Berea's National Rib Cook-Off and Beer Fest

Berea's National Rib Cook-Off and Beer Fest
Friday, May 27, 2022 from 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
164 Eastland Road

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 and 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 and 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.

Ribbers: Featuring a hand picked selection of some of the best rib teams in the Cleveland area—Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off and Beer Fest is the connoisseur’s choice among barbecue aficionados. Whether you spell it BBQ, Barbecue or Bar-B-Que, if you’re feeling saucy, Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off spells a sizzling good time! The 10 Rib Teams competing in 2022 for Best Ribs, Best Sauce and People’s Choice Awards are listed below.

After Hours BBQ, Armadillo's, Bg's Old Town BBQ, Blazin' Broncos, Desperado's, Mojo's Famous BBQ, Pigfoot BBQ, Porky Chicks BBQ, Smokin' T's, Wright's Catering


Following is a preliminary schedule of acts slated to perform on the Southwest General Stage at the 2022 Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off.

4pm to Sunset: Corvette Cleveland

On Friday, from 4pm until dusk, Corvette Cleveland will have on display an array of 40 classic Corvettes. They will have cars from 1955 all the way up to the new 2022 Mid Engine Corvette with over 500 HP and everything in between. In March of 2022, Corvette Cleveland was awarded 1st Place for “Best Display” at the IX Piston Power Auto-Rama Show, with many of the 19 corvettes they had on display finishing 1st Place in their respective classes.

They will also be featuring a miniature 2017 electric Corvette that will be raffled off July 31th at Corvette at Corsa to benefit Ohio Guidestone (formerly Berea Children’s Home). Tickets are $2. All proceeds from the Corvette @ Corsa show and raffle go to Ohio Guidestone. Over the past 21 years, Corvette Cleveland has raised over $88,520.00. The Corvette at Corsa show is also in Berea and draws 200-300 Corvettes from around the Midwest.

Celebrating their 64th anniversary, Corvette Cleveland was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest Corvette clubs in the nation. They have over 200 members who race, show, rally, autocross and tour with their Corvettes. The only membership requirements are that one be 18 years of age and own a Corvette.

Corvette Cleveland is a Lifetime Business Member of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. It is also a member of the East Ohio Region of the National Council of Corvette Clubs, of which it is a founding member. Their competition events are governed by the rules established by the NCCC Competition Director and his committee of Governors from clubs throughout the country.

A non-profit organization, Corvette Cleveland supports local charities as well as NCCC’s official charity (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Stop back at the amazing Corvette display behind the stage to pick up a FREE People’s Choice Award ballot and VOTE for your favorite Corvette. YOU are going to pick a WINNER and the Trophy will be presented at 8pm, Friday, May 28th.


Friday night the fairgrounds will sizzle with the sounds of charring ribs and the music of Cruisin’, and hard rockin’ country band, Bronx Country. That’s right, we’ll be cooking up some good times.
Hot sauce, hot live music, and some of the best barbecue in the world. It couldn’t get any better than that… unless perhaps we were to offer free ribs? …Well, we aren’t, so it’s not going to get any better—but still, great food and great entertainment makes for a pretty fine evening. Note: Admission on Friday is FREE before 5pm, and $10 per person after 5PM.

4:30pm - 6:30pm: Cruisin'
The Band Cruisin’ was founded by lead singer and sax player Ron Howard in 1986. It’s rare in this business to find a group that has been together for over 30 years. It’s even more unusual for a group to be as successful as Cruisin’.

7:30pm - 10:30pm: Bronx Country
Bronx Country is a hard rockin’ country band that plays everything from Brantley to Aldean, and Skynard to ZZ Top. They’re a HARD ROCKIN COUNTRY BAND whose slogan is, “Kickin the Pop Outta Country.” They perform at bike nites across the state—from Sandusky’s Ohio Bike Week (where they opened for Phil Vassar & The Kentucky Headhunters and John Michael Montgomery), to all the Bike Nites and special events sponsored by NE Ohio’s Quaker Steak & Lube franchises (like the WGAR/QS&L/iHeart Radio’s “Afternoon Saloon.”

Admission: Friday: Free Before 5pm; $10 After 5pm

Rain Or Shine!
Kids 12 and Under Get In Free!
Parking Is Free!

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