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)
$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?
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!
Will there be food available at the show?
Yes! The Event Center has The Farmstand Eatery.
Lunch offerings include burgers, pulled pork, turkey club ciabatta, grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken caesar wrap, mac & cheese, piggy mac & cheese, pizza , salads, and a variety of sides including fries, kettle chips & cheese curds.
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).
Note: Please disregard any emails regarding our show with a promo code of CAA0815 – this is not from us, and we have negotiated better rates than they are offering!
Sonesta Simply Suites (formerly Candlewood)(1 mi.) Starting at $84 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.