Discover Cedar Fairmount Festival offers family fun

Fair goers enjoy a ride on the Euclid Beach Rocket Car at the 2012 Discover Cedar Fairmount Festival. Photo by Christopher Smith.

As Aug. 11 approaches, plans for the 12th annual Discover Cedar Fairmount Festival are coming together.

The community festival, presented by the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District, will take place in the Cedar Fairmount Business District of Cleveland Heights from noon to 5 p.m. Elite event sponsors, which include the Cedar Grandview Building, Chase Bank, Dave's Supermarkets, Eileen M. Burkhart & Co., Fifth Third Bank, the Heights Center Building, the Heights Medical Building and FutureHeights, have matched a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, enabling expanded activities and ensuring the fair remains free to the public.

The festival will offer activities for the entire family. As in previous years, children can enjoy face painting, cricket races, pony rides and more. The whole family can enjoy a ride on the Euclid Beach Rocket Car or visit with Batman and Robin at the Batmobile. New this year, Howard Hanna Real Estate will offer a child ID program.

From 1 to 2 p.m., local historian and geologist Roy Larick will share slides at the Alcazar and lead a brief walking tour of Cedar Fairmount's natural and cultural landscapes.  

Several local artists and nonprofits will offer a wide range of activities and arts and crafts. Festival goers will be able to hear the musical styling of Heights Jazz Project, Karma Kings and Oldboy. Appletree Books will hold a book signing for local authors.

It is not too late for nonprofits and artists to join. Booths are still available. For the tenth consecutive year, members of Boy Scout Troop 222 will assist fair participants with the set up of their booths. For more information and booth applications, visit

Camille Davis

Camille Davis is a senior journalism major at Ohio University. She is also a summer intern for the Heights Observer

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