The 2017 show season: Far and wide, around Chicago outdoors
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Here are the upcoming shows, auctions, swap meets and larger seminars around Chicago outdoors. If you have any to add or tweaks, please let me know. One add so far.
Jan.6-8: Muskie Expo Chicago, Pheasant Run, St. Charles
Jan. 7: St. Anne Outdoorsman Show, St. Anne Community High School, text or call (815) 214-8167
Jan. 11-15: Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show, McCormick Place South
Jan. 12-15: All-Canada Show, Pheasant Run, St. Charles
Jan. 13-15: Greater Chicago RV Show, Schaumburg Convention Center
Jan. 14: Musky Road Rules, Cabela’s, Hoffman Estates
Jan. 19-22: Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, Stephens Convention Center
Jan. 21-22: Chicago Travel & Adventure Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Jan. 26-29: Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, Schaumburg Convention Center
Jan. 27-29: Pantagraph Fish & Feather Expo, Interstate Center, Bloomington
Jan. 28-29: Great Lakes Angler Super Salmon Clinic with Capt. Dan Keating, Lake Michigan Angler, Winthrop Harbor, (847) 395-5730
Feb. 4: Ultimate Outdoor Show, KVPD RecCenter, Kankakee
Feb. 10-12: Muskie Expo Milwaukee, Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, West Bend, Wis.
Feb. 11-12: Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show, Tinley Park High School
Feb. 12: Henry Decoy Show, Henry-Senachwine High School
Feb. 16-19: Chicago RV & Camping Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Feb. 16: Marianne Huskey seminar, Fish Tales Fishing Club, Gaelic Park Banquest Hall, Oak Forest
Feb. 17-26: Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds
Feb. 17-19: Great American Fly Fishing Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis
Feb. 17-19: Rockford Boat, Vacation & Fishing Show, Indoor Sports Center
Feb. 18: DRiFT’s 24th annual auction, Villa Park VFW
Feb. 18: Midwest Musky Club’s annual swap meet, Village Sportsmen’s Club, Alsip
Feb. 23-26: Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis
Feb. 24-26: Our World-Underwater, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Feb. 25: Salmon Unlimited Swap Meet, River Park Moose Lodge, River Grove
March 2-5: Northern Illinois Boat Show, Lake County Fair Grounds, Grayslake
March 2: Midwest Musky Club’s annual fundraiser, Village Sportsmen’s Club, Alsip
March 4: Indoor Fishing Flea Market, Rolling Meadows High School
March 4: Lake Michigan School with Capt. Ralph Steiger and guest speakers, Knights of Columbus, Hammond (Ind.)
March 4: Illinois Smallmouth Alliance’s Bronzeback Blowout, Elmhurst American Legion
March 4-5: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood Communtiy Schools
March 8-12: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis.
March 10-12: Lake Home & Cabin Show, Schaumburg Convention Center
March 12: Quad County Hawg Hunters’ Indoor Fishing Flea Market, Plano American Legion, (815) 286-7170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 10-12: Canoecopia, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
March 16-19: Ultimate Sports Show, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Mich.
March 18: Fish and Hook Show, American Legion Marne Post. 13, Downers Grove
March 25: Walleyes Unlimited swap meet, Fox Lake Legion Hall
March 25: Veterans R&R inaugural wild game dinner and gun raffle, Wauconda American Legion
April 1: Used & Antique Fishing Lure Flea Market: Zion Lutheran Church, McHenry, contact Jim, (847) 767-9768 or Jitterbug69@comcast.net
April 8: First Used & Antique Sportsman’s Fleamarket: Fishing or hunting related (no guns or ammo), Top Fuel Saloon, Braidwood, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., contact Chris at (779) 456-0263 or Angusgibson@gmail.com
April 8-9: Open House, Fish Tech, Morton Grove
April 25-29: North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show, Pheasant Run, St. Charles
April 29: Riverside Fishing Club swap meet, LaGrange American Legion
July 28-30: Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo, Peoria Civic Center