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The Berea Fairgounds (a.k.a. The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds) are located approximately 1 mile west of I-71 at the Bagley Road Interchange (Exit 235). Please see the Directions/Maps page for more details.
John O'Brien Sr. founded Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival in an effort to showcase, and thereby preserve the many traditions of his native land. Enlisting a group of incredibly dedicated volunteers, John finally realized his vision for a festival in 1982. During its two day run, that first festival drew more than 3,000 visitors.