2024 Fishing Trade Shows

While the pandemic put trade shows on the sidelines, they are back & their value to the consumer cannot be overstated

The breadth of knowledge and assortment of equipment all under one roof makes visiting fishing trade shows a one-stop shop for your needs. Rocktown Adventures will exhibit at two fishing trade shows this winter:

Chicagoland Sports, Travel & Outdoor Expo

Join us at the Chicagoland Sports, Travel & Outdoor Expo for the latest and greatest in gear, expert advice from pro anglers, and lodges and resorts that entice you to get away. Chicago’s largest all fishing trade show takes place January 25–28, 2024 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Anything and everything fishing is all under one roof! Rocktown Adventures will be at booth B2; displaying everything you need for kayak fishing. The latest fishing kayaks from NuCanoe, Old Town, Crescent, Native Watercraft, and Bonafide, paddles from Bending Branches, outfitting accessories from YakAttack and Yak Gadget, and more! For show details, hours, and tickets, please visit the CFTO show website

Wisconsin Fishing Expo

Does January not fit into your schedule? No worries as we have another show at the end of February. The Wisconsin Fishing Expo, the largest consumer fishing trade show in the Midwest with 20,000 attendees visiting the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI, takes place Feb 23–25, 2024. This annual event promotes the sport of fishing to enthusiasts of all ages, and a portion of the proceeds from the show benefits fishing enhancement projects throughout the state of Wisconsin. Most of us get a line wet in Wisconsin, so your ticket is actually helping you fish! 😊 For show details, hours, and tickets, please visit the Wisconsin Fishing Expo website

These trade shows are a great opportunity to stock up on your kayak fishing needs & keep a few dollars in your pocket – Take advantage of these show specials:


Put 50% down on a kayak at the show, with the remaining 50% paid at time of pick-up. In addition to a layaway option, save on all fishing kayaks with $100 off all kayaks $1000 and under, $150 on all kayaks up to $2000, and $200 on all kayaks over $2000. We also have select recreational and fishing kayaks at 15% off. All kayaks on layaway must be paid in full and picked up by April 30, 2024. 

NRS Chinook PFDs

Save 25% on the best Fishing PFD out there.

Bending Branches Paddles

Save 15% on all Bending Branches kayak fishing paddles. Don’t underestimate the importance of a good paddle! You know the saying….up $hits creek without a paddle.

Kayak Fishing Accessories

Save 15% on all accessories. Outfit your kayak to meet YOUR kayak fishing needs with best-in-class accessories from Yak Attack and Yak Gadget.

2024 Fishing Trade Shows
2024 Fishing Trade Shows
2024 Fishing Trade Shows

If you have any questions about these fishing trade shows, or kayak fishing in general, please feel free to contact us at 815-636-9066, send an email to info@rocktownadventures.com, or send us a message on social media. Hope to see you in Schaumburg at the end of January or Madison at the end of February!

Rocktown Adventures

Rocktown Adventures is a specialty outdoor retailer and outfitter. We embrace an active outdoor lifestyle and want to take our passion for outdoor recreation and use it to help you find yours.

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Available by appointment on Monday's and outside hours of operation.

Monday: CLOSED
Tues-Fri: 10am-6:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

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