The Chicago Outdoor Sports Show in Rosemont, which continues through Sunday, includes a 5,000-gallon aquarium where the audience can receive expert information from watching professionals use various techniques in catching fish.
Other show features include the Historical Fishing Display, which traces the evolution of fishing, and the Chicago 3-D Archery Tournament and Public Shoot, with cash prizes of more than $1,000. The Fire & Ice Expo offers a variety of products, interaction with celebrity chefs, recipes and barbecue seminars. There's a catch-and-release trout pond where kids can catch their first fish.
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The show also features Chauncey's Great Outdoor World, members of the Chicago Herpetological Society are bring in snakes, lizards, turtles and other creatures, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County offers educational activities so families learn what's in their neighborhoods.
The event is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 9291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets are $10 online, $12 at the door, free for kids 11 and younger.