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Q. How do I apply for a job at the Fair?

A. Office & Clerical:  contact Dave at secretary [at]
Maintenance Department: Bob at 440/243-0090 X119; Ride Company: Amusements of American, call 1-732-446-7144

Q. Are there General Rules governing the Fairgrounds? 

A. Yes. Click here to view our General Rules.

Q. Are alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the Fair? 

A. Beer & Wine Sales will be available Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the 2022 Cuyahoga County Fair. Alcoholic Beverage Sales will be "dark" on Opening Day (Tuesday) & Wednesday.

Q. Where do I enter my produce/flowers/artwork/animals, etc. in the fair? 

A. The ‘bible’ is the Premium Book, which is broken into two editions (General and Animals). The two editions contain all the information you need to submit your entries into the Fair. The Premium Books are usually made available in late June, at which time we feature links to them, as well as to our online entry system, on our home page.  You do not have to be a resident of the county to enter.  A one time entry fee covers Arts & Crafts, Floral, and Produce.  Animal classes may have additional fees.  No charge to enter in Junior Fair. 

Q. How can I enter the Demo Derbies? 

A. Click here to visit our Demo Derby page which includes Rules & Entry links.  Questions?  Feel free to call the office at 440/243-0090 X100

Q. Do you offer group discounts? 

A. Yes, many groups qualify with advanced reservations.  Contact John Burke at 440/243-0090.

Q. Cost of Parking? 

A. No charge for parking at the Fair.

Q. Admission fees? 

A. Visit our admissions page for ticket pricing info.

Q. Are dogs allowed at the Fair? 

A. To ensure patron safety, we do not allow dogs at the Fair.

Q. What are the rides offered at the Fair? 

A. The CCF contracts with Primetime Carnival Co. for the mechanical rides at the Fair.  Other events hire their own ride companies.  We have rides for kids and intermediate rides that are suitable for the entire family. 

Q. What type of restroom facilities are on the fairgrounds?

A. Ample, clean restrooms are easily identified within the fairgrounds.  A brand new facility is located at Gate #5, the main entrance.  All are handicapped accessible.  A new companion care (family) facility is available adjacent to Gate #2 behind the First Aid building. 

Q. Can I bring my picnic lunch to the Fair? 

A. Yes, picnic areas are located around the grounds. Keep in mind that food vendors offer a great variety of foods, prepared in many different ways. No alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought on the grounds, this includes the parking lots.  The Fair provides a beer garden on the grounds for those that are twenty-one years of age or older.  ID’s required to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Q. What kind of animals can I expect to find at the Fair?

A. The emphasis is on the farm animals and how they provide us with transportation, food and companionship.  Draft and pleasure horse are among the largest, while rabbits and pocket-pets are among the smaller animals on display.

Q. What kind of exhibits can I expect to see at the Fair? 

A. All types of antiques and collections are on display in the Arts & Crafts.  They include the best of the culinary categories, and the handicraft and hobby areas  The Floral Building showcases the best of garden blooms and artistic flower arrangements, while the Garden Produce area presents the finest of the vegetable, fruits and herb garden specimens and home-processed foods. 

Q. How do I rent a building or outdoor space at the fairgrounds?

A. Contact the Director-in-charge of the Rentals Department at Rental [at] or call Bob at 440/243-0090 X114. For more information, including rental rates, click here.

Q. What kind of entertainment can I find at the Fair?   

A. Our mission statement declares that we offer education with a festive atmosphere.  Strolling entertainers can be found around every bend of the midways.  The Pavilion, Grandstand and Gazebo areas provide a place to sit and enjoy all types of performers.  Something different - every day.  Check the schedule on this website for details, times and any additional costs. 

Q. How can I get information on being an entertainer at the annual fair? 

A. Talent is booked starting the first of the year. Inquires can be made through the website or you can call us at 440/243-0090 extension 110.

Q. Is it safe for children to attend the Fair? 

A. The purpose for the Fair is to display and educate children and adults on the theme of agriculture  and agribusiness.  Our Security force is one of our most important departments.  Uniformed officers are at all gates and can be found roaming the midways, day and night making sure that everyone has a enjoyable and fun time at the Fair.  The Security station is located on the main midway, centrally located on the fairgrounds.

Q. My company/business has a product to sell, how do I rent space at the Fair?

A. For food and commercial Fair Vendors - contact Diane Barton at Concessions [at] or 440/243-0090 X 112.