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Cuyahoga County Fair Features Alligator Show, Rodeo and Lakewood's Ohio Idol

Event runs Aug. 6-12 in Berea. Abby Boland performing at 8 p..m. Aug. 8.

The Cuyahoga County Fair runs Aug. 6-12 at the Fairgrounds in Berea. 

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 , 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.

Other music shows include Zoso, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, and North Coast BeatleFest, featuring Beatles tribute bands. 

Also in the grandstand: a car stunt show and a rodeo, plus harness racing and the demo derby.

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.

Peter Bruce Photo August 08, 2012 at 06:21 PM
HELP NEEDED PLEASE I am looking at moving to Cleveland and looking at the Lakewood area. Could people out there be kind enough to give me the pros and cons of living there. peterbrucephotography@gmail.com Thanks so much in adavance Peter

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