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Cuyahoga County Fair 2021

One of the oldest fairs in Ohio held since 1893


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The Cuyahoga County Fair offers traditional family fun, agriculture and livestock displays as well as great music, food, shows, and thrill rides in the city of Berea, Ohio. The event originated from Berea Fair in the 19th century, where farmers who collected their crops came to relax and see new machinery.

Today, the carnival midway is one of the biggest attractions of the fair. Also, apple dumplings, elephant ears, and funnel cakes are always popular during the event. Families bring kids to see pigs, horses, and rabbits. Demolition Derby presented by JM Productions is another favourite of the public. Racing pigs bring a lot of fun and laughter. Square dancers, the unicyclists, and woodcarvers gather large crowds. Floral displays, arts, and craft markets offer great souvenirs. There are both midway and grandstand concerts with spectacular fireworks displays scheduled during fair week.

Cuyahoga County Fair was one of the largest agricultural events in the early 20th century when local farms were the leading in potato growing, dairy, poultry and grapes growing in Ohio. Even though the city of Berea is much more developed today, traditional entertainment offered at the fair hasn't changed much. One can still hop on a carousel, have a glass of lemonade and listen to a good song. The fair runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

County Fair Attractions are subject to change year-to-year. For all 2020 grandstand and midway events, visit the

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