Go here for the album of all of the 2023 You Pick Award winners.
Congratulations to everyone!
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. last Saturday in July
July 29, 2023
Display vehicles enter at the intersection of Central Avenue & Main Street
Display area: Central Avenue between Main and Verity
Broad St. between Central Ave. & Manchester Ave.
Spectators park in the bus depot at Reynolds Ave. & Broad St.
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!
For details & updates visit:
At least 24 unique prizes for vehicles registered at the event.
Trophy to the Car Club that has the most members register vehicles.
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!
Raffle tickets available for a 30-minute ride in a 1943 Fairchild PT-19 proceeds benefit the Betty Stagg-Turner Scholarship Fund
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.
Vendors & Food trucks on site in 2023
D. R. Concessions
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:
Fricker's * 6-cylinder Sponsor
Design 2 Wear 2 * 4-cylinder Sponsor
Middletown Area Schools CU * 4-cylinder Sponsor