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The Carlisle Expo Center is centrally located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. With easy access to Interstate 81, the PA Turnpike and Interstate 83, the Expo Center is a prime meeting point for events of any type. With its 30,000 square-foot facility, the Carlisle Expo Center can accommodate just about any event you can think of.

Besides an incredible location and plenty of display space, what else makes the Carlisle Expo Center a smart choice for your event? One-on-one client relationship. From the very beginning, customers plan their event solely with the Expo Center Manager. The Carlisle Expo Center is in close proximity to several hotels, plenty of restaurants and downtown Carlisle itself. A wide-open floor plan with 96 pre-mapped vendor spaces makes layout effortless. 300+ parking spaces on-site, with plenty of overflow room only two blocks away at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Three large load-in doors, including a raised loading dock, make setup and teardown incredibly easy. When event day finally arrives, each and every client will have an Expo employee on-site to cover all custodial needs. All clients have their websites posted to the Carlisle Expo Center event calendar below, which helps produce web traffic for your business. Smaller needs, such as trainings and seminars, can be accommodated at a cheaper rate with our 35-person conference room.

Overall, the Carlisle Expo Center offers many amenities at a reasonable rate. Our dedicated staff will take all the guess work out of the planning process, allowing you to focus on producing the best event possible. Whether it be an auction, tradeshow, craft show, career fair, club meet, charity event or anything in between, we are here to help you succeed!

The Cumberland Valley is home to numerous historical sites, beautiful nature trails and plenty of fantastic restaurants, not to mention many other activities. Why not extend your stay in region and enjoy some of the attractions the area has to offer? You might even find some great places to visit with your employees for a company outing or team building exercise.
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Are the dates available for your event? If so, don’t wait, connect with our building manager today at 717.243.7855 x189.

What is the size of the Expo Center? Approximately 30,000 square feet.

What is the size of the Main Exhibit Hall? 22,378 square feet.

What is the size of the Seminar Room? 1,045 square feet.

What is the capacity of the Expo Center? The Main Exhibit Hall: 7,459 standing room only, 3,197 chair set-up only, 1,492 table & chair set-up. Seminar Room: 96 theatre-style, 35 classroom, 100 standing room only.

What is the height of the Expo Ceiling? The lowest point is 12 feet – highest 18 feet

Do you have on-site parking? Yes, there are 300 on-site automobile spaces. Overflow and trailer parking are available at our fairgrounds 1 block away.

Do you have a ticket/information office and private restrooms for event hosts? Yes, the private facilities are located in the ticket office.

Is the building handicap accessible? Yes.

Do you have a loading/unloading dock area? We have a standard loading dock and two retractable doors leading to the Expo floor.

Is the Expo Center a secured building? The building is security alarmed and other security options are available.

Do you offer catering services? We have 4 catering services available. You may request catering and/or concessions for your event.

Can we use our own caterer or expo service vendor? Only if they are a vendor with a signed agreement with the Carlisle Expo Center.

Is there a dining area? We have a dining area which seats approximately 66 and other areas of the Expo may be set up for dining.

Can the Expo Floor be divided for two events? No, the building was designed to accommodate one event. Our clients reap the benefits of our undivided attention to service.

Is there another facility/location available for rent? Please contact 717-243-7855 and ask about renting the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds for your event

“We’ve been hosting expos at the Carlisle Expo Center since it opened and have had nothing but exceptional customer service. The team at the Expo center are second to none, always striving for 100% customer satisfaction.”

Kimberly Shaffer
Events Manager
On-Line Publishers, Inc.
Women’s Expo & 50+ Expo

"Having the show at the Expo Center was a great idea! Not only was the space extremely adequate, but the service we received with our show was outstanding... We had a lot of comments from our customers about the beautiful space and how we could definitely grow there. We will absolutely be holding our shows there in the future."

Angela and Lisa
Litl' Darlins Consignment Sale

"The Carlisle Expo Center was a perfect facility for our Midstate Home Makeover event. The staff at the Expo Center was extremely helpful as the details of our event unfolded and during its entire duration. The facility is in an easily-accessible location, modern and clean."

Michele Hassinger
Event Director abc27 WHTM-TV

"When the Carlisle Expo Center opened in September 2005, South Central Pennsylvania had an amazing opportunity develop... we have a bright, open and centrally located facility right in our backyard! Our area can now host a whole new variety of shows, expos and programs."

Michelle Hornick Crowley
President, Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce

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