DOWNLOAD Sponsorship, Vendor Information


support the shelter...get an ad/memorial spot in show catalog in exchange!

For sponsorship, vendor or general info: 
email Scarlett Gray-Saling

For registration questions:

Email Melissa Nelson 

Help advertise: download a Flyer...please feel free to download to post or distribute.

All ferrets brought into the show hall MUST show proof of a current rabies and sign a waiver stating distemper vaccination is current. Must also have proof of current Aleution Disease Virus (ADV) results within 1 year of show date.
ADV Policy and where to get your ferret ADV Tested
​Franklin County REQUIRES ferrets to have a current rabies vaccination to be legal.

​​Preregistered participants will be showing ferrets throughout the day.  The Ferret Buckeye Bash is a championship ferret show with 4 championship rings and over 19 specialty rings.

VENDORS: Due to the smaller venue, space is limited.  We are limiting vendors to maximum 2 vendor spaces and 1 table behind them.  Due to the tight space, we ask you NOT bring your own tables unless they will fit within your allotted space (table 6’x2’ or less).  You may be asked to remove if table is too big. 
​​​This year is our 18th year in Columbus, Ohio.  We are looking forward to another great show year!

WE STILL NEED SPECIALITY RINGS SPONSORED!   Please contact Scarlett for available rings.  

DOWNLOAD a sponsorship form to see as of 4/1 what rings are available.  

Additional info:

  •  Parking is still free as is the WiFi. 

  • Many enjoyed the nice padded chairs and the projector screen in the lobby was fun to watch.   

  • The concession stand had really good food but outside food is allowed.   This year there is a brand new Kroger’s grocery store with a fabulous deli located right across from the show hall.

  • The location is easy to find, just off Morse Rd., 2 miles East of I-71 North and 3 miles West of I-270 on Eastside.

  • HOTEL BLOCK:  To be announced.  

We are finding it increasingly difficult to find decent pet friendly hotels for our shows. PLEASE, click on the link Show Hotel Guidelines and read carefully. Even if you are NOT showing the ferret(s) you brought with you, are purchasing an new ferret or brought any other pet with you..these guidelines apply to you. 

2016 Ferret Buckeye Bash will be here before you know it! 



2015 Photo Contest Winner

Emma, owned by Mary Cruse

AS ALWAYS... VENDORS, VENDORS and more VENDORS .…tons of ferret related items for you and them!


  • 3 championship rings
    ​companion ring
    19 specialty rings
    ​fun ferret tube races
    ferret contests
    best dressed contest
    lots of vendors
    and lots more!
AWESOME raffle with a wide variety of donated items for you to bid on. Take a chance and help raise funds for our shelter. 
​There will also be a Silent Auction with some more unique items -ferret and non ferret related. Wine Baskets, Weasel Boy Beer, pictures, bedding and more!

​WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS TO OUR RAFFLE…all donations get an ad in the show catalog as well as on the big screen in the lobby! 
Get a truly special photo of your ferret with Joe and Suzy Digital Photography - there are a multitude of props and backgrounds for you to pick from. Get a photo that is actually in FOCUS!


​ADULTS: $5.00

​CHILDREN: $1.00

FAMILY: $12.00

fun ferret events
Best dressed - Bring a costume and truly humiliate your ferret.
Tube Races - 20' long tubes.. and you get to keep yours!
Elvis & Twiggy - heaviest and lightest ferret
Paper Bag Escape - We roll up the bag..and the ferret to have the fastest time in getting out wins!

Presented by HOFA

All proceeds benefit our homeless ferrets at 
Heart of Ohio Ferret Assoc. & Rescue
​A 501(c)3.


AUGUST 20th, 2016

Northland Performing Arts Center
4411 Tamarack Blvd.
Columbus OH 43229
(NE side of Columbus – off Morse Rd.) 

As seen on the PBS documentary 
FERRETS: "The Pursuit of Excellence!”  
​A PBS Documentary Special from director Mark Lewis, Radio Pictures.  Filmed in part at the 2006 Ferret Buckeye Bash

Sanctioned by The American Ferret Assoc., Inc.

SPEAKER: Bob Church -
You Choose the Discussion Points!


10AM - 6PM



Public Welcome!

Ohio's Premier Championship Ferret Show

You can now register your ferrets, order a catalog, reserve tables, sponsor a class and take out an ad using one of our new online registration forms. 

Sponsored by:

Angel Charlie O'Kane & the Udder Guys and Scott Carter, Circle C Farm