Junior expo returns to the Ohio Expo Center this week

The Arnold Sports Festival is baaaack! And this year's tweak to the sprawling festivities (which begin Thursday, March 3, and run through Sunday, March 6) is the rebranding of the Kids' Expo to become the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens Expo!

This junior expo will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, at the Ohio Expo Center and will combine activities and competitions for thousands of young athletes, coaches and their families. Among the competitions you can watch will be contests for cheerleading, archery, CrossFit Endeavor and table tennis. You'll also be able to enjoy demonstrations from a variety of professional and amateur sports teams and academies, plus try out ziplines and many other hands-on activities!

Arnold SportsWorld also will feature the second-annualArnold's Quest For Talent! Presented By Columbus Childrens Theatre. Finals will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. And the expo will host the firstMiss Arnold Teen Fitness Pageantat 12 noon on Sunday, March 6.

Tickets to the Arnold SportsWorld are$15 eachorthree for $30in advance through Ticketmaster. Tickets will be $20 each at the door. Children 14 and younger are admitted free.

For more information, go to http://arnoldsportsfestival.com/kids-expo/.