Woods Family Concessions



Woods Family Concessions History

Woods Family Concessions was founded in 1927 by James "Jack" and Ida Woods. They started with long range shooting galleries and a penny arcade. The business grew and they soon added food and confection stands. Jack Sr. and Rose Mary Woods, who took over in 1958, worked hard to expand the business and improve on the ground work of Jack and Ida. The business continued to grow and the route was expanded when Jack II and Jackie Woods bought the business in 1980. Since then, with the help of J.R. III and Denise Woods and Jennifer (Woods) and Bo Ramsey, the business has grown to yet another level. We continue to work together to provide quality food and entertainment to the patrons of the events we attend.

Jack Woods Sr. was inducted into the Ohio Fair Managers Association Hall of Fame in January of 2005. The award was presented posthumous in recognition of his outstanding dedication and willing service to the Ohio Fair Industry.

Jim, Rose Mary, and Jack II Woods

Pictured at right with the award plaque are: Jim Woods, Rose Mary Woods, and Jack Woods II.

Jack and Jackie Woods are heavily active in many Fair Industry Associations. They both hold Certified Concessionaire Executive Designations (CCE) from the National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA). They have also both served on many Fair Committees and headed many roundtable discussions and seminars with various fair organizations.


Jack Woods is a Past President of the National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA) and the Greater Ohio Showmen's Association (GOSA). He is the current Food Concession Manager of the Warren County Fair in Lebanon, OH.


Jackie Woods is the current Managing Secretary of the Logan County Fair in Bellefontaine, OH.

Pictured below are advertisements from the 1994 Greater Ohio Showmen's Association Yearbook and Buyer's Guide.

1994 Advertisements

Woods Family Concessions