2018 Ohio Fair Managers Convention "Inspiring Leadership & Celebrating Success"
The 93rd Annual Ohio Fair Managers Convention, Tradshow, 2018 Ohio Fairs' Queen Selection and Junior Fair Conference will kick off Thursday January 4th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Convention Program Chairman Paul Harris (D9) and his team have built a program of requested topics to better inform, coach our fair boards and associates. Thursday will focus on officer training and other topics and the Ohio Fairs' Queen selection process begins and ends Thursday evening with the final 5 selected. Friday the district meetings kickoff the morning, sessions, Director Daniels mandatory meeting with the Fairboards,additional sessions after lunch and then the revamped Showcase of Acts. Saturday our Junior Fair youth will join with the senior fair for 64 educational sessions throughout the day. At 9:30 am in the New Battelle Hall our Key note will be Ashlee Lundvall, renowned speaker from Wyoming. At the conclusion of the General Session the 2018 Ohio Fairs' Queen and her court will be introduced to the attenndees. Saturday evening the annual fun night will be held for the fundraising, auction and dancing provided by AM Radio Band.Sunday the Annual Awards Breakfast to Honor those deserving people into the Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame and the Annual Fairs Communication Awards. The Annual meeting of the OFMA will close out the conference. Please access the forms on this home page under the associates tab. THE OFMA Board of Directors thanks all Fairs and Associates for their support
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.