Event Info

23-26, 2025

FRI - NOON-11PM | SAT 11AM-11PM | SUN 11AM-11PM | MON 11AM-7PM


Dates, Times, Ticket Prices, & Special Discounts


How to get to Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off

About Us

History and mission of Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off

Special Features


A Big Thank You for Your Support in 2024!

Thanks Again Northeast Ohioans for choosing to come out Memorial Day Holiday Weekend to the 25th Annual Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest! We remain forever grateful & humbled by your support of our event for the last 25 years. It has been and always will be, our mission, to produce a quality picnic-style family atmosphere for ALL to enjoy. See you back at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds for the official kick-off to summer, Memorial Day Weekend 2025 – Friday, May 23rd thru Monday, May 26th.

Photos from this year’s event have been posted to our gallery, so click here to check out our 2024 album.

We encourage you to support other Events at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds this Summer including:

  • The Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival | July 19th–21st
    “Experience Ireland’s Heartbeat of Cleveland!”
  • The Cuyahoga County Fair | August 6th–11th
    “Find Your Fun”
  • The Cleveland Oktoberfest | Aug 30th-Sept 2nd & Sept 6th-Sept 7th
    “Named 2023’s Top Oktoberfest in USA Today”



Congrats to This Year’s Winners

2024 RIB COOK-OFF WINNERS Berea Rib winners
  • Best SauceMojo’s
  • 3rd Place Best RibsAfter Hours BBQ
  • 2nd Place Best RibsSmokin’ T’s
  • 1st Place Best RibsPorky Chick’s
  • People’s ChoiceAfter Hours BBQ
  • Pick of the PigWright’s Catering



Come One – Come All!

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.




Call for Artists & Crafters

Arts & Crafts ShowBerea’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 2024, 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.


Don't Miss Out on the Fun!