Cincinnati National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Duke Energy Convention Center
    525 Elm St
    Cincinnati, OH 45202

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  • Fair Hours:

    Sunday, September 23, 2018

    September 23, 2018
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

    We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

    To reserve your parking spot for the Cincinnati National College Fair, visit the Duke Energy Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

    New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

  • Contact Us:

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

Exhibitor Information

Duke Energy Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B & C
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fair Hours:
Sunday, September 23, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
For directions and parking information for the Duke Energy Center click here

Fair Set-up Hours:
Saturday, September 22, 2018
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Estimated Attendance: 2,000

The loading dock entrance is located at 6th Street and Plum Street, directly under the skywalk on 6th Street. It is the large orange door on your left.

Exposition Services Provided by:
Fern Exposition, 513-333-7060

Click here for the Exhibitor Kit.

Shipping Information:
(College/University Name)
c/o Fern Exposition
645 Linn Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Cincinnati National College Fair Booth #

Shipping Deadline:
All materials must be received by Friday, September 14, 2018.

Material Handling Charge:*
Shipping charges are $30.00 per carton and there is a $60 minimum.
*Rates are subject to change without notice. Contact Fern Exposition for current rates.

Electrical Service:
The Duke Energy Convention Center is the exclusive provider of electric.  Click here to download service forms.

For questions, call Exhibitor Services at 513/419-7317 or

Host Hotel:
The Westin Cincinnati 
21 E 5th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Rate: $169 Single
Deadline: August 23, 2018
A limited number of rooms are available at the NACAC rate. Reservations can be made online using NACAC’s personalized reservation link. For call-in reservations (1-800-WESTIN 1), please reference NACAC Cincinnati National College Fair when making your reservation to ensure you receive the negotiated rate

Authorized Media:
NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Cincinnati Business Courier, 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 Rick Porter at or 513/337/9453.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this fair, email Jessica Volley  or call 703/299-6851.

Workshop Information

How to Get the Most out of the College Fair  

Preparing to Take the ACT – Tips 

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How the Military Can Help You Achieve Your Academic Goals 

Five Steps to Save, Plan, and Pay for College 

College Scholarships: Show Me Where to Find the Money  

The 7 Most Costly Mistakes Students and Parents Make in the College Process

Paying for College 101                              

Thoughts on Transition for Students with a Learning Difference 

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Onsite Locator Guide

Download the onsite locator guide. This guide includes the colleges and universities that will be attending the fair and an exhibit hall map of where you can find them.

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