The original fair in 1893
was called the West Cuyahoga County Fair, since there
were so many other smaller fairs in the area. In 1895,
advertising promised fairgoers an exhibition that would “bring
together the best of everything.” That slogan has been the
guiding motto every year since that time.
The first fairgoers went
to the Cuyahoga County Fair to socialize, see new farm
machinery, and display their animals. Local businesses set up
booths and children played baseball games.
Today, fairgoers come for
the great diversity of attractions and delicious treats. They
come to eat apple dumplings, elephant ears, and funnel cakes; to
see pigs, rabbits, goats and horses; to get spun, fair rides,
This year The Fair
is adding two days to welcome Latinos to the fair. The first
Latino day will be Tuesday, August 5. It will feature
performances by cultural dancers, mariachi, Salsa Contest, and
free salsa lessons. This day will a colorful day for all to
The second day, Thursday,
August 7, will feature musical performances by local Latino
artists like: Justo Saborit, Grupo Son Gitano, Papo Ruiz y
Su Merengüe, and bachata super star Domenic
Marte (The Voice). Dance to the rhythms of the beat and see
the local talent like Guitonsky, Catt, Mika Nova, and
Poly Del Mambo.
New entertainment and
attractions at the Cuyahoga County Fair have changed with
the times. Fair organizers expect more than 180,000 people will
come though the arch during 2014.
For more information about
Latino nights, please contact Richard Romero,
coordinator, at 440-213-7329. On the Internet:
Come visit the 118th Cuyahoga County Fair, August 4-10, 2014!