Summary of Cuyahoga
County Fair, Latino Nights 2014
The number of Latinos
coming to the Cuyahoga County Fair in Berea, Ohio
continues to grow. For the first time there are two Latino
Days, August 5 and August 7, 2014, where Latino
cultures will be shared with all of Northeast Ohio.
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, and fireworks.
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.
The second day, Thursday,
August 7, will feature musical performances by local Latino
artists such as: 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, contact Richard Romero, coordinator, at
440-213-7329. On the Internet:
Come visit the 118th Cuyahoga County Fair, August 4-10, 2014!