Outdoor Sports Group is proud to announce the Northern Illinois Sports Show at the Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake, Illinois. This year’s show continues a 40 year tradition of great sports shows gracing the shores of Lake Michigan and providing the greater Chicagoland area a break from cabin fever.
The show team is proud to present dozens of fishing and hunting seminars, tons of new family-friendly attractions and hundreds of quality vendors and exhibitors preferred by the outdoor enthusiast.
The Northern Illinois Sports Show’s goal is to deliver seminars, attractions and exhibits designed to speak to sportsmen and women of all ages with a focus on activities that the entire family can enjoy.
Attendees will have an opportunity to shop for amazing deals on fishing tackle, boats, archery, outfitters, wildlife art, hunting supplies, charters, rafting, gun safes and knives, taxidermy plus so much more. The countries and worlds most prestigious fishing and hunting lodges will be on hand to provide you with unique travel opportunities. Destinations and family fun attractions await you around every corner at the sports show. You never know what you will see.
Cant wait to see you at this years Northern Illinois Sports Show!!
2020 National Fresh Water Fishing Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
3:00 PM Saturday January 18, 2020
Emmett A. Brown, Jr.
This is in Hayward WI and a place you need to visit. International recognition to individuals
& Companies who have made National and/or World Wide contributions to the Outdoors.
I highly suggest a visit to this museum and a donation to this 501C3 to keep this Museum
something very special. The Grounds and Museum is so moving with history and exhibits
that are second to none. Awesome, extensive website, become a member of the Fresh Water
Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum and stay in touch with the quarterly magazine the SPLASH,
Pro Angler, Crappie Pro World Champion
Off Shore Tackle CEO
Northwest IL and WI Guide, Outdoor Writer
Hall of Fame Angler, Musky Expert, Lure Designer for 30 Years.
Elite Fishing Pro
World Champion Angler
Hall Of Fame Inductee 2020
Hall of Fame Angler, Fishing School Instructor, Tournament Angler, Walleye Expert, and TV HOST
Menomonee River Expert, Smallmouth Guide.
The Crappie Professor will be doing seminars on detailed techniques.
Hall of Fame Angler, Musky Expert, Guide, Speaker.
Lake Geneva & Lake Delevan Expert, Fishing Guide.
Chicago River Expert, Fishing Guide.
Lake Michigan Captain, Kenosha, Racine Area.
Lake Michigan, Lure Manufacture, Captain.
Executive Director of Illinois Conservation Foundation
Fox Chain of Lakes, Captain & Guide
Louisiana Crappie Expert, Captain
Boat, RV & Powersports Hall
FEATURED TACKLE TIME, HUNTING & FISHING PAVILION EXHIBITORS
The Show consists of taking the old time skills of the lumberjacks and turning them into a modern day competition. The family friendly shows are high action, fast paced, educational, historical and TONS OF FUN!
Meet the OSG Chairman
Jim Grandt, Chairman OSG Shows
Welcome to OSG Shows! I am honored to be Chairman of this team of experienced sales representatives, management, and administrative professionals. With more than 37 years of Producing Sports Shows along with countless other shows across the country, we bring you total value. We will have the latest boats, motors and docks as well as to bring you exciting and unique features for the whole family. Valued booth space is a priority along with educational speakers, the latest fishing and hunting professionals, cooking demos, and tips and tricks about the Great Outdoors. See the Latest Inductions into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame on Saturday by Executive Director Emmett Brown. This show at the Lake County Fairgrounds is sure to bring you value, FREE PARKING for ALL ATTENDEES AND EXHIBITORS. There will be exhibits for the whole family to enjoy to include Fishing Tackle, Hunting, Boats, The Best Speakers, Learning Opportunities for all, Conservation Programs, Accessories, Door Prizes, Meet the Experts at the show and the Newest Releases in the Marine Industry.
As Chairman of OSG I bring you 37 years of experience with Grandt Industries, Inc., working with show management in depth on all accounts from layouts of facilities, special programs and features, booth design and agendas, and bringing value to the exhibitor and the attendees to. Working within the industry for 37 years, I not only partner with OSG, but travel the show tours exhibiting around the country, so industry involvement within changing times are always part of my agenda to bring the best to OSG. I understand the attendee and the value they deserve coming to outdoor shows, and also understand what makes this a great team effort for all of us. So please know that this is a full time venture working with OSG promoting this exciting lineup of Outdoor Sports Shows, and your valued support is our priority. Welcome to Outdoor Sports Group, we hope you enjoy our exciting events.
Jim Grandt, Chairman
Outdoor Sports Group
Credits of Jim Grandt
Grandt Industries, Inc. President
Evinrude / BRP National Pro Staff
2015 Illinois Youth Conservation Award
2015 Pinnacle Award Renfro Productions
2016 Inducted into the Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame
2018 Inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Gold Key presented to Jim Grandt – Hoffman Estates, IL for educational support and youth donations
37 years exhibiting at Fishing and Outdoor Sports Shows