The 20th-year celebration of the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show highlights the sixth week of show season around Chicago outdoors.
My column on Wednesday was a 20-year perspective on the show.
The key to the Tinley Show, which is at Tinley Park High School on Saturday and Sunday, is the family-oriented (price and activities) focus.
I would like to sit in on the forum with IDNR director Marc Miller (above last year) from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, but need to do other work for the Sun-Times.
Should be a packed weekend.
ALSO THIS WEEKEND
Free decoy and call appraisals and some 90 display tables highlight the Henry Decoy Show on Sunday at Henry-Senachwine High School. I have meant to do this show for years, but it is always on a weekend when I am covering a bowling event for the Sun-Times.
Jim Saric, Spence Petros, Capt. ``Ranger Rick'' Krueger and Mike Mladenik headline the Rockford Boat, Vacation and Fishing Show Friday and Saturday at the Indoor Sports Center.
Feb. 13-17: Chicago RV & Camping Show, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Feb. 15-17: Our World-Underwater, Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont
Feb. 15-17: Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis
Feb. 15-24: Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds,
Feb. 22-24: Lake Home & Cabin Show, Schaumburg Convention Center
Feb. 23: Chicago Maritime Festival, Chicago History Museum
Feb. 23-24: Great Outdoors Expo, Woodstock North High School, Woodstock
March 2: Salmon Unlimited Swap Meet, River Park Moose Lodge, River Grove
March 2: Illinois Smallmouth Alliance's Bronzeback Blowout, Elmhurst American Legion
March 2-3: Elmwood All Outdoors Show, Elmwood High School and Grade School
March 6-10: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show, Wisconsin Exposition Center, West Allis, Wis.
March 8-10: Canoecopia, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
March 9: Indoor Fishing Flea Market (Chicago Muskie Hunters), Rolling Meadows High School (ADD)
March 22-24: Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show, Indoor Sports Center