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Outdoor Concerts: Grandstand


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Bleacher Sections (each) ($45.00 Add-on)
  3. Campsite (per day) ($35.00 Add-on)
  4. Campsite Overnight Security (per hour) ($30.00 Add-on)
  5. Gates (per section) ($15.00 Add-on)
  6. Grandstand Clean Up Fee ($300.00 Add-on)
  7. Grandstand Dumpster Fee ($350.00 Add-on)
  8. Grandstand Rental Fee (per day) ($800.00 Add-on)
  9. Grandstand Set Up/Tear Down (per day) ($400.00 Add-on)
  10. Outdoor Electric (per plug) ($30.00 Add-on)
  11. Outdoor Food Vendors (per day) ($30.00 Add-on)
  12. Parking
  13. Picnic Tables (each) ($20.00 Add-on)
  14. Portable Ticket Booth (per day) ($150.00 Add-on)
  15. Restrooms
  16. Saw Horses-Large (each) ($2.00 Add-on)
  17. Saw Horses-Small (each) ($4.00 Add-on)
  18. Security If Alcohol Served (per man hour) ($30.00 Add-on)
  19. Sound & Lighting
  20. Water
  21. WiFi
  22. Wooden Benches (each) ($30.00 Add-on)

The Grandstand is a fantastic option for regional or national name bands, and includes the large open space track and infield which can accommodate performance areas as well as booths and vendors. The Grandstand seats 2350, plus additional portable bleacher seating is available. This space includes overhead lighting for shows that extend into the evening hours.

Included in the $800 rental fee are sound and lighting, WiFi, parking and restrooms. Set up times are free if done the day of the event.  Set up or tear down may be done before or after the day of your event for an additional fee of $400 per day.  Please note that any special sound or lighting requirements may result in additional charges.  Optional items and costs are listed above.

Bleachers, picnic tables, and long wooden benches can be added for outdoor seating.  A portable ticket booth, gates, black stanchions with chains, rope and pennants are also available.  Electricity for vendor booths can be provided.  RV campsites with electric and water hook-up are available for $35 per day.  Use of the camping area requires overnight security at the rate of $30 per man hour.  There is a grandstand clean up fee of $300 and, depending on the volume of trash, a $350 dumpster fee may be applied.

The Porter County Expo Center does NOT provide outdoor stages, stage lighting or sound equipment.  We can work with you and the Porter County Fair Board who MAY be able to provide that equipment at an additional cost.

Bar service and concessions catering are not included in the costs listed above.  The Porter County Expo Center requires security at all events where alcohol is served.  The number of security personnel will be determined by the event specialist. The Porter County Expo Center reserves the right to require security at any event, solely at its discretion.  Security will be charged at the rate of $30 per man hour.

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.

The Expo Center provides a wide variety of bar service packages.  Our event specialist will work with you to choose a bar package that fits all of your needs and budget.  CLICK HERE for more information about our bar service packages.

Concessions are available from the Expo Center approved caterers. All of our approved caterers are licensed and experienced, and they will work closely with you and the Expo staff to help create an exceptional experience for you and your guests.  Please contact them for menus and pricing.  CLICK HERE for information about our approved caterers.  Outdoors concessions stands or food trucks are permissible, with a $30 per day charge for electricity and water.

Are you ready to get started with your event planning?  The first step is to complete and submit an online Request for Proposal (RFP).  The RFP will provide us the initial information we need to determine date(s) availability and estimated costs.  Within three business days of the submission of the RFP, our event manager will contact you to discuss the options you have chosen, other services or options that you may desire, and to answer any questions.  After this follow up discussion, we will prepare an estimate for you.  Please note that submitting an RFP does NOT guarantee date availability or costs.  It is simply a tool we use to get your event planning started.  So, if you are ready to begin, just CLICK HERE to complete and submit your RFP.

If you find that this facility does not meet your needs, CLICK HERE to view all of our facility options to find the right one for your event.