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The 97th Annual Ohio Fair's Convention and Tradeshow concluded Sunday January 9, 2022. The following slate of officers were elected. President Paul Harris Great Geauga County Fair, 1st VP Stanley Strode Morgan County, Fair 2nd VP Thomas Stocksdale Wayne County Fair and Treasurer Robert Dawson Lake County Fair. The 2022 Ohio Fairs' Queen is Maya Kidd, Butler County Fair. President Elect Paul Harris presented outgoing President Rod Arter Hartford Independent Fair a Plaque as acknowledgment of his support and contributions.
The annual tradeshow was sold out with 144 spaces sold. The Workshops and Meeting sessions were well attended. The Presidents Reception and the Annual Showcase of Acts drew over 800 attendees and Saturday for the General Session and Key Note of the Joint Senior and Junior Fair Boards over 1400 attended and were part of the Crowning of Maya Kidd as the 2022 Ohio Fairs Queen. The 98th Convention will be January 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio's 95 Agricultural Fairs are in the planning phases for their fairs in 2022.
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.