News & Press Releases

  • 24th Annual Berea's National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest

    Berea's National Rib Cook-Off promotional posterPopular for its family picnic-style atmosphere, Berea's National Rib Cook-Off & Beer Fest at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds begins Friday, May 26, at noon, and extends throughout Memorial Day Weekend, wrapping up Monday, May 29, at 7 p.m. Twelve rib teams will compete from all over the U.S. in hopes of garnering one of the three major awards: Best Ribs, Best Sauce and People's Choice. Your vote counts. Winners will be announced on Monday. Enjoy a wide selection of local craft beers. Affordable family fun includes a kids activity area with a rock-climbing wall, a super-slide, swings and more. Free musical entertainment spans generations and genres throughout the weekend. Saturday afternoon is highlighted by the Corvette Cleveland Car Show ( Admission is free from noon till 5 p.m. on Friday and then just $10 Friday after 5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Kids under 12 admitted free. On Monday, all retired and active military personnel showing military ID will be admitted for free. This is a rain or shine event. As always, parking is free. For open times of the festival, musical performance times and festival admission information, visit


  • Berea City Schools Awarded $100K Grant Through Berea City Club

    Berea City School DistrictBEREA, OH (December, 2020) - The Berea City Club recently announced a $100,000 grant payable over three years for Berea City Schools. The grant dollars awarded to BCSD will help in the creation of a Berea-Midpark High School MakerSpace area that features project-based learning labs to provide innovative spaces centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEM/STEAM) and will include a laser engraver, 3D printers, a 10-needle embroidery machine, and supplies....


  • Jeff Haas Receives Chamber of Commerce Grindstone Award

    Jeff HaasJeff Haas is “not only an outstanding volunteer. He is a leader among volunteers,” notes one nomination letter for the Chamber of Commerce’s Grindstone Award.

    The award is given annually to an outstanding Berea citizen. Haas will receive the award during the Annual Grindstone Award Banquet on April 19th....


  • Berea City Club Donation Revives Dormant BPD K9 Officer Program

    K-9 ValorIn 2018, with the generous assistance of the Berea City Club, the Berea Police Department was able to restart our dormant K9 officer program. Ptl. Dennis Bort was selected as the handler, and K9 Vader joined the department.....


  • Community Guide Article

    Community GuideThe Berea City Club, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3} nonprofit charitable organization established in 1998 by Mayor Stan Trupo as an organization to promote positive civic interests to the community of Berea. Through the efforts of The Berea City Club, Inc. and the support of the community, we have donated more than $1,250,000 back to various clubs, organizations, and projects in the City of Berea......