Author: Marianne Vanderbeke

Toledo Jeep Fest crowd estimated between 60,000 and 70,000

Toledo Jeep Fest finished up their fourth annual event after three days filled with food, fun and of course Jeeps.

Organizers estimate 60,000 to 70,000 people attended Jeep Fest over the weekend and generated an estimated $5.1 million in economic activity and included visitors from 36 other states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico, according to the Toledo Blade.

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Jeep Fest welcome party attracts young and old Friday afternoon

For Jeep fans, Toledo Jeep Fest is one big family reunion.

“This is like family to us Jeepers,” said Mark Kinsey, of Toledo, who has been attending Jeep gatherings for almost 20 years. “We’ve known them all for years.”

Festivities kicked off Friday afternoon as Jeep aficionados gathered for the Jeep Off-Road Course Welcoming Party at Monroe Superstore according to the Toledo Blade. Per the event name, there was an off-road course for attendees to take their Jeeps on as well Read More

Toledo Jeep Fest will drive thousands to the city, and it takes a lot of horsepower to make it happen

There will be more than 300 volunteers on the ground for Toledo Jeep Fest weekend helping to make the event run smoothly according to WTVG, 13 ABC in Toledo.

“All our volunteers are community based and they understand what Jeep means to this city. At first, they’ll sign up for only three hours. Then they come back and say what else can I do?” said Jo An Matney, Volunteer Coordinator for Toledo Jeep Fest. “Jeep is a passion, you get Read More

Toledo Jeep Fest 2021: Jeep Fest Returns

This year’s festival is almost certainly the most anticipated ever. In addition to acting as a celebration of Jeep’s 80th anniversary, the 2021 Jeep Fest will see the event’s triumphant return following its forced COVID-related cancellation last year, according to the Toledo City Paper. Plans for the event began to tentatively take shape in the fall, but really got rolling as soon as gathering restrictions began to be lifted earlier this year.

It all began in 2016. A group of Read More