Discover Cedar Fairmount Festival is Aug. 10
Plans are progressing for Cedar Fairmount's 13th annual festival, to be held on Sunday, Aug. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. This year, the festival committee has added more entertainment and venues to the event.
The musical lineup includes Cleveland Heights groups Eclectic Vision, Blue Spruce Cats, The Spyder Stompers with Sister Sugar Pie and Get Back Duo.
Scott Alan, who performs as the Island Doctor, will return after a four-year absence to share his island-style music.
Musical Mark and Whipples the Clown will be back to delight little ones. The Cleveland Heights Church will convert the India Community Center into a playland for kids, and Ten Thousand Villages and Open Doors will also offer chuldren's activities.
There will be cupcake decorating at Luna Bakery Café, and a wing-eating contest at Buffalo Wild Wings. Fifth Third Bank is sponsoring a bounce house.
The popular Euclid Beach Rocket Car will offer rides throughout the day, thanks to Dave’s Market. Back by popular demand will be the Batmobile, with Batman and Robin.
This year’s fair will include a pet section, where the Cleveland Animal Protective League will offer pet adoptions, and where one will find treats and clothes for pets. Cedar Hill Nursing Home is sponsoring a pet parade at 2 p.m.
Roy Larick will present a lecture and slide show entitled Archaeology at the Alcazar: Finding Deep Time in Your House and Neighborhood. Local authors will appear at Appletree Books.
In all, more than 50 artists, crafters and vendors are expected to participate, as will many Cleveland Heights nonprofit groups.
This free family festival is made possible by donations from Cedar Fairmount businesses and neighbors, the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District and a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Applications for artists, crafters, and vendors are still being accepted. For an application, or more information about the festival, visit www.cedarfairmount.org or Cedar Fairmount’s festival Facebook page, or call 216-791-3172.
Kaye Lowe is executive director of the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District.