the first ohio beef expo

In 1988 the Ohio Beef Expo was created by leaders of Ohio's beef industry. The 2023 event will mark 35 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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All cattle trailers, including show and sale cattle exhibitor trailers and junior show trailers MUST park north of 17th Avenue after unloading.

For Friday and Saturday only, special trailer parking for Ohio Beef Expo sale buyers will be available on the main part of the fairgrounds just east of the O’Neill Barn where the sale cattle are located. To access the parking area, cattle trailers should enter the fairgrounds off of 11th Avenue at the OHIO gate. Avoid the hassle and long walk to get your trailer by parking on the grounds. This special trailer parking area is expected to fill up, so plan to arrive early. 


Expo attendees will enter the Ohio Beef Expo by exiting I-71 at 17th Avenue and following the signs through the north lots and south on Korbel Avenue to enter Gate 11 near the sheep barn. 17th Avenue will be closed to thru traffic during the Expo. Parking will be available on top of Gilligan.

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. 21, 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: 614.824.4044

Breed Shows & Sales Office: 614.824.3844

Junior Show Office: 614.824.3864

Fax Number: 614.824.3086

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