CAFE Events


All CAFE member meetings, swaps, and auctions will be held at either the Hilliard Moose Lodge 2236 or at The Franklin County Fairgrounds - Ganyard Building.

The Hilliard Moose Lodge is located at 5370 Grace Street, Hilliard Ohio, 43026 and the Ganyard Building At The Franklin County Fairgrounds is located at 5043 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard Ohio, 43026.

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CAFE Member Meetings: CAFE hosts member meetings on an every other month basis where subject matter experts are invited to speak on anything aquarium and fish keeping related.  CAFE member meetings for 2023 will be held at the Hilliard Moose Lodge located at 5370 Grace Street Hilliard Ohio, 43026.  CAFE member meetings start at 6:30 pm and will go up to 8:30 pm  The 2023 meeting dates are as follows:

  • January 11th - General Discussion, New Board Introduction, February Swap Meet Discussions.
  • March 10th - Breeding Fancy Guppies with IFGA Master Judge Rusty Strader.  This meeting will be held at 110 Riverbend Dr. Powell, Ohio 43035.
  • May 14th - General Discussion, Speaker TBD
  • July 9th 4pm -6pm  - Angelfish Genetics and Breeding with Dennis Hanna.
  • September 8th - General Discussion, Speaker TBD, October Auction Prep
  • November 12th - General Discussion, Speaker TBD, Holiday Party Prep, Holiday Swap Prep.

CAFE Swap Meets: CAFE hosts swap meets throughout the year between auctions and all are welcome to attend.  Swap Meets are a good opportunity to purchase unique fish from local breeders and pick up specialty foods, equipment, and breeding supplies not commonly found in aquarium stores, at reasonable prices. CAFE members receive a discount for table reservations. The 2023 CAFE swap meet dates are as follows:

  • Summer Swap - August 12th Hilliard Franklin County Fairgrounds-Ganyard building.
  • Seller set up 8am - 10am day of the swap.
  • General Admission 10am - 1pm. Admission is $3 dollars at the door,$5.00/family.
  • Holiday Swap - December 16th Franklin County Fairgrounds-Ganyard Building.
  • Seller setup 8am - 10am day of the Swap.
  • General Admission 10am - 1pm.    Admission is $3 dollars at the door $5 dollars/Family.

CAFE Auctions: CAFE hosts a Spring and Fall auction every year. Auctions are an excellent opportunity to acquire new and rare fish, plants, plus many common aquarium fish and plants from local breeders at excellent prices. You do not need to be a member to attend our auctions, but membership does provide the benefit of priority stickers and a free express bid. The 2023 CAFE auction dates are as follows:

  • Spring Auction - April 8th Franklin County Fairgrounds - Ganyard Building.
  • Fall Auction - October 14th, Franklin County Fairgrounds - Ganyard Building
  • Buyer and Seller registration begins at 9:30am with Auctions starting at 11:00am.


CAFE Holiday Party: CAFE hosts a Holiday Party every year. This is to celebrate the Holidays and rejoice about things that happened this year at C.A.F.E. This is a member-only event. All Club members whose membership dues are paid on time can attend this event. It's a potluck and BYOB.

Adult Beverages Are Allowed.

Date: December 2nd 2023.
Location: Hilliard Moose Lodge 2236

5370 Grace Street Hilliard Ohio, 43026.

October 14th, 2023


Join CAFE for our second auction of 2023  on October 14th At the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Ganyard Building.  If you are looking to add high quality, locally bred/cultivated fish and plants to your aquarium this is the place to be! The auction is also an excellent opportunity to find that unique and rare fish or plant you have been hunting for at great prices! Auctions are free for anyone to attend.

Sellers please review the Auction rules and register prior to the auction!

Buyers please review the Auction rules prior to the auction!



Join CAFE for our third and final swap of 2023 on December 16th At the Franklin County Fairgrounds, Ganyard Building.  If you are looking to add high quality, locally bred/cultivated fish and plants to your aquarium this is the place to be! The swap is great place to meet breeders both local and from surrounding areas. Swaps are only $3 per person or $5 per family!

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