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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 24th, 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, Porter county Fair,
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. There will be plenty of food, door prizes and over 50 awards including Best Paint, Best Engine, and Best in Show to be awarded. “We estimate over 200 swap spaces will be available, and over 300 cars,” stated Mario Alvarez, promoter of the show.
It wouldn’t be a car show without all the awards. For the best engine award, judges will look at additional chrome, performance additives, looks, cleanliness, stainless steel, and other enhancements. Best paint will entail detail, accuracy, design and complexity. Last year’s best of show was a 1908 Buick from Kouts Indiana.
     The swap meet is one of the largest in Northwest Indiana. This is the place for those looking for old car parts that are hard to find. In addition, shoppers will find accessories for all makes and models, including tools, bumpers, grills, interior parts, shocks, tires, wheels and custom rims - just to name a few. 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 5th
    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   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
Sunday, October 25th 2015, Saint Iakovos Greek Orthodox Church Festival,
   Greek Fest price of food
THURSDAY,
   Chamber Network Night, Kurt 462-1105 free
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
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER -
   Antique Show, Mary 241-3328 $4.00
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER  -
   BDM Auctions, price of items
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER -
   Hoosier Fight Club, 7:30pm $35/$65.00
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, Mor info here: http://nwigazette.com/?p=2842 “
DECEMBER 2014
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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