TJF Questions (And Our Best Answers)

We love answering questions for Toledo Jeep Fest fans – good information helps everyone have a great experience on Toledo Jeep Fest weekend (Aug. 4-6). But, we answer some questions a lot. So, here we’ll try to give detailed answers to these frequently asked questions so that you can learn how this amazing event works, and share these details with others. Got another question not listed here? Ask us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

All-Jeep Parade & T-shirts

  • Question: “I can’t find my Jeep Parade ticket receipt. Can you find it for me?”
  • Answer: Toledo Jeep Fest is a free, family-friendly festival, however tickets are sold for some events like the All-Jeep Parade, Park-N-Shine and the Glass City Center Exhibit. These tickets are sold for Toledo Jeep Fest on When you purchased tickets, you created a ShowClix account, which is linked to your ticket information. Go to ShowClix, log-in under the name you purchased tickets and find your ticket, ticket scan code and transaction information. You will need that scan code on the day of the event to get into the staging area and to collect your T-shirt(s) at the Glass City Convention Center (401 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604).

  • Question: “Where’s my T-shirt? Can I get it ahead of the event? Do I get my T-shirt at the Jeep Parade staging area? I’m really excited about the T-shirt!”
  • Answer: OK, we know you love the T-shirts and want to get your hands on them as soon as possible, but TJF is still designing, printing and ordering your 2023 event version (there are plenty of TJF designs available, but only event registrants can get their hands on an event T-shirt). You will pick up your free event participant T-shirt at the Glass City Center (Room 104) in the heart of our festival footprint (401 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604). You can pick up your T-shirt on Saturday and Sunday of the festival by showing the scannable ticket that you used for entry into your event. Room 104 will be staffed on Saturday, August 5: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, August 6: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. If you ordered additional participant T-shirts during the registration process, they will be available in Room 104, as well.

  • Question: “Do I need tickets for each person in my Jeep or is it one ticket per Jeep?”
  • Answer: One ticket = one Jeep. Only one ticket is needed for each All-Jeep Parade entry or Park-N-Shine entry. You can ride with as many people or animals as will safely fit in your Jeep.

  • Question: “Can I throw candy and beads and coasters and stuff from my Jeep during the parade?”
  • Answer: The Toledo Police and Toledo Fire Departments would prefer that you do not throw anything from your Jeep during the parade, as this is a safety hazard. Have a great time at the Jeep Parade, be safe and be aware of everyone and everything around these awesome vehicles traveling slowly past thousands of spectators.

All-Jeep Parade or Park-N-Shine?

  • Question: All-Jeep Parade or Park-N-Shine? Park-N-Shine or All-Jeep Parade? Both events are awesome, I can’t decide, so I think I’ll sign up for both!
  • Answer: Hold on, there! Don’t do that because we will have to refund one of your registrations. You should choose one event or the other but not both. Both events (All-Jeep Parade and Park-N-Shine) come with reserved parking on the festival grid near the Vendor Midway. Both events come with a free T-Shirt and swag bag. But some people want their parking spot early so that they can view the parade or walk the Midway. The Park-N-Shine area will be staffed at 7 a.m. with volunteers directing you to a parking position. Meanwhile, All-Jeep Parade goers are lining up in the Owens Corning parking lot to get ready for the big All-Jeep Parade at 10 a.m. sharp. After these Jeeps complete the parade route, each Jeep will be directed to the next best parking positions near the Vendor Midway. All-Jeep Parade or Park-N-Shine? You can’t be in both places at the same time. Choose wisely!

Bands & Food Vendors

  • Question: “I have an awesome band that wants to play at Toledo Jeep Fest. What’s our dressing room number and what time do we go on?”
  • Answer: Hang on, Stevie Wonder. Share you contact info, band details, website, social media links with [email protected]. We will then add that detail to a spreadsheet and share with the Toledo Jeep Fest planning committee. This committee makes decisions on placing bands in April for our August event. TJF only books bands for the park stages (Levis Square, Promenade Park). TJF does not control (or schedule) the main ProMedica stage or the Hensville stage.
    • (April 2023 – TJF is no longer accepting requests – all music acts have been chosen for 2023).
  • Question: “I have an awesome food truck that Guy Fieri should have featured on one of the lost episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Where do I park?”
  • Answer: Your BBQ ‘sounds’ delicious and the photos of the fries are world-class, but we need you to share your contact info, food truck details, website, social media links with [email protected]. We will then add that detail to a spreadsheet and share with the Toledo Jeep Fest planning committee. This committee make decisions on food trucks in April for our August event. TJF also books food trucks for Hype Bashes throughout the year, so there are additional opportunities.
    • (April 2023 – TJF is no longer accepting requests – all food vendors have been chosen for 2023).

Kids & Dogs

  • Question: “You say it’s a family-friendly event. Is there anything fun for kids to do?”
  • Answer: Anything fun (sputter) for kids? Big time fun! Jeeps are super cool – like a non-stop, rolling monster truck event. Add two Kids Zones (one at Imagination Station and one at Hensville) with inflatables and climbing walls and then there’s the RC course inside the Glass City Center where kids can drive radio-controlled Jeeps and another inflatable 50 x 80 foot oval for more RC jeeps. If your kid doesn’t have fun at Toledo Jeep Fest, well . . . good luck.
  • Question: “Are dogs allowed at Toledo Jeep Fest?”
  • Answer: Dogs are not allowed to drive Jeeps in the parade, however well-behaved, leashed dogs are not restricted from the festival. Remember that you are in a downtown area, so water options are limited.  

Holy Toledo!

  • Question: “Where is Toledo Jeep Fest?”
  • Answer: Yes, we have gotten this question before. Since Toledo, Spain does not have a Jeep festival – that narrows the location possibilities down to . . . the Home-of-the-Jeep Toledo, Ohio! More specifically, a 30-block footprint of downtown Toledo centered on the Glass City Center. Simply plug 401 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, OH 43604 into your GPS and you’ll bump into us on August 4-6. Go to our website and check out Helpful Toledo Jeep Fest Maps.  

  • Question: “Where can I park for Toledo Jeep Fest?”
  • Answer: There is reserved parking for All-Jeep Parade and Park-N-Shine registered Jeepers, after that, it is first-come, first-served street and structure parking in downtown Toledo. Go to our website and check out Helpful Toledo Jeep Fest Maps. Look for those big squares on the map with the letter P!  
  • Question: “Those big JEEP letters at the assembly facility off I-75 – how can I get a photo there with my Jeep?”
  • Answer: The iconic JEEP symbol is located at the Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex (Wranglers and Gladiators are assembled at this location). Access is limited as the JEEP symbol is located inside the factory gates of a very active manufacturing complex. There is one special charity event after Jeep Fest in August that is conducted through the United Way of Greater Toledo that allows Jeepers to roll up to the JEEP letters for photos. Follow TJF social media for updates and official dates for this event.

  • Question: “I’m visiting Toledo. Where’s a good place to stay?”
  • Answer: We have a Places To Stay page on our website, which includes partner hotels that offer exclusive discounted rates. We also list two state parks (one in Michigan and one in Ohio) that are close to downtown Toledo. Are you an Overlander? Consider the Toledo Jeep Fest Base Camp located in Middlegrounds Metropark, less than one mile from the festival footprint. No RVs are permitted at Toledo Jeep Fest Base Camp.

  • Question: “Is Toledo really Home of the Jeep? Prove it!”
  • Answer: Toledo Jeep history begins in 1941 when Bantam won a significant United States Military contract to design a four-wheel drive utility vehicle that was manufactured throughout World War II. Dana is credited as a co-inventor of the Jeep, along with the U.S. Army, Bantam, Ford, and Willys-Overland. You can see a smokestack with the OVERLAND letters dating to 1910 from I-75 in Toledo. At peak production, Willys-Overland employed 15,000 workers and was producing a Jeep every two minutes. Both the iconic Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator are currently being produced in Toledo. The Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex (across I-75 from Dana’s Toledo Driveline Facility) is one of the region’s largest and most modern manufacturing plants. 

Friday Off-Road / Sunday Run

  • Question: “Is there an off-road course at Toledo Jeep Fest?”
  • Answer: The world is essentially one big off-road course for Jeepers. We offer instead the Jeep Off-Road Course Welcome Party hosted by Monroe Superstore. This great event happens on Friday, August 4 and features free rides on the 18-obstacle off-road course located at 15160 S Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48161, which is just north (24 minutes and 19.9 miles) of downtown Toledo.

  • Question: “I need info on the Jeep 4-Miler? Where’s my registration packet and T-shirt? Where’s the race course, what was my time from last year, etc.?”
  • Answer: Hang on, Forrest. We love the Jeep 4-Miler, Walk and Virtual Cruise, but we are so busy staging Toledo Jeep Fest that we let Run Toledo conduct this awesome event on Sunday (August 6) of the festival. Race event questions? Run Toledo has a great website – – and social channels (FB, IG, YT, TW) that will help you.

More Questions?

Follow TJF social media (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) for more info and updates and ask us any other questions that occur to you.

Swag: Do you need to update your Toledo Jeep Fest gear, check out all the swag in our Toledo Jeep Fest merchandise store.

Mobile App: Get our mobile app that’s available on the Google Play and Apple App Store. Search for Toledo Jeep Fest to download the app. 

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