The Cuyahoga County Fair runs Aug. 6-12 at the Fairgrounds in Berea.
New features this year include Kachunga and the Alligator, a live gator show; Mac and the Big Cheese, a comedy cooking show; juggler and unicyclist Wade Henry; chainsaw wood carvers; and First Bite Fishing Tanks for kids.
But perhaps most exciting for local folks is the performance of Lakewood resident Abby Boland, who recently won the Ohio Idol competition in Columbus.
She's expected to take the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 8.
There will also be the usual rides, food, demolition derby, harness racing, a haunted house, animals and contests.
Hours are 5-11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6; noon to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Thursday is Kids' Day, with extended hours and special pricing. The fair will be open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday.
General admission is $7, or $6 for seniors and kids 4-12. Children under 4 admitted free.
On Thursday, kids 4-16 get in for only $2. All-day ride tickets are $14 every day but Thursday, when they will cost $7.
The fairgrounds are at 164 Eastland Rd., Berea, 44017.