Dog & Cat Shows

With over 32,000 square feet in three interconnected and climate controlled buildings, along with the availability of adjacent outdoor space, the Porter County Expo Center is uniquely suited to accommodate your dog or cat show. With eight different venue options, big or small we do it all! Exceptional events happen here because the Porter County Expo Center has over 30 years of experience in planning thousands of events. Our experienced and professional event staff will be with you every step of the way.

The first step in planning your dog or cat show is to select the Porter County Expo Center facility that will best suit your needs and budget. Within each venue, you can choose from a menu of options to customize your event without breaking the bank. Scroll down this page to review our venues.

Dog & Cat Shows: Show Arena
The Show Arena is an excellent choice for a single ring show.  With over 12,000 square feet, it has a 36' x 135' show area with a dirt floor surrounded by a concrete apron that can accommodate seating, exhibit areas and vendor booths and includes a concessions serving area.  Additional outdoor adjacent outdoor space is also available.  See map below.

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Dog & Cat Shows: 4H Building Icon

The 4H Building is well suited for a smaller shows with a single ring. The seating capacity will vary based on the size of the ring.  Bleacher seating is available which may increase the seating capacity. Please note that the addition of concessions service, exhibit stations, booths for vendors and grooming areas may reduce the seating capacity. This space is 8,150 square feet (63' x 144'), air conditioned with a concrete floor. Additional and adjacent outdoor space is also available. See map below.

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Dog & Cat Shows: Expo East Building Icon

The Expo East Building is also great for smaller shows with a single ring. The seating capacity will vary based on the size of the ring. Bleacher seating is available which may increase the seating capacity. Please note that the addition of concessions service, exhibit stations, booths for vendors and grooming areas may reduce the seating capacity. This space is 9,328 square feet (106' x 88'), air conditioned with a concrete floor. Additional and adjacent outdoor space is also available. See map below.

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Dog & Cat Shows: Expo Main Hall Icon

The Expo Main HALL can also accommodate single ring shows, but offers more space for seating. The seating capacity will vary based on the size of the ring.  Bleacher seating is available which may increase the seating capacity. Please note that the addition of concessions service, exhibit stations, and booths for vendors may reduce the seating capacity. Grooming is NOT permitted in this building.  This space is 9,840 square feet (82' x 120'), carpeted and air conditioned. Additional and adjacent outdoor space is also available. See map below.

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Dog & Cat Shows: Expo Main Building Icon

The Expo Main BUILDING is perfect for shows with one or two rings. The seating capacity will vary based on the size of the ring(s). Bleacher seating is available which may increase the seating capacity. It also offers more expansive space to accommodate concessions service, exhibit stations, and booths for vendors. Grooming is NOT permitted in this building. This space is a whopping 14,832 square feet, carpeted and air conditioned. Additional and adjacent outdoor space is also available. See map below.

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Dog & Cat Shows: Expo East & 4H Buildings Icon

By pairing the Expo East and 4H Buildings, this space can easily provide for two rings with ample seating for both.  Or, for one ring shows with a large seating area in one building and concessions service, exhibit stations, grooming areas, and booths for vendors in the second building. Bleacher seating is available which may increase the seating capacity. The 4H Building is 8,150 square feet (63' x 144'), and the Expo East Building is 9,840 square feet (82' x 120').  Both are heated and air conditioned with concrete floors. Additional and adjacent outdoor space is also available. See map below.

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Dog & Cat Shows: Expo Main & 4H Buildings Icon

When combining the Expo Main Building and the Expo East Building, a three ring show is possible with plenty of seating capacity plus room for concessions service, exhibit stations, grooming areas, and booths for vendors.  Bleacher seating is available which may increase the seating capacity.  The Expo Main Building is 14,832 square feet and carpeted. The Expo East Building is 9,840 square feet with concrete floors.  Both are heated and air conditioned. Additional and adjacent outdoor space is also available. See map below.

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Dog & Cat Shows: Expo Main, Expo East & 4H Buildings Icon

When we combine the Expo Main Building, the Expo East Building and the 4H Building, we have what we like to call the 'go big or go home' option for shows. The buildings are connected with enclosed links. With over 32,000 square feet, the possibilities are endless. Multiple show rings, extensive seating capacity, and more than ample room to accommodate concessions service, exhibit stations, grooming areas, and booths for vendors. The Expo Main Building is 14,832 square feet and carpeted. The Expo East Building is 9,840 square feet with a concrete floor. The 4H Building is 8,150 square feet with a concrete floor. All buildings are heated and air conditioned. Additional and adjacent outdoor space is also available. See map below.

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Map of the grounds of the Porter County Expo Center

In addition to the indoor facilities, you also have to option to add outdoor adjacent areas. These areas can include the Independent Midway, Park Area, Main Asphalt Parking Lot or the South Grass Parking Lot.

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CLICK HERE to complete and submit a request for proposal for a dog or cat show

Ready to begin event planning for your dog or cat show? Click on the RFP button to complete and electronically submit a request for proposal.

Submitting a Request For Proposal does not guarantee date availability or costs. It is simply a tool we use to start your event planning. Dates and facilities are only guaranteed when a contract is executed and any necessary deposits are paid. 7% Indiana sales tax is added to all invoices. Prices are subject to change.