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.9-11: MUSKIE EXPO Chicago, SearsCentreArena, HoffmanEstates
Jan. 10-11: IndianaFlyFishingExpo, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis
Jan.14-18: ProgressiveChicagoBoat,RVandStrictlySailShow, McCormick Place South Hall (photo above is from the previous place at McCormick Place)
Jan. 21-25: ChicagoOutdoorSportsShow, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Jan.23-25:ChicagolandGun Show,co-located with the Chicago Outdoor Sport Show
Jan. 23-25: IllinoisFish&FeatherExpo, Interstate Center, Bloomington
Jan. 23-25: OutdoorSports,Lake&CabinShow, Coliseum, Fort Wayne
Jan.24-25: Great Lakes Angler Super Salmon Clinic, Capt.DanKeating and Dan Mull, Lake Michigan Angler, Winthrop Harbor, (847) 395-5730
Jan.29-Feb.1:ChicagolandFishing,Travel&OutdoorExpo, Schaumburg Convention Center
Feb.7-8:TinleyParkFishingandOutdoorShow, Tinley Park High School
Feb. 13-15: MUSKIEEXPOMilwaukee, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis.
Feb. 18-22: ChicagoRV&CampingShow, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Feb. 20-22: IllinoisDeer&TurkeyExpo, Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield
Feb. 20-22: LakeHome&CabinShow, Schaumburg Convention Center
Feb.20-March1:FordIndianapolisBoat,SportandTravelShow, Indiana State Fairgrounds
Feb.20-22:RockfordBoat,Vacation&FishingShow, Indoor Sports Center
Feb. 26-March 1: NorthernIllinoisBoatShow, Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake
Feb. 26-March 1: IndianaDeer,TurkeyandWaterfowlExpo, Indiana State Fairgrounds
Feb. 27-March 1: Our World-Underwater, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
March4-8: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis.
March7: 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., Ralphish@aol.com or (269) 688-3593
March 7-8: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood High School and Grade School
March 20: Fraternal Order of Police Evergreen Park Lodge 27 outdoors show,
115 Bourbon Street
March 20-22: RockfordRV,Camping&TravelShow, 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 Jitterbug69@comcast.net
April 24-25: North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles, Pheasant Run, St. Charles