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!!

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Special Event


2020 National Fresh Water Fishing Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

3:00 PM Saturday January 18, 2020

Presented by;

Emmett A. Brown, Jr.

Executive Director




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,

 great website and gift items as well.  email: fishhall@cheqnet.net  Phone 715-634-4440

INDUCTEES;

TOMMY SKARLIS
Pro Angler, Crappie Pro World Champion


BRUCE DESHANO
Off Shore Tackle CEO


TED PECK
Northwest IL and WI Guide, Outdoor Writer


Meet The Experts                                  SEMINAR SCHEDULE - CLICK HERE


BOB MEHSIKOMER
Hall of Fame Angler, Musky Expert, Lure Designer for 30 Years
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TOMMY SKARLIS
Elite Fishing Pro
World Champion Angler
Hall Of Fame Inductee 2020


MARK MARTIN
Hall of Fame Angler, Fishing School Instructor, Tournament Angler, Walleye Expert, and TV HOST


MIKE MLADENIK
Menomonee River Expert, Smallmouth Guide.


JIM KOPJO
The Crappie Professor will be doing seminars on detailed techniques.


SPENCE PETROS
Hall of Fame Angler, Musky Expert, Guide, Speaker.


WILLIAM HEIM
Lake Geneva & Lake Delevan Expert, Fishing Guide.


PATRICK HARRISON
Chicago River Expert, Fishing Guide.


JERRY COSTABILE
Lake Michigan Captain, Kenosha, Racine Area.


RICHARD HOLMS
Lake Michigan, Lure Manufacture, Captain.


CRYSTAL CURFMAN
Executive Director of Illinois Conservation Foundation


VIOLETTA TALLEY
Professional Angler

LINCOLN BUCHANAN
Fox Chain of Lakes, Captain & Guide





CLYDE FOLSE

Louisiana Crappie Expert, Captain



For a Full List of Speakers - Click Here to Meet The Experts

Boat, RV & Powersports Hall

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FEATURED TACKLE TIME, HUNTING & FISHING PAVILION EXHIBITORS
































FEATURED ATTRACTION:


LOG ROLLING


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!


HOT Sawing


CROSSCUT SAWING

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

TICKETS

Show HOURS

Thursday  12 - 8

Friday       12 - 8

Saturday   10 - 8

Sunday      10 - 5

Featured seminar

FEATURED EDUCATION PROGRAM


Mark Martin’s Fishing School Preview & Seminar Schedule

 

Get a sneak peek at Mark Martin’s Ice Fishing & Open-Water Vacation Schools.   


Attend His Seminars on Walleye Fishing

 

Bring Your Gear to Participate!


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Connections

   


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door prize - Giveaway



Win a Custom Rod by Grandt Rods!

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Other Great Door Prizes
Provided By:


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Show Promotion

Courtesy Of 


The first 100 kids at the door will receive free Berkley Lures on Saturday, Conservation Day to celebrate the next generation of the outdoors!

Thank You For Supporting the

NORTHERN ILLINOIS SPORTS SHOW


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spotlight seminar

 
Sunday, January 19th
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KIDS ZONE



Kids Paint Ball & Airsoft Range

Trout Pond

SPECIAL EVENT

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 
10:00 AM, Saturday, January 18            Presented by 
CRYSTAL CURFMAN  

Executive Director 
Illinois Conservation Foundation          Followed by an Introduction to ICF & Its Programs 10:45 AM on the Hall of Fame Stage