Sponsors & Exhibitors

Arnold Fitness EXPO To Return
To Columbus In March 2022

With Gov. DeWine's recent announcement that the state's health orders will be lifted in early June, the Arnold Sports Festival now has the guidance necessary to share two important updates regarding the Arnold Sports Festival.

1. 
The 2021 Arnold Sports Festival & Arnold Fitness EXPO are postponed and will return to Columbus, Ohio on March 3-6 (EXPO March 4-6).

We are incredibly disappointed to bring you this news. While we are confident that the world is turning the corner from the pandemic, the State of Ohio is still operating under significant travel, health and safety restrictions which inhibit our ability to sell tickets without significant capacity restrictions.

We understand and sincerely appreciate that exhibiting at the Arnold Fitness Expo is a significant undertaking that requires months of planning and a substantial financial investment.

While a number of alternative options were considered, including alternative show dates at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, we did not feel confident we could deliver the massive audience you have come to expect from the Arnold Sports Festival.

If you rolled over your booth or sponsorship payment from 2020 to 2021, our team will be in touch to discuss refund or rollover options.

Booths for 2022 Arnold Fitness EXPO for returning sponsors and exhibitors will go on sale July 1 and for new exhibitors on August 1.

Please email exhibitors@arnoldexpo.com for more information.

2. The 2021 Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championships will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Columbus, Ohio.

The Arnold Classic will feature four IFBB Pro League contests:

 Arnold Classic
 Arnold Classic Physique
 Fitness International
 Bikini International

Consistent with our unwavering commitment to the sport of bodybuilding, all categories will pay full prize money.

For those exhibitors who are interested the opportunity to participate in a “Fan Zone” activation in September at rates which reflect the scale of the one-day event. If you are interested, please email exhibitors@arnoldexpo.com for more information.

Thanks to you and your company's tremendous support, the Arnold Fitness EXPO is the largest event of its kind and we can't wait to see you again in March!