Office hours for the 2013 Porter County Fair office is open during the following hours.
Monday June 24th from 8am to 4pm
Closed 4th of July
Admission for Adults is $6.00 per person.
Children under 10 are Free
FREE before 12:00pm everyday of the fair!
Get a 10 punch Value pass for $40.00
Everyday "all day" price is $22 and can be purchased at the Carnival Ticket booths.
Weekday Noon to 6 Wristbands are $15 and can be purchased at Carnival Ticket Booths.
Porter County Fair is located at the Porter County Expo Center at:
217 E. Division
Valparaiso, IN 46383
From Laporte County: Take 80/94 West to Exit 26 Valparaiso. Go South on SR 49 through Valparaiso to Division. Grounds are on the left.
From North Lake County: Take 80/94 East to Exit 26 Valparaiso. Go South on SR 49 through Valparaiso to Division. Grounds are on the left
From South Lake County: Take US 30 East to SR 49 and turn Right. Drive to Division. Grounds are on the left.
From East Porter County: Take US 30 West to SR 49 and turn left. Drive to Division. Grounds are on the left.
There are four main parking areas to the grounds. As you arrive, please follow the instructions of traffic controllers that will direct traffic to a parking lot.
If you are arriving for a concert, please make sure that you arrive in plenty of time to park and arrive at the show. Traffic on the way to the grounds will be heavy so please allow for that.
West Parking Lot 1 - Sponsored by Art Hill Ford - This is the main parking area just west of the Expo Building.
South Parking Lot 2 - This is the commercial vendor and 4h parking area. You must have a designated parking pass to park here.
East Parking Lot 3 - This parking lot is for general fair parking, grandstands entertainment and overflow traffic.
North Parking Lot 4 - This parking lot is for general fair parking, Horse Arena, Grandstands and overflow.
Parking is always FREE
The Porter County Fair offers shuttles to help you get to your destination. This article explains all the locations and times that the shuttle will be running. Each stop has a bright yellow sign that indicates where you can get picked up by the shuttle. We hope that we have put these stops in key places on the grounds to help you get to where you are going.The shuttle runs on a pretty constant schedule of every 10 minutes or so. Just look for the big yellow signs!
Shuttle/Trolley Schedule and Stops
Stop # 1 at Admission Entry # 1 at the west end of the independent midway near the northwest corner of the Expo Building
Stop # 2 at Admissions Entry # 5 at the north entrance from the north parking lot.
Stop # 3 at the northeast corner of the Buggy Wheel Pavilion near the restroom area.
Stop #4 at Admissions Entry # 4 at the northeast corner of the fair activity area near the northeast corner of the horse arena.
Stop # 5 at the north end of the Grandstand (near the grandstand ticket office)
Stop # 6 at the south end of the Grandstand where people come in and go out to the Parking Lot # 3 which is the east parking lot (track infield parking area.)
Stop # 7 at the south end of the Livestock Show Arena close to Admission Entry # 2
Stop # 8 at the south end of the 4-H Exhibit Building (near the south free entertainment area)
The schedule for the trolley will be announced soon.
Shuttle is always FREE!
Office hours for the 2013 Porter County Fair have yet to be announced. Please check back soon.
The Porter County Fair is dedicated to safety and a fun time for all. However sometimes the occasion may rise when parent and children may get separated.
If that happens, you should go to Gate 1, which is the main entrance to the fair grounds or locate any Fire/EMS/Police official and report it.
Please provide clothing, height, weight, age, and last known area they were at.
If you or someone else has an injury, stop any Firefighter, EMS, or Police Officer as soon as possible, or come to the Fire/EMS/Police Command Center located at the Main Gate. If nothing else, call 911 and help will arrive soon.
Please, while you are the fair, stop by and see us at the Fire Safety House located at the Main Gate for free handouts on safety.
Thank you on behalf of the Porter County Fire Association
Washington Township Fire Department