Primary tabs

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CHOOSE A DIFFERENT DAY: MON | TUES | WED | THURS | FRI | SAT | SUN
Time Items
All day
Fair Daily Features

Fair Daily Features

Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016 (All day)
Event Category: 

Fair Daily Features (SPD = Shows Per Day)
Professor Bubblemaker - 3SPD
Haunted House & The Beast - All Day
Juggler & Unicyclist Wade Henry - All Day
Chainsaw Woodcarvers - All Day
Rattlesnake Demonstration - 3SPD
Muttville Comix Dog Act - 3 SPD
Daily Honey Extractions in the Bee Barn - See sandwich board in Bee Barn
Junior Fair Ice Cream Fundraiser - Junior Fair Building
Junior Fair Silent Auction - Bidding ends Saturday at 6pm
Boy Scout Activities - Junior Fair Building
Sancho the World Champion Texas Longhorn Steer - South Midway

Tue, August 9, 2016 (All day)
 
Seth Chwast "Energy in Art" Exhibit

Seth Chwast "Energy in Art" Exhibit

Seth Chwast Art Exhibit
Event Date: 
Mon, August 8, 2016 (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!

 

Tue, August 9, 2016 (All day) Sustainability Center
 
Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show

Rose Display & Show
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016 (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.

Tue, August 9, 2016 (All day) Floral Building
 
Milking Cow

Milking Cow

Milking Cow
Event Date: 
Mon, August 8, 2016 (All day)
Stage: 
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 Sheep Barn, where just to the right of the entrance, you'll see our Milking Cow.  She's a very placid cow, largely because she's made out 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.

Tue, August 9, 2016 (All day) Sheep Barn
 
12:30pm
Harness Racing
Tue, August 9, 2016,
12:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Small Animal Evaluations
Small Animal Evaluations

Small Animal Evaluations

Small Animal Evaluations
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

The fair doesn't descriminate.  We appreciate all creatures great and small.  So come check out the Small Animal Evaluations to see all the rabbits, cavies and other diminuative, yet adorable critters.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
Sheep Barn
 
1:00pm
Little Miss and Mr Pageant
Little Miss & Mr Pageant
Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Learn to Hula Hoop

Learn to Hula Hoop

Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Not only was Rachael the 2014 Female Hooper of the Year, she was also voted the campaign of the year for 2014. She is a sponsored hooper for several companies which include Spinsterz, Spin FX, and Jumbie Art. 

Based out of Marion, Ohio, she has performed at Professional Sporting Events, in music videos, video ads, photoshoots, TV appearances and more. She performs single hoop ad-lib and choreographed routines with fire, LED, reflective, and day-taped hoops. She has been featured on the prestigious hula hoop website Hooping.org countless times which you can find through the link. Rachael has also appeared as a guest on the Queen Latifa Show.  She also teaches workshops on Hula Hooping, so if you're looking for a good way to work off those elephant ears, look no further.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
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 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Between 1pm and 4pm from Tuesday, August 9th - Sunday, August 14th, 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!

Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
Draft Horse Halter Class Judging
Pony Halter Class Judging

Pony Halter Class Judging

Draft Horse Halter Class Judging
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Weighing in at over 2000 lbs, when you talk horse power, the Belgian Draft Horse is the measure by which all breeds must be judged.  While occassionally a bit temperamental, for the most part Belgians are gentle giants.  That said, given their awe-inspiring size and strength, they can be pretty much whatever they want to be.  They've pulled our wagons and plowed our fields, so we owe these enormous equines a sizeable debt of gratitude.  We humans are just along for the ride.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
Live Home & Hobby Demonstrations
Live Craft Demonstrations
Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
4-H Hands-On Activities
4-H Hands-On Activities
Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
1:30pm
Texas Rattlesnake Demonstration
West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibition

West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibition

Texas Rattlesnake Demonstration
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Event Category: 

When parents and caregivers bring their children to see the West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibit, they are sure to learn lessons that will last a lifetime.  The goal of the demonstration is to ensure that audiences are delighted and entertained, but most importantly, that they gain an appreciation for these wondrous creatures.

The demonstration starts out with the snake wrangler, wearing snake-proof chaps, in a specially designed glass enclosure with rattlesnakes--fangs and venom intact--slithering freely around his feet.  Once the wrangler has greeted the audience, he then lifts the rattlers individually (with specially designed snake tongs and hooks) to introduce each one to the crowd.  During the introduction the snake wrangler clarifies that were it not for him, these rattlesnakes would in all likelihood be boots and belts by now.

With a little assistance, one rattler does a perfect impression of a "caduceus" (the American Medical Association insignia)... a perfect seque for Dave's cautionary anti-drug message. 

He then demonstrates how to use hooks, tongs, and tubes when dealing with venomous snakes.  By the end of this segment the audience is educated in the art and practice of safely handling rattlesnakes, and are shown how veterinarians, laboratory workers and research workers all handle venomous snakes. During the course of the demonstration, those in attendance learn about the rattle, age and the gender of the rattlesnake.

The show concludes with a spectacular display of a rattler actually striking and popping a balloon with lightning speed.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
2:00pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Tue, August 9, 2016,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
2:30pm
Muttville Comix Dog Act
Muttville Comix Dog Act

Muttville Comix Dog Act

Muttville Comix Dog Act
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Johnny Peers introduction to the circus came at an early age.  His father ran a concession stand on Ringling Brothers Circus where johnny helped out.  While working wth his father, he continually managed to sneak away and watch the clowns... and decided to become one.  He joined the Ringling Clown College, graduated, and joined the show.  Johnny got his first pup from a Humane Society which quickly became part of the show.  He continued to pick up dogs and developed his show. Each has their own character and attributes, providing for a range of exciting and talented performances, such as jumping rope,climbing ladders, knocking Johnny down, and of course walking all over him. Johnny Peers Muttville Commix is a menagerie of mongrels, several of which were acquired some from shelters and rescues. Any dog can be a good dog.  Any animal likes kindness, attention, and affection.  With a Charlie Chaplin like shuffle, Peers plays the fall guy to his mutts.  The flawless comic timing, choreography and uncanny collaboration produce a truly great show.  The Muttville Commix  television appearances have included David Letterman, Regis and Kathy Lee, Primetime Live, Travels with Harry and Seinfeld.  Johnny has presented his hilarious comic canine routine from coast to coast and on four continents. He and his doggie ensemble have toured with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, the Big Apple Circus, Shrine Circuses, fairs, Monte Carlo Circus Festival, Busch Gardens and Disneyland.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Illusionist John Bloom - "Imagine"

Illusionist John Bloom - "Imagine"

Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Event Category: 

For nearly twenty-five years Grand Stage Illusionist and Master Magician John Steven Bloom has been wowing audiences and garnering critical acclaim for his special blend of magic, humor and family entertainment. Touring, public speaking and giving back to the community adds to the appeal of this already multi-faceted performer.

With a flexible show that crosses demographics Mr. Bloom has appeared with rock legends Alice Cooper, Neal Schon and Kevin Cronin, comedian'Weird Al' Yankovic and country stars and actors such as Pam Tillis and Billy Bob Thornton, to name a few. John has been seen on international stages, headlined at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas and has been featured on statewide televised programs. Most enjoyable, perhaps, are the many opportunities for his full-length. fully-staged productions in local and regional performance venues which include his entire family.

While John is proud of many achievements within his craft he is most pleased with having been the first magic act accepted into both the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council's Fee Support/Ohio Artists on Tour roster. In addition, he is an Ohio Performer's Showcase feature act and is regularly requested by Fortune 500 companies as a motivational speaker. His ability to meld magic and music into product promotion has boosted customer service for WalMart, Con-Agra Foods and Schering-Key labs, among others.

Mr. Bloom is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, IBM Ring 161 in Akron (and 10th year as Ring president), the Society of American Magicians, the prestigious Magic Circle of London, England and is a lifetime member of both the International Magic Society and the Magician's Alliance of Eastern States.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
3:00pm
4-H Animal Science Showcase
4-H Animals Science Showcase

4-H Animals Science Showcase

4-H Animal Science Showcase
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Do you like animals? Do you like Science? Well this is the show for you!

Located in the Cow Palace, this 4-H exhibit will have you intrigued as scientist present interesting facts about many of the animals you see at the fair.

Missed this event? This showcase takes place twice daily.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
3:30pm
Texas Rattlesnake Demonstration
West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibition

West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibition

Texas Rattlesnake Demonstration
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
3:30pm to 4:00pm
Event Category: 

When parents and caregivers bring their children to see the West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibit, they are sure to learn lessons that will last a lifetime.  The goal of the demonstration is to ensure that audiences are delighted and entertained, but most importantly, that they gain an appreciation for these wondrous creatures.

The demonstration starts out with the snake wrangler, wearing snake-proof chaps, in a specially designed glass enclosure with rattlesnakes--fangs and venom intact--slithering freely around his feet.  Once the wrangler has greeted the audience, he then lifts the rattlers individually (with specially designed snake tongs and hooks) to introduce each one to the crowd.  During the introduction the snake wrangler clarifies that were it not for him, these rattlesnakes would in all likelihood be boots and belts by now.

With a little assistance, one rattler does a perfect impression of a "caduceus" (the American Medical Association insignia)... a perfect seque for Dave's cautionary anti-drug message. 

He then demonstrates how to use hooks, tongs, and tubes when dealing with venomous snakes.  By the end of this segment the audience is educated in the art and practice of safely handling rattlesnakes, and are shown how veterinarians, laboratory workers and research workers all handle venomous snakes. During the course of the demonstration, those in attendance learn about the rattle, age and the gender of the rattlesnake.

The show concludes with a spectacular display of a rattler actually striking and popping a balloon with lightning speed.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
3:30pm to 4:00pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
4:00pm
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: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
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.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Blues Acoustic Duo
Blues Acoustic Duo (Dean Kiss Host)
Tue, August 9, 2016,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Building Block Tournament
Building Block Tournament
Tue, August 9, 2016,
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
Honey Extraction
Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
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!

Tue, August 9, 2016,
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
4:30pm
Muttville Comix Dog Act
Muttville Comix Dog Act

Muttville Comix Dog Act

Muttville Comix Dog Act
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Johnny Peers introduction to the circus came at an early age.  His father ran a concession stand on Ringling Brothers Circus where johnny helped out.  While working wth his father, he continually managed to sneak away and watch the clowns... and decided to become one.  He joined the Ringling Clown College, graduated, and joined the show.  Johnny got his first pup from a Humane Society which quickly became part of the show.  He continued to pick up dogs and developed his show. Each has their own character and attributes, providing for a range of exciting and talented performances, such as jumping rope,climbing ladders, knocking Johnny down, and of course walking all over him. Johnny Peers Muttville Commix is a menagerie of mongrels, several of which were acquired some from shelters and rescues. Any dog can be a good dog.  Any animal likes kindness, attention, and affection.  With a Charlie Chaplin like shuffle, Peers plays the fall guy to his mutts.  The flawless comic timing, choreography and uncanny collaboration produce a truly great show.  The Muttville Commix  television appearances have included David Letterman, Regis and Kathy Lee, Primetime Live, Travels with Harry and Seinfeld.  Johnny has presented his hilarious comic canine routine from coast to coast and on four continents. He and his doggie ensemble have toured with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, the Big Apple Circus, Shrine Circuses, fairs, Monte Carlo Circus Festival, Busch Gardens and Disneyland.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Trivia Time - "Animal Trivia"
Tue, August 9, 2016,
4:30pm to 5:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
5:00pm
Jungle Bob Tuma
Tue, August 9, 2016,
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
5:00pm to 5:30pm
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.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Draft Horse Halter Class Judging
Draft Horse Halter Class Judging

Draft Horse Halter Class Judging

Draft Horse Halter Class Judging
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Weighing in at over 2000 lbs, when you talk horse power, the Belgian Draft Horse is the measure by which all breeds must be judged.  While occassionally a bit temperamental, for the most part Belgians are gentle giants.  That said, given their awe-inspiring size and strength, they can be pretty much whatever they want to be.  They've pulled our wagons and plowed our fields, so we owe these enormous equines a sizeable debt of gratitude.  We humans are just along for the ride.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Illusionist John Bloom - "Believe"

Illusionist John Bloom - "Believe"

Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
5:15pm to 6:15pm
Event Category: 

For nearly twenty-five years Grand Stage Illusionist and Master Magician John Steven Bloom has been wowing audiences and garnering critical acclaim for his special blend of magic, humor and family entertainment. Touring, public speaking and giving back to the community adds to the appeal of this already multi-faceted performer.

With a flexible show that crosses demographics Mr. Bloom has appeared with rock legends Alice Cooper, Neal Schon and Kevin Cronin, comedian'Weird Al' Yankovic and country stars and actors such as Pam Tillis and Billy Bob Thornton, to name a few. John has been seen on international stages, headlined at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas and has been featured on statewide televised programs. Most enjoyable, perhaps, are the many opportunities for his full-length. fully-staged productions in local and regional performance venues which include his entire family.

While John is proud of many achievements within his craft he is most pleased with having been the first magic act accepted into both the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council's Fee Support/Ohio Artists on Tour roster. In addition, he is an Ohio Performer's Showcase feature act and is regularly requested by Fortune 500 companies as a motivational speaker. His ability to meld magic and music into product promotion has boosted customer service for WalMart, Con-Agra Foods and Schering-Key labs, among others.

Mr. Bloom is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, IBM Ring 161 in Akron (and 10th year as Ring president), the Society of American Magicians, the prestigious Magic Circle of London, England and is a lifetime member of both the International Magic Society and the Magician's Alliance of Eastern States.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
5:15pm to 6:15pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
6:00pm
Texas Rattlesnake Demonstration
West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibition

West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibition

Texas Rattlesnake Demonstration
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Category: 

When parents and caregivers bring their children to see the West Texas Rattlesnake Exhibit, they are sure to learn lessons that will last a lifetime.  The goal of the demonstration is to ensure that audiences are delighted and entertained, but most importantly, that they gain an appreciation for these wondrous creatures.

The demonstration starts out with the snake wrangler, wearing snake-proof chaps, in a specially designed glass enclosure with rattlesnakes--fangs and venom intact--slithering freely around his feet.  Once the wrangler has greeted the audience, he then lifts the rattlers individually (with specially designed snake tongs and hooks) to introduce each one to the crowd.  During the introduction the snake wrangler clarifies that were it not for him, these rattlesnakes would in all likelihood be boots and belts by now.

With a little assistance, one rattler does a perfect impression of a "caduceus" (the American Medical Association insignia)... a perfect seque for Dave's cautionary anti-drug message. 

He then demonstrates how to use hooks, tongs, and tubes when dealing with venomous snakes.  By the end of this segment the audience is educated in the art and practice of safely handling rattlesnakes, and are shown how veterinarians, laboratory workers and research workers all handle venomous snakes. During the course of the demonstration, those in attendance learn about the rattle, age and the gender of the rattlesnake.

The show concludes with a spectacular display of a rattler actually striking and popping a balloon with lightning speed.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Home & Hobby Building
 
Skip Werke Band
Skip Werke Band
Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
Honey Extraction
Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction

Honey Extraction
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
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!

Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
4-H Style Revue
Junior Fair Project Runway

Junior Fair Project Runway

4-H Style Revue
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Category: 

Project Runway 6-8pm Junior Fair (Pre-Registered Teams Only)

This Jr. Fair event features the best in fashion and style! (pre-registered teams only) For more information on this Jr. Fair event or others, feel free to stop by the Jr. Fair building and talk to any of their friendly team members.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Junior Fair Building
 
6:30pm
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:30pm to 7:00pm
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.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Brian Brenner Elvis Tribute

Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Event Category: 

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

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

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

Tue, August 9, 2016,
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
7:00pm
John Steven Bloom
Learn Magic Tricks
Tue, August 9, 2016,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
Muttville Comix Dog Act
Muttville Comix Dog Act

Muttville Comix Dog Act

Muttville Comix Dog Act
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
7:00pm to 7:30pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Johnny Peers introduction to the circus came at an early age.  His father ran a concession stand on Ringling Brothers Circus where johnny helped out.  While working wth his father, he continually managed to sneak away and watch the clowns... and decided to become one.  He joined the Ringling Clown College, graduated, and joined the show.  Johnny got his first pup from a Humane Society which quickly became part of the show.  He continued to pick up dogs and developed his show. Each has their own character and attributes, providing for a range of exciting and talented performances, such as jumping rope,climbing ladders, knocking Johnny down, and of course walking all over him. Johnny Peers Muttville Commix is a menagerie of mongrels, several of which were acquired some from shelters and rescues. Any dog can be a good dog.  Any animal likes kindness, attention, and affection.  With a Charlie Chaplin like shuffle, Peers plays the fall guy to his mutts.  The flawless comic timing, choreography and uncanny collaboration produce a truly great show.  The Muttville Commix  television appearances have included David Letterman, Regis and Kathy Lee, Primetime Live, Travels with Harry and Seinfeld.  Johnny has presented his hilarious comic canine routine from coast to coast and on four continents. He and his doggie ensemble have toured with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, the Big Apple Circus, Shrine Circuses, fairs, Monte Carlo Circus Festival, Busch Gardens and Disneyland.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
7:00pm to 7:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Blues Gumbo
Blues Gumbo
Tue, August 9, 2016,
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Stage/Location:
CBS Stage in the Beer Garden
 
4-H Animal Science Showcase
4-H Animals Science Showcase

4-H Animals Science Showcase

4-H Animal Science Showcase
Event Date: 
Mon, August 8, 2016,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Do you like animals? Do you like Science? Well this is the show for you!

Located in the Cow Palace, this 4-H exhibit will have you intrigued as scientist present interesting facts about many of the animals you see at the fair.

Missed this event? This showcase takes place twice daily.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Stage/Location:
Cow Palace
 
7:30pm
Modern Western Square Dancing
Modern Western Square Dancing
Tue, August 9, 2016,
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Stage/Location:
Bee Barn
 
8:00pm
Chardon Polka Band
Chardon Polka Band

Chardon Polka Band

Chardon Polka Band
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Category: 

The Chardon Polka Band is known for being innovative and extremely adaptive with the ability to please almost any audience; whether it be 20-somethings at a college hang-out or the patrons of a local senior center. In their nine years together, the band has made a name for itself by adding a colorful twist to the traditional genre of the polka.

The Chardon Polka Band is not your average polka band. They are a group that brings new life and energy to this traditional music. While the group has an extensive catalogue of traditional polkas, they are not afraid to bring their own tunes into the mix along with polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. The band got their start in the Cleveland music scene; playing countless area fairs, festivals, and venues. While remaining very active in Cleveland, the band can often be found taking their music on the road and performing at a variety of events across the east. From performing at an NFL game to headlining for some of the largest Oktoberfests in the nation to opening for the prestigious Cleveland Orchestra; the band loves pleasing crowds anywhere and everywhere.

The Chardon Polka Band is happy to take part in continuing the Cleveland polka tradition while adding their own unique edge and antics to the genre.

The Chardon Polka Band is nationally known in the polka circuit, traveling to Oktoberfests and polka events across the country. The group is unique in the polka world because of their youth, most of the members being in their twenties, and rock and roll attitude. While their hip take on the genre has been labeled “punk polka”, the band still knows how to please the most staunch and avid of old school polka fans. 

The band has been featured nationally on REELZ TV series, Polka Kings, NPR, Off-Beat America (HGTV), and Trip Flip (the Travel Channel), and on countless news programs across the country. 

Tue, August 9, 2016,
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Old Barn Pavilion
 
Wade Henry
Wade Henry

Wade Henry

Wade Henry
Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
8:00pm to 8:30pm
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.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
8:00pm to 8:30pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
9:30pm
Glow Hooping
Glow Hooping

Glow Hooping

Glow Hooping
Event Date: 
Mon, August 8, 2016,
9:30pm to 11:00pm
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!

Tue, August 9, 2016,
9:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
South Midway
 
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
9:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

Tue, August 9, 2016,
9:30pm to 10:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
10:30pm
Fireworks

Fireworks

Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
10:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

Fireworks are Scheduled for Tuesday and Saturday Nights at the 2016 Cuyahoga County Fair.  If your plans to attend this year’s county fair revolve around firework shows, please note the following:

Fireworks Display Tonight (Tuesday) at 10:30PM!  If we experience wet weather conditions, fireworks will be postponed till Wednesday Night at 10:30PM.

Also remember the rest of the Evening is “Two for Tuesday” with a Buy One Fair Gate Admission/Get One Fair Gate Admission FREE.

Fireworks Display Saturday Night following ZoSo Show in Grandstand at 10:30PM!  If we experience wet weather conditions, fireworks will be postponed till Sunday (Closing) Night at 9:30PM.

Tue, August 9, 2016,
10:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Grandstand
 
Professor Bubblemaker

Professor Bubblemaker

Event Date: 
Tue, August 9, 2016,
10:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage: 
Event Category: 

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

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

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

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

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

Tue, August 9, 2016,
10:30pm to 11:00pm
Stage/Location:
Gazebo
 
NOTE: Fair Gate Admission prices do not include Midway Rides, Midway Ride Wristbands or Admission to most Grandstand Shows and Events unless otherwise specified. Further, while we make all provisions to provide you with accurate performance and attraction times, they are subject to change without notice.

Calendar Legend

ItemKey
Community Events
 
Cuyahoga County Fair
 
Energy Center
 
Fair Daily Schedule
 
Fairgrounds Events
 
Flea Market
 
Important Dates