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Cruise through Dublin for Classic Car Show extravaganza

614now Staff



The annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In is back for its 37th year and better than ever. The car show extravaganza will be going down June 27-29 at the Dublin Metro Center.

The three-day event kicks off Thursday Night at Home2 with a free community night that includes a BBQ, pool party, and an outdoor viewing of Back to the Future complete with an onsite DeLorean! Registration is required, but the event is free and open to all thanks to support from Tinder Box Dublin and Home2.

The car show opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 28 for a Cruise-In and 9:00 a.m. featuring 1,000 antique cars, street rods, muscle cars, customs, motorcycles, and European exotics with 100 trophies, each over six feet tall, being presented to the “best of the best.” Live Music starts at 4:30 p.m. with Joe Cool & Spike. The Street Players will headline with a lively oldies set on the Geico and Creative Mobile Interiors Stage Friday at 6:00 p.m.


Saturday’s Classic Auto Show, beginning at 9:00 a.m. attracts more than 1,000 classic and collector cars. This year’s featured anniversary year vehicles are Mazda Miata, Fox Body Mustang, Fiat, and Trucks & SUVs. Live music starts at 2:30 p.m. with the Driving Guitars and the evening will be headlined by The Eddie Polina Band from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy several special event features like our new Kid Zone, open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday which will include a valve cover race track, interactive crafts, photo ops, and face painting. The 2019 Special Vehicle Tent presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts will showcase rare Hypercars on Friday and Supercars old and new on Saturday. The American Muscle Tent presented by Cruisin Classics, will feature the ultimate representation of American muscle cars.

All of this plus local and regional food selections, Pepsi, Papa John’s Pizza, and ice cold domestic and craft beer, cider, and local wine by Oak & Brazen can be found in the 555 Metro Place North lot.

General admission tickets are $15 at the door, $25 for both days, cash only. Children under 12 are free. $5 discount at the gate for active military, veterans, police, fire, and EMT, with ID.

Tickets can be purchased with credit card online, in advance, at Special discount tickets for Saturday are available at participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Show proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Arthritis Foundation’s research and advocacy for the more than 2.8 million Ohioans with arthritis. To learn more about the Arthritis Foundation’s 37th Annual Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In or to become a part of this event, visit or contact Liz Martin, Auto Show Director, at [email protected] or (614) 362-7370.

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9 festivals for you to fall in love with this weekend

Mitch Hooper



Summer may be rounding out, but there are still so many ways to fest outside. From vintage good fairs to rock climbing at the Scioto Audubon, here are the festivals taking place this weekend in the city.

Sept. 12-15 | Scioto Fest | Scioto Audubon Metro Park

This four-day festival is for those with an affinity for the outdoors. Here, adrenaline junkies will find rock climbing and bouldering while land lovers can enjoy camping, music, and all the food offerings.

Sept. 12-14 | Creative Control Fest 8 | Lincoln Theatre

In its eighth year, the Creative Control Fest is back to raise up and celebrate creatives of color from around the midwest. Hang out and learn useful information at one of the many workshops, or get your mind right at one of the wellness activities designed for creatives from a variety of different industries.

Sept. 13-14 | 934 Fest 2019 | 934 Gallery

In a celebration of the art scene here in Columbus, 934 Gallery is opening its doors for two-days this weekend featuring art from Lucie Shearer and Andy Meyer. Additionally, the festival will play host to two music stages, a comedy stage, local artist vendors, food trucks, craft beer, and plenty of activities for your young Picasso.

Sept. 13-15 | Country Living Fair | Ohio Historical Village

Calling all flea market fans and garage sale experts, this is your chance to splurge! This three-day fair offers more than 200 vendors from across different states selling vintage and handcrafted goods as well as antiques. Stop by one of the how-to sessions, or simply fill up your Pinterest mood board with loads of ideas.

Sept. 13-14 | Columbus Caribbean Festival | The Scioto Mile

In its third year, the Columbus Caribbean Festival has returned to The Scioto Mile for two days of live music, delicious island-inspired food and drinks including Taste Of Kingston and The Gumbo Dude Food Truck, and a parade. The music lineup includes Pete Funk, BAND AMANIAUZURI, and The Flex Crew.

Sept. 13-15 | 2019 Grandview Oktoberfest | Hofbrauhaus Columbus (Grandview)

Another weekend in September, another chance to celebrate the German Oktoberfest! This time around it's at Hofbrauhaus where live entertainment will clash with German food and bier as well as activities for little ones. Friday will feature WCOL-FM from 6pm- 8pm, while Saturday will host a face painter and balloon artists from 2pm- 6pm. And if you couldn't make it to the face painter on Saturday, they will return on Sunday from 1pm- 4pm in addition to a magician.

Sept. 14 | Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival | Columbus Commons

From farm-to-table-to-festival, the Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival brings nine different Columbus restaurants together to showcase their offerings. For $15, you can enjoy live music from George Barrie Band and The Floorwalkers, stuff your face, and know that you're doing some civic good as a portion of proceeds will benefit Freedom a la Cart, an organization providing paid workforce training and supportive services to survivors of human trafficking.

Sept. 14 | Oktoberfest Party | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

Wolf's Ridge is getting in on the Oktoberfest action and on Saturday you can find brats, spaetzle, and of course, WRB's very own Oktoberfest bier. If you really want to feel the Oktoberfest vibes, purchase a $14 stein and hoist it high!

Sept. 14 | Old Hilliardfest | Main St. in Old Hilliard

This street fair takes place in Old Hilliard where visitors can explore car shows and sunflower shows as well as all the fixings of most festivals: live music, food, and activities for kids at the kid's fair. Support local, and have fun while doing so!

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Let’s play FREE ball! Clippers weekend win means more dime-a-dogs

Mike Thomas



Over the weekend, our Columbus Clippers topped the Gwinnett Stripers to clinch the series, earning them a spot in the Governors' Cup Finals!

Games 1 and 2 of the Governors' Cup Finals best-of-5 series against the Durham Bulls will be played at Huntington Park on September 10 and September 11. Both games will start at 6:35pm, gates open at 5:30pm.

As if that weren't enough to entice you, all games in the first round will be dime-a-dog! 

Tickets for Games 1 and 2 are FREE! They will be available beginning Monday at 10am via Ticketmaster (no fees!), by calling 614-462-2757, or by stopping by either our Administrative Offices from 10am-4pm or the CF Box Office on the corner of Neil and Nationwide from 10am-2pm.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of four per order. For more information including the complete playoff schedule, click here.
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Amazon Treasure Truck returns to Columbus this weekend with exclusive deals

Mike Thomas



Whether you missed out on the Prime Day deals, or simply want to keep the savings rolling, Amazon is offering a unique new way to score deals in Columbus. This weekend, the juggernaut of online retail is once again bringing its Treasure Truck to the 614.

The concept is simple: Customers can sign-up for text message alerts revealing the day’s treasure, which could range from trending tech and the latest gear to seasonally relevant products. Sign up for text message notifications by texting “truck” to 24193.

After customers place their order on Amazon, they then select a convenient pickup location and time slot to get their item. In addition to the iconic trucks, customers can pick up their treasure at newly-launched vans, as well as kiosks located in select Amazon Books, Amazon Go, Whole Foods Market stores, and more.

To learn more and to sign up for alerts, click here, or sign up for text message notifications by texting “truck” to 24193. Don't sleep on these deals—the Treasure Truck will be rolling on to the next locale before you know it!

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