The 95th Anniversary of the Annual Ohio Fair Managers Association Convention themed: "Coming Together" ended January 5, 2020.
President Dan Bullen passed the gavel to incoming President Rod Arter, Hartford Independent Fair following the Annual Meeting of Ohio's Fairs. Over 3100 Senior Fair, Junior Fair, Greater Ohio Showman and associates participated in the 4 day conference and tradeshow of 142 spaces. Mackenzie Hoog representing the Montgomery County Fair was crowned the Ohio Fairs Queens from a field of 80 County and Indepndent Fair Queens.The 2020 officers joing Rod Arter are: Paul Harris, 1st Vice President Great Geauga County Fair, Stanley Strode, 2nd Vice President Morgan County Fair, Robert Dawson, Treasurer Lake County Fair. The 2021 OFMA Conference will be January 7-10 Hyatt Regency Hotel Columbus, Ohio.
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.