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Chicago Outdoor Sports Show

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Outdoor Sports Group reserves booths based on Industry Category. For assistance in reserving a booth or requesting show information, please contact rick@osgshows.com or you can request information online by clicking the button below.

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Each exhibitor can count on Show Promotion and Publicity to bring buyers to the Show! An intense advertising and promotion program will bring the Show message to outdoor enthusiasts in their local Newspapers, magazines, favorite online websites and store posters. In addition TV and radio advertising together with a high-gear public relations drive means each exhibitor can be assured of potential customers.

A recognized leader in Sports Shows in the great midwest, the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show is by far the largest Fishing & Hunting Expo in the area!

For Sponsor Information: Contact Rick Rosalina at (212) 564-8823 or by email at rick@osgshows.com

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:00 PM 8:00 PM
Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00 PM 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:00 AM 5:00 PM

SPORTS SHOW & GUN SHOW EXHIBIT PAVILIONS

Fishing/Water Sports Fire & Ice Pavilion Guns, Knives & Tactical Gear
Apparel & Accessories Backyard Accessories Firearms, Safes, Ammo & Accessories
Boats: Manufacturers, Dealers, Equipment & Marinas Beverages Firearm Manufacturers & Dealers
Fishing Manufacturers & Dealers Camping Equipment & Tents Knives
Fishing Guides & Outfitters Cook Books Military Supplies & Surplus
Fishing Tackle Cooking Tools Scopes / Optics
Kayaks, Canoes & Rafting Coolers & Refrigeration Tactical Gear & Accessories
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Hot Sauces & Snacks  
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Home Services Hunting Power Sports/Action
Electronics Apparel & Accessories Backpacking, Hiking, Climbing & Biking
Decks & Patios Archery RVs, ATVs, UTVs, Motor Sports
Home Improvement Game Calls Trucks & Automotive
Landscaping Hunting Guides & Outfitters Winter Sports
Power Tools Hunting Equipment & Accessories  
  Taxidermy  
  Tree Stands  
Nature & Wildlife Art Travel Organizations & Media
Bird Watching Adventure Travel Associations & Non Profits
Dog Training & Rescue Travel & Tourism, CVBS, Lodges & Resorts Clubs & Organizations
Equestrian   Media / Publications
Pet Supplies    
Decoy Carving    
Wildlife Art & Photography    

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Advisory Board

Jim Grandt

Chairman, Chicago Sports Show Advisory Board
President, Grandt Industries

Jim Grandt

Manufacturer of high quality products featuring the finest most unique fishing rods in the world, backed by the industry leading unconditional lifetime warranty for more than 32 years. Working in the industry with emphasis of growing our sport and educational support to our next generation of anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.

I have had to pleasure to work hands on as Chairman of Advisory with the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show in Rosemont for many years now. The Outdoor Sports Group led by managing partner Rick Rosalina has proven to bring the largest show in Chicago with a history of 36 years back each year growing the show to leaps and bounds for you, the attendees. This year is no different, we have increased our educational support to the industry, supported the community with food drives and included many partners like the ICF (Illinois Conservation Foundation) sponsoring the food drive and distributing the food to the needy. Ducks Unlimited bringing you Conservation Saturday, Salmon Unlimited, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America, St. Jude's Research Hospital, and the Illinois DNR. We have pushed hard to bring education in the outdoors to Chicago's Show to bring the trust in our team to preserve the next generation of anglers and outdoors enthusiasts to grow our industry, and turn computer time into green time in our great outdoors.

We have many solid changes to the show increasing the speakers knowledge and teaching abilities from kids seminars, to bringing in the biggest names in fishing, hunting and the outdoors. Also back bigger and more education is Dan Basore of the Historical Fishing Display which offers so much history to fishing like no other display. More exhibits and features than any show in Chicago to include bringing back the Boat Dealers, Berkley Pure Fishing donating 100 baits each day totaling 500 pcs to our kids programs at the show, RV Dealers for camping and touring, Manufactures to show new product lines as well as the fishing, hunting and outdoor cooking and nature areas like no other show in IL. OSG's KID ZONE for daily outdoors programs for our youth.

So I personally want to assure you our team at Outdoor Sports Group is on top of all your concerns of growing the show, industry, and offering you ticket specials with food drives, On Line free magazine subscriptions to Field and Stream, Outdoor Life or Popular Mechanics to offset rising costs at all shows. Grandt Industries also offers Parking Promo's and will pay for your parking at the show with the purchase of combo's of rods and reels, so you can surely see we care about the attendee's in Chicago. Other Parking Discounts can be found on the website offered by the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show.

With the Outdoor Sports Group, Rick Rosalina's Team effort to bring Chicago the biggest most complete sports show, we have committed to you many experienced members to assure you of many years ahead to follow bringing you the finest, most complete Outdoor Sports Show in Chicago. No Other Show offers you the educational outdoors information, teaching with hands on learning and wide range of exhibits as we do. With 32 years of working in this industry supporting you the attendees, I couldn't be more excited about the direction of the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show in Rosemont at the Stephens Convention Center. Don’t Miss this show!

Jim Grandt
Chairman of Advisory
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show


Spence Petros

Spence Petros

Spence Petros is one of North America's most versatile and well-respected anglers. Author, fishing educator, tournament angler, tackle designer and veteran of over 125 television shows, including three years on ESPN's national show "the Outdoor Writers".

In 1989 Petros was inducted into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, and is listed among the "Living Legends of American Sportfishing", a book authored by Larry Colombo profiling 100 of the top people in the sportfishing industry. Spence was editor of Fishing Facts magazine for 22-years and now writes regularly for some of the top fishing magazines in North America which include North American Fisherman, Midwest Outdoors, Fishing Facts, Bassin', Crappie Magazine and Musky Hunter. He also appears regularly on TV with Babe Winkelman and Joe Bucher, along with being a regular on Midwest Outdoors TV shows.

Spence's career has been dedicated to "teaching fishermen to catch more fish".

www.spencepetros.com


Mark "Uncle Millie" Millis

Uncle Millie

Mark was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. His father owned a welding shop right next door and on the other side of the house, his Aunt and Uncle owned the most popular gun shop in Mid-Michigan. Hence, his future was pre-determined.

Mark began his journey into mechanical know-how at age six with his first mini-bike. It was this mini-bike that turned Mark into a self confessed "Motorhead"! He continued to turn the wrenches on everything from old outboard engines to heavy construction equipment but his true passion remains motorcycles. He owns several vintage motorcycles of all different makes and models including his preferred ride, a nearly mint-condition 1964 Pan-head.

He's also is a 3rd generation journeyman ironworker and owns an ornamental iron workshop. He holds the title of Master Iron Artist endorsed by Michigan State University and in 2002, was named Ornamental Iron Artist of the year.

Fortunately, Mark's passion doesn't end with the ratchet set. His love of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, actually trumps his mechanical attributes. From farm pond panfish to Great Lake's salmon, from cottontail rabbits to wily whitetails, Mark is in pursuit of all game species.

Sorry ladies, Mark is married to the love of his life, Ann the Angel. Together, they are a culinary duo of wild games delights. The Millis kitchen is a professional grade masterpiece. Don't plan on losing weight if given the chance to visit.

Mark has used his combined knowledge previously as a co-host of Wolf Creek Productions' "Deer City, USA" seen Thursdays on Outdoor Channel. Currently Mark is filming hunts that will be aired on unclemillie.com next season!


Captain Mike Corblies

American Fly Fishing Schools

Captain Mike Corblies

Mike Corblies is a world class teacher and videographer of the sport he has lived for over 50 years. As the International Director of American Fly Fishing Schools he heads an organization of some of the best casting instructors, fly fishing guides and member lodges throughout North America and the Caribbean.

Mike works with several sporting goods manufacturers as a consultant in product development, testing and sales. Mike also conducts classes and offers guide services from his fly shops located in Island Heights, New Jersey and Palm Bay, Florida. He is a featured speaker and casting instructor at many sports events across America every year.

Captain Mike still fishes and teaches from his kayaks, flats boats and his 26' Dusky for any fish that can be caught on a fly. Learn more about him at americanflyfshingschools.com

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