What are the Expo dates and hours?

Plan to visit us March 30 – April 2, 2023!

  • Thursday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. -9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p. m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Is the Expo taking COVID-19 precautions?

We will follow any federal, state, local and building-specific COVID measures in place at the time of our Expo. The Duke Energy Center is Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Certified and trained in the most stringent cleaning and hygiene techniques.

Will we be able to sit inside vehicles?

Each exhibitor will follow its own cleaning and hygiene procedures. Vehicles will be open based on each exhibitor’s policy.

Where is the Expo?

The Duke Energy Convention Center – 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

What can we see at the Expo?

  • The Cincinnati Auto Expo is the region’s largest automotive industry event, featuring more than 400 vehicles from favorite and well-known manufacturers in addition to local clubs, museums and private collections. The Expo also features some of the most luxurious, high-performance rides in our area on our Dream Machine Boulevard presented by General Electric Credit Union and opportunities to test drive new models from manufacturers participating in the Ride and Drive Center.

Can I purchase a car during the Expo?

  • No, our Cincinnati Auto Expo is an informational event. Guests are not able to purchase cars, but can experience new models and technology to help research their next purchase. Our Expo is an ideal environment for comparing and evaluating the latest models. 

What are Expo ticket prices?

  • Duke Energy : $11
  • Save $2 when you buy in advance by CLICKING HERE!
  • Children age 12 and younger always free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Does the Expo offer admission specials?

  • Admission Specials:
    • Thursday – OPENING NIGHT –  FREE ADMISSION when you wear CINCINNATI REDS APPAREL or $1 admission.
    • Friday: HALF PRICE admission at the door until 6 p.m.
  • Discounts:
    • Save $2 by purchasing your tickets in advance 

Can I use my credit or debit card to purchase tickets on site?

  • Yes!

Are Expo tickets refundable?

  • No

Where can I park?

  • More than 5,000 metered, private- or garage-managed parking spaces immediately surround Duke Energy Convention Center.  Use the Cincinnati Skywalk system from many garages for direct access to Duke Energy Convention Center.
  • CLICK HERE for our Parking and Directions page

Does the Expo meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards? 

  • Yes. 

Are strollers allowed?

  • YES! We feature fun for the entire family. Be sure your young ones visit the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers Family Zone to be a part of the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Assn. RC car raffle and much more. 

Are cameras and videos allowed?

  • Absolutely! We encourage photos and videos. Post your favorites on social media using #CincyAutoExpo

What concessions does the Expo offer?

  • The Duke Energy Convention Center offers great options complemented by several traditional Cincinnati favorites. In addition, more than 100 restaurants are a short walk or ride away from the Duke Energy Convention Center. 

Where is the First Aid Station?

  • The Duke Energy Convention Center First Aid Room is on the first floor on the south end of the Concourse on Fifth just outside of Exhibit Hall A. Medics may be contacted through Duke Energy Center Convention Center security personnel, a facility radio, by calling  (513) 419-7323 or dialing 1323 on Duke Energy Convention Center in-house rental phones. 

Where is the Expo Lost & Found?

  • Lost-and-Found articles are catalogued and stored for 30 days within the Duke Energy Center Security Department.  Items are  disposed of at the sole discretion of the Duke Energy Convention Center following the 30-day period. Center Expo and exhibitor items left behind will be disposed of following a 48-hour period. Please inquire about Lost-and- Found items by calling Duke Energy Convention Center Security at (513) 419-7325.