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2017 Demolition Derby

Cuyahoga County Fair Demolition Derby When: Prelims: Mon @ 8PM & Sun @ 3PM; Finals: Sun @ 7PM



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






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

​For spectators, it kind of goes without saying that you shouldn't try this at home (unless you really don't like your home). Fire crews will be on hand, along with a grandstand packed with cheering fans, as The World's Largest Demo Derby returns to the Fair. And if you thought Jack Nicholson knew something about road rage, you ain't seen nothin' yet! So come on out, and watch resale values plummet as an odd lot of maladjusted individuals crash tons of metal into each other... for fun!


Youth Demolition DerbyHave an appetite for destruction, but not quite old enough to drive yet?--no problem! Your first driving lesson will involve perpendicular parking your car into another car (hands at 10 and 2).  Lesson two will involve lane changes. Our advice?  Don't forget to signal and check your blind spot. Otherwise, you may not hit something... and you definitely want to hit something! When all's said and done, you may just take home a trophy to wow your first driving instructor... and a cash prize to pay for all the extra lessons you'll need to overcome the bad habits instilled during the Youth Demolition Derby!





When: Sun, Aug 13th 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)


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!




When: Sun, Aug 13th 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!



Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here at the Cuyahoga County Fair When: Saturday, Aug 12th (6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Show)

Presented by: 98.5 WNCX

Buy Your Ticket in Advance and Fair Admission is FREE!
Presale through 98.5 WNCX
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Presale GA: $18
Presale VIP Track Seating: $28
GA Day Of: $18 Concert Ticket + $8 Fair Admission (to be paid in separate locations)
VIP Day Of: $28 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 will have to pay the $8 Fair Admission at the gate, then pay for concert tickets at the box office ($8 at gate + $18 at box office = $26 for GA; $8 at gate + $28 at box office = $36 for VIP track seating).  The box office will open at 5:00pm.

Wish You Were Here celebrates the 40th Anniversary of "Animals" - Performing the landmark 1977 album in its entirety plus Pink Floyd’s greatest hits, classics and obscurities, along with new video, laser and lighting effects.


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.

wywh_facebook_promo_0.jpgWish 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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Rolling Stone Rodeo

Rolling Stone Rodeo When: Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 7:00pm
Tickets: $8
Flyer: Click Here

Rolling Stone Rodeo Co. is a rodeo production company. We produce action packed, family oriented rodeos for rodeo committees and county fair committees. We strive to produce rodeos that keep the fans on the edge of their seats; we aim to please everyone from nine to ninety. Our mission is to keep the spirit of the wild west and the legacy of the American cowboy alive today in a modern society. Our hope is to present an honest entertaining approach to showcase the skills and toughness of the iconic image of the cowboy. America holds true to it traditions of the wild west today with the sport of rodeo. And we are glad to bring the tradition to the fans.



Monster Truck Racing League

Monster Truck Racing League When: Thursday, August 10th at 7:30pm

Tickets: $7 (Ticket price does not include the $8/person Fair Admission fee, which must be paid separately)

Every Monster Truck Racing League event features only national recognized, high flying, fan favorite monster trucks that will have fans on the edge of there seats! .. Biggest names in monster trucks



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: Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 after Wish You Were Here

The Cuyahoga County Fair will be holding its fireworks spectacular on Saturday, August 12th after the Wish You Were Here concert at 10:30pm, so bring the kids out to watch the show.  If we experience wet weather conditions, the fireworks will be postponed until Sunday (Closing) Night at 9:30PM.


Harness Racing

When: Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 12:30PM

Details: Sanctioned parimutuel betting
More Info: Click here

Come on out for Harness Racing at the Cuyahoga County Fair on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017.  Pick a pony, then pony up for some parimutuel betting. There will be at least 16 races, with over 79 horses entered, 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!