Welcome to the Ohio Fair Managers Association
Ohio's County, State and Independent Fairs are continuing planning for the 2020 season. As of April 7, 2020 no county fairs have cancelled, or been asked not to open. The Ohio Fair Managers Association is in constant contact with Ohio Officials. The Ohio Fair Managers are taking the guidance supplied by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine during this health crisis. President Rod Arter and the Executive Committee have had a weekly call scheduled with Ohio Department of Agriculture representatives. Ohio is very unique with the largest Junior Fair participation in the nation with the support of Ohio State University Extension and FFA Ohio Education and the Ohio Fair Managers has asked to be included in discussions on any alterations to these programs going into June and beyond times.
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.