FAQ

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Is the show open to the public?

Yes, everyone is invited!

What are the hours?

Fri – 7:00 am – 5:00 pm – Early Bird Preview Sat – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm – General Admission Sun – 9:00 am – 2:30 pm – General Admission

What is the cost of admission?

$50 for Early Bird Preview (Includes Friday thru Sunday admission)
$25 for Friday Parking Lot only ticket (no admittance to building or on Saturday or Sunday)
General Admission
$7 for adults per day – Saturday/Sunday
Children under 12 – Free
$11 for adults for a 2-day ticket (Saturday & Sunday)

How much does parking cost?

Parking is free!

Is everything for sale?

Generally, yes, unless previously sold

Do you have to be a “dealer” to come in on Friday?

No – Many people come for the best selection of items because so much merchandise changes hands that day.

What does the $50.00 dealer preview charge allow?

It is your admission for all 3 days. It allows you early buying privileges in the parking lot and in the Event Center on Friday (no selling). All Friday early buyers will need a ticket/wristband to enter the fairground’s selling area, including the parking lot.  It also allows you to enter the building at the same time the dealers enter on Sat. & Sun. (1/2 hour – 1 hour prior to the general public entering). 

Can I bring a stroller to the show?

Yes

How do I get to the show?

Our show is located at the Lake County Fairgrounds Event Center. The address for the location is below or you can click “Get Directions” and print directions to the show!

Lake County Fairgrounds Event Center 1060 East Peterson Road Grayslake, IL  60030 Get Directions

Will there be food available at the show?

Yes! The Event Center has The Farmstand Eatery by Bauer’s Catering, which offers homemade breakfast and lunch options. Some of the breakfast choices include coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, fresh donuts, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon & homemade hash browns.  Lunch choices include Italian beef or BBQ pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken salad on a croissant, turkey or ham on a pretzel roll, soups, chili, fruit salad & a variety of beverages.

I’m coming from out of town. Where can I stay?

Hotel accommodation information is below! Discounted room rates are available upon request. Ask for the Chicagoland Show discount (unless otherwise noted) when making your reservations.                             (Rooms fill up fast, so make your reservation early).

Courtyard Waukegan/Gurnee Discounted 15% off of our regular rate (Lake County Fairgrounds Discount) 3800 Northpoint Blvd Waukegan, IL 60085 847-689-9000 | Book Online

Residence Inn Waukegan Discounted 15% off of our regular rate (inc. breakfast; Lake County Fairgrounds Discount) 1440 S White Oak Drive Waukegan, IL 60085 847-689-9240 | Book Online

Comfort Suites (3 mi.) $98.00/night (inc. breakfast) 1775 E. Belvidere Grayslake, IL  60030 847-223-5050 |Book Online

Baymont Inn & Suites  (5.5 mi.) $67.99/night (inc. breakfast) 517 East Highway 83 Mundelein, IL  60060 847-393-8031 |  Book Online

Double Tree by Hilton (5.5 mi.) from $99/night ($5 breakfast) 510 East IL Route 83 Mundelein, IL  60060 847-970-6905 | Book Online

Hampton Inn (1 mi.) Starting at $106 (inc. breakfast) **available until Mar. 1** 2061 Shell Drive Libertyville, IL  60048 847-680-8828

Candlewood Suites (1 mi.) Starting at $82 for 1-6 days (inc. kitchen; Lake County Fairgrounds discount) 1100 N US 45 Libertyville, IL  60048 847-247-9900

Is someone available to ship my item?

Yes, George Tourville from NAVIS Pack & Ship is available at every show. Visit Navis Pack & Ship

Are wheelchairs or mobility scooters permitted?

Absolutely – the show is wheelchair accessible.

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