NOVEMBER 8, 2018

2019 Progressive Insurance Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Set for Jan. 24-27

CHICAGO) – The 2019 Progressive Insurance Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo returns to the Chicagoland area, Jan. 24 – 27. The annual show is a one-stop shop for fishing enthusiasts, families and outdoor adventurers looking for the best deals on fishing gear, boats, kayaks and dozens of travel destinations. Plus, the Show offers hands-on education from some of the best anglers in the world.

Some highlights of this year’s show include:

·NEW! Nationally Recognized Pro-Fishing Stars: Interact with expert instructors through the show’s wide range of seminars to learn tips and techniques from professionals around the world. Star anglers include Brandon Palaniuk(2017 Angler of the Year) and Jordan Lee (Bassmaster Classic winner the past two years). Stay tuned for more speaker announcements in the coming months.

·Family Day: On Sunday, Jan. 27, kids get in FREE and can participate in a scavenger hunt to explore the show floor. Plus, the first 100 kids (11 and younger) to arrive will receive their very own fishing rod Sunday morning!

·Musky Madness: Friday, Jan. 25 engage in non-stop Musky Fishing Seminars with two lucky participants walking away with a Musky Tackle Package worth over $1000 each!

·PLUS Even More Fishing Activities All Weekend Long: Musky aren’t the only fish you’ll learn about. This year’s show will feature an array of other fishing experiences and educational opportunities, including an indoor fly-fishing pond and a 5,000-gallon Hawg Trough stocked with bass and pan fish. PLUS, attendees can learn what it’s like to fight a fish using an interactive fishing simulator.

WHERE:

Schaumburg Convention Center

1551 North Thoreau Drive

Schaumburg, IL 60173

WHEN:

·Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25: 12 - 8 p.m.

·Saturday, January 26: 10 a.m. –7 p.m.

·Sunday, January 27: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TICKETS:

TICKETS ON SALE 11/30/18

·Tickets are $13 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 – 11; Children 5 and under are FREE

·Children 11 and under get in free on Family Day (Sunday, January 27)

Attendees can purchase tickets in advance online.

INFO:

For more information, please visit http://www.sportshows.com/chicago/ or connect on Facebook, or Twitter.

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About Progressive® Insurance Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo

The Progressive Insurance Progressive® Insurance Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat and sportshows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nmma.org. To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, please visit www.progressive.com/boat or contact Julie Kolencik atJulie_Kolencik@Progressive.com, (440) 395-2019.