Hessler Road is located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. It is a small one-way brick paved street running east from Ford Drive to Hessler Court. Hessler Court, the only remaining wood block street in Cleveland, runs north from Hessler Road to Bellflower Road. Hessler Court has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The dwellings on Hessler Road were built between 1907 and 1927. Because of its unique and unusual architectural and neighborhood characteristics, the street has been declared a historic district by the Cleveland Landmark Commission.

We are strongly urging folks to bike or use public transit to get to the fair this year. We've even added a bicycle parking map below! Car parking will be a huge issue, as there are multiple construction projects in the area reducing both lot and street spaces. If you are planning to drive, scroll down for some parking possibilities, however RTA has many options that will provide the shortest walk to the fair:

Greater Cleveland RTA
When planning your route, look to exit the Red line at E 120th & Euclid or bus routes at Mayfield & Euclid.

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Need an address for your GPS? Use 11300 Hessler Road, Cleveland, OH.

From I-71, I-77
Exit on Carnegie and head East (for ~ a mile) to E.105. Turn Left and go North one block to Euclid Ave. Turn Right and drive East on Euclid Ave. for about a mile to the intersection of Mayfield/Ford and Euclid. Turn Left to get to Hessler Road.

From I-90 (East-bound)
After you pass downtown Cleveland, exit onto Chester Avenue and proceed East to Euclid Avenue. Turn left onto Euclid and head East for about a mile to the intersection of Mayfield/Ford and Euclid. Turn Left on Ford to get to Hessler Road.

From I-90 (West-bound)
Exit at Martin Luther King Dr. and drive South (through Rockefeller Park) for about one mile to the East 105th traffic light; cross over East 105th and bear right over the traffic circle, you are now on East Blvd, follow it around to to Ford Drive. Hessler Road is the last street before Euclid Ave.

From I-271
Exit at Mayfield Road and follow it west (for approx 5 miles) until you reach Little Italy. Go through Little Italy until Mayfield ends at Euclid Ave. Mayfield then turns into Ford, and Hessler Road is one block further on Ford.


Biking and/or RTA will be the best way to get to the fair, and we've even added a bicycle parking map! If you will be driving, keep scrolling.

Below is a map with suggested parking locations (expect to pay 'special event parking' prices). If you must drive, please carpool! There are very limited parking options and many activities the fair weekend, so area parking options are likely to fill up fast.

  1. This lot is designated for Handicapped parking, and has limited space. 1980 Ford Drive, 44106.
  2. Surface Lot accessible from E 117th. 1952 E 117th, 44106.
  3. Parking Garage accessible from Mayfield. Approximately 11410 Mayfield, 44106.