The 95th Anniversary of the Annual Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention themed: "Coming Together" opens January 2, 2020. President Dan Bullen and the Board of Directors look forward to your participation. Over 3400 Senior Fair, Junior Fair, Greater Ohio Showman and associates will participate in the 4 day conference and tradeshow. The tradeshow has 140 spaces. Lora Current representing the Champaign County Fair will preside over the 2019 Ohio County and Independent Fair Queens that will come to the conference for the annual Ohio Fairs' Queen Selection. The 2020 convention is January 2-5 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel Columbus, Ohio. Noted Speakers are Lori Firsdon returning this year doing Sessions Thursday: Piles to Files and Friday repeating PIles to FIles, Michale Bradley from IAFE speaking on Create Disney Magic and Big Fun at Any Fair on Thursday and on Friday speaking on The Ten Commandments of Strategic Planning for Fairs – Managing Change and Creating a Success Story . Saturday morning in the combined Senior and Junior Fair boards for the General Session 'There Is Always Hope' and You Are 'NEVER ALONE' Tracy Smith & Kayla Grammer. Registration is now open by selecting the center tab above "Convention Registration
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.