Rosemont Boat & RV Pavilion

COSS - What's Happening


Lake Chicago

Lake Edison and Lake Chicago will be a new addition and special feature to the outdoor sports Show.

The Lake will be a way to promote and let potential buyers get a hands-on feel of boats, docks, or paddle sports while on the actual water. With an impressive 100,000 gallons of water, occupying over 4000 sq ft of exhibit space, the man made indoor lake will be the shows feature attraction. This will be an instant crowd favorite and will be a way to showcase special brands up close and on the water as well as their Pro Staff.

KIDS ARCHERY - Have your kids learn how toshoot a bow with various3D targets! $$ Paid Attraction

All-American Taxidermy
All-American Taxidermy, Bring Your Adventure Home

All-American Taxidermy: North West Chicago's Premier Full-Time Professional Taxidermy Studio

In Booth Seminars: Hunting in Africa: What You Need to Know & What to Look for in Quality Taxidermy Stop by the Booth for One on One Seminars

The exhibit will showcase multiple taxidermy mounts for spectators to enjoy. Featuring a Large 600lb life size Black Bear, Whitetail and African Mounts

Part of the exhibit will have an interactive area were kids and adults can learn what goes on underneath and touch the furs\ hides, skulls and taxidermy forms and eyes first hand.

Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary

EWS collection of exotic animals include cute, cuddly and creepy. Stop by the booth to get a firsts hand look at these animals. For a list of EWS exotic animals click here:

Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary

Bow Fishing Range
Bowfishing Association of Illinois

The Bowfishing Association of IL will be onsite to share their excitement and expertise for one of the most ancient forms of hunting that has been used to gather food since prehistory.

The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show TIMBERMAN



Two rugged Alaskan Woodmen go head to head in competition narrated by our professional sports announcer. These are premier athletes who compete year round and call Alaska home. When we bring them to the Lower 48 the sparks and woodchips fly!


Show Length: 25-30 minutes

Number of Shows: 3 daily

8 high octane events!


The Northern Illinois Raptor Center - Education Conservation Rehabilitation
The Northern Illinois Raptor Center - Education Conservation Rehabilitation

BGV Motorsports All Wheel Show

Exhibit Description

BGV Motorsports, in partnership with the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, is proud to present the Chicagoland All Wheel Show Championship Competitors' Exhibit, Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22, 2017. This exhibit is a collection of vehicles that won a judged or competitors' choice award at the regional, BGV Motorsports, outdoor flagship vehicle show series - The Chicagoland All Wheel Show Series - and went on to compete in the Championship Invitational. One hundred percent of the entry fees and fundraising at the 2013-2016 Championship events have benefited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Over $38,000 has been raised, to date, for the charity. Use ticket code BGVSTJUDE17 when purchasing your Chicago Outdoor Sports Show tickets to donate a portion of your ticket sales to the charity.

BGV Motorsports will have a booth at the event, featuring:

  • A schedule of upcoming indoor and outdoor events
  • Free entry into a drawing for an automotive detail package ($750 value), courtesy of BGV Partner, Microscopic Detail of Chicago
  • Free entry into a drawing for an automotive prize basket ($300 value), courtesy of BGV Partner, Sears Auto Center of Vernon Hills
  • Complimentary BGV Motorsports posters and dash plaques available, while supplies last

About BGV Motorsports

BGV Motorsports is the premium event marketing and management company focusing on the automotive industry and enthusiast in Chicagoland. BGV raises funds for 501(c) charities and causes at every event, raising over $86,000 since 2010. Let us know how we can assist you with your next car show, cruise night, indoor automotive event, or exhibit!

BGV Motorsports All Wheel Show
BGV Motorsports All Wheel Show

Exhibit Benefits

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

BGV Motorsports All Wheel Show


Fire + Ice Expo
Fire + Ice Expo

Fire & Ice Expo is the one stop shop for creating the ultimate mancave, camping or backyard barbeque. Here you’ll find a wide variety of products, interact with celebrity chefs, discover new recipes, educate your curiosity with cutting edge seminars from barbequing geniuses and much more. Fire & Ice will be a featured area at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show.

"SIMUL-CAST POND" presented by Captain Mike Corblies
American Fly Fishing Schools

Q. What is the "SIMUL-CAST" Exhibit?

A. Our exhibit is a 50' long casting pond that is 16' wide by 2' deep.

We have large screen T.V. monitors placed along side the pond that are hooked up to our dvd/video camera pa system that shows exciting fly fishing and kayaking video footage related to the techniques we are teaching at and in the pond.

We call it "SIMUL-CASTING" and it takes teaching these sports to a whole new level. Member Pros of AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS plus national and regionally known guest Pros give Pond Side Seminars on many topics. Our performances are very interactive with our guests plus we offer individual casting lessons and kayaking tips between presentations. 

For more information on the simul-cast show:

Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project
Boy Scouts of America Life ranked Boy Scout Joshua Jakes will be conducting his Eagle Project to benefit WRLR-FM 98.3 radio and the Next Generation of Sportsmen & Women. At Joshua’s Eagle Project youth and adults will find out more about community radio broadcasting, participate in a casting challenge, color an outdoor image, and learn more about being a Boy Scout. You will also learn important safety tips for all in the Great Outdoors. Take this opportunity to be part of an Eagle service project by supporting our local community radio station 98.3 WRLR. Josh has been co-host on Cast and Blast weekly since 2009. Please visit to learn more about community radio and how you can support this wonderful organization. See you at the show!! 98.3 WRLR

Budweiser & Busch Outdoors
Stop by the Budweiser & Busch Outdoors booth for a sample of the hottest new brands from Anheuser Busch. Also see the Budweiser Outdoor Girls to sign up to win innovative outdoor prizes. World Famous Hawg Trough - Bass Tub

Historical Fishing Display
Historical Fishing Display

The Historical Fishing Display specializes in the preserving and sharing old fishing equipment through displays, sports shows, fishing clubs, museums, historical societies, kids fishing derbies, and bass pro shops. More people see more old fishing items through us by far than any other location.

This exhibit traces the evolution of fishing in America from the earliest fishing items dating to the Copper Culture 8,000 years ago, early native american items, the first fishing lures brought from Europe, the earliest manufactured fishing items made in America continuing through the numerous manufacturers exhibits and humorous displays of items made through the 1970s.

Bring your old fishing lures and other tackle to us for a free identification, valuation and cash.

Historical Fishing Display

Trout Pond
Trout Pond

The catch & release trout pond is sure to make your heart melt and bring your entire family a lot of joy. There is nothing better than watching your child catch their first fish.

Trout Pond

Chauncey's Great Outdoor Radio Program
Chauncey's Great Outdoor Radio Program

Illinois Outdoor News Network and ESPN CHICAGO Radio AM1000

Chauncey’s Great Outdoors World will be a fun spot for kids of all ages to come to, visit and learn. You can learn about camping, nature and even play outdoor games all at Chauncey’s Great Outdoor. Even the older kids can get their questions answered about fishing, hunting, camping or napping in the hammock.

Chauncey's Great Outdoors

The Chicago Toy Company
The Chicago Toy Company

Kids Zone

Sponsors / Partners

Grandt Rods Berkley - Catch More Fish Evinrude e-Tec BRP Mike Jackson Outdoors Illinois Conservation Foundation
Safer USA
Pure Fishing Field & Stream Aurora Sportsmens Club