Car & Motorcycle Shows

Line up of vintage cars

For decades, the Porter County Expo Center has been the one of the premier venues for car and motorcycle shows in northwest Indiana.  With five separate outdoor areas comprising over 20 acres, and five adjacent indoor facilities totaling over 37,000 square feet, 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 welcomes all couples and will be with you every step of the way.

The first step in planning your car or motorcycle show is to select the Porter County Expo Center facility that will best suit your needs and budget. We are unique in northwest Indiana because we can offer you nine different venues, including outdoor and indoor spaces, based on the size of your show. Within each venue, you can choose from a menu of options to customize your show without breaking the bank. Scroll down this page to review our venues and a map of our grounds.

Car Show - Main Asphalt Lot Icon
The Main Asphalt Lot is perfect for smaller shows.  It is 340' x 230', comprising approximately 1.95 acres.  This space includes overhead lighting for shows that extend into the evening hours.  You can also include the adjacent Expo Main Building if you want to add indoor space. See map below.

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Car Show - South Grass Lot Icon

The South Grass Lot is larger, and offers more room for the show and vendors.  It is 340' x 580', comprising 4.52 acres. This space includes overhead lighting for shows that extend into the evening hours.  You can also include the adjacent Expo East Building and/or the 4H Building if you want to add indoor space. See map below.

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CarShow: South Grass Lot And Park Area Icon

By pairing the South Grass Lot along with the Park Area, you will have nearly 5.5 acres for your show!  The South Grass Lot is 340' x 580' and the Park Area is 223' x 190'.  This space includes overhead lighting for shows that extend into the evening hours. You can also include the adjacent Expo East Building and/or the 4H Building if you want to include indoor space. See map below.

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Car Show - Carnival Area Icon

With almost 7 acres, including an asphalt oval and the grass area surrounding it, the Carnival Area provides lots of space for your car or motorcycle show.  This space includes overhead lighting for shows that extend into the evening hours. The asphalt oval is approximately 115' x 675' with a grass area in the center and offers easy drive-in space for vehicles, both large and small.  The opportunities are almost endless for booths and vendors. You can also include the adjacent Buggy Wheel Pavilion, Expo Main Building, Expo East Building and/or the 4H Building if you want to include indoor space.  See map below. 

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Car Show - West Grass Lot Icon

The West Grass Lot is the 'go big or go home" option with more than ample space for the show and vendors. It is 1204' x 475', comprising approximately 10.95 acres. This space includes overhead lighting for shows that extend into the evening hours. You can also include the adjacent Expo Main Building if you want to add indoor space. See map below.

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Map of the grounds of the Porter County Expo Center
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CLICK HERE to complete and submit a request for proposal for a car or motorcycle show

Ready to begin event planning for your car or motorcycle 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.