The Safe Travel Family Zone - Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association

The Safe Travel Family Zone



Each year, we strive to make the Cincinnati Auto Expo a fun experience for the entire family.  The Safe Travel Family Zone features attractions that guests of all ages can enjoy such as face painting and caricatures from Over The Line Productions, playground equipment from Pete DeLois Recreations, balloon artists, a “Passport Scavenger Hunt,” where children learn about the importance of car safety along the way, and the Dragonfly Foundation firetruck courtesy of Stonelick Township Fire Department.

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New this year, we have the Pit Stop NASCAR Challenge game from A-1 Amusement & Party Rental

As well as appearances from Mr. Red & the gang from the Cincinnati Reds, WhoDey from the Cincinnati Bengals, and the UC Bearcat!

Safe Travel Family Zone Schedule

The Safe Travel Family Zone is open all hours that the Auto Expo is open.  Some attractions will be available the entire duration of the Expo as well. The following attractions are open during the entire Expo.

Pit Stop NASCAR Challenge Game by A-1 Amusement & Party Rental


Imagine you are in the pit crew for a major race! The car speeds up to you and it’s your job to change the tires using a real air compressor and ready it for the next few laps just like a pro! It’s heart pounding and fast-paced fun! Play in teams or with individuals.

Playground Equipment from Pete DeLois Recreations


It doesn’t matter that it’s the middle of winter… climb, jump, and play on state-of-the-art swing-sets, trampolines, & basketball hoops in the indoor fun-land at the Cincinnati Auto Expo!

Stonelick Township Dragonfly Foundation Firetruck


Have you or your child ever wanted to go inside a real firetruck?  The Stonelick Township Fire Department’s Dragonfly Foundation firetruck will be at the Cincinnati Auto Expo, with fire fighters standing by to answer your questions and show you around the truck.  Donations will be accepted to benefit the Dragonfly Foundation, a charity that helps youth with cancer have a comfortable an enjoyable time while going through treatment.

The Following Attractions are available at the hours listed

Face Painting & Caricatures by Over the Line Productions


Face painting & caricatures are FREE, but we will be accepting donations for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Giving Hope program

  • Friday, 2/19- 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, 2/20- 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, 2/21- 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Stilt-Walking Balloon Artists by Cincinnati Circus Company


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s….balloon artists! These artists will tower above the crowds, making balloon creations for you and your family to enjoy free of charge.  They’ll be walking around the Expo, so be sure to stop by while you’re there!

  • Friday, 2/19- 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, 2/20- 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, 2/21- 12:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cincinnati Sports Mascots 


The seasons may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see your favorite Cincinnati Sports teams mascots!  Come say hello and get a photo with the many mascots coming out to see you at the Cincinnati Auto Expo.

  • Cincinnati Reds Mascots: Mr. Red, Rosie Red, Gapper, & Mr. Redlegs
    • Saturday, 2/20: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Cincinnati Bengals Mascot: WhoDey
    • Saturday, 2/20: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • University of Cincinnati Mascot: The Bearcat
    • Sunday, 2/21: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm