Chicago outdoors: 2014 show season (Updated)

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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 (, 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. 22-26: Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, Stephens Convention Center, RosemontJan. 24-26:Chicagoland Gun Show, co-located with the Chicago Outdoor Sport Show

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

April 25-26: North American Vintage Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show (recently renamed), Pheasant Run, St. Charles

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