Chicago Outdoor Sports Show
January 19 - 22, 2017
Fire + Ice Expo
January 19 - 22, 2017
Hot Sauce Expo
January 21 - 22, 2017
Rosemont Boat & RV Pavilion
COSS - Show Information


The Chicago Outdoor Sports Show will take place January 19-22, 2017 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.


Main Fishing & Hunting Stage – Conference at a Glance

Gun & Demonstration Stage – Conference at a Glance

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Buy Tickets Now! - $10 online tickets with subscription offer

  • $10 Online
  • $12 At The Door
  • Children 11 and Under Free
  • Special Magazine Promotion with Purchase of Online Ticket

e-Coupon (pay in cash at the show) - $2 savings on a $12 Week Day Admission Ticket

Click here for Ticket Specials For Seniors, Services, Scouts & Students

Outdoor Sports Group is proud to announce the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont IL. This year’s show continues a 37 year tradition of great sports shows at Rosemont 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 Chicago Outdoor 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 Rosemont Outdoor Sports Show!

Date Show Name Open   Close
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire & Ice Expo
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire + Ice Expo Pavilion
1 PM to 8 PM
Friday, January 20, 2017
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire & Ice Expo   Hot Sauce Expo
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire + Ice Expo Pavilion   Chicago Hot Sauce Expo
1 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire & Ice Expo   Hot Sauce Expo
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire + Ice Expo Pavilion   Chicago Hot Sauce Expo
10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire & Ice Expo   Hot Sauce Expo
Chicago Outdoor Sports Show   Fire + Ice Expo Pavilion   Chicago Hot Sauce Expo
10 AM to 5 PM


Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center offers a total 840,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space. Configure it any way you like. You may need a 500-booth to 800-booth area, or 100 to 200 booths. If you’re planning a larger show, you’ll appreciate our continuous 250,000 square-foot space for 1,225 booths. Or you can create a multiple hall layout for up to 3,566 booths. Customized floor plans are our specialty, so just ask.

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois

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Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois

5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

Click here for Mapquest Directions to the Center

Click here for directions from the Center site.


For a list of Guns for Sale at the Show – Click Here!


For the 2017 Show the following Rules Apply to Show Attendees:

The Chicagoland Gun show is an Education Symposium. No Attendee Gun Selling or Trading is permitted. This is a Buyers Show! Vendors at the show will be selling firearms, ammo, knives and related accessoriesAttendees will not be permitted to enter the show with personally owned guns. Show Management and Local Police Authority reserve the right to do random checks of bags and articles of clothing.

Illinois requires residents to possess a valid FOID card to handle or purchase firearms or ammunition. The card is valid for 5 years, with no limit on the number of firearms purchased. State law does not provide for concealed firearm permits.

The show will have a limited number of gun on display for sale.  If you are anticipating a traditional gun show with lots of vendors, guns and ammo this is not the show for you. If you want to learn the latest in gun safety, self defense, home safety, IL Laws, etc this is the show for you.

Click Here for the Seminar Schedule


Register for an FOID in advance at a local center or with the state

You must have a Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) card. You have to wait 30 days for them. has the registrations or you can go to a sports store and they do it for you. its 5 dollars online and $15 or more at the store but the store takes the picture and processes all the paperwork.

Non Residents are permitted to attend the show but to purchase Firearms and Accessories must have a valid IL (FOID) card.

Attendees are required to obtain the proper wrist band for admission to the gun show.  The wristband will also gain you access to the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show that has Chicagoland Gun Show Exhibitors.

Frequently Asked Questions about an FOID:

Firearm Owner's Identification Information:

FOID Application:

RESOURCES (link the below)

Illinios State Rifle Association:

Acquiring or Transferring Firearms in Illinois:

Transport Your Gun Legally:


Gun owners, dealers, and collectors must follow state and federal laws if they wish possess a firearm, or run a business selling guns.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Gun owners often cite the Second Amendment when arguing against state or local gun law restrictions.

Federal Gun Laws

Federal law restricts who can own, possess, or sell a gun. The National Firearms Act makes it unlawful for a person to have a firearm that is not specifically registered to them.

Under the Brady Act, you cannot have a gun for personal or business if you:
1. Were convicted of a crime punishable by being in prison for more than one year;
2. Are a fugitive from justice;
3. Are addicted to, or illegally use, any controlled substance;
4. Have been ruled mentally defective by a court, or are committed to a mental institution;
5. Are an illegal alien living in the United States unlawfully;
6. Received a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces;
7. Renounced your U.S. citizenship, if you are a U.S. citizen;
8. Are subject to a court restraining order that involves your 'intimate partner,' your partner's child, or children
9. Were convicted of domestic violence in any court of a misdemeanor.

State Gun Laws

To check your local Illinois Municipal Ordinances relating to firearms click here:

Gun Safety Tips

  • Follow local, state, and federal gun laws. If you own or sell guns, you must still use extreme care when handling them. Mistakes happen, and guns have the potential to seriously injure or kill.
  • If you are outside your home state, check applicable local and state laws regarding gun ownership, possession, and use.
  • Make sure that you get safety training and practical experience to supplement your lawful gun possession and ownership.
  • Like any dangerous weapon, guns have the ability to hurt others. If someone is hurt, or property is damaged in an incident involving your gun, you could be held liable in a civil lawsuit, and/or face charges in a criminal court.
  • Never let children play with guns.
  • Keep your firearm safely secured and unloaded when not in use.
  • Never use guns while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.