Camping Information


There is no fee for camping, however we will gladly accept any donations. There are approximately 100 spots available on a first come – first served basis.

The Club provides one area for primitive camping (some electrical hook-ups are available on a first come – first served basis) during the show and is located east of the windmill. Water is available at the NIHPA clubhouse.

Campers may arrive no earlier than Wednesday the week of the show. Security and Emergency Services will not begin until Friday, opening day of show and will cease 5:00pm Sunday, last day of show.

Vendors and exhibitors are allowed admission to the show grounds any time after ten a.m. on Tuesday the week of the show.

Rules for Campers:

  • All vehicles must remain at the campsite. No parking on the show grounds. Vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Dumping of gray water is not permitted.
  • Campfires must be in approved containers only.
  • Campfires must be extinguished when done with.
  • Quiet time is 10:00 p.m. Generators must be off by 10:00 p.m.
  • There is a 10:00 p.m. curfew for children 17 and under.
  • No dogs allowed on show grounds or flea market, either loose or on a leash. Dogs must be secured in parking area or at campers.
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed on show grounds or in music area.
  • No driving of equipment allowed in the flea market area.
  • Drivers must be 16 to drive equipment or have a waiver.
  • Please no riders on the draw bars or fenders.

  • Golf carts are allowed for those who can provide handicap placard or OFFICIALS of the show.

If camping isn't an option for you, we've compiled a list below of local hotels!

    In Chesterton

Hilton Garden Inn
501 Gateway Blvd, Chesterton IN 46304

Waterbird Lakeside Inn
556 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton IN 46304

Best Western Inn
558 Indian Boundary Rd, Chesterton IN 46304

Quality Inn
418 Council Dr, Chesterton IN 46304

Econo Lodge
713 Plaza Dr, Chesterton IN 46304

    In Valparaiso

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
2020 LaPorte Ave, Valparaiso IN 46383

Super 8 by Wyndham
3005 John Howell Dr, Valparaiso IN 46383

Hampton Inn & Suites
1451 S Silhavy Rd, Valparaiso IN 46383

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1251 Silhavy Rd, Valparaiso IN 46383