Labor Day Weekend Events Guide

CLEVELAND - You'll find plenty to do in Northeast Ohio this Holiday Weekend. Here are some family-friendly events along with the Power of 5 Forecast.

Visit historic downtown Hudson for the 7th Annual Taste of Hudson Sunday and Monday. Sample dishes from over 20 of the area's best restaurants, participate in family activities and enjoy non-stop entertainment. In addition to delicious food, you'll find vendors from the Hudson Farmer's Market, a wine and beer tasting garden, and crafts, activities and health screenings for children. Admission is free and food selections are priced under $6. Sunday's forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms with highs in the low 80s. Light showers are store Labor Day. Highs will hover near 70 degrees.

The Great Geauga County Fair runs from Sept. 1 to Labor Day in Burton. Come experience more than 13,000 exhibits, 2,000 animals, rides, music, hundreds of vendors, fantastic fair food, games and grandstand shows including wrestling, a truck and tractor pull, demolition derby and the US FMX Championship Series. Highs will hit 90 degrees Friday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible Saturday before a cold front produces scattered storms Sunday. Temperatures drop to 70 degrees Labor Day with passing light showers.

The Creston Labor Day Car Show  will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Main Street in Creston. Enjoy good food, raffles, a 50-50 drawing, bake sale, farmers market and door prizes. Trophies will be awarded to the Top 30 cars. The show continues rain or shine, so bring your umbrellas… The forecast calls for scattered showers and thunderstorms with highs in the mid 80s.

The Cleveland National Air Show takes off Saturday through Monday at Burke Lakefront Airport. In addition to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the lineup includes the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, aerobatic planes and daily performances by School Time Jet Bus, the world's first jet-powered school bus with spectacular 75-foot flames. On the ground, you'll find interactive displays, kid-friendly activities, planes and more. Fans can tour unique aircraft, help pack a parachute and take a picture with a pilot. Gates open at 9 a.m. Advance general admission tickets are $19 for adults, $12 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children 5 and younger. Admission costs $2 more at the gate. Isolated thunderstorms are possible Saturday. Scattered storms arrive Sunday along a cold front. Temperatures will be much cooler Labor Day with scattered light showers.

Northeast Ohio's annual end-of-summer party, the Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest , kicks off Friday at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea. Come enjoy bands, beer and brats as well as art, music and dance. Attractions include the Cleveland Pops, food from famous Cleveland chefs and restaurants, a Microbrew Competition, Sugardale Wiener Dog Races, 5K run and 1 mile walk, Bavarian Strong Man & Woman Competition, Cornhole Tournament and tons of fun for kids! Admission is $10 each day of the festival. Children 12 and under are free. A $25 Four Day Pass is also available. Parking is free. The forecast calls for hot and humid weather Friday. Isolated thunderstorms are possible Saturday, although most of the day will be dry. Scattered storms arrive Sunday along a cold front. Labor Day will be much cooler, near 70 degrees with light showers.

Come to Downtown Canton for the Brewed Roots Festival Friday from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Bands will play all afternoon and evening. You'll hear the best in Alt-Country, Folk Punk, Bluegrass and more. Multiple award winning beers will be available for purchase. Admission is free and parking is free downtown after 6 p.m. Get ready for hot and humid weather. Highs will hit 92 degrees with hazy sunshine. After the sun sets, temperatures will hover in the low 80s.

The Made In Ohio Craft Festival invites you to explore the arts and history at Hale Farm & Village in Bath. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, you'll see jewelry artists, potters, carvers, glass artists, soap and lotions makers, quilters and a variety of unique crafters. Delicious food vendors will also be on hand. Admission is $5. The forecast calls for isolated showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening. Highs will hit the upper 80s.

You'll find the 6th Annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival in Downtown Port Clinton Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Listen to live award-winning polka bands and enjoy family-oriented activities. Delicious perch, pierogis and peach treats and beverages will be for sale - Don't miss it! The forecast calls for thunderstorms Saturday evening. Some of the storms will be strong to severe. Storms will linger into Sunday morning with temperatures in the

80s.

The world famous Rajkó Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra from Budapest will be this year's highlight at the 56th Annual Hungarian Scout Festival . Festivities begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at German Central Park in Parma. You'll love the delicious ethnic foods and pastries, folk dancers, arts, crafts and games for kids. Scattered thunderstorms are possible Sunday. Temperatures will be in the low 80s.

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This is the last edition of the Weekend Events Guide in 2011. See you Memorial Day Weekend 2012!

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