Thursday, February 22 - Sunday, February 25

It's more than just an auto show!

Win a 2-Year Lease on a 2018 Chevy Equinox LT!

Enter for your chance to win a 2-year lease on a 2018 Chevy Equinox LT, courtesy of the Miami Valley Chevy Dealers!

Win a 2-Year Lease on a 2018 Chevy Equinox LT!

Enter for a chance to win a 2-year lease on a 2018 Chevy Equinox LT, courtesy of the Miami Valley Chevy Dealers! The winner will be drawn on Sunday, February 25th at the Auto Show.
Visit the Newsroom for access to the official rules!

Military Appreciation Day

On Thursday, February 22 AND Friday, February 23, there will be FREE ADMISSION for anyone with a Military I.D., courtesy of the Dayton Area Toyota Dealers. Thank you for your service!

Toyota Drive Center

Get in the driver’s seat at the Toyota Drive Center! This hands-on driving experience offers you an opportunity to test drive a variety of popular Toyota vehicles in a non-retail environment on a specially designed street course around downtown Dayton. Located at the Main Entrance on East 5th Street, the following vehicles will be available to drive: The first-ever C-HR, the All-New Camry, RAV4, and Highlander.

*Disclaimer; Drivers must be at least 18 years old or older and have a valid driver’s license. Passengers must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Drivers will be accompanied onboard by a “product specialist,” who will help navigate the route and point out features on each model. Vehicle mix subject to change.

Fiat-Chrysler Ride & Drive Experience

Come take a spin in one of our award-winning vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and FIAT.

Vehicles available to test drive are Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Charger, Jeep Compass, RAM 1500 and FIAT 500X.

Drive Electric Dayton

Drive Electric Dayton (DED) will have a booth just outside the main entrance- Stop by and say hello to one of multiple DED members that will be staffing the booth all weekend!


Can you out shine the cars? Post your best selfie from the Show Floor with the hashtag #DaytonAutoShow for a chance to win a gas card!

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Do you see what we see? Correctly identify the makes and models of the vehicles featured in our photos to be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a brand new Samsung 55" Series 6 UHD TV!

Dayton Dragons Booth

Attendees can stop by the Dragons booth on Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win a VIP Dayton Dragons prize pack! The prize pack includes: 4 stadium seats, a pre-game tour of the stadium, 4 Dragons Hats & t-shirts

Heater & Gem

Dayton is proud of its Dragons, and so are we! Both Heater & Gem will be at the show on the weekend. Come visit with them- they are very photogenic and would love to take a picture with you!

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 state, 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!

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... and the kids are sure to love her!

Wild Hearts Mobile Teaching Zoo

Wild Hearts Mobile Teaching Zoo provides fun and educational animal encounters for the community. Both kids and adults will enjoy learning about a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles from our experienced keepers, and you'll even be able to touch some of our furry and scaly animal friends too!