History

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The Porter County Expo Center was built in 1984 to serve the entire community all year around for a variety of events.  The Expo Center is owned by Porter County government and is a self-sustaining venue in that it does not rely on taxpayer dollars for day to day operations.

In 1984, Porter County government entered into a lease agreement with the Porter County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) to hold the annual Porter County Fair on our grounds. The Fair Board has invested millions of dollars over the years in our facilities, including construction of many of our buildings, along with annual maintenance and improvements.  CLICK HERE for more information about the Porter County Fair.

The Expo Center is operated by the Expo Center management and staff under the direction of the Porter County Board of Commissioners.  With over 80 acres, including 10 different buildings, horse arena, and grandstand, the Porter County Expo Center has a wide variety of multi-use facilities that can accommodate a diverse array of events which attract over a quarter million visitors annually.

The Expo Center is the longest operating event venue in Porter County.  With over 30 years experience in event planning and the wide selection of facilities that we offer, we hope you will find the Porter County Expo Center the best choice to host your next event.  

CLICK HERE for more information about our facilities and the types of events we can host.