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Miller’s Swap Meet no ordinary car show


Miller’s Swap Meet occurs twice a year at the Ross County Fairgrounds and offers a broad range of activities for automotive enthusiasts.

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Brian Miller has always had a fascination with all things automotive and that led to him forming an event that he says is unique for fellow enthusiasts.

Miller is the owner of Miller’s Swap Meet, which has two annual events that provide visitors the opportunity to gather to sell or trade parts and show off their cars.

Every November and March at the Ross County Fairgrounds, Miller’s Swap Meet offers inside and outside spots for participation. Ranging from $7 general admission to $15-25 for indoor/outdoor locations, Miller said the event goes beyond merely buying and selling car parts.

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“We came up with this event to give local people the chance to meet other car enthusiasts from surrounding counties and states to swap items and purchase parts,” he said. “We have a unique event that covers anything from racing to restoration for whatever project they may have.”

Miller said his event this past weekend was well attended.

“We cannot thank everyone enough for the success of this year’s swap meet and car show and want to give a special thank you to our vendors, car show participants, staff, and, most importantly, our customers,” he said. “We would not be able to hold this event if it were not for all of them and their support.”

Besides the opportunity to sell and trade and explore automotive needs, Miller also believes that this event helps the community by bringing more people to the Chillicothe area.

“This helps Ross County with hotel/food and fuel sales,” he said.

Although Miller’s original concept did not include such an original show, he now believes that the masses come to the event for the range of items that are available.


“Miller’s Swap Meet and Car Show are unique because of the wide variety of items for sale and the car show we additionally offer,” Miller said. “We give away $500, show off nice vehicles, and help others to find what they need.”

Miller said he anticipates the March 2021 event to be a success based on the momentum gathered from last weekend’s show.

Miller said awards have been provided in recent years for Best GM, Best Motorcycle, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Rat Rod, Best Lowrider, Best Import, Best Jeep, Best of Show, Vic’s Pick, Promoters choice, Best Wagon/Sedan and Best Truck, among other recognitions.

Miller said the event is family friendly. He joins his wife Hughette and their children – Morgan and Christopher – in executing the show.

“We welcome all motorsports from restoration to racing … race cars, tools, hot rods, apparel, collectibles, rat rods, go-karts, and more,” he said.

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