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The Best Value in Town
Welcome to the home of Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off &am; Beer Fest, recently named one of 15 Can’t Miss Food Events in Cleveland. Year to year, some things never change about the Cook-Off. From face-painting to a rock climbing wall, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest makes a special effort to create family friendly environment with a picnic style atmosphere. Our Festival offers FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND LONG, FREE ADMISSION for kids under 12, and in celebration of National Military Appreciation Month, on Monday (Memorial Day), Retired & Active-Duty Military personnel showing proper military ID will be admitted for FREE. General Admission is FREE ON FRIDAY BEFORE 5PM, ONLY $10 AFTER 5PM, AND JUST $10 ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY, AND MONDAY (MEMORIAL DAY). MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT is FREE all weekend long with your paid cook-off admission.
Congrats to This Year's Winners2023 RIB COOK-OFF WINNERS
- Best Sauce - Porky Chicks
- 3rd Place Best Ribs - Mojo's
- 2nd Place Best Ribs - Pigfoot BBQ
- 1st Place Best Ribs - Desperado's
- People's Choice - After Hours BBQ
- Pick of the Pig - Wright's Catering
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier
Nathan’s Famous, in partnership with Giant Eagle, made a stop at Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest for a qualifying event on Saturday, May 27th with a spot in the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating contest on the line. The top male & top female competitors punched their ticket to the July 4th championship. The Top Male was Geoffrey Esper from Oxford Mass who ate 50 hot dogs in 10 minutes. This will be his 6th trip to the Coney Island finals where he finished 2nd Overall last year. The Top Female Finisher was Larell Marie Mele, from Pennsylvania, eating 15 1/2 hot dogs in 10 minutes. She is the only female to qualify and participate in the International Championship at Coney Island 14 years in a row.
Congrats to This Year’s Winners2023 Miss Berea Winners
- Miss Berea – Annalise Kammerman
- Court Members: – Allister Thomas, Myla Miller, Jordyn Maddox
- Co-Miss Berea Teen – Rayna Boyle
- Co-Miss Berea Teen – Elizabeth Spencer
- Co-Miss Berea Pre-Teen – Ali Dobrunick
- Co-Miss Berea Pre-Teen – Vivian McManis
Call for Artists & Crafters
Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest is seeking handmade crafters to display and sell their work at the cook-off. If you are interested, please contact Marie Pochatek by email at Gristhree@hotmail.com or by phone at 440-234-5181.
Notice: Forms of Payments Accepted at Berea Rib
For 2023, tickets will be sold EXCLUSIVELY at the Gate and payment for admission is CASH ONLY.
All Vendors (including Rib Teams, Misc. Food Vendors, Arcade Games, etc.) take Cash. Some, but not all, take credit cards.
ATM’s are available onsite.