Mackenzie Hoog
2020 Ohio Fairs Queen
and court
Jay Begg, Allen County Fair
2021 Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Inductee
Dr. Donald Kaeser, Ashland County Fair
2021 Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Inductee
Chuck Stiver, Medina County Fair
2021 Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Inductee

Welcome to the Ohio Fair Managers Association

Come To The Fair!

The OHIO FAIR MANAGERS (OFMA) WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OHIO FESTIVALS (OFEA) AND GREATER OHIO SHOWMANS (GOSA) HAVE PRESENTED AN OPERATING PLAN FOR OHIO’S FAIRS AND FESTIVALS TO THE STATE OF OHIO. OHIO’S FAIRS, FESTIVALS AND PARADES HAVE RECEIVED GUIDEANCE ON OPERATING WITH RESTRICTIONS. WHILE THE GUIDANCE FOR OHIO FAIRS IS NOT IDEAL FOR GRANDSTAND ATTENDANCE, WE FEEL WITH HERD IMMUNITY, VACCINATIONS AND THE REDUCTION OF INFECTIONS TO BELOW “50 PER 100,000 OHIOIANS” FAIRS WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL BY JUNE 12, THE START OF OHIO’S FAIR SEASON.

The OFMA greatly appreciates the ongoing support of the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate in working to support Ohio’s County and Independent fairs and our Ohio State Fair. The annual four spring meetings ARE UNDERWAY and the Ohio Fairs’ Queen selection process is scheduled to occur in early May.

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.

The 2021 Ohio Fairs Convention-Virtual Viewing

THE OFMA HAS INVESTED INTO THE TECHNOLOGY TO BRING ZOOM MEETINGS, EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS AND THE RECORDING OF ALL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. Please subscribe now to our new OFMA YouTube channel by clicking on the YouTube icon to the left or the link below. We will be sending out more information as is becomes available.

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