Event Details

11:00 a.m. -   4:00   p.m.   last Saturday in July
July   30, 2022
Broad   St.   between   Central Ave. & Manchester Ave.
  Downtown   Middletown, Ohio 45042

Thunderfest is a cruise-in car show that is free to attend.

We welcome all vehicles - dragsters, classic vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, boats, rat rods, exotics - if it has a motor & you can ride it, bring it!


The motorcycle tent will be in the YMCA parking lot

(1020 Manchester Avenue)

For details & updates, download the

Downtown Middletown app for your smart phone.

Go to the Apple Store, or Google Play Store

and type “downtownmiddletown”.

Prizes galore!

At least 24 unique prizes for vehicles registered at the event.

Trophy to the Car Club that has the most members register vehicles.

50/50 Raffle.

One-of-a-kind Thunderfest varsity jacket raffle.

Win a ride in a 1943 Fairchild PT 19 airplane.

          Gates open at 10:00 am. - Event is 11:00-4:00

          Vehicle Awards presented throughout the day.

Flyover by Butler County Warbirds Museum around noon!

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Cackle fest every hour on the hour - EAR PLUGS RECOMMENDED.

Photo ops by most vehicles and even in a few of them.

Bring your best smile and your camera.

Several restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, and bars in the event area and within a short walk (4 blocks or less for many).  Pizza, BBQ, tacos, sandwiches, soup, ice cream, coffee, frozen drinks, & unique specialty dishes

- all locally owned & operated.

Check out the unique shops & eateries nearby.

Food trucks on site:  Kona Ice,

D. R. Concessions (funnel cakes & more)

Wheely Good Food Truck

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Dash Plaque Sponsors:

The Windamere

Denny Lumber

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Questions?  Contact the Event Coordinator Sylvia McIntosh at


or 513-464-2527 (Downtown Middletown, Inc.)

Thunderfest Cruise In  - a family friendly event is sponsored by

Downtown Middletown, Inc., 1050 Central Avenue, 2nd floor,

Middletown, Ohio 45044 and the Middletown Pacemakers Car Club

with financial support from:

Miller Insurance, Inc. * 8-cylinder Sponsor

Miami University Regionals * 6-cylinder Sponsor

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Middletown Community Foundation