Car shows are back on for 2021, so if you’re a car enthusiast, you’ll want to check out some of the upcoming car shows in Columbus!
Whether you like classic cars, muscle cars, or classic muscle cars, you’ll find cars of every style and condition – from pre-restoration to professionally restored. Car enthusiast love to chat about their cars, and their dream cars, and the cars they had when they were younger, so you don’t have to have your own car to enjoy the show! Walk around and make some new friends while you check out the classic and unique paint jobs, interiors, and more.
Car Museums in Columbus
Wagner-Jaybird Auto Collection, near German Village
The Wagner-Jaybird Auto Museum is a car lovers dream come true! Located in a nondescript garage near German Village, this private collection features classic cars from 2 collectors. The collection on display changes periodically and often includes cars from (but not limited to) the 1950’s and 1960’s, including a Ford Edsel, 1956 Chrysler Imperial, 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, and many more. Admission to the museum is free, donations accepted.
Appointments may be made by calling Steve Wagner at 614-271-0888. Most tours will be held on weekends or evenings. The museum typically opens from 10 am – 5 pm on Father’s Day for open tours. This museum is formerly known as the Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.
Packard Columbus: The Hagans Auto Museum, near Polaris
Owner Mark Hagans used to be a part of the Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and has moved his private collection to Marengo, Ohio – just 20 minutes north of Polaris. Packard Columbus: The Hagans Auto Museum is a private/public museum is open to the public by appointment only. The museum showcases a collection of cars, most pre-WW2 and many are Packards from years 1928 to1956. They also have Auburn, Pierce Arrow, LaSalle, Studebaker, Nash, Buicks, and Chrysler Imperial, plus dozens of signs, toys, and vintage newspapers on display.
Call Mark Hagans to schedule an appointment at 614 554 5879.
Featured Car Shows in Columbus
Armed Forces Day Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
May 15, 2021, 11 am to 4 pm (rain date 5-16-21)
VFW Post 4931 2436 Walcutt Rd Columbus, OH 43228
Registration $10, Spectators Free
50 awards including Most Patriotic
Buckeye Military Moms Care Package Supply Drive
Spring into Summer Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
June 13, 2021, noon to 5 pm
Dave & Buster’s 3665 Park Mill Run Dr Hilliard, OH 43026
Registration $10, Spectators Free
All makes, models & years welcome. 100 Dash Plaques & 50 Awards, Door Prizes, Music, Food & Drinks
Columbus Good Guys PPG Nationals
July 9-11, 2021, starting at 8 am each day
Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds
Check out more than 6,000, 1972 & earlier hot rods, customs, classic, muscle cars, street machines and trucks.
30th Annual Volksfest
August 14, 2021, from 8 am – 3:30 pm.
Watkins Memorial High School, 8868 Watkins Road, S.W., Pataskala, Ohio 43062
The COVVC is excited to announce Volksfest is back! Come help celebrate Ohio’s biggest single day vintage VW event! The Central Ohio Vintage VW Club will host the 30th annual Volksfest. All vintage and new Volkswagens are welcome. Also welcome are Porsche, Audi and any interesting air-cooled cars. There will be door prizes, great food (provided by the Watkins Memorial Athletic Boosters), raffles, music and lots of fun through out the day! Gates open at 8 am for show car and swap area registration. Gates open at 10 am for spectators. Awards will be given for the top 50 cars, plus peoples choice, best of show water cooled, best of show air cooled and the Ward Hixson award. Car show entry is $20 for car and driver, $5 for each additional passenger. Swap area is $22 per space. Spectator admission is $5 per person, with kids 12 and under free! Dash plaques for the first 300 show cars registered. There will be NO PRE REGISTRATION this year!
Buckeye Cruzin’, Presented by Byers Auto Group, featuring The Triple F Collection, Benefiting The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
Saturday, August 14th from 11am – 3pm
This event is the first Ohio State University car show and will be held just outside of The Ohio Stadium. This event is 100% open to the public and there will be an incredible display of cars, family fun, music and more!
Entering a car: There are only 300 spots available. Registration donation of $175 to Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to be paid ONLY once you receive confirmation from Byers of your vehicle being displayed and a payment link is sent to the email you provided. Each registered car will receive an attendee gift, hospitality and unique experience.
Patriot Day Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
September 11, 2021, 11 am – 4 pm
Hilliard Community Center 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr Hilliard, OH 43026
Registration: $10, Spectators Free
All makes, models & years welcome 100 Dash Plaques & 50 Awards, Most Patriotic Door Prizes, Food Trucks & Music,
Trunk or Treat Car Show with Empty Pockets Cruisers
October 16, 2021 from 11 am to 4 pm (rain 10-23-21)
Hilliard Presbyterian Church 3600 Leap Rd Hilliard, OH 43026
Registration $10, bring candy to hand out to trick or treaters from 1 -3 pm
Spectators and Trick or Treaters Free