The third Toledo Jeep Fest ended just a little over two months ago, but on Tuesday the event’s organizing committee announced that the popular weekend tribute to the iconic Toledo-made vehicle is returning next summer.
The 2020 Jeep Fest will be held the weekend of Aug. 7-9 at a variety of downtown sites, organizers said during a news conference held outdoors at Promenade Park downtown.
“We’ve decided, after a very short window, that we’ve going to come back and do this again next year,” said Jeep Fest organizing committee member Bruce Baumhower, president of UAW Local 12, whose members build Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Toledo Assembly Complex.
“That’s a quick turnaround. We just got done with Jeep Fest about two months ago and we kind of were scratching our heads and asking, ‘Is it too early to be doing this?’” Mr. Baumhower said while standing before a podium adorned with a new Jeep Fest logo: a Wagoneer with a canoe on the roof rack.