Boat Show in Springfield
The Springfield boat show located in the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fair Grounds is a mid-winter treat for those waiting in the Midwest for the boating season to resume. Marinas, equipment companies and manufacturers from across the state and even around the country are on hand to display their products. This show strictly caters to the boating crowd. For information on prices and exact dates contact:
JLS Marine Inc.
5416 N. Cotton Hill Road
Springfield, IL 62703
The Rockford Boat Show
This late-winter boat show is held in conjunction with the Rockford Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Indoor Sports Center Expo. For current information on show times and admissions contact:
Chicago Boat, RV, and Outdoors Show
Arguably "the" event for the boating and recreational outdoors person is the Chicago Boat, RV and Outdoors Show held at the beginning of each year at Chicago's famous McCormick Place. Exhibitors from all across the nation show up to give spectators a firsthand view at the coming year's selections. Your area marine and fishing equipment dealers may have discounts for tickets just before the show. Beware that parking in downtown Chicago is expensive. For information on parking, admission charges and dates contact:
Or use the onsite message contact page at the URL listed below for the Chicago, RV, and Outdoors Show.
Central Illinois Boat and Fishing Show
This show is in Peoria, Illinois, and the East Peoria Event Center. Like most Midwestern boat and fishing shows, it is held in the winter to give spectators time to get all of their desired purchases in by the spring season. For current dates and admission charges contact:
(309) 693-9667, ext. 18