Power Show Ohio is rolling into Columbus

Power Show 2015
Power Show Ohio (Farm and Dairy archive photo)

SALEM, Ohio — Equipment, equipment and more equipment. That’s what Power Show organizers want you to remember when you plan your trip this year to the 46th annual Power Show Ohio in Columbus.

The show is held at the Ohio Expo Center. It will open its doors, Jan. 28, Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. That means it will open Thursday again this year.

“We are trying to get the new to be the new normal now,” said Dennis Alford, Power Show Ohio manager.

The show opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m., all three days.


Alford said the decision to start the show Thursday was easy because of the attendance last year on the day. He said there was significant attendance that day.

Alford said the uptick in attendance showed that folks who usually can’t get there, had the chance to get there by opening Thursday.

The change was instituted after a survey showed that exhibitors desired to reserve Sundays for family and church services.

Kiddie pull

The Kiddie Tractor Pull will be held Jan. 30.

“We love to have the kiddie tractor pull; it gives the youth the chance to enter and be involved,” said Alford.


This is the second year of a new layout in the exhibitor area.

Alford said the new floor plans make it easier to find things and help attendees see where they need to go.

The revised floor plan also helps to highlight the newest innovations in power equipment at the indoor equipment show.

“It gives everyone the opportunity to see what new technology and efficiencies can be found. It shows the exhibitor’s latest and greatest equipment,” said Alford.

The floor plans encompass 212,000 square feet using the Bricker Building and Celeste Center. The same amount of exhibit space has been maintained by narrowing the aisles and making more efficient use of the exhibit floor.

Having all exhibits in two buildings that are in close proximity to each other reduces the amount of walking for attendees allowing them more time to talk with exhibitors.

Power equipment

Power Show Ohio is not like any other equipment show. It brings together, all in one place, three segments of the power equipment industry: agriculture, construction and outdoor power equipment.

Power Show Ohio features more than 500 brands of equipment, including tractors, skid steer loaders, commercial mowing equipment, all terrain vehicles, grain handling, fencing, hay equipment, buildings, backhoes, firewood equipment, compact tractors, livestock equipment and a number of lifestyle items.

The show also includes daily educational seminars.

Admission costs

Discount coupons are available from equipment dealers throughout Ohio. The discount coupons give attendees a $2 discount on the $10 carload admission, and parking is fee.

Power Show Ohio is sponsored by the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Association and held at the Ohio Expo Center just off Interstate 71 at Exit 111 in Columbus.

For more details, go to PowerShowOhio.com.


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