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Upcoming Lure Shows

These are some of the antique fishing tackle collector shows that are coming up soon.
Send me an email if you would like to have your show information added to this list.

January 5-6, 2018 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
29th Annual Winterfest 2018 at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The 29th annual Region 3 Winterfest will once again be held at the Ramada Inn Smoky Mountain Convention Center on January 5th & 6th, 2018. Room reservations can be made by calling 1-800-523-3919. Room rates are $59 standard rooms double occupancy. Your hosts again this year are Dr. Harold Smith and Gibby Gibson. Tables can be reserved by sending requests with payment to Gibby Gibson 3056 Dell Dr. Hermitage, TN 37076 or 615-449-5431. Eight foot tables are still $25 each and a $10 registration fee. This show offers a very family friendly venue at the base of the Smoky Mountains with tons of things to do, great eateries, and very hospitable residents. With over 200 tables of vintage tackle and a full 2 day show in addition to room shopping, the collector’s cup can overflow. We refer to this show as a “reunion” because it is supported each year by some nicest folks in our hobby and new friendships are for the making. Room shopping most of the day Wednesday and Thursday until 6 PM when we have a 3 hour show set-up open to all the membership. Show hours are 9a to 9p on Friday and 8a to 2p on Saturday. We traditionally host a large survivorship auction Friday evening. Many times best NFLCC two day show award means the Winterfest is an annual sellout so make your plans early to join the 29th reunion at the Forge. Ask someone who has attended...our references will be outstanding.

January 19-20, 2018 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The GMC crew are looking forward to putting on the big 2018 show.  We’re thrilled to host a super bunch of collectors from around the country.  If you haven’t had a chance to make the show, please consider making the trip.  The social part of this event is amazing and the wide selection of antique and collectible fishing tackle is among the finest around. 

We’ll again be sponsoring an active silent auction during the course of the show, and a live auction on Friday at 7:00pm.

Public attendance is encouraged and very welcome.  Free appraisals!

Dates:  Friday, January 19th – 8:30am - 6:00pm (NFLCC Members), 10:00am - 3:00pm (Public)
            Saturday, January 20th- 8:00am – 2:00pm (NFLCC Members), 9:00am-Noon (Public)


Location:                   Sheraton Milwaukee – Brookfield
                                    375 S. Moorland Road
                                    Brookfield, Wisconsin
                                    Phone:  262-364-1100

Reservations may be made immediately, but not later than January 12th, 2018 to ensure show rates.  Contact the hotel directly and be sure to mention the NFLCC.


Admission:               Tables are $30.00 each, includes registration- Reserve early!
                                    Registration without a table is $5.00.
                                    Send checks payable to Chris Slusar:
                                    13506 W. Travis Trace Rd, Evansville, WI, 53536

Hosts:  Call us with any questions! 

            Chris Slusar- Ph. 262-960-2230 or
            Larry Fonk- 262-945-7139 or

January 25-27, 2018 - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
3nd annual NFLCC Region II Gettysburg Winter Rendezvous

The  3nd  annual  NFLCC  Region  II  Gettysburg Winter Rendezvous will take place January 25-27th, 2018 at the Comfort Suites Gettysburg, 945 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, Pa.  17325.  Hotel  Reservations :  800-334-6912.  The  room  rate  for  NFLCC  Members  (Mention NFLCC when booking)  $68.00/night-$95.00 per night without  paid event registration  for  either   2 Queen Beds or 1 King Size Bed.  Continental  Breakfast  is included.  Registration for room trading and show is $10.00 (spouse/children of members free).   We will hold a  show  this year, which will be open to the public.  Only 20 tables are available, so   first  come  first  serve.  Table rental for our Show on Saturday January 27th, 2018 is $10.00 per table, maximum 2 tables per member.  Set up will begin at 7:00 am, and Early Buyer Registration fee is $20.00 for  those  members  without  tables . We will open to the Public at 9:00 am,  and  Public Admission/temporary club membership is $5.00, which will be applied to annual $35.00 membership if purchased at the show.  Show Host is Gary Lopez (610-346-7708/267-337-0474) and Co-host is Dennis Ocharzak (301-491-7116).  Please send Registration and Table Rental Fees payable to Gary Lopez, 145 Thistle Hill,  Riegelsville,   Pa. 18077.  Email Gary at if you have any questions regarding the show.  

February 3, 2018 - Carthage, Missouri
The 31st Annual CARTHAGE SHOW
The Ozark’s NFLCC Vintage Lure and Tackle Meet

Saturday - February 3, 2018

Fairview Christian Church - Community Center
 2320 S. Grand Ave. Carthage, MO

Show Hosts:  Casey Jones and Bill Bates

The 31st annual Carthage Show will be held on Saturday February 3,  2018 starting at 7:00 am, at the same location as last year.  The Fairview Christian Church is bigger, brighter and gives us room to  expand for the future.  It is on the south side of Carthage, yet easy to find and maps will be provided.  The public is invited to bring in tackle for identification and appraisal from 9:00 to 11:00. The host hotel is the same as last year..   We will be at the Quality Inn and Suites - Precious Moments Hotel, details below.   This hotel is close to our show and more spacious, with more rooms and an elevator to the second floor.  We also plan to have a hospitality room set up at the hotel around 4:00 pm on Friday.

Hotel Reservations:  Room trading on Friday will be at the Quality Inn and Suites - Precious Moments Hotel  located at 2701 Hazel Street Carthage,  Their phone number for reservations is (417) 359-5900.  Room rates are $76.49 plus tax for two queen beds and $72.24 plus tax for a single king room.  In order to get these rates, reservations must be made by 01-18-2017.  Please, inform them that you are attending the NFLCC show.
Registration:  Show registration is $10.00

Tables:  All tables are $20.00 each. Make checks for registration and tables payable to Bill Bates and send to 1445 S. Forrest Heights, Springfield, MO  65809.  Bill can be contacted at (417) 887-0145 or by email at for questions about tables and registrations.  If you have special requests about table location, forward that to Bill as well.

Silent Auctions:  We anticipate that silent auctions will be running during the show.  These will be handled by NFLCC program managers who are assisting club members and survivors with the dispersal of their collections.

Contact Information:  Please, let us know your questions or suggestions about the show.  Show hosts, Casey Jones can be contacted at (417) 276-1812 or  Bill Bates can be contacted as noted above.

We look forward to seeing you in February

February 17, 2018 - Montpelier, Ohio
18th Annual Northwest Ohio Antique Fishing Tackle Show

18th Annual Northwest Ohio Antique Fishing Tackle Show, Sat. February 17th 2018, show hours are 8:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M. Room trading on Friday February 16th 2018,Quality Inn near Montpelier, Ohio, For Room reaservations Call 1-800-851-8300, Special room rate for show guests, Tables cost $ 20.00, all tables must be prepaid, Open to Public- admission is $ 3.00, offering free appraisals For more information call Larry Oyer (419) 272-3147 or email (, Come and enjoy the fun!


March 2-4, 2018 - Daytona Beach, Florida
Florida Antique Tackle Collectors
Daytona International Tackle Show

March 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2018
At the Plaza Resort and Spa
Daytona Beach, Florida

Click here for show flyer

March 10, 2018 - Bartlesville, Oklahoma
35th Annual Bartlesville Lure Show and Swap Meet

               Location:             Hilton Garden Inn, 205 SW Frank Phillips, Bartlesville, Ok

                               The show will be in the exhibit hall of the hotel


               Show Hours:       Friday, March 9 2018 all day room trading at the hotel

                                             Saturday, March 10, 2018 Hotel Display Hall 8 am, till?


               Fees:                    Registration is $10.00 per family

                                             Escorted guest of a registered member is $5.00

                                             Tables are $20.00 each,


               Room Rate:          Room rate is $89.00 plus tax and this includes breakfast.

                                            Mention the NFLCC Lure club when making reservations

                                            Room cut off is Feb 20.  Hotel phone number is 918-336-0808

                                              Free breakfast Saturday morning

                                            This hotel will be sold out for the weekend, make a reservation & cancel if need be


               Host:                    Randy & Marge Anderson, Delores Adams and Beebe Stephenson


               Questions:           Call Randy after 6:00 P.M. at 1-918-333-7536


            Displays welcome, if you need display space please let Randy know.


This is an NFLCC sanctioned show.

We Welcome ORCA members who not NFLCC members

April 20-22, 2018 - Hendersonville, NC
Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors
2018 Spring Show

Show will be held at the Cascades Mountain Resort
201 Sugarloaf Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 595-8155

Open to CATC members April 20-22
Open to the public Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Click Here For Show Flyer

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