Tri-State Contest Weekend 2016

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016


Tri-State Contest Weekend 2016 marks our seventh year and we are looking forward to having you celebrate with us.  This year, we are excited to announce that  we are now an official LGBT event with the Cincinnati Visitors and Conventions Bureau beginning in 2017.  We are excited about working with the visitors bureau to bring more LGBT events to Cincinnati.

Our host hotel for the weekend is the Millennium Hotel and our special weekend rates are available at the following link: Tri-State Room Reservations@ The Millennium.  The room rates for the weekend are $99.00 per night plus tax.  The deadline for the reduced rate is October 27, 2016.

Weekend packages are available for $75.00 through our Eventbrite Page. Click here: Tri-State Contest Weekend Tickets. Weekend Packages include, admission to the contest and OINK Dance, Friday and Saturday cocktail Parties, breakfast on Saturday Morning, vendor market, T-shirt and other Tri-State memorabilia.  Sunday Brunch is available at a separate charge and tickets can also be purchased through our Eventbrite Page.

Kink U will be conducting classes on Saturday.  To view a list of Kink U offerings and Instructors, please go to: Kink U@Tri-State Contest Weekend.

Once again, The contest and OINK Dance will be held at The Contemporary Arts Center, located three blocks from the host hotel.  Because the Arts Center is a public space, we are required to enforce a dress code for the evening.  The Center requires that any persons on the first floor, street level, be fully dressed.  Chaps, harnesses, cod pieces,etc are permitted only in the contest and dance space which is located downstairs.  Our vendor market will be open on Saturday night starting at 6pm. and will remain open during the contest and dance.

We are looking forward to having you for our guests for what will be a fun filled, sexy weekend.  Any questions about the contest or becoming a contestant, please feel free to contact us via the contact tab located at the bottom of the webpage.

About Tri-State

The primary purpose of Tri-State Leather/Pup/Rubber is to bring together the LP&R communities of SW Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to promote a positive image of the Leather/BDSM/Fetish lifestyle, specifically in the Tri-State area. Additionally, it brings together the leather communities for the purpose of exchanging ideas, promoting events, and providing support and education to the fetish clubs and groups within and outside the region.

We also do fundraising events that serve three purposes: 1)  To increase awareness about Tri-state leather and its mission, 2) To raise monies for local, state and national organizations and or service providers that provide for the needs of the LGBTQ community and its supporters, 3) To generate funds for the annual Mr. Tri-State Leather Contest

As a Gay organization, we believe that the leather world at large is full of diversity and seek to make all members of the leather community feel good about themselves and are represented in our communities regardless of race, religion, political beliefs, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, size, handicap, or health condition.

We hold and help with several events that raise funds to support the programs and organizations that help our most vulnerable. We also participate in hands on efforts to help whenever possible.

We promote education to make sure our community is healthy and safe, by helping and promoting events and workshops that allow the experts in our community to share their knowledge, and to bring in friends from outside the region to introduce new things.

The Tri-State is home to many communities in all corners of the states. We foster a network of the leather and kink communities in the region and beyond in order to share the knowledge and spirit we have, and to bring people together in friendship and family.

History of the Tri-State Leather Contests

The first Tri-State Leather Contest was produced by Nigel Cotterill and his then boy, Andrew Keisker. The contest was held in November of 1999 and Mike Taylor was announced as the winner. Mike went on to compete in the Mr. Heartland contest, which he also won. He then went on to compete at IML 2000, where he was chosen as IML 2000. Dan Newman was Mr. Tri-State Leather 2001, Frank Perko III, Mr. Tri-State 2002 and Dennis Mascher, Mr. Tri-State Leather 2003. In 2002, Tri-State had it’s first competition for the title of Ms. Tri-State Leather. The contest was won by Ms. Ruby, who went on to compete in IMsL in 2003. After a 7 yr. hiatus, Mr. Tri-State Leather was brought back by Scorpius of Cincinnati in 2010. In 2011, Ron Clemons took over as producer of the contest. In 2012, with the help of Colin Wood, Mr. Mid-West Rubber 2012, Tri-State introduced the title of Mr. Tri-State Rubber. In 2014, with the help of Ruff Pups CNKY, Tri-State will add another new title to the Tri-State Family, Tri-State Pup.

Tri-State Titleholders

Every year, new members of our community are chosen to represent the region and promote our mission

Contestant Application

Are you ready to represent the TriState community?

All those interested in competing for one of the Tri-State titles must fill out the application and return by November 11, 2016


Our Sponsors

Tri-State proudly supports these charities and causes:

Help us help the community by donating here:

Caracole, Inc.
GLSEN Cincinnati
Step Up Indianapolis
No Kill Shelter, Lexington, Ky
House of Ruth, Louisville, Ky
Gateway House (Cincinnati)
Safe and Supportive Housing (Cincinnati)
AIDS Volunteers of Lexington
March to Prevent Suicide
No Kill Central Kentucky
Cincinnati Pride
Breast Cancer Emergency Fund
Proud Scholars Cincinnati

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