the first ohio beef expo

In 1988 the Ohio Beef Expo was created by leaders of Ohio's beef industry. The 2020 event will mark 33 years.

the ohio beef expo

The Ohio Beef Expo is the premier event for Ohio’s beef industry. It is a cattle producer focused event that provides critical farm income for the cattle families and rural small businesses that participate in it. The 2021 Beef Expo includes a reformatted schedule of cattle sales, a retail trade show and a youth cattle show. Several educational events have been discontinued to comply with state health orders. 

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event location

ohio expo center

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

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ohio expo center

parking & travel information

Cattle trailers, including sale buyer trailers, will park on the grounds as marked on the map in red. This is a change from previous years! 

To enter the Ohio Beef Expo, exit I-71 at 17th Avenue and follow signs through the north lots and south on Korbel Avenue to enter Gate 11 near the sheep barn (follow black arrows on map).

There will be two Ohio Beef Expo exits at Gate 4 on 17th Avenue near McDonalds or Gate 9 on 11th Avenue (both marked in red on map). 

 The main gate at 17th Avenue will be closed to Expo traffic. This entrance will be used for ongoing COVID testing and vaccinations. 

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Admission to the Ohio Beef Expo is FREE. Parking at the Ohio Expo Center is $5.00 per day. Weekend parking passes are $14.00 each.

OCA Contact Info

Office: 614.873.6736

Fax: 614.873.6835

Contact Info During the Event (March 18-21, 2021) 

Main Expo Office & Trade Show: 614.294.7469

Breed Shows & Sales Office: 614.294.4800

Junior Show Office: 614.294.1111

Fax Number: 614.294.0242

hotel headquarters

Hilton columbus/polaris

8700 Lyra Drive Columbus, Ohio 43240

Contact: 614.885.1600

Room Rate: Starting at $135 per night

Discounted rated offered until Feb. 18, 2022

Click here to book your room with the discounted rate

Or mention Ohio Beef Expo when calling to receive discounted rate