CANCELLED- Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show Sept. 20, 2020.

Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectible Show scheduled for September 20, 2020 in Utica Illinois has been cancelled.  It’s been a difficult decision, and we’ve gone back and forth, hoping things would start looking up.  Sadly, as much as we want to proceed with the show, we feel it’s best to lean on the safe side and will not be having the show this year.  Next year’s show is tentatively set for September 19, 2021.  Meanwhile, we hope this finds everybody healthy and safe, and hope to see you at an event, decoy show, or just to stop by and chat long before next year’s show. 

2018 Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show, Utica Illinois

Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- September 23rd, 2018.  Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort, just off Interstate 80 South of Starved Rock State Park. View full article →

Sept 10, 2017- 9th Annual Ill. Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Decoy (Hunting & Fishing Collectibles) Show in Utica, Illinois.  Sunday September 10th from 8am-1pm in Utica, there will be a wide variety of  vintage collectibles as well as other items.  Bring the family and make it a day after you visit the show you can see Starved Rock State Park, as well as downtown Utica.  Easy to get to from Interstate 80, Exit #81 South, just after you pass the Illinois River.

September 11th, (Utica) Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show - 8th Annual

If you haven't already, mark your calendars and get your reservations in for the 8th Annual Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles show held in Utica, Illinois conveniently located near Interstate 80 and 39 in Central Illinois.  2nd Sunday in September (Sept. 11) held again this year at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort Lodge- just South of Starved Rock State Park on the Illinois River.  Vendor tables are still available but filling up fast.  For more information on the show, contact us at 815-663-1568 or email us at If you're planning on making it an overnight, mention the decoy show for a reduced room rate (includes entrance to the indoor water park). poster resized For more detailed info click here: Show info    

Show review - 2015

We'd like to thank all the vendors, and especially everybody that took the time to come out to the show in Utica this year.  It was good to see everybody, and nice to see several new vendors this year to join in the fun.  We're already starting to make plans for next years event, more and likely going to be the same place and same time of year since it worked out well this year.  In closing, just want to share a story that we will both remember for quite some time.  A young man came in to the show with his father this year and walked around looking at all the decoys for quite some time.  After the 2nd or 3rd visit to our table, and after continually looking at the Illinois River Style decoys, he came back to our table.  Dad looked at him and said, "you keep coming back to this table, well-- what are you going to do?".  We asked him if he had any decoys, and he said yes, he has 16 decoys in his own collection.  Dad told us he's been saving up for the show and was looking for a special decoy he wanted to add to his collection.  When it was all said and done, this nice young man walked out of the show with his first Perdew.  Thanks so much, Cody Anderson, for making our show.  It is so nice to see a young man like yourself with a passion already for this hobby. .dave

Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- Sunday Sept 13th, 2015 8am-2pm

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Sept. 13th Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- Utica Illinois - New location this year.

image1   Mark your calendars- less than a month away.  NEW LOCATION this year- Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Lodge, just a couple minutes off of Interstate 80, South of Utica Illnois past Starved Rock State Park. Open to the public 8am-2pm.  If you're staying the night before, mention the Decoy show and get a reduced rate which includes free admission to their indoor water park!  Hope to see you there.    

7th Annual Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- Utica Illinois

It's going to be here before we know it-- Sunday, September 13th, 8AM-2PM.  If you've been to our show before, remember- this year we've moved.  We're excited to be holding the show at Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort, not all that far from last years location.  If you're not familiar with the area, the lodge is located just South of the main entrance to Starved Rock State Park (which normally gets a lot of traffic that time of year).  For anybody that is coming in from out of town and wanting to stay the night before, the lodge has given us a reduced rate (which also includes free admission to the waterpark--bring the whole family).  We'll keep you updated as it gets closer.  If you'd like to reserve a table or have any questions about the show at all, please email us at, or you can call us at (815) 663-1568.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS, hope to see you there!  To see more information, see below or click here ->>>    IV Hunting & Fishing Poster(2015 2015 flier

Upcoming Shows

Just a few upcoming shows to mark your calendars for:

Wisconsin Decoy & Sporting Collectibles- March 11 - 14th, 2015.

45 Annual Wisconsin Decoy & Sporting Collectibles Show. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Show is Saturday 8:30am to 2:30pm., Buy-Sell-Trade.  Contact: Roger Ludwig,

Great Lakes Decoy Association- March 19 - 21st, 2015.

Hilton Double Tree-West, 1100 Crocker Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145.  Room to Room buy, sell, and swap all three days.  Vintage decoy contest, GLDA Auction, Decoy displays.

The North American vintage decoy & sporting collectibles show, April 21- 25th, 2015.

50th Annual National Show- Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles Illinois.

Illinois Valley Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Show- Utica Illinois September 13th, 2015.

7th Annual Show- New location and date- Grizzly Jacks Grand Bear Resort 2015 flier

Reminder of our upcoming show- Ill. Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show

Just right around the corner, next Month-- August 10th, 2014- 2nd Sunday.  Utica Illinois, 8am-2pm Celebrations 150 Banquet Hall, 740 E. Rte. 6, Utica, Illinois- right off of Interstate 80 near Route 39.  If you need any other information on the show, give us a call at 815-663-1568, or email us at  We still have room for a few more tables if you're interested in being a vendor.  For more show information/details, click here >> IV Hunting & Fishing Poster2014