A Message of Thanks

Fair-goers on the midwayThanks to all who came out to help celebrate the 124th Annual Cuyahoga County Fair. While we got off to a rough start with the weather, Fair-goers helped compensate for it by coming out in droves over the weekend, and for that, we extend out sincere gratitude. Whether you came for the elephant ears, the animals, arts, crafts, floral exhibits, rides, or one of our great concerts, your attendance makes all the work we do throughout the year in preparation for Fair week worthwhile.

Links to photos from this year's event can be found by hovering over the Gallery tab at the top of the page. Thanks to our intrepid photographer, Mark Horning, for the work he does to capture so many of the colorful moments that make the Fair such an historic, unique and wonderful event. Feel free to share his photos with family and friends. Our thanks once again for your patronage of the Fair, and we can't wait to see you again in 2022 for the 125th Annual Cuyahoga County Fair, which will be held Tuesday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 14th!

 

 

Notice!

ALL applicable CDC Guidelines and State of Ohio COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be in effect for all events held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Entry to each event may be limited and masks and social distancing may be required. The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and its events reserve the right to deny entry or to remove anyone not in compliance with applicable safety protocols.

 

124th Annual Cuyahoga County Fair
AUGUST 10-15, 2021

FAIR HOURS

TUES-FRI: NOON-11:00PM
SAT: 10:00AM-11:00PM
SUN: NOON-10:00PM

 

 

Premium Book Entries

2021 Premium Book General Edition
2021 Premium Book Animal Edition
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Open class entries can be submitted online. Animal entries cannot be submitted online. Junior Fair entries submitted online will be subject to the registration fees.

To submit entries via mail, download any of the following entry forms:
 

 

 

Attractions & Special Features

Featured Entertainment

Escape Artist Lady Houdini

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,...Read more

Wacky Chad Stunt Comedy

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 Superbowl.

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.Read more

WBNX Dish Nation Night

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”...Read more

Hypnotist David Anthony

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...Read more

Brian Brenner

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!
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Angelina Rose & Stee Bax of Hoopernova

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...Read more

Jason D'Vaude Art of Fire Show

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!”

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Sleight of Mind - Magician Drew Murray

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 just 10 years old he began performing for small events at churches, libraries and family parties. Through his teens and college, he continued performing more shows each year and taking his talents across the country.

Fast forwarding to today, Drew’s career has skyrocketed and his talents have enabled him to acquire an impressive client list including the...Read more

The Circus Man Jason D'Vaude

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!”

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Where: Grandstand
Race Info: Coming Soon
Tickets: FREE Admission

Please join us for Harness Racing action with Pari-Mutuel wagering (betting) on 9 or more races. Pick your favorite horse by name, driver colors or the horse that catches your eye. Fans come from near and far to enjoy some of Ohio’s best 2- and 3-year-olds competing. Northfield Park regular announcer Ayers Ratcliff paints a picture of the action packed one-mile races, including...Read more

Little Miss and Mr Pageant

If the children are our future, find out why we're in really good hands. These girls, boys, young men and women will amaze with their poise, elocution, and special talents. From the adorable to the awe-inspiring, the Little Miss and Mr. Pageant is not to be missed.

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Build your own drawstring backpack at the Cuyhoaga County Fair

Take part in some hands-on fun by learning to build your own drawstring backpack!

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Ohio Department of Agriculture Director, Dorothy Pelanda

The Cuyahoga County Fair is honored to host Ohio Department of Agriculture Director, Dorothy Pelanda, who will be visiting us on Friday, August 13th. She is expected to begin her tour of the 2021 Cuyahoga County Fair at noon by checking out the 4-H Large Animal Evaluation and Showmanship exhibition in the Cow Palace. Shortly before she departs, Director Pelanda is expected to present a personalize banner for our Fair.

About Director Pelanda

Dorothy Pelanda was sworn in as the 39 th Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture by Governor Mike DeWine on January 14, 2019. Pelanda is...Read more

Draft Horse Pull

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

The draft horse pull has been canceled due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled.Read more

NOTICE: Due to inclement weather, the fireworks show originally slated for Friday, August 13th has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 15th.

The Cuyahoga County Fair will be holding fireworks spectaculars Saturday, Aug 14th, & Sunday, Aug 15th 2021, so be sure to bring the kids out to catch one of the shows! The Saturday show should start around 10:00pm, and the Sunday show around 9:30pm. Times are approximate, so get there early to make sure you don't miss anything.Read more