10 Best Auto Shows in Ohio!

Ohio’s auto shows have been wowing crowds for decades by featuring the state’s greats cars and entertainment. Car spectators and enthusiasts and from all across the Midwest gather at these cherished events to admire the hundreds of automotive beauties of all types and mingle with fellow motorheads. The best auto shows in Ohio offer the most expansive or interesting automotive collections while providing attractions that entertain all ages.

Columbus International Auto Show, Columbus, OH

Held each March at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Columbus International Auto Show is a four-day event featuring the latest new cars along with dozens of dealers. All ages can enjoy the many attractions including ride and drives, face painting, balloon animal artists, and muscle car exhibitions. It’s a must-attend annual car event!

Cleveland Auto Show, Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Auto Show takes place at the I-X Center and is designed for consumers to browse and inspect vehicles in a non-selling environment. Attendees can enjoy indoor and outdoor ride-and-drives, vehicle giveaways, the classic car show, millionaire’s row, and other interactive family-friendly attractions. There’s something for everyone at this exciting annual show.

Cincinnati Auto Expo, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Auto Expo takes place at the Duke Energy Convention Center each year and offers many interactive exhibits for automotive lovers to enjoy! This premier retail event showcases the latest automotive advancements and technology, providing four days of must-see exhibits, educational attractions, and attractions. There are cars galore and many industry experts on-site.

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival & Car Show, Marietta, OH

The annual Sternwheel Festival Car Show has been taking place in downtown Marietta for over 20 years! Each year, the Ohio River Sternwheel festival attracts crowds of up to 100,000 attendees for a party in the streets. This beloved local tradition and annual celebration offers dash plaques and t-shirts to the first 200 registered participants, events, paddle-wheelers, events, and the famous fireworks display.

20th Century All General Motors Car Show & Swap Meet, Batavia, OH

Held at the East Gate Auto Mall, the 20th Century All General Motors Car Show is open to GM built or powered vehicles from 1999 and earlier. Trophies are awarded to the top 40 cars at this judged event, which also includes a swap meet and vendors. There are also food trucks and DJ entertainment. The first 100 registered cars get a dash plaque.

Chester Car Show, Chesterland, OH

Established in 2003, the Chester Car Show features approximately 150 to 250 cars on display each year at the Chester Christian Center. This community event offers prizes, free food, DJ entertainment, trivia, and plenty of fellowship. Dash plaques and a gift bag are provided to the first 200 pre-registered cars.

Mentor Cruise-In, Mentor, OH

The Mentor Cruise-In has been exciting crowds for nearly two decades with a bigger and better event with each passing year. This free show features over 800 cars and attracts around 2,500 spectators who show up to check out the classic cars and enjoy live music entertainment, food and refreshments, door prizes, and more each August.

First-Gen Monte Carlo Takeover, Norwalk, OH

The annual First-Gen Monte Carlo Takeover takes place in July at Summit Motorsports Park, the midwest’s premier midwest drag race track. This event coincides with the Annual Blue Suede Cruise, which features up to three thousand classic, custom, and muscle cars on the show car field. Show participants are free to make timed fun-runs down the one-fourth-mile track.

Lakeside Collector Car Show, Gypsum, OH

More than 50 classic cars are on display at the Lakeside Collector Car Show, held annually on the Hotel Lakeside Lawn. Car enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to get an up-close look at some of the finest classic cars in the area. This special outdoor event also features live music entertainment on the Pavilion Deck.

Waldo Summerfest Car, Truck & Bike Show, Waldo, OH

Come have some fun at the Waldo Summerfest Car, Truck & Bike Show! This free community event is held in July at Waldo Tire & Automotive and features 25 awards, a 50/50 raffle, lots of food trucks, live music, craft vendors, and many kids’ activities. Donations benefit the Waldo Community Betterment Committee.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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