ADULTS (AGE 10 +)
$10.00 at the box office, $8.00 online.
STUDENTS (WITH STUDENT ID)
$5.00 at the box office.
SENIORS (AGE 55+)
$5.00 at the box office on Senior Day only - Friday, March 18
CHILDREN (9 & UNDER)
Free when accompanied by an adult.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted at the box office.BUY TICKETS
GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER
400 North High Street Columbus, Ohio
Parking and Transportation
There is ample parking available outside of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. View a parking map for the convention center and surrounding area.
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The Greater Columbus Convention Center is situated in the heart of downtown Columbus, just on the edge of the Short North. It is easily accessible from major interstates I-670, I-70, I-71, and OH-315.
Dates & Times
- PUBLIC SHOW DATES
- Thursday, March 17, 2016 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Friday, March 18, 2016 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Saturday, March 19, 2016 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Sunday, March 20, 2016 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- CHARITY GALA
- Friday, March 18, 2016 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
- MEDIA DAY
- Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- DISPATCH READER REWARDS PREVIEW
- Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:-00 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?
You can buy your tickets online for $8 in advance. Otherwise they are $10 at the box office, located just to the left of the auto show’s main entrance. Students can get in for $5 at the box office with a student ID, and children 9 and under are free with an accompanying adult.
ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?
No. Tickets are not refundable.
MAY I USE THE SAME TICKET MORE THAN ONCE?
No. Each ticket is good for one admission into the show.
CAN I SIT INSIDE THE CARS ON THE SHOW FLOOR?
Most of the manufacturers on display do encourage you to sit in their vehicles. But some of the more exotic cars and concept vehicles will be locked and only for show.
WILL I BE ABLE TO GET REBATES ON VEHICLES?
This varies by manufacturer, but some will give away rebates on the purchase of a vehicle when you visit their display. These can then be used when you visit your dealership to buy it.
ARE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PERMITTED?
You may not bring outside alcohol into the Convention Center. But once you are inside the show there will be places to purchase alcoholic beverages.
IS THERE A PLACE TO HAVE A MEAL?
There are concessions located in the halls of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The Downtown Columbus and Short North areas surrounding the Convention Center also have plenty of great dining options! Just remember to get your hand stamped when leaving the show if you plan to come back after grabbing a bite.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
Credit cards are accepted for online purchases. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted at the box office.
I BOUGHT MY TICKET ONLINE. DO I NEED TO HAVE A PRINTED COPY WITH ME?
No. A printed copy is helpful; however you can also show us your ticket purchase on your mobile phone. Both can be scanned and are acceptable forms of admission.
CAN I LEAVE THE SHOW AND COME BACK?
Yes, but be sure to get your hand stamped before leaving the show floor. The hand stamp is only good for re-entry into the auto show on that same day.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT CARS WILL BE AT THE SHOW?
Our Manufacturers page has a list of all the makes that will be on display. As the show approaches you can also check our Features page for the latest list of models that will be at the show. As soon as we know a specific vehicle is coming, it will be posted under these Featured Cars.
ARE CAMERAS OR VIDEO RECORDERS ALLOWED INTO THE SHOW?
Yes, cameras and video recorders are allowed. Take as many photos and videos as you wish. In fact, it is encouraged!
ARE DOGS AND PETS ALLOWED INSIDE THE SHOW?
No, only service dogs and seeing-eye dogs are permitted. It is an all-indoor show and can get crowded at times, so be nice to your pet and leave them in the comfort of your home.
ARE STROLLERS AND WHEELCHAIRS ALLOWED INSIDE THE SHOW?
Yes, both are permissible inside the auto show area.