Chicago National College Fair

Exhibitor Information


McCormick Place
McCormick Place, West Hall F2
2301 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60616


Fair Hours:

Saturday, October 1, 2022
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Directions and Parking*:

Find Directions to McCormick Place here, parking information here, and public transportation information here.



Fair Set-up Hours:

Friday, September 30, 2022
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, October 1, 2022
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Estimated Attendance: 10,000



Exhibitors that have more materials than 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.  


Exposition Services

Our exposition service provider is Smith Expo LLC.
1173 Airport Parkway, Suite C
Greenwood, IN 46143
Phone: 317/362-6890


Authorized Shipping Address:

Your Institution Name, Booth Number
Chicago NCF
c/o Smith Expo
1173 Airport Parkway, Suite C
Greenwood, IN 46143


Shipping Deadline:  
All materials must be received by Friday, September 23, 2022.


Material Handling Charge:*
Please refer to the Smith Expo Exhibitor Kit for Material Handling Rates.

* Rates are subject to change without notice.  Please contact Smith Expo directly for current rates.


Electrical Services:
Electrical service provider information will be added to the Chicago NCF Exhibitor page soon.


Internet and Telecom Services

McCormick Place is the exclusive provider of Internet and Telecommunication services. Order Internet and Telecom services online.

Please contact or call 312/791-6113 with questions.

Host Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Central Loop
245 S Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60606

Rate: $289.00 Standard King Room

Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2022


Contact Information:

For more information regarding this National College Fair, contact Laura Fagan or call 703/299-6813.