2017 Ohio Fair Managers Convention "Its All About YOUth" January 5 - January 8 Columbus, Ohio
Its "All About YOUth" 92nd Annual OFMA Convention is coming early January at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Fairs' Queen Mary Buehler will rein over this years Convention and Queen Pageant Thursday with the New Fairs' Queen announced Saturday January 7. Queen Mary was able to attend a lot of Ohio's Fairs and for the first time our Fair Queen was named FFA Ohio President in March. What an honor for Ohio's Fairs, Youth and FFA classes. Our Key Note Address Speaker will be Roger Crawford, one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world, Roger is a living example of we all have the ability to achieve great success despite our obstacles. The Tradeshow will be Friday and Saturday on both levels of the meeting space, the Ohio Department of Agriculture Luncheon will be Friday noon, the Presidents Dinner and Showcase of Acts Friday evening and the Combined Junior and Senior Fair General Session will be Saturday Morning in the Battelle Hall next to the Regency Ballroom, this expanded location will seat 3000 people. The Annual Ohio Fairs communication Awards and Induction of those outstanding Fair Supporters into the Ohio Fair Hall of Fame will be Sunday Morning. Please check out the Pre-convention Newsletter above in the Fairs Tab.
The Ohio Fair Managers Association located in the Great Agricultural State of Ohio is a voluntary, not-for-profit Corporation, serving State, Independent and County Agricultural Fairs, shows, exhibitions, and several festivals within Ohio. The associate members of the OFMA associations, corporations, festivals, and individuals engaged in providing products and services to its members, all of whom are interested in the improvement of Ohio’s agricultural fairs. The OFMA represents 95 Fairs in Ohio, more than 240 associate members from allied fields, and holds its Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio in early January. Throughout the years, the OFMA has remained true to its purpose of promoting and encouraging the development and improvement of agricultural fairs, shows, and expositions. The OFMA is actively engaged and supports the International Association of Fairs and Expositions as well as the Federation of State and Provincial Association of Fairs.