Rebekah Hardacre
2023 Ohio Fairs' Queen

2023 Ohio Fairs' Queen Rebekah Hardacre with 2022 Ohio Fairs' Queen Maya Kidd
2023 Ohio Fair Queens
Group Pic January 12, 2023
Wayne Arnold
2023 Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame Inductee
Pat Bush
2023 Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame Inductee
Harold Crowe
2023 Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame Inductee
Robert Dreher
2023 Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame Inductee
Rob Grosjean
2023 Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame Inductee
Dave Niley
2023 Ohio Fair Managers Hall of Fame Inductee

Welcome to the Ohio Fair Managers Association

Come To The Fair!

The 98th Annual Ohio Fair Managers Convention and Market Place Tradeshow January 12-15, 2023, is in the books, over 3100 Fair officials, Service Members, youth and guests came together in Columbus. President Paul Harris and the Program Team program included over 90 workshops, round tables and education for officers based on feedback on a variety of subjects. The Junior Fair sessions for Saturday total 35 educational topics designed by OSU Extension Staffs.

Rebekah Hardacre was selected as the 2023 Ohio Fairs Queen; Rebekah represents Clark County Fair. 73 Ohio County and Independent Fair Queens were present for the event and 2022 Ohio Fairs' Queen Maya Kidd announced Rebekah as the 2023 Queen in front of over 2300 Junior and Senior Fair Attendees Saturday January 14 in Battelle Hall after the KEYNOTE: Judson Laipply, "Lead Your Evolution". Entertainment and Speakers include Tim Moffett Farmer Comedian, Bill Ogg CFE presenting "Elephant Ears and Corn Dogs," Larry Berry "Leadership and Communications" and "How to Sell a Budget".

The tradeshow sold out again for this year and time was allotted during both days for shopping and networking.

Thank you to all who attended, coached, lead sessions and enjoyed the Annual Auction, Extravaganza Evening and Showcase of Acts Evening

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.