Right here’s the expansive checklist of outside reveals, lessons and swap meets round Chicago and past, primarily for the winter of 2022.

The final outdoor present I attended was March 6, 2020 on the Bassmaster Basic Out of doors Expo in Birmingham, Ala. The final huge present domestically for me was Feb. 8, 2020 on opening day of the Tinley Park Fishing Present.

I count on to be again at main reveals this winter. I felt particular about that till phrase got here of omicron.

There’s one main change. The Chicago Boat Present, the world’s longest working present, postponed once more to 2023.

Formally, it’s “a results of present wants and economics of the Chicagoland market, together with the provision chain disruptions and traditionally low market-specific boat stock.” Take that with a grain of salt.

The Muskie Expo Chicago opens the present season Jan. 7-9 on the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles. The present moved there after Pheasant Run closed in 2020. The All-Canada Present additionally moved there on Jan. 20-23.

The massive fishing present—the Chicagoland Fishing, Journey & Out of doors Expo—is in its common slot from Jan. 27-30 on the Schaumburg Conference Middle.

The delayed arrival of the Illinois Deer Basic is April 1-3 at Peoria Civic Middle.

The Henry Decoy Present, now the longest working present in Illinois with the Boat Present postponed, plans to maneuver to Exposition Gardens in Peoria. That change to a non-school setting can even permit Jason Baldwin to broaden the choices for what’s allowed.

The Tinley Park Fishing Present additionally grows.

“I’ve expanded the sphere home for the 2022 present,” present supervisor Wealthy Komar emailed. “We’re excited and are wanting ahead to bringing it again.”

The present is on its common second weekend of February (Feb. 12-13) at Tinley Park Excessive College.

The expansive checklist of reveals, lessons and swap meets is posted (and up to date as wanted) beneath. In case you have additions, subtractions or different adjustments, please e-mail ([email protected]) or contact me on Fb (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).


Dec. 3-5: St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports activities Present, St. Paul RiverCentre, Minn.

Jan. 7-9: Muskie Expo Chicago, Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles

Jan. 7-9: Let’s Go Fishing Present, Gateway Conference Middle, Collinsville

Jan. 13-16: Northern Illinois Sports activities Present, Lake County Fairgrounds & Occasion Middle, Grayslake

Jan. 20-23: All-Canada Present, Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles

Jan. 27-30: Chicagoland Fishing, Journey & Out of doors Expo, Schaumburg Conference Middle

Jan. 29-30: Capt. Dan Keating Faculties, Lake Michigan Angler, Winthrop Harbor, Foundations, Salmon 101, Jan. 29, Superior Techniques & Seasonal Strageties, Jan. 30

Feb. 5: Musky Highway Guidelines, Vacation Inn, Elk Grove Village

Feb. 5-6: Chicago Journey & Journey Present, Stephens Conference Middle, Rosemont

Feb. 5-6: Spring Lake Izaak Walton Out of doors Present, 4700 W. forty ninth Avenue, Hobart, Ind.

Feb. 11-13: Muskie Expo Milwaukee, Washington County Truthful Park, West Bend, Wis.

Feb. 13: Henry Decoy Present, Exposition Gardens, Peoria

(tentative) Feb. 16-19: NWTF Conference & Sport Present, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Middle, Nashville

Feb. 18-20: Rockford Boat, Trip & Fishing Present, Indoor Sports activities Middle, Loves Park

Feb. 18-20 and 23-27: Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Journey Present, Indiana State Fairgrounds

Feb. 17-20: Chicago RV & Tenting Present, Stephens Conference Middle, Rosemont

Feb. 19: Midwest Musky Membership Swap Meet, Village Sportsman’s Membership, Alsip, (630) 302-0759 or [email protected]

Feb. 19: Russell’s Fishing Tech Chicagoland Superior Salmon and Trout Techniques College and Sort out Present, Wooden Dale

Feb. 26: Salmon Limitless Swap Meet, River Grove Moose Lodge

March 3-6: Northern Illinois Boat Present, New Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake

March 4-6: Bassmaster Basic Outdoor Expo, Greenville, S.C.

March 5: Indoor Fishing Flea Market, Rolling Meadows Excessive College

March 10-13: Journal Sentinel Sports activities Present, Wisconsin State Truthful Park Exposition Middle, West Allis, Wis.

March 10-13: Final Sports activities Present, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Mich.

March 11-13: Canoecopia, Alliant Power Middle, Madison, Wis.

March 11-13: Nationwide Pheasant Fest & Quail Basic, Omaha, Neb.

March 12: Fish & Hook Sports activities Present, VFW Put up 5788, Lockport

March 12: Fox River Valley chapter of Muskies Inc.’s annual banquet, Schaumburg Golf Membership

March 13: Quad County Hawg Hunters’ Fishing Flea Market, Plano American Legion, [email protected] or 815-286-7170

March 19: Walleyes Limitless swap meet, Fox Lake Legion Corridor

April 1-3: Illinois Deer Basic, Peoria Civic Middle

April 26-30: North American Classic Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Present, Westin Chicago Lombard

April 30: Riverside Fishing Membership swap meet, LaGrange American Legion