2016 Ohio Fair Managers Convention "Make Things Happen" Convention Closes
The 91st Annual OFMA Convention is in the books, Robert Buxton (Coshocton County) was elected as President Sunday January 10th by the 95 member fairs. Shelby County Fair Queen Mary Buehler was crowned 2016 Ohio Fairs' Queen Saturday following the Key Note Address to 1900 Junior and Senior Fair Officials in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom by Youngstown State President and past Ohio State Football Coach, Jim Tressel. The tradeshow sold out with 131 spaces, the Poker Chip Frenzy was a huge success and over 140 training and informational table tops topics were offered. Thank you to Greater Ohio Showman Association for their support and Jo Ellen Albanese is the incoming GOSA President elect.
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.