INDOOR COMMERCIAL EXHIBITS INFORMATION
Porter County Fair
All booths are 8 feet deep and 10 feet wide. Pipe and drape are provided for the booths. In-line booths are $400.00 per booth space and corner booths (double exposure) are $500 per booth space. There is to be no subletting of space. Electric is available at a cost of $4.00 per day for 110 Volt and $8.00 a day for 220 Volt.
Prior to April 1, 2018 only returning vendors may reserve space. Those vendors are only able to reserve the booth they had in 2017. After April 1st, returning vendors may request a different space. Space will also open up to new vendors at that time. A new vendor application is available HERE for anyone seeking to become a new indoor vendor. The link to register for space will ONLY be emailed to those who are approved for space or are a returning vendor. If you have questions about registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that these spaces are indoors and NOT typically for food vendors. Requests for outdoors space or for food vendors must go through the Fair Manager for approval.
When registering for space, you will be asked to place a $100 deposit down for EACH booth space you are renting.
By completing your registration, you are indicating that you have read and agree to all terms, rules and regulations as written in the Vendor Terms. Please be sure to read them thoroughly to ensure you are aware of our rules and expectations.
July 18, 2018, 8 AM – 7 PM: Booth check in and set up permitted. (Please note if you have a booth that needs to be set up on Tuesday- arrangements can be made.)
July 19, 2018, 8AM – 11 AM: Booth check in and set up permitted. ALL BOOTHS MUST BE SET UP AND READY FOR CUSTOMERS AT 11AM when the fair officially opens. You will not be able to rent tables, chairs or table skirts after 11 AM.
July 28, 2018, 9PM: Take down can begin starting at 9pm and must be completed by noon on July 30.
There is a 4 feet height restriction in front of and for the first 4 feet of the booth so as not to block the view of neighboring booth spaces for those visiting the Commercial Building. Nothing can be in the aisle for any reason. You may not leave your booth space to talk to customers or to hand out flyers. No pins or staples are permitted on the trade show curtains. It is suggested that “S” hooks be used to display items that need to be hung for the display or exhibit. The display may not extend out into the isles. The fire marshal will not allow tents or similar canopies to be used within a booth. There will only be walk-through security provided during building hours. Again, be sure to read the Vendor Terms so that you understand our policies on displays.
The rental fees are as follows:
The chairs and tables are provided by the Expo Center and must be a SEPARATE check from booth rental made out to Porter County Expo Center or cash. Prices do not include tax. You must provide a Tax ID number if you are tax exempt. Please pay the Expo office at setup. You will only be able to rent items from the Expo Center prior to 11am on Thursday, July 19. After 11am, the office will be closed and those items will no longer be available for rental.
General Fair Admission
General admission to the fair is $6.00 per person per day or a ten-punch transferable ticket can be purchased for $40. Two tickets will be provided per booth at no cost. Extra season tickets can be purchased during set-up in the fair office at a discount price to vendors. Vendors can purchase additional ten-punch passes at a discount price of $25.
Parking is free for all exhibitors and attendees. Reserved parking will be provided adjacent to the Commercial Buildings for exhibitors. Two parking passes for the reserved area will be provided for each vendor. Please note the reserved lot may be opened to the public on busy nights if the space is needed.