Auctions

Estate Sales? Consignment Auctions? Auto or classic cars? Household goods? Farm implements? Big or small we do it all! With over 32,000 square feet of space in three interconnected and climate controlled buildings, we are unique in northwest Indiana because we can offer you six different venue options, based on the square footage you require. All venues have large overhead doors for easy loading and unloading. 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 auction 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.

Auctions Up To 8150 Square Feet Icon

With 8,150 square feet, the 4H Building is an excellent choice for a smaller auction. With large overhead doors on each end of the building, trucks can be pulled into the building for easy loading and unloading of merchandise. It is the perfect venue for automobile auctions, as the cars can be driven in and out of the building as they are offered. A concessions service and seating area can be designated, but will reduce the space available for auction merchandise. This space is 63' x 144', heated and air conditioned with a concrete floor.  Additional outdoor space is available for display of vehicles or heavy equipment.  See map below.

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Auctions Up To 9328 Square Feet Icon

The Expo East is also a great choice for a smaller auction.  With 9,328 square feet and large overhead doors, trucks can be pulled into the building for easy loading and unloading.  For auto auctions, it also provides the ability to drive cars through as they are offered. A concessions service and seating area can be designated, but will reduce the space available for auction merchandise. This space is 106' x 88'', heated and air conditioned with a concrete floor.Additional outdoor space is available for display of vehicles or heavy equipment. See map below.

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Auctions Up To 14832 Square Feet Icon

With nearly 15,000 square feet, the Expo Main Building will accommodate medium sized auctions.  It has large overhead doors for loading and unloading, but because it is carpeted, vehicles cannot be driven inside the building.  Concessions may be served from our caterer's prep kitchen or a separate concessions are can be designated. Additional outdoor space is available for display of vehicles or heavy equipment. See map below.

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Auctions Up To 17478 Square Feet Icon

By combining our Expo East Building with our 4H Building for 17,478 square feet, we can offer you another great option for a larger auction events. The buildings are connected with an enclosed link.  With this larger space, multiple auction rings can be made available.  Both buildings have large overhead doors, and trucks can be pulled into the building for easy loading and unloading of merchandise. For auctions that include merchandise and vehicles, cars can be driven in and out of the building as they are offered.  A concessions service and seating area can be designated, but will reduce the space available for auction merchandise. Additional outdoor space is available for display of vehicles or heavy equipment. See map below.

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Auctions Up To 24160 Square Feet Icon

With over 24,000 square feet, the combination of the Expo Main Building and the Expo East Building offers you an option for larger auctions. The buildings are connected with an enclosed link. With this larger space, multiple auction rings can be made available. Both buildings have large overhead doors.  Trucks can be pulled into the Expo East building for loading and unloading of merchandise. Because it is carpeted, vehicles cannot be driven inside the Expo Main Building. For auctions that include merchandise and vehicles, cars can be driven in and out of the Expo East building as they are offered. Concessions may be served from our caterer's prep kitchen in the Expo Main building, or a separate concessions are can be designated.  Both buildings are heated and air conditioned.  The Expo Main building is carpeted and the Expo East building has concrete floors. Additional outdoor space is available for display of vehicles or heavy equipment. See map below.

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Auctions Up To 32310 Square Feet 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 auctions. The buildings are connected with enclosed links. With over 32,000 square feet, multiple auction rings can be made available. All buildings have large overhead doors. Trucks can be pulled into the Expo East and 4H buildings for loading and unloading of merchandise. Because it is carpeted, vehicles cannot be driven inside the Expo Main Building. For auctions that include merchandise and vehicles, cars can be driven in and out of the Expo East or 4H buildings as they are offered. Concessions may be served from our caterer's prep kitchen in the Expo Main building, or a separate concessions are can be designated. All buildings are heated and air conditioned. The Expo Main building is carpeted. Expo East and 4H buildings have concrete floors. Additional outdoor space is available for display of vehicles or heavy equipment. See map below.

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Map of the grounds of the Porter County Expo Center
The Porter County Expo Center offers space options for outdoor display areas of automobiles or heavy equipment for your indoor auctions.  These areas can include the Independent Midway, Park Area, Main Asphalt Parking Lot or the South Grass Parking Lot.
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For information about the concessions offered by our approved caterers, just click on the catering options button.

CLICK HERE to complete and submit a request for proposal for your auction

Ready to begin event planning for your auction? 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.