Here is a list of outdoor shows for 2014 related to the Chicago area.
A couple shows are no longer with us. There are some interesting (conflicting) dates for major shows and the Hammond show was moved earlier.
If you have additions or changes, please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Facebook (Dale Bowman). Or post a response below.
Jan. 9-12: All-Canada Show, Pheasant Run, St. Charles
Jan. 10-12: The Chicago Muskie Show, Harper College, Palatine
Jan. 11-12: Hammond Outdoor Sports Show, Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond, Ind. (Web site was not updated last I checked, but dates are set)
Jan. 16-20: Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show, McCormick Place North (Dates are right, it runs through Martin Luther King Day)
Jan. 23-26: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, Schaumburg Convention Center
Jan. 23-26: Strictly Sail Chicago, Navy Pier
Jan. 24-26: Illinois Fish & Feather Expo, Interstate Center, Bloomington
Jan. 24-26: Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show, Coliseum, Fort Wayne
Feb. 8-9: Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show, Tinley Park High School
Feb. 9: Henry Decoy Show, Henry-Senachwine High School
Feb. 12-16: Chicago RV & Camping Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Feb. 14-16: Our World-Underwater, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Feb. 14-23: Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds
Feb. 14-16: Bedford Sales Open House, Morris
Feb. 14-16: Milwaukee Muskie Expo, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, Wis.
Feb. 14-16: Rockford Boat, Vacation and Fishing Show, Indoor Sports Center
Feb. 15: DRiFT’s 21st annual auction, Villa Park VFW
Feb. 20-23: Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds
Feb. 21-23: Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo, Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield
Feb. 21-23: Lake Home & Cabin Show, Schaumburg Convention Center
Feb. 22: Chicago Maritime Festival, Chicago History Museum
Feb. 27-March 2: Northern Illinois Boat Show, Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake,
March 1: Salmon Unlimited Swap Meet, River Park Moose Lodge, River Grove
March 1: Illinois Smallmouth Alliance’s Bronzeback Blowout,, Elmhurst American Legion
March 1-2: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood High School and Grade School
March 5-9: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis.
March 7-9: Canoecopia, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
March 8: Indoor Fishing Flea Market, Rolling Meadows High School
March 21-23: Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show, Indoor Sports Center
March 15: Fish and Hook Sport Show, American Legion Harwood Post No. 5, Rockdale
March 22: Used & Antique Fishing Flea Market, Zion Lutheran Church, McHenry, (847) 767-9768 or Jitterbug69@comcast.net
April 25-26: North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show (recently renamed), Pheasant Run, St. Charles