Chicago National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    McCormick Place
    2301 S King Dr
    Chicago, IL 60616

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  • Fair Hours:

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    September 29, 2018
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Contact Us:

    Email or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

McCormick Place
Hall C1 – North Building
2301 S. King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616

Fair Hours:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Directions and Parking*:
Find Directions to McCormick Place located here , parking information and map located here and public transportation information located here. Exhibitors bringing their own vehicles should plan on parking in Parking Lot A.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Friday, September 28, 2018
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 10,000

Exhibitors that have more materials that can be self-carried or brought in by small hand cart should use the loading dock. The McCormick Place has an Automobile and Small Utility Vehicle (ASUV) program in place to allow exhibitors easier access to the show floor. If you are planning on using the loading dock, please visit their website to familiarize yourself with this program. Additional information about this program will be provided via email closer to the fair date.

Exposition Services Provided by: J&J Exhibitor Service, Inc., 312/225-3323


Authorized Shipping Address:
Your Name/Institution
Booth Number
2018 National College Fair – September 29, 2018
c/o J&J Exhibitors Service, Inc.
2338 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Material Handling Charge:*
Please refer to the J&J Exhibitor Service, Inc. Exhibitor Kit for Material Handling Rates.
*Rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact J&J directly for current rates.

Electrical Services:
Electrical services are supplied through Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services. You can order your electricity online. The order forms are also located in the J&J Exhibitor Service, Inc. Exhibitor Kit.

Host Hotel:
Hyatt Centric- The Loop Chicago
100 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Rate: $219.00 Single/Double
Deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Please call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate or use the NACAC personalized reservation webpage.

Authorized Media:
NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Chicago Sun-Times, the printer of our onsite guide.  This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair.  If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Mary Lou Davis at  

Contact Information: 
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Jason Smith or call 703/299-6856.

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