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

Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show- August 10th - Utica Illinois

The 6th Annual Illinois Valley Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Show in Utica, Illinois is Sunday August 10th, 2014. Click on our flier below for all the show information.  We still have a few vendor tables available if you're interested, or if you have any questions at all about the show, please contact us.   Email-  Phone- (815) 663-1568. 403
January 07, 2014

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34th Annual MDCA Decoy Show- January 29th - February 1, 2014.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Minnesota Decoy Collectors Association Show.  This years show is at the Ramada Mall of America as in years past.  The fun begins with room to room trading (open to the public) on Wedesday, January 29th.  Thursday brings more room to room trading, Friday the Exhibitors show starts with an Auction in the Evening, and then Saturday the show continues.  This Years Wooden Decoy Best Bird Contest is Pintail- 4 categories: Antique Factory Decoys, Antique Carved Decoys, Modern Working Decoys, and Decorative Decoys.  Whether you want to Buy, Sell, Trade, or Identify Decoys, Antique Sporting Goods, Contemporary Carvings, or Wildlife Art, come out and see everybody and all the different displays.   -To see the flier, click here " 2014 MDCA Show Flyer" or visit their website at Hope to see you there!

Thanks to all that made the past weekends show a success!

We'd like to thank everybody that helped make the 5th Annual Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show a success this past weekend.  We ended up with 24 more tables than last year, and trippled the attendance thru the door.  Next years event is reserved again at Celebrations, and the date will be the second Sunday, which is August 10th, 2014.  We'll start the process over again in January like we did this year to get the word out with fliers, posters, and advertising.  If you did not have a table this year and are interested in getting one in 2014, make sure to contact me early- we only have room for about 20 more tables and I've already got a couple new vendors signed up.  This was our first year taking over the show and worked hard to make it a success- next year's goal is to increase attendance again and hope to continue the growth of the show.  A special thanks to all that came out to put up signs, set up, and take down tables for the event.  2013020132201342013320135

Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectible Show this Sunday

show flier 2013 Try to make it out this weekend for the big show to buy, sell, or trade!  There will be lots of duck decoys, game calls, and all kinds of other fishing and hunting items.  Many things to see, bigger than last year.  Doors open to the public at 8am Sunday August 11th.  Celebrations 150 Banquet Hall in Utica.  Rte 80 take the Utica Exit, or Rte 39 take the LaSalle exit and follow the signs- air conditioned and food available.  (click on image above to enlarge for more details)

Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show ~ only two months away!

Just a little reminder ~ the Illinois Valley Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show is two short months away.  August 11th * Celebrations- Route 6, Utica Illinois * Show hours 8am-2pm * Vendors 6am for setup *   Anybody interested in getting a table, we still have some available at $40 for one, $35 for each additional.  Most of the vendors from last year are returning, and if you haven't contacted us yet and are interested in a table, you can email us (, call us (815-663-1568), or send payment to us (Dave Kneebone 124 E. 5th Street, Spring Valley, IL  61362).  We are taking big steps in promoting the show and the sooner we get your table fees the better.  It will be used for further advertising and promoting of the show as well as public awareness.  Any ideas, please don't hesitate to contact us.  So far, we've handed out approximately 1,000 fliers at local auctions and all the decoy shows we've attended since January.  This event has been promoted in Decoy Magazine and Hunting & Fishing Collectible Magazine.  We also have plans for local papers as well as free ticket give aways on several local radio stations.  Most of our nearby Antique Malls and shops have fliers in them designed by Donna Tonelli and are very eye catching (thanks Donna).  We had had several folks request fliers for their areas, and if you would like some, please let us know, and we'll mail them to you.  We look forward to seeing you at the Utica Decoy show~Thanks- Dave & Jeannette  Click on flier below to enlarge show flier 2013
April 23, 2013

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National Midwest Decoy Collectors Association Show

This week is the National Decoy Show, held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.  Make sure to get out for the room to room trading thru Thursday, and then the Show on Friday and Saturday that's held in the Mega Center.