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Valpo Car Show And Swap Meet Expanding Due to Growing Demand

     Since the Valpo Car Shows have advertised with PanoramNOW for the past 20 years, it’s no surprise that it is expanding in 2024.

     Thousands of spectators and automotive enthusiasts are expected to attend the upcoming Valpo Car, Truck, Bike Show & Swap Meet at the Porter County Fairgrounds on May 19th . This springtime event has grown in popularity each year, and the event’s coordinators have recently expanded their available space to provide room for more vehicles, vendors, food options, and attendees.

Last year’s shows were a record-breaking year for the event. More than 500 vehicles and 200 vendor swap spaces were filled. This year, the show has expanded to include both the north and south fairgrounds areas. The south side of the fairgrounds will now be used strictly for the swap meet and will have over 500 vendor spaces. The north side, which is mostly paved, will be dedicated for showing vehicles.

“There’s been a tremendous amount of excitement about this year’s springtime show – we’ve been getting calls from all over the Midwest,” said show owner Mark Halliar. “This year is going to be even bigger! We’re going to have more vehicles to check out, more vendors with unique merchandise and rare auto parts, more food vendors, and all kinds of other fun activities the whole family can enjoy.”

In addition to all the automotive action, the show will also feature an open beer garden (so attendees can walk around with their beverages); a live DJ; a merch tent with t-shirts, stickers, temporary tattoos, and more; plus opportunities for show entrants to win prizes for their
vehicles.

Details about the Valpo Car, Truck, Bike Show & Swap Meet:
• May 19 th – Rain or Shine!
• 9AM to 3PM
• Vehicle Registration: Sunday (8AM to 11am)

  • Awards & Trophies: 2pm

Despite expanding the show, we’re keeping the prices the same!
• $5 Vehicle Registration (driver only)
• $5 General Admission
• Kids 10 and Under Free

For Swap Vendors:
• $15 10′ x 20′ Swap Spaces in the grass
• Swap spaces sell out quickly.
• Swap Meet Set-Up: Saturday (9AM to 3PM), Sunday (6AM to 9AM)
Trophies will be awarded at 2PM for categories like Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Engine, and Top 50 Self-Judged.

For questions email us directly at ValpoShows@gmail.com or visit our website: ValpoShows.com (http://www.valposhows.com/events/event-one-6fy84

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.