Chicago outdoors: 2015 show list (add 2)

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Here we go, the list of outdoor shows for 2015.

My Sunday column on the Sun-Times outdoors page was on some of the changes in show season this year and I promised the complete list of shows shortly.

Well, here it is, the show list, which covers a fairly wide net over the Midwest, roughly from Madison, Wis. to Indianapolis to Fort Wayne, Ind.


Jan. 8-11: All-Canada Show, Pheasant Run, St. Charles

Jan. 9-11: MUSKIE EXPO Chicago, Sears Centre Arena, Hoffman Estates

Jan. 10-11: Indiana Fly Fishing Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis

Jan. 14-18: Progressive Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show, McCormick Place South Hall (photo above is from the previous place at McCormick Place)

Jan. 17: Musky Road Rules, Cabela’s, Hoffman Estates

Jan. 18: Musky Road Rules, Cabela’s, Hammond

Jan. 21-25: Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

Jan. 23-25: Chicagoland Gun Show, co-located with the Chicago Outdoor Sport Show

Jan. 23-25: Illinois Fish & Feather Expo, Interstate Center, Bloomington

Jan. 23-25: Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show, Coliseum, Fort Wayne

Jan. 24-25: Great Lakes Angler Super Salmon Clinic, Capt. Dan Keating and Dan Mull, Lake Michigan Angler, Winthrop Harbor, (847) 395-5730

Jan. 29-Feb. 1: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, Schaumburg Convention Center

Feb. 7-8: Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show, Tinley Park High School

Feb. 8: Henry Decoy Show, Henry-Senachwine High School

Feb. 13-15: Bedford Sales Open House, Morris

Feb. 13-15: MUSKIE EXPO Milwaukee, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis.

Feb. 18-22: Chicago RV & Camping Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

Feb. 20-22: Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo, Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield

Feb. 20-22: Lake Home & Cabin Show, Schaumburg Convention Center

Feb. 20-March 1: Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds

Feb. 20-22: Rockford Boat, Vacation & Fishing Show, Indoor Sports Center

Feb. 26-March 1: Northern Illinois Boat Show, Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake

Feb. 26-March 1: Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds

Feb. 27-March 1: Our World-Underwater, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

Feb. 28: DRiFT’s 22nd annual auction, Villa Park VFW. More at

March 4-8: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis.

March 7: Indoor Fishing Flea Market, Rolling Meadows High School

March 7: Salmon Unlimited Swap Meet, River Park Moose Lodge, River Grove

March 7: TBA, Illinois Smallmouth Alliance’s Bronzeback Blowout, Elmhurst American Legion

Mark 7-8 Lake Michigan School with Capt. Ralph Steiger (smallmouth, perch, salmon) and Bobby Bergren, Hammond (Ind.) F.O.P., or (269) 688-3593

March 7-8: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood High School and Grade School

March 13-15: Canoecopia, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.

March 20: Fraternal Order of Police Evergreen Park Lodge 27 outdoors show,

115 Bourbon Street

March 20-22: Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show, Indoor Sports Center

(ADD 1) March 21: Walleyes Unlimited’s Indoor Fishing Swap Meet & Sale, Fox Lake Legion Hall. Contact Walt Koch, (847) 710-5453

(ADD 2) Mark 21: McHenry Fishing Flea Market, Zion Lutheran Church, McHenry, (847) 767-9768 or

April 18: Chicago Maritime Festival, The Old Town School of Folk Music

April 24-25: North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles, Pheasant Run, St. Charles

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