Maya Kidd
2022 Ohio Fairs' Queen
2022 Fair Queen and Court
L-R: 1st Runner-up Erin Pope, Gallia County Fair, 2nd runner-up Annabelle Ehmer, Stark County Fair, 3rd runner-up Nicole Fennig, Mercer County Fair, 4th runner-up Gretchen Search, Ross County Fair
Amanda Sines
Recognition at the OFMA Spring Meetings, Ray Sines, Amanda Sines, Robert Dawson
Tom Roahrig
GOSA Brian Linville presenting to Tom Roahrig Coshocton County Fair Concession Manager Award
Greta Gray
Service Award presented by President Paul Harris
Bev Fisher
Service Award Presented by OFMA President Paul Harris
Christy Lucas
GOSA Past President Jo Ellen Albanese presenting to Christy Lucas Brown County Fair Secretary of the Year Award

Welcome to the Ohio Fair Managers Association

Come To The Fair!
Ohio's 95 Agricultural Fairs have finished their 2022 season with the Fairfield County Fair closing October 15 out with what most will agree was a very successful run for the Ohio Fairs. As we move into fall and looking forward to the 98th Annual Ohio Fairs Convention and Tradeshow January 12-15, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Columbus.

President Paul Harris has selected the Theme of "Communication is Key, Please Please Talk to Me" for the 98th Annal gathering of Ohio's Fairs, Service Members and government officials. The Program is under final development with the presentations Thursday from Larry Berry will give 2 Workshops on “Leadership and Communications” and “How to Sell a Budget” Both are Certificate of Participation Sessions for officers, Thursday midafternoon Bill Ogg CFE will present “Elephant Ears and Corn Dogs”. and Friday Evening President's Reception ahead of the Showcase of Acts Tim Moffett, Farmer, Agriculture Comedian will entertain the attendees in the Regency Ballroom. The Key Note Address Saturday by Judson Laipply, "Lead Your Evolution" and following with the 2023 Queen announcement by Ohio Fairs' Queen Maya Kidd.

The program features 114 Senior and Junior Fair sessions, pared back based on feedback of more time needed to work the tradeshow and networking. Partners Participating are: Ohio Department of Agriculture, Greater Ohio Showman, Ohio State University adding in the Market Place Tradeshow of 130 spaces, Showcase of Music Acts, Communication Awards, Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Inductions, the Extravaganza Evening with DJ John and Sunday closing with the Annual Meeting of the Fairs Membership will fun, learning and the important networking of our industry. Registrations are open.

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.