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 The Porter County Expo Center's comfortable and spacious buildings are designed to accommodate a variety of activities. 

Porter County Expo Center
215 East Division Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Telephone: (219) 464-0133
E-Mail: dgarner@porterco.org
Mon - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The fairgrounds are also available for outdoor events. For car shows, animal shows or flea markets, the Porter County Expo Center can accommodate your every need to make each event enjoyable.
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JANUARY 2015
   12th Annual Garden Show, Sat. January 24, 2015,  8am - 4pm, Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Rd., Valparaiso, $10 fee, http://pcgarden.info/wordpress/ 219-465-3555.
   NWI Bridal Expo in Valparaiso, The Northwest Indiana BRIDAL EXPO, Sunday, January 18, 2015, Porter County Expo Center, 215 Divison Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383 12:00 - 4:00pm, FREE ADMISSION - Multiple Fashion Runways - Door Prizes, REGISTER ONLINE @ www.nwibridalexpo.com
FEBRUARY 2015
    BUY - SELL - TRADE Gun and Knife Show, February 21 & 22, 2015, Saturday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Sunday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CSTADMISSION $6.00, Children 12 and under FREE with adult, Children under 16 MUST be accompanied by adult,
Open to the public www.valpogunshow.com
MARCH 2015
  
 Shipshewana on the Road  - March 21st and 22nd: 9am - 6pm Sunday:10am - 5pm, Children under the age of 12 are free,  $4.00, filled with a variety of dealers offerin unique products from jewelry, antiques cosmetics, crafts, toys, gourmet foods, bedding, home decor, and much more,  www.shipshewanaontheroad.com
   Porter County Home & Lifestyle Show,
March 13th - 15th, Fri: 9am - 6pm, Sat: 10am - 4pm; Sun: 10am to 4pm, admission fees, free parking.

APRIL 2015
Saturday, April 11th,
   Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale, 7:30 am - 4pm, Early Bird: $5, General Admission: $2, Booth spaces avaialable, contact Debbie at the Expo Center and she will mail you a form. You can call Debbie at (219) 464-0133 or email her at dgarner@porterco.org
 Saturday, April 18th
   Earth Day,
9am - 3pm, over 80 exhibitors, main stage entertainment, seminars, goa, bicycles,  rain barrel designs, free parking, free admission, More information and online registration is available at this link: http://www.itmeanstheworld.org/
Saturday, April 25th
   Be Kind to Animals Expo,
10:00 am - 4pm, presented by the Porter County Animal Shelter,
MAY 2015
 
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MAY 2ND - 3RD 2015
  
Indiana Preppers & Survival Expo,
9am - 4pm, vendors with home emergency products and outdoor survival products, classes and seminars on home safety, first aid, alternative energy, food production and preservation, self defence, networking, speakers and meetup opportunities, free admission, www.healthylivingevents.com
SUNDAY, MAY  17th, 2015
 
 Car Show and Swap Meet,  Valpo Free Car Shows 2015, Sunday, May 17th, 9am - 2pm, over 200 swap vendors, over 300 cars, over 50 awards, food vendors, door prizes, $5 admission, show you car for free, Porter county Expo Center, 215 Division Rd., Valparaiso, 219-464-9918.
SATURDAY, MAY 9th
  
HHW, Tires, Appliances, 9am-2pm
THURSDAY, MAY  21st 2015
  
Taste of Valpo, 477-4851, Raffle, Silent Auction, full cash bar, over 35 restaurants,  Please support his event, as 100% of all profits will go back into our community. Ticket are $30 in advance, $40 at the door, $40.00 www.trikappavalpo.org
 SATURDAY, MAY 23rd
 
   Step into Spring Craft Fair, 10am - 4pm, Supporting Relay For Life of Greater Valparaiso, vendors, shopping, door prizes, Porter county Expo Center.
JUNE (Please tell them you saw it on Panorama NOW)
SATURDAY June 6th, 
   Hoosier Fight Club,  6:30pm, $35/$65.00
   ASAAD Arabian Horse Show, 8am - finish, free admission.
JULY (Please tell them you saw it on Panorama NOW)
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
 
 Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale
, 7:30 am - 4pm, Booth spaces avaialable, contact Debbie at the Expo Center and she will mail you a form. You can call Debbie at (219) 464-0133 or email her at dgarner@porterco.org
JULY 23th- August 1ST
   Porter County Fair, entertainment, food, carnival rides, 4H exhibits, livestock shows and more. Grandstand shows: Billy Carrington, Lee Brice and Matthew West and the Porter County Fair Queen Contest, Bull Riding,Truck/Tractor Pull, Freestyle Motocross, Figure 8 Demolition Derby. 215 E Division Rd., Valparaiso. : 462-0321; www.portercofair.org
Thursday, July 23rd, Billy Currington, 7:30pm; Friday, July 24th, Lee Brice, 7:30pm; Saturday, July 25th, Matthew West, 7:30pm; Sunday, July 26th, Demolition Derby, 5pm;  Monday, July 27th,  Bull Riding, 7:00pm; Tuesday, July 28th, KOI Mud Drag racing, 7:00pm;  Wednesday, July 29th, Truck and Tractor pull, 7:00pm, Thrusday, July 30th, Fire Fighter Challenge, 7:00pm;  Friday, July 31st, Demolition Derby, 7:00pm; Saturday, August 1st, Open Draft Horse Show, 7:00pm, 
AUGUST (Please tell them you saw it on Panorama NOW)
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH AND 8TH
  
Watch and Clock Show,

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH
       The Valpo Free Car Show and Swap Meet will take place from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00p.m. at the Porter County Fairgrounds in Valparaiso, Indiana. The show is open to all cars at 8:00 a.m. with registration on the day of the show. The event location is located at 215 Division Rd., Valparaiso, just south East of Hwy 30 and the 49 Bypass. Those interested in selling their car are also welcome with no extra charge.
     Registration fees are FREE per car with a $5 spectator admission and only $10.00 per swap space.  Registration is only $10 and you can reserve your spot by sending a check to M & S Enterprises, P.O. Box 2055, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46384, or register online at www.valpofreecarshows.com.
     For more information, call 219-464-9918 or visit www.ValpoFreeCarShows.com 
SEPTEMBER, 2015
SEPTEMBER 5th, 2015

    17th Annual Be Kind to Animals Pet Care Expo, Saturday, September 5th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This year will have the largest selection of vendors with more than 50 booths. There will be veterinarians and animal hospitals, rescues, animal behavior training, pet photographers, pet supply, Porter Co Expo Center, Valparaiso, www.porterco.org
SEPTEMBER 13TH
   Doll and Bear Show,  21st Annual Doll and Bear Show at the Porter County Expo Center on Sunday, September 13th from 9:00 to 3:00. Don't miss this special once a year doll show! Dealers from Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio will display their items! Includes the sale of dolls, bears, toys and anything doll related. $6 per person, http://valpodolls.tumblr.com/
September   18th - 20th,
  
Greek Festival,
Noon - 6pm, free admission, Greek food, pastries, wine & beer, along with live music and dancing. Don't miss out on our Cash Raffle with a grand prize of $12,500 to be drawn on Sunday at 5:30 PM. Admission is FREE! Performing live on Friday, September 18th from 6:00 to 10:00PM will be the CRAWPUPPIES who call NW Indiana their home since 1995. Performing live on Saturday, September 19th from 6:00 to 10:00PM will be the band TOGETHER, a twelve member band providing diversified musical styles, from pop to rhythm & blues to big band and Latin rock!
Sunday, September 19th
   So Co Chili Cook off, by Birkys
September 19th - 20th
   ASAAD Arabian Horse SHow, 8am - finish
September 26th - 27th
   Gun and Knife Show, Sat: 8am - 5pm, Sun: 8am - 3pm, $6 admission fee, Join us at the Porter County Expo Center on September 26th & 27th for the Dunes Rifle & Pistol Club Gun And Knife Show....the largest gun and knife show in northwest Indiana. The is the ORIGINAL Valparaiso Show. BUY, SELL, TRADE!
OCTOBER, 2015
Sunday, October 25th 2015,
 
 Saint Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church Festival, with delicious Greek food, pastries, wine & beer along with live music and dancing.Cash Raffle with a grand prize of $12,500 to be drawn on Sunday at 5:30 pm, live on Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm will be the band “Crawpuppies” Performing live on Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm will be the band “Together” – for raffle. Held at thePorter county Expo Center. Please call the St. Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church office at 219-462-4052.  

   Greek Fest price of food

THURSDAY,
   Chamber Network Night, for more information, call Kurt 462-1105 at the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce,  free admission, business afer hours for chamber members only.
FRIDAY - 
   VKC Dog Show Julie 617-0650  Dog Show, 8am - 4pm, Porter County Expo Center, AKC Recognized rare breed of dogs, spectators welcome, parking: $2, and $5 per family for admission, Food availalbe and pet supply vendors. presented by the Valparaiso Kennel Club, www.royjonesdogshows.com
NOVEMBER, 2015
Saturday & Sunday November 7th & 8th
     Festival Of Arts & Crafts, Sat. 9 am - 4 pm & Sun. 10 am - 4 pm. We showcase 100 indoor booths of quality handcrafted treasures by artists from the midwest states. Painted windows, wearable art, stained glass, watercolors, painted Louisiana cypress knees, carved fishing lures, copper art, hand carved santas, and purses are just a few examples of this quality show. Everything is handmade in the U.S.A.! $2.00 admission - 11 & under free - Free parking. Exhibitors wishing to participate may do so by calling (847)301-8543 or go to www.stepbysteppromotions.com   for more information.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER -
   Indoor Garage Sale/Expo, 9am - 3pm, over 200 booths,  three huge heated buildings, $2 admission, Debbie 464-0133 9a-3pm, children under the age of 12 are free.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER -
   Holidaze Arts & Craft Show, $2.00, over 150 Craft Booths,  Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm, Visits with Santa, Toys for Tots, Lots of Door prize Here's one of the Largest Art and Craft shows with OVER 200 Booths, mostly Crafters - not too many Resellers. This Saturday and Sunday Nov 22nd & Nov 23rd,  at the Holidaze Sell-A-Bration Craft Fair, More info here: http://nwigazette.com/?p=2842 “
DECEMBER 2015
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 13TH-14TH -
   Shipshewana on the Road  - Sat: Dec. 13th: 9am - 6pm Sunday: !0am - 5pm, Children under the age of 12 are free,  $4.00, filled with a variety of dealers offerin unique products from jewelry, antiques cosmetics, crafts, toys, gourmet foods, bedding, home decor, and much more,  www.shipshewanaontheroad.com

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