Thursday, March 17 - Sunday, March 20

More than just a car show

Tuco Hyundai Genesis

Concept Cars and Prototypes

See in person a variety of concept vehicles, prototypes, and specialty signature edition vehicles. This Hyundai Genesis tuned up by Toca Marketing Group is one of them. Featured at the 2014 SEMA Show, it boasts a twin-turbocharged version of Hyundai’s 5.0-liter Tau V-8 pumping out 600 horsepower!

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RB11 Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Infiniti Red Bull Racing is bringing their F1 car to the Columbus International Auto Show! Come see it in person, located in the Infiniti display at the show!
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Classic Cars

The Columbus International Auto Show also has a great display of classic cars. Each year beautiful classics line the hallways of the convention center so you can experience a bit of the past before entering the show full of the newest models. This year's classics will feature the Chrysler Town & Country, 1940 Ford, Buick Gran Sport, and Ford Thunderbird!
Nationwide 88

#88 Nationwide Show Car and Racing Simulator

Nationwide will be bringing Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2015 No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS show car and racing simulator to the Columbus International Auto Show. Attendees are invited to take a photo with the new No. 88 driven by the 12-time most popular driver, as well as test their on-track skills in the racing simulator! Also, stop by for a chance to win a SIGNED replica Dale Jr. Racing Helmet. Be sure to follow Nationwide on Twitter @Nationwide88 and like them on Facebook at

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The Ugliest Car in Columbus

The Ugliest Car in Columbus Contest is back by popular demand! Do you think you have the ugliest car around? Well we've partnered with the Central Ohio Honda Dealers to give one deserving winner a new set of wheels. Entries are open online until March 8, followed by online voting until March 15. The three top finalists will have their cars on display at the show for one last round of votes, and then on Sunday at the show we will present the winner with their new 2015 Accord!

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Car

Infiniti Red Bull Racing is bringing their F1 car to the Columbus International Auto Show! The RB11 is a stunner and its technology built for ultimate speed speaks to the team’s success, proving that every second counts. Come see it in person, located in the Infiniti display at the show.


Meet Jeff Heuerman

Come meet Jeff Heuerman, former Ohio State tight end and 2015 National Champion! He will be at the Auto Show to say hi, take pictures, and sign autographs. Come by the March Madness Lounge from 2:00 - 3:30 pm on Saturday, March 21 to meet Jeff!

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Meet The Ohio Machine

Come to the Adventure Zone on Friday, March 20 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm to meet Eric O'Brien, Mike Melnychenko, and Matt Silvia of The Ohio Machine! They'll be there to say hi, talk lacrosse, and do a player demo for visitors.

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March Madness Lounge

Worried about missing your favorite team, or the games you need for your bracket? Have no fear - we've got you covered! Kick back in the Fan Zone to watch all of the March Madness action. Have a drink at the bar, catch up with your friends, and stay in the loop with all of the basketball madness!

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Adventure Zone

Come get wild in this year’s Auto Show Adventure Zone with activities and fun for all members of the family! Feeling super bold? Challenge yourself by climbing our 25 foot rock wall and learning lacrosse with The Ohio Machine. Or, mellow out with some American Girl themed crafts. Grow your knowledge with COSI and the Columbus Zoo. There’s something here for everyone, so stop on by and have yourself an adventure!

American Girl Doll Grace

Grace's Travel Tags with American Girl® Columbus

Your girl can have fun preparing for her next adventure with this travel-themed craft, whether she’s trotting the globe or having a sleepover next door. At this event, she’ll craft her own girl- and doll-sized luggage tags—inspired by Grace’s travels! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

Columbus Zoo

Zoo Animals

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ranks among the top in the nation. Aiming to lead and inspire, the zoo continues to educate by connecting people to wildlife. They will be bringing an array of creatures to the Auto Show on Saturday and Sunday. Check our schedule for times and be sure to stop by to pet penguins, turtles, sloths, snakes, and other exotic animals!

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COSI Science Spots

Play, explore, and learn about science with COSI's interactive Science Spot kiosks! Bring the kids down with you and come the the Adventure Zone on the show floor for a hands-on learning experience.

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Matt The Balloon Guy

Matt has been twisting balloons since his freshman year of high school. Over the years balloons have taken Matt to some pretty exotic locations and events: the Cayman Islands, trade shows in many states, NASCAR races, thousands of locations in and around Ohio, and even a brief stint in Europe - he's done balloons in 24 states and 7 countries! Check our schedule, then bring the kids and stop by to challenge him to make whatever your heart desires. Trust us, he can make ANYTHING!

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Face Doodles by Jen

Jen is a talented artist who sees faces as a blank canvas. From elaborate full face artwork to intricate face doodles, she will constantly wow you with her creations. The kids are sure to love her!