Gigantic Indoor Garage Sales

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Your Wait Is Over!

The Porter County Expo Gigantic Indoor Garage Sale Is Back!

The Bargain Hunter's Fantasy Returns!

Three interconnected, climate controlled buildings with 32,000 square feet filled with nearly 200 booths that are packed with bargains just for you! Bring your totes and shopping bags because you won't go home empty handed.

Date

Saturday, November 9
Early Birds From 7:30 to 8:30 AM
General Admission From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Doors Close At 2:00 PM 

Admission

Early Bird Admission is $5.00 From 7:30 to 8:30 AM
General Admission is $2.00 From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Children ages 12 and under are free.

Booth Registration Information

We have closed online booth reservations so that we don't overbook. There may still be booths left. Please call the Expo at 219-464-0133 for booth availability.

Booth Pricing

Your booth(s) will be marked off for you, and it’s yours for the entire day! 8' x 10' booths are only $50.00 each, and you can rent a maximum of three booths per vendor. Tables are available to rent for $10.00 each, and chairs for $2.00 each. A limited number of booths with electricity are available for $15.00 per plug. 7% Indiana Sales Tax and a processing convenience fee will be charged at checkout.

Booth Set-Up

Booth set-up will be open on Friday, November 8 from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Saturday, November 9 from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM.

Notices 

You are NOT ALLOWED to affix or attach ANYTHING to the walls at the Porter County Expo. If you do and cause any damage to the walls, you accept responsibility for the cost of repairing any damage.

Requests for specific booth locations will not be accepted. Locations will be assigned based on when your online booth registration form and payment are received. Your registration is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email from the Expo Center. After your registration is confirmed, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. 

Your booth must be set up by 7:30 AM on Saturday, November 9 and is to remain open until the sale ends at 2:00 PM, and failure to do so may result in not being accepted at future garage sales. 

Important Notice Regarding The Sale Of Food Items

If you are thinking about selling food items, please be aware that you may be required to have a permit from the Porter County Health Department. The Health Department does do inspections at the Garage Sale. If you are selling food items, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to obtain any food permits that may be necessary. If the Health Department determines that you have not obtained the necessary permits, you will be required to shut down your booth and leave the Garage Sale. No refunds will be given to anyone who does not obtain necessary permits, and you will not be allowed to return to future garage sales. If you have any questions regarding food permits, contact the Porter County Health Department Food Service Division at (219) 465-3525 BEFORE you submit this form. For a tax exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization baking and selling the baked goods, they are not regulated under the state retail food establishment regulations and, therefore, exempt from food permitting, unless they sell their food product greater than 15 times per year. You WILL be required to show proof of your 501(c)3 status. For a for profit group or person, and the event is not a farmers market, then the baked goods must be made in a permitted food establishment. An additional temporary food permit is not required if selling only non-potentially hazardous baked goods. If selling baked goods requiring temperature control, then a temporary food permit is required to sell their product at any event including farmers markets. The Porter County Expo Center Garage Sale is NOT considered a farmers market.