the first ohio beef expo

In 1988 the Ohio Beef Expo was created by leaders of Ohio's beef industry. The 2022 event will mark 34 years.

the ohio beef expo

The Ohio Beef Expo is the premier event for Ohio’s beef industry attracting over 30,000 beef industry enthusiasts annually. Each Spring the Ohio Beef Expo provides attendees with a unique experience that brings education, breed sales, youth shows, industry retail opportunities and more together all in one centralized place at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Ohio Cattlemen's Association, along with many volunteers, work together to make this event possible.


The 2022 Ohio Beef Expo follow all COVID-19 safety regulations that may be in place during the event. These may include social distancing, wearing masks, etc. Please do not make plans to attend if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 that are listed on the CDC website. 

event location

ohio expo center

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

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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 


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 

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