Gear Up for These Classic Car Shows Near Cincinnati

Classic car shows are back for 2023! You can see all kinds of classic cars at these local shows – from muscle cars to Model-T’s to sports cars to convertibles.

My favorite part? They’re fun for all ages and local car shows can be VERY easy on the wallet (typically no admission for spectators and local shows = less gas). It’s a great way for the entire family to enjoy a nice summer day on the cheap.

interior of a red car at at a classic car show

Whether you call it a Car Show or a Cruise In, we’ve got a great list of them for you!

Jump To Cincinnati Car Shows happening in: April | May | June | July | August | September

Cars and Coffee West Chester

When: 4th Saturday of the month, April through Sept, 2023; 9am-noon
Where: Grainworks Brewing Co., 7790 Service Center Dr., West Chester, Ohio

Cincinnati Cars and Coffee

When: Saturdays starting April 8, 2023; 8-11am, weather permitting
Where: Crestview Hills Town Center, 2791 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills, Ky 41017

All types of cars, motorcycles, etc are welcome. This is a family-friendly atmosphere. Please be respectful of posted laws, and parking areas. Burn-outs, wheelies, and other forms of wreck-less driving are not permitted.

Gears and Beers

When: TBA for 2023
Season: June-October
Where: front parking lot, MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Bring your exotic car, historic classic, or just show up and walk around hanging out enjoying checking out all the vehicles. Join us every third Sunday from June – October in our front parking lot from 10AM – 2PM. We’ll have brunch and plenty of drinks while you talk shop and check out the automobiles on display.

Horsepower Farm – Cars and Coffee

When: first Saturday of the month, 8am to noon; rain, snow, or shine!
Where: Horsepower Farm, 2227 Trinity Drive, Middletown, Ohio 45044

Site says: Demonstrations with Q & A Sessions by K-9 Police Officers and their dogs to promote awareness of their special role in the community. Free coffee and donuts while they last!

Middletown Cars and Coffee

When: third Sunday of the month from April to October; 10am-2pm
Where: Blue Ball Auto Wash, 3288 Dixie Hwy., Middletown, Ohio 45044

Quaker Steak and Lube Cruise In – Colerain and Milford

When: 2023 season TBA
Season: not mentioned
Where: Colerain location is 3737 Stonecreek Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45251; Milford location is 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, OH 45150

Rollin’ on the River Cruise Ins:

When: 2023 season TBA
Season: May through September
Where: Duebbers Automotive, 6095 Cleves-Warsaw

More information call 513-608-8128

Cars parked for a classic car show in Cincinnati

Cars and Courage Car Show

When: April 29, 2023; 9am to 3pm
Where: Diamond Oaks Career Campus, 6375 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45247

Horsepower Farm “Hail to the Horsepower” Car Show

When: April 29, 2023; 10am-4pm
Where: Horsepower Farm, 2227 Trinity Dr., Middletown, Ohio 45044

This event is open to all makes and models of cars, trucks, and bikes. In addition to vendors and food trucks, they’ll also have fun, prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. DJ Bob Pitsch will be playing hits from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Cruisin’ to a Cure for ALS Car Show:

When: Sun., May 7, 2023; registration starts at 9am
Where: streets of Lawrenceburg (Indiana)

They’ll have live auctions and door prizes, Best of Show trophy, 20 Specialty trophies, and more. NHRA funny car champion and Lawrenceburg native J.R. Todd is going to be at this year’s car show for a meet and greet and to sign autographs.

Fairfield Twp. Spring Fest and Car Show

When: May 13, 2023; car show = 9am-3:30pm
Where: Fairfield Twp. Community Park, 6048 Morris Rd., Hamilton, Ohio 45011

This car show and Spring Fest will feature a DJ, food trucks, events for kids, and other free family friendly events. All funds to be donated to the Veterans Memorial.

1st Annual 20th Century All GM Car Show and Swap Meet

When: May 21, 2023; 10am
Where: Jeff Wyler Eastgate Auto Mall

More details to come. All judged vehicles must be GM built or GM powered and have been built in the 20th century (1999 and down). Newer vehicles welcome to “park and show only” but will not be judged or eligible for awards.

All Ford and Mustang Car Show:

When: Sat., June 24, 2023; 8am-5pm
Where: Lakota West High School, 8940 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester Twp., OH

The Queen City Mustangers host this yearly judged car show. They have 22+ judged classes. The first 150 participants get a dash plaque and a goody bag.

Glendale Gathering Antique Car Show:

When: Sun., June 25, 2023; 11am-4pm
Where: Village Square in Glendale

The Glendale Gathering of historic and collector vehicles is the annual car show in Glendale’s Village Square. In addition to the Best of Show award, they give out 22 special awards and 19 awards of excellence.

Cruise In for Kids Car Show:

When: June 25, 2023; 9am-4pm (rain or shine)
Where: Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, 4850 Groh Ln., Fairfield, OH 45014

It’s a day full of incredible cars, trucks, bikes, and more with plaques and trophies award to the best of the best entries. All proceeds benefit the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields.

classic car show with cars parked along the sides of a street; people walking up the street
photo credit: Rollin’ on the River Car Show

Shiner Pride Car, Truck, and Bike Show:

When: July 9, 2023
Where: Main Street, Rising Sun, Indiana

Come on down and support the Rising Sun Shiner Pride Band as they put on their annual Shiner Pride Car Show! There will be hundreds of cars, 150+ trophies, food, contests, raffles, and much more! Enjoy scenic parking along the Ohio River and through downtown Rising Sun, IN. Enjoy 50s, 60s, and 70s music all day long!

Rollin’ on the River Charity Car Show:

When: July 23, 2023
Where: Fernbank Park, 50 Thornton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45233

Hundreds of antique and classic collectible vehicles will be on display to view and enjoy. Food and drinks available for purchase. Event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Riverview – Delhi Hills. All proceeds of the event used for charity in the club’s service area.

Classic Cars example - black Ford with Hudepohl signage on back

Sycamore Twp. Annual Car Show:

When: Sat., August 5, 2023; 9am-noon for registration, open to the public from noon to 3pm
Where: Robert Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Rd.

Free to the public. Prizes are awarded to the Top 40 cars, Best Import, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best of Show, Trustee’s Choice, and more.

Back the Heroes Rumble Car Show:

When: Sat., August 5, 2023; 9am-4pm (rain date: Aug. 6)
Where: West Clermont High School, 4101 Bach Buxton Rd., Batavia, Ohio 45103

Concourse Quality Judges will judge Multiple-Class Car, Jeep, Truck & Motorcycle Show in classic show format. All Motorcycles, Cars, Jeeps and Trucks will be eligible to be entered into the show. Pre-registration closes July 1st, 2023. This event is free for the spectating public. 100% of the proceeds from the car show entries and day of event donations are given to the families of each honoree.

Cincy Euro European Car Show:

Where: Xavier parking lot at Norwood Plaza, 3855 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
When: August 12, 2023; 10am-4pm

In addition to amazing cars on display, the event will feature a DJ, food trucks, and refreshments. There’s also a full weekend of activities planned, including a Friday night happy hour at nearby Listerman’s Brewing, the main event on Saturday, and a group attendance of the Reds game on Sunday for exhibitors. Whether you’re a car enthusiast or an entrepreneur looking to network with like-minded individuals, the Cincy Euro Car Show is the perfect event for you.

All Ford 2023:

When: TBA for 2023 (last year was on September 10)
Where: Woody Sander Ford, 235 W. Mitchell Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

Head to Woody Sander Ford to see the coolest FORDS in the Tri-State. New, old or in between-everyone is welcome. They’re grilling up the dogs and burgers and bringing in a few vendors for a car meet for all ages! No entry fee, plenty of parking, and bring whatcha’ got ‘cuz they want to see ’em all! Entertainment provided by B105 and they’ll be raffling off some good-time prizes! 

Aubrey Rose Foundation British Car Day:

When: September 11, 2023; gates open at 8am, awards at 3pm
Where: Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014

Celebrating its 61st year, this classic car show features 35 classes of British and European cars. They give out 70 awards. All British makes and models are welcome.

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!