If you live in Central Ohio you trust the Dispatch Media Group of companies to inform and entertain you with news, information and programming through our diverse media platforms that span print, television, magazines and on-line. The Dispatch also produces consumer shows that connect Central Ohioans and their interests in their home, gardening, entertaining, family health, art and culture. These shows are fun, entertaining and designed to help you find the serious information you’re looking for – connecting you with experts and ideas that can help you live better.
If you are a business in our community our shows provide live, active engagement for your company or brand with highly targeted and qualified consumers – people who take the time to attend our shows because they want to meet experts in the field, learn, get ideas and buy products and services. Our unrivaled ability to promote these shows across all of our media channels means that your investment delivers higher returns through leads, brand awareness and new customers.
The Dispatch family of companies includes The Columbus Dispatch, WBNS 10TV, ThisWeek Community News, Columbus Monthly Magazine, Columbus CEO magazine, Capital Style, Columbus Parent, a range of other niche publications and the largest on-line network of local web sites including Dispatch.com 10TV.com and 25 others.
July 27 & 28 2013
Greater Columbus Convention Center
10TV Health & Fitness Expo
The mission of the 10TV Health and Fitness Expo is to use the voice of the region's #1 television station (WBNS 10TV) to encourage Central Ohioans to explore, learn and take action to improve their health and to help them navigate better health care choices, all in an effort to affect positive health changes in our community. This Expo helps visitors improve their wellness with dozens of free and vital health screenings, engaging attractions like rock climbing and an enlightening “texting while driving” simulator, live cooking sessions from the area’s top Chefs (including free samples), a rockin’ fitness stage that will get your body and soul moving, over 100 health businesses with new health products and ideas, national celebrities (to be announced), plus Medical Doctors, practitioners and experts in every imaginable specialty, and the 97.1 Kids Sports and Fitness Area with fun activities that gets kids moving. 10TV’s personalities will also be on hand to meet and talk with visitors. If you want better health this is the one place you must be.
Sept. 6 – 8, 2013
Ohio Expo Center
Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest
Everyone wants a holiday-ready home – inside and out! And whatever your home needs, you’ll find experts, ideas and local businesses all under one roof that can help you get it done. Outdoors, fall is the perfect time for planting or transplanting, installing outdoor living features like a stone patio, composite deck, backyard kitchen or professional landscaping, or just getting your yard ready before winter. It’s also the right time to get indoor projects done before the holidays – from updating a bath or kitchen, new flooring, accent and décor items, painting and new finishes and efforts like adding a room or gazebo. NEW this year! The Holiday Fest rounds out the show so you’ll be ready for the Holidays, too. With thousands of distinctive holiday items, handmade gifts or décor for your home, nearly one hundred businesses will be showcased. Visit the Home & Garden Show and Holiday Fest and you’ll definitely be ready for the season.
Sept. 27 - 29, 2013
Genoa Park - Downtown Columbus
Riverfront Arts Festival
This year Genoa Park will play host to more than 100 local and national artists of the highest caliber, featuring a variety of fabrications and designs from fine oil paintings to functional pottery and textiles. While the heartbeat of the festival is the amazing selection of visual artists, the park also features a waterfront amphitheater, which will host our most incredible musical lineup ever.
Feb. 23 - March 3, 2013
Ohio Expo Center
The Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show
Offers eight days packed with special events and attractions for all ages. Internationally known celebrities and daily cooking, gardening, home decor and home improvement presentations on three stages are crowd favorites each year. Also at the show, in the popular Home Improvement Expo, is the innovative Kitchen & Bath Design Center, where guests can meet the region’s top remodeling and home improvement experts while shopping for everything from a new roof, bath or kitchen to an extreme basement makeover.