Circuses & Fairs

As the home of the Porter County Fair, the Expo Center is uniquely suited for circuses and fairs.  With three separate outdoor spaces totaling over 22 acres and an outdoor grandstand that seats 2,350, 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 circus or fair is to select the Porter County Expo Center facility that will best suit your needs and budget. Scroll down this page to review our venues and a map of our grounds.

Circus South Grass Lot Icon

The South Grass Lot is a great choice for a smaller circus or fair.  It is 4.52 acres and measures 340' x 580' and can accommodate tents and booths.   This space includes overhead lighting for events that extend into the evening hours. See Map Below.

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Circus 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 circus or fair. 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. The opportunities are almost endless for tents, booths and vendors. See Map Below.

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Circus West Grass Lot Icon

The West Grass Lot is the 'go big or go home" option with more than ample open space for tents, booths 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. See Map Below.

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Circus Grandstand Icon

The Grandstand is a fantastic option for circuses, and includes the large open space track and infield which can accommodate performance areas as well as booths and vendors.  The Grandstand seats 2,350 guests, plus additional portable bleacher seating is available. This space includes overhead lighting for shows that extend into the evening hours. 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 circus or fair

Ready to begin event planning for your circus or fair? 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.