Chicago National College Fair

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Attendance at NACAC College Fairs is free and open to the public!


 Location & Hours

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

Fair Hours:
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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.

Need more information?
E-mail or or call 703/299-6856.


 For Exhibitors

Fair Set-up Hours:
Friday, September 30, 2016
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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 and select the option that best works for you.

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

Shipping Information:
Authorized Shipping Address:
Your Name/Institution
Booth Number
2016 National College Fair
c/o J&J Exhibitors Service, Inc.
2338 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Shipping Deadline:
All materials must be received by Friday, September 23, 2016.

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

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 Service Kit.

Host Hotel:
Hyatt Centric- The Loop Chicago
100 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Rate: $209.00 Single/Double
Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016
Please call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate or use the NACAC personalized reservation webpage.

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 David Schwartz at  The deadline for submission is September 16, 2016.

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


 Promote this Fair!

​​Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. Help us promote this fair far and wide! Newsletters and posters​ are available for wide distribution. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, social media (#nacacfairs) and in person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support! ​​