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.

​​This year is our 19th year in Columbus, Ohio.  We are looking forward to another great show year!

VENDORS… see list and show hall layout​

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.


2016 Photo Contest Winner

Bigelow Blu “Biggie”

owned by Mary Cruse

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

11:00      Elvis/Twiggy: Heaviest Male & Lightest Female 
​(Entries taken throughout the day. Awards at 3:30)
 1:00       Tube Races (You get to keep the tube!)
 2:00       Best Dressed Ferret - The ferret cutest in an outfit.                 
 2:45       Paper Bag Escape
 3:30       Award for Elvis & Twiggy Winners

Presented by HOFA

All proceeds benefit our homeless ferrets at 
Heart of Ohio Ferret Assoc. & Rescue
​A 501(c)3.
SPEAKER: Bob Church -
Come Talk-to-Bob!
12:00 am and 3:00 pm 


Public Welcome!

Sponsored by:

Scott Carter: Circle C Farm

In Memory of Sandra Drummond

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. 
​1:30 pm and 4:00 pm


AUGUST 19th, 2017

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.

10AM - 6PM



Ohio's Premier Championship Ferret Show


2017 Registration opens in May 2017

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.