Join us for Crohnstoberfest at Classic Park on Saturday, May 18th. Help us raise money for Team Ellie's Belly at this year's Cleveland Take Steps walk benefiting the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. You'll enjoy:

  • German buffet
  • Kid-friendly drinks + food
  • Carnival games
  • Party Suite Raffle & 50/50
  • Live German music by Cleveland Donauschwäbische Blaskapelle
  • Ticket to the Lake County Captains game starting at 6:30pm
  • Fireworks after the game
  • $50 per adult / $25 per child

Why Crohnstoberfest?

We organized Team Ellie's Belly to help raise funds and find a cure for Crohn's disease after our daughter Ellie was diagnosed with Crohn's at 7-years old. While there is no cure for Crohn's, with the help of Remicade infusions every 8 weeks, Ellie has been in remission for 6 years now.

Our goal is to raise over $5,000 at Crohnstoberfest while enjoying a great family day at Classic Park.

  • Tickets are $50 per adult and $25 per child.
  • Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Captains Party Suite, which includes 20 tickets. You do not need to be present to win.
  • Purchase 50/50 raffle tickets to take home half of the final pot. You do not need to be present to win.
We greatly appreciate your support!

- Craig, Keri, Ellie, and Megan Rowe


Crohnstoberfest is being held in the left field picnic plaza tent at Classic Park in Eastlake (Captains Stadium). Map

Schedule - Saturday, May 18, 2019

Cleveland Donauschwäbische Blaskapelle
3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Early entry to park
  • Live music by Cleveland Donauschwäbische Blaskapelle
  • Auctions / Raffles
  • Carnival games for kids - win prizes
  • Cash bar
5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Open buffet dinner including bratwurst, chicken schnitzel, spatzle, cabbage rolls and soft pretzel sticks
  • Winners of raffles will be drawn prior to the start of the game
  • Take your seats with your included ticket and enjoy the Lake County Captains vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • Fireworks after the game

Registration is now closed

Call: 216-849-4403

About Crohn's Disease

  • Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of the lining of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.
  • The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.
  • While there's no known cure for Crohn's disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn's disease are able to function well.
  • Many patients experience numerous hospitalizations. Up to 75 percent of people with Crohn's disease will eventually require surgical intervention for their disease.
  • 150,000 (about 10 percent) of people with IBD are children under age 18.
  • Most people develop the diseases between ages 15 and 35.
  • Children under 18 are the fastest-growing patient population and are often the most severely impacted by the diseases.
  • 163 genes associated with IBD have been discovered, but their functions are still unknown.
  • The average patient is misdiagnosed twice.