Over the past 17 years, residents from all over Northeastern Ohio have come to Berea to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend’s annual symbolic summer kick-off: Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off presented by the Berea City Club. This year will mark the festivals 18th year at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. The exact dates to remember are May 27-30, 2016.
Guests need to remember that Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off is a Rain or Shine Event. There is FREE PARKING EVERY DAY, ALL DAY at the Fairgrounds! ADMISSION is FREE on Friday Afternoon from 12Noon-5PM and then just “$5 After 5PM!” Then just $5 on Saturday and Sunday and Monday! Children 12 and under will be admitted FREE ALL WEEKEND LONG. On Monday (Memorial Day) all retired and active military personnel showing military ID will be admitted for FREE to the event.
Also be sure to look for Memorial Day ONLY discounted offers in the Cleveland Family Fun Directory, Cleveland SCENE Magazine, the 2016 Cleveland Edition of SaveARound and other local newspapers and magazines.
Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off draws Area and National Rib Teams to compete for First, Second and Third Place: Best Ribs, Best Sauce and People’s Choice Awards. Awards Presentation is on Memorial Day.
It’s “Rib Heaven” and it’s all in one place with over 16 Rib Teams competing all weekend long to satisfy your appetite for ribs and the best sauce you will ever taste! Need to cleanse your palette of barbeque sauce then dig in for some other traditional Festival Favorites available including everything from Fried Veggies, Kettle Korn to Cotton Candy.
The Children’s Activity Area will feature a Super-Slide, Kiddie-Bouncer and the ever-popular Rock-Climbing Wall. Check out the May Issue of Cleveland Family Fun Directory at ClevelandFFD.com.
2016 Berea's National Rib Cook-Off Promo Video
Friday Night is “Bike Night” sponsored by Rock-N-Roll City Harley-Davidson. Arrive on a Bike and get in FREE all day Friday and just $5 per person the rest of weekend. Bikers also are invited to bring their bikes inside the gates to a special parking right next to the midway all weekend so they can enjoy the entertainment and fabulous food while their “rides” are close by.
Friday Night’s entertainment kicks off with Eagles Tribute Band “Fastlane”at 3PM followed by a 6PM Show with “Ohio Rock Legends” and closing the night with Cleveland’s Own “Colin Dussault’s Blues Project” taking the stage at 9:00PM.
Country Music Lovers will enjoy Saturday with musical performances throughout the day starting at 1PM with “The Stickers” followed by shows with the “Michael Christopher Band”, “Morgan White” and “Clark Mason.”
The musical entertainment stays in high-gear on Sunday Afternoon with “Aftermath”, “Cruisin”, “My Manic Episode” and “Jersey” closing out the evening’s entertainment.
Memorial Day brings some of the best in both local and ethnic entertainment with “The Clayton Brothers Band”, “Chardon Polka Band,” and “7 Nations” closing the festival with a concert at 5PM.
For all Festival information go to BereaRib.com or call the Hotline Number at 440-234-5181.
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30, 2016
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds (visit this page for driving directions)
FRIDAY: NOON-11pm (FREE before 5pm - $5 after 5pm)
SATURDAY: 11am-11pm ($5)
SUNDAY: 11am-11pm ($5)
MONDAY: 11am-7pm ($5)
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE.
FOR THE LATEST INFO ON BEREA'S NATIONAL RIB COOK-OFF, CALL OUR HOTLINE AT 440-234-5181