As requested and promised, here is the list of outdoor shows I consider within the range of Chicago.
I included two collectible shows, one long-running flea market and some of the shows on fringes of the Chicago area.
And that is no mistake, both the place and dates for the Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic were moved.
If you have suggestions or additions, please post below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today is the beginning of the outdoor-show season around Chicago with the 81st Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show opening at McCormick Place North and running through Sunday. The photo above was from 2009.
Thursday-Sunday: All-Canada Show, Pheasant Run, St. Charles
Friday-Sunday: The Chicago Muskie Show, Harper College, Palatine
Jan. 22-23: Hammond Outdoor Sports Show, Jean Shepherd Community Center, Hammond, Ind.
Jan. 26-30: America's Outdoor Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Jan. 27-30: Strictly Sail Chicago, Navy Pier
Feb. 12-13: Tinley Park Fishing & Outdoors Show, Tinley Park High School
Feb. 13: Henry Decoy Show, Henry-Senachwine High School, (309) 364-4104 or email@example.com
Feb. 26: Chicago Maritime Festival, Chicago History Museum
Feb. 26-27: Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Spring Fever Outdoor Show, Expo Center, Valparaiso, Ind.
March 4-6: Lake Home & Cabin Show, Schaumburg Convention Center
March 4-6: Rockford Boat Show and companion Fishing & Outdoor Expo, Indoor Sports Center, Rockford
March 5-6: Great Outdoors Expo, Woodstock North High School, Woodstock
March 5-6: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood High School and Grade School
March 12: Indoor Fishing Flea Market, Rolling Meadows High School
March 25-27: Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic, Peoria Civic Center
April 29-30: National Antique Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show, Phesant Run, St. Charles