedway. She is currently over 2,743 attempts and counting.

Kristen Johnson, considered to be the Houdini of the 21st century, almost seems fearless, even to the fault of flirting with death, as she has a knack for taking an ordinary magic escape and putting her signature brand on it. In the case of the Water Torture Cell, she decided to not hide the escape as Houdini and everyone since, but to perform it in full view which has drawn some criticism from purists. It’s a nail biter, watching her during the escape, as she is able to hold her breath under for up to 5 minutes and 2 seconds while methodically picking the padlocks, handcuffs, and leg shackles that hold her in what could quickly become a watery grave. Kristen's husband, Kevin Ridgeway, has been at her side for every escape, but is still horrified by the two times he witnessed her struggle before crowds of over 15,000 and 18,000 as she had to be removed from the water cell. Twice she suffered hypoxic seizures and blacked out, the third she could not pick the lock inside the lid. Johnson has only been denied the escape three times out of over 2,743 public attempts. Those three harrowing failed attempts prove the real dangers that exist in her profession.

Kristen, a real escapologist, has carved out a living, performing her daredevil brand of escapes around the world, live and on TV. When first asked to perform the aerial straitjacket escape which Houdini so often used to promote his theater shows, she said, ”sure, but in its original form is boring and anticlimactic for today’s audience." After all, Houdini escaped the jacket but not the circumstances that had him still hanging upside down in mid-air, of which he would have to be lowered back to the ground and released. Kristen says to completely a successfully escape, you not only have to remove the restraint, but also escape from the circumstance of being hung mid-air. In 2007, Kristen once again set out to ‘best’ Houdini’s escape and for over three years whether outside with a crane at 80 feet high or inside an arena at 40 feet above the stage and even in theaters, hung from battens, she would escape the jacket, remove her feet from the rope loops and rappel or fast rope down.

In 2011, Johnson pushed the envelope even further while performing her aerial escape for a group of over 5,000 seconds screaming fans at an arena in Texas. After escaping the jacket and removing her feet from the footloops, she just let go. Falling backwards, for what seemed to be an eternity, the crowd’s gasps and screams finally turned to cheers and a thunderous applause when she reappeared on stage and took a bow. What the audience didn’t see, hidden in the stage was a Hollywood stunt airbag. Kristen has now added this version of the escape to her repertoire, both indoors with a chain motor or outdoors with a crane, Johnson has once again taken a classical escape made famous by the world’s greatest known escape artist and completely rewritten the rules for the 21st century now making it harder for those who wish to follow in Houdini’s or shall we say Lady Houdini’s footsteps.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event
Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event

Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event

Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Category: 

In the Jr. Fair building we will “Dare to Explore Service to Others”.  Stop by to make a flowerpot to give to someone to brighten their day.  Throughout fair week, 4-H members perform various service projects.  This year one of the projects is to collect books and provide them to the public.  Stop by the Jr. Fair building to donate a new or gently used book or take one from the table to share. 

Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
2:30pm
Hypnotist David Anthony
Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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!

Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:45pm to 3:15pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (Twice!), and a performance at the Super Bowl.

For more than a decade, he has entertained thousands of crowds, from schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 2:45pm to 3:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
3:30pm
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 3:45pm to 4:15pm
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.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 3:45pm to 4:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
4:00pm
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

Sat, August 14, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
5:00pm
Escape Artist Lady Houdini
Lady Houdini - Escape Artist

Lady Houdini - Escape Artist

Escape Artist Lady Houdini
Event Date: 
Tue, August 10, 2021, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Lady Houdini, the name given to Kristen Johnson by an Inside Edition producer at CBS Studios in New York has definitely stuck. Especially since she broke the immortal Harry Houdini's record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed, which historians and magic aficionados worldwide estimate to be just over one thousand. She broke Houdini’s record in 2012 as she has successfully performed her 1,001st public escape during the Georgia State Fair at the Atlanta Speedway. She is currently over 2,743 attempts and counting.

Kristen Johnson, considered to be the Houdini of the 21st century, almost seems fearless, even to the fault of flirting with death, as she has a knack for taking an ordinary magic escape and putting her signature brand on it. In the case of the Water Torture Cell, she decided to not hide the escape as Houdini and everyone since, but to perform it in full view which has drawn some criticism from purists. It’s a nail biter, watching her during the escape, as she is able to hold her breath under for up to 5 minutes and 2 seconds while methodically picking the padlocks, handcuffs, and leg shackles that hold her in what could quickly become a watery grave. Kristen's husband, Kevin Ridgeway, has been at her side for every escape, but is still horrified by the two times he witnessed her struggle before crowds of over 15,000 and 18,000 as she had to be removed from the water cell. Twice she suffered hypoxic seizures and blacked out, the third she could not pick the lock inside the lid. Johnson has only been denied the escape three times out of over 2,743 public attempts. Those three harrowing failed attempts prove the real dangers that exist in her profession.

Kristen, a real escapologist, has carved out a living, performing her daredevil brand of escapes around the world, live and on TV. When first asked to perform the aerial straitjacket escape which Houdini so often used to promote his theater shows, she said, ”sure, but in its original form is boring and anticlimactic for today’s audience." After all, Houdini escaped the jacket but not the circumstances that had him still hanging upside down in mid-air, of which he would have to be lowered back to the ground and released. Kristen says to completely a successfully escape, you not only have to remove the restraint, but also escape from the circumstance of being hung mid-air. In 2007, Kristen once again set out to ‘best’ Houdini’s escape and for over three years whether outside with a crane at 80 feet high or inside an arena at 40 feet above the stage and even in theaters, hung from battens, she would escape the jacket, remove her feet from the rope loops and rappel or fast rope down.

In 2011, Johnson pushed the envelope even further while performing her aerial escape for a group of over 5,000 seconds screaming fans at an arena in Texas. After escaping the jacket and removing her feet from the footloops, she just let go. Falling backwards, for what seemed to be an eternity, the crowd’s gasps and screams finally turned to cheers and a thunderous applause when she reappeared on stage and took a bow. What the audience didn’t see, hidden in the stage was a Hollywood stunt airbag. Kristen has now added this version of the escape to her repertoire, both indoors with a chain motor or outdoors with a crane, Johnson has once again taken a classical escape made famous by the world’s greatest known escape artist and completely rewritten the rules for the 21st century now making it harder for those who wish to follow in Houdini’s or shall we say Lady Houdini’s footsteps.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:00pm to 5:45pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
The Circus Man Jason D'Vaude
Jason D'Vaude - The Circus Man

Jason D'Vaude - The Circus Man

The Circus Man Jason D'Vaude
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
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!”

Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event
Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event

Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event

Make Flowerpots - A 4-H Dare to Explore Event
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Category: 

In the Jr. Fair building we will “Dare to Explore Service to Others”.  Stop by to make a flowerpot to give to someone to brighten their day.  Throughout fair week, 4-H members perform various service projects.  This year one of the projects is to collect books and provide them to the public.  Stop by the Jr. Fair building to donate a new or gently used book or take one from the table to share. 

Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
5:30pm
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (Twice!), and a performance at the Super Bowl.

For more than a decade, he has entertained thousands of crowds, from schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. Prepare to be amazed, and if you don't like laughing, go somewhere else.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
6:00pm
WBNX Dish Nation Night
WBNX Dish Nation Night

WBNX Dish Nation Night

WBNX Dish Nation Night
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

WBNX presents “Dish Nation Night” at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 14th. Dish Nation’s Mega-Talent, "Headkrack" and our local star, "DJ HazMatt" will be in the Olde Barn Pavilion from 6-8PM performing a fun, interactive one-of-a-kind show, greeting guests and taking photos with you in the WBNX Photo Booth.

Be sure to stop by the WBNX-TV Booth starting at 1PM that day for lots of fun giveaways (while supplies last.) Play the disc-drop game for the chance to win giveaways from your favorite TV shows! Plus, bring your friends and take a picture in the NEW “Friends” photo booth!

Sat, August 14, 2021, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
Honey Extraction
Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction
Event Date: 
Tue, August 10, 2021, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

Sat, August 14, 2021, 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
6:30pm
The Circus Man Jason D'Vaude
Jason D'Vaude - The Circus Man

Jason D'Vaude - The Circus Man

The Circus Man Jason D'Vaude
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
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!”

Sat, August 14, 2021, 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
7:00pm
Family Dance Party
Family Dance Party
Sat, August 14, 2021, 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Midway Stage
 
Modern Western Square Dancing
Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing

Modern Western Square Dancing
Event Date: 
Thu, August 12, 2021, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

Sat, August 14, 2021, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
Picnic Pavilion
 
8:00pm
Escape Artist Lady Houdini
Lady Houdini - Escape Artist

Lady Houdini - Escape Artist

Escape Artist Lady Houdini
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Tue, August 10, 2021, 8:00pm to 8:45pm
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Lady Houdini, the name given to Kristen Johnson by an Inside Edition producer at CBS Studios in New York has definitely stuck. Especially since she broke the immortal Harry Houdini's record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed, which historians and magic aficionados worldwide estimate to be just over one thousand. She broke Houdini’s record in 2012 as she has successfully performed her 1,001st public escape during the Georgia State Fair at the Atlanta Speedway. She is currently over 2,743 attempts and counting.

Kristen Johnson, considered to be the Houdini of the 21st century, almost seems fearless, even to the fault of flirting with death, as she has a knack for taking an ordinary magic escape and putting her signature brand on it. In the case of the Water Torture Cell, she decided to not hide the escape as Houdini and everyone since, but to perform it in full view which has drawn some criticism from purists. It’s a nail biter, watching her during the escape, as she is able to hold her breath under for up to 5 minutes and 2 seconds while methodically picking the padlocks, handcuffs, and leg shackles that hold her in what could quickly become a watery grave. Kristen's husband, Kevin Ridgeway, has been at her side for every escape, but is still horrified by the two times he witnessed her struggle before crowds of over 15,000 and 18,000 as she had to be removed from the water cell. Twice she suffered hypoxic seizures and blacked out, the third she could not pick the lock inside the lid. Johnson has only been denied the escape three times out of over 2,743 public attempts. Those three harrowing failed attempts prove the real dangers that exist in her profession.

Kristen, a real escapologist, has carved out a living, performing her daredevil brand of escapes around the world, live and on TV. When first asked to perform the aerial straitjacket escape which Houdini so often used to promote his theater shows, she said, ”sure, but in its original form is boring and anticlimactic for today’s audience." After all, Houdini escaped the jacket but not the circumstances that had him still hanging upside down in mid-air, of which he would have to be lowered back to the ground and released. Kristen says to completely a successfully escape, you not only have to remove the restraint, but also escape from the circumstance of being hung mid-air. In 2007, Kristen once again set out to ‘best’ Houdini’s escape and for over three years whether outside with a crane at 80 feet high or inside an arena at 40 feet above the stage and even in theaters, hung from battens, she would escape the jacket, remove her feet from the rope loops and rappel or fast rope down.

In 2011, Johnson pushed the envelope even further while performing her aerial escape for a group of over 5,000 seconds screaming fans at an arena in Texas. After escaping the jacket and removing her feet from the footloops, she just let go. Falling backwards, for what seemed to be an eternity, the crowd’s gasps and screams finally turned to cheers and a thunderous applause when she reappeared on stage and took a bow. What the audience didn’t see, hidden in the stage was a Hollywood stunt airbag. Kristen has now added this version of the escape to her repertoire, both indoors with a chain motor or outdoors with a crane, Johnson has once again taken a classical escape made famous by the world’s greatest known escape artist and completely rewritten the rules for the 21st century now making it harder for those who wish to follow in Houdini’s or shall we say Lady Houdini’s footsteps.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 8:00pm to 8:45pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
8:30pm
Hypnotist David Anthony
Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony

Hypnotist David Anthony
Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 8:30pm to 9:30pm
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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!

Sat, August 14, 2021, 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
10:00pm
Fireworks

Fireworks

Event Date: 
Sat, August 14, 2021, 10:00pm to 10:30pm
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The Cuyahoga County Fair will be holding fireworks spectaculars Friday, Aug 13th, & Sat, Aug 14th 2021, so be sure to bring the kids out to catch one of the shows!  The Fri and Sat shows are expected to begin at around 10pm. Times are approximate, so get there early to make sure you don't miss anything.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 10:00pm to 10:30pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray
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Sat, August 14, 2021, 10:15pm to 11:00pm
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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.

Sat, August 14, 2021, 10:15pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Olde Barn Pavilion
 
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