Youth Events

The Ohio Beef Expo is truly a family weekend and this year is no exception. There are many events for youth happening throughout the weekend. The Ohio Beef Expo will close with the junior show, which continues to be one of the most competitive junior shows in the country. 

Pizza Party

As the junior show check-in wraps up Friday evening, exhibitors are invited to join in the Junior Show Welcome Party in Evans Cattle Company Arena. The party will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17 and will run until the Weaver Leather fitting demonstration begins. The is event is open to all junior exhibitors. 

Judging Contest

ATTENTION! THE JUDGING CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17!
The Ohio Beef Expo Judging Contest is Friday, March, 17. Registration and team photos will begin at 8 a.m. in the Voinovich mezzanine. The registration deadline for this event is March 10. The cost for an individual to participate is $5 and a team $15. After the March 10 deadline, the cost for individuals is $10 and for a team $30. 

Download your team's entry form here: 

Judging Contest Form Judging Contest Form (382 KB)


Beef Quality Assurance

ATTENTION! ALL BQA SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17!
Youth Beef Quality Assurance training will once again be offered in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo. Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Evans Cattle Company Arena (Cooper). BQA training is a requirement for the OCA BEST program. All participants will receive documentation of attendance and a copy of the document will be sent to the participant’s county. Some counties may require additional certification. 

Three age divisions for BQA will be available: 8-11 (held in Ranahan's Cafe - corner of Gilligan Complex), 12-15 and 16-21 (both of the older age groups will be held in Evans Cattle Company Arena (Cooper). 


Sponsors

The Ohio Beef Expo would not be possible if not from the generosity of our many sponsors. 

Admission

Admission to the Ohio Beef Expo is FREE! Parking at the Ohio Expo Center is $5.00. Expo weekend parking passes are $14.00 each.

Schedule

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