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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of military history at the Countryside Military Show!
Join us for an unforgettable day of exploration, discovery, and shopping as we delve into the rich legacy of military service and sacrifice. This captivating event will transport you to different eras and conflicts, allowing you to witness firsthand the bravery and resilience of those who have served our nation as well as have the option to take home pieces of history for your own collections.
What to Expect at the Countryside Military Show:
⭐130+ Vendor Tables: Explore a treasure trove of military collectibles, artifacts, and relics spanning various eras and conflicts, including World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Spanish American War and before. Browse through an extensive selection of items, from uniforms and helmets to medals, patches and more memorabilia, and uncover unique pieces that resonate with your personal interests and collections.
⭐Reenactors: Witness the remarkable dedication of reenactors of various wars as they bring history to life through static displays. Observe their authentic uniforms, equipment, and vehicles, and gain a deeper appreciation for the daily lives of soldiers during pivotal eras.
⭐Military Vehicles: Marvel at an impressive collection of military vehicles from various conflicts, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Get up close to these remarkable machines and imagine the stories they could tell if they could speak.
⭐Food Vendor: Take a break from your historical explorations and indulge in delicious Italian beef sandwiches, chicken wraps, and pizza from Ledo's Pizza. Savor the flavors and enjoy a moment with fellow enthusiasts.
Local 150/Countryside Banquets:
6200 Joliet Rd Countryside, IL 60525
Located close to I-294 & I-55 on Historic Route 66.
(Door is located behind the building. Follow signs in parking lot.)
Rain or Shine!
Dealers: Follow Signs to Designated Loading Zone and Parking Area to the right of the building.
*Poor Weather Might Affect What Trucks & Reenactors are at The Show, But Not Dealers!
March 15th-16th, 2024
August 2nd-3rd, 2024
October 4th-5th, 2024
Dealers: 4pm to 7pm
*No Public or Early Entry Will Be Allowed On This Day.
Dealers: 7am to 4pm
Early Access Allowed in at: 7:45am
Public: 8:30am to 3pm
*Dealers may begin packing at 2:30pm at the earliest. Please plan your visit with this in mind.
Admission is $5.00
Kids Under 10 Free.
Early Access Saturday: $20.00 (7:45am)
Parking at the show is free. Follow onsite signs and the directions of our parking staff.
Kids will be offered a FREE PATCH at the main check-in table WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
For Tables Contact Austin:
Phone: (248) 342-2594
Please download and fill out the Registration Form below and return via email or mail.
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED! Please Contact Us By Phone Soon If You'd Like Tables!
*Have the registration form filled out and ready when you come to pick up your packet. A hard copy will be mailed to those with confirmed tables prior to the show.
Food for all the shows will be run by Ledo's Pizza in Countryside.
Italian Beef Sandwiches
Pizza By The Slice (Cheese & Sausage)
Special Items Per Show
You can visit their restaurant in person here: Ledo's Pizza 5525 South La Grange Road, Countryside, IL 60525
Located Across The Street!
6201 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL 60525
Phone: 708 354 4200
Booking Link: YOU MUST CALL TO BOOK!
Use Group Code By Phone: (CMS or Say Chicago Military Show) Cut off for the show rate is 30 days prior to the event.
Extra Area Hotels Listed in Travel Guide.
If you are a reenactor or a reenacting group and you'd like to display at the show, please contact us. We are always open to having more so long as space allows it!
NEW for August 2023 & Beyond:
We will be having a contest for "Best Display" as voted on by the public. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 based on the public vote. Please make sure to contact us at least 3 weeks prior to the event as space is very limited if you'd like to enter your display.
Please keep in mind that this is a concrete jungle so there is no need to bring tents or other camp-like equipment. Weapons must be checked by show staff and zip-tied to ensure safety. They cannot be carried in the parking lot outside of the vehicle zone and no ammunition is allowed (even blanks).
Please Take a Moment to Review Reenactor Rules Down Below Before Coming!
If you're bringing a vehicle or setting up for a living history display, please fill out the Display form below.
If you have a military vehicle you'd like to display at the show please contact us! Vehicle displays are free of charge and as long as we have the space we will fit you in. Fill out and submit the form below to save a spot!
NEW for August 2023 & Beyond:
We will be having a contest for "Best Vehicle" as voted on by the public. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 based on the public vote. Please make sure to contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event.
If your vehicle has a working firearm on it, please make sure that it is set to safe and you do not have any blanks or rounds in it.
Note for Tracked Vehicles: This event takes place at a fully paved facility. If your vehicle does not have rubberized tracks safe for asphalt or has in the past torn up asphalt, you must leave it on the trailer. You are solely responsible for all damage done to the parking lot by your vehicle.
*We do not cover transportation costs. You are responsible for getting your vehicle to the show at this time at your expense.
Riker displays will be available at the show for purchase only along with other display items such as medal and badge stands.
Oakton Street Antiques
Out of the Attic
Antiques of Winfield
Geneva Antique Market
Antique Market I
Jackson Square Mall
Volo Antique Mall
*Addresses Listed in the Travel Guide
Country Cup (0.2 Mi)
Janosik Restaurant (Polish Food 5.8 Mi)
Ledo's Pizza (1.0 Mi)
Texas Roadhouse (0.4 Mi)
Applebee’s (0.6 Mi)
Portillo’s (6.0 Mi)
Capri (3.8 Mi)
Eddie Merlot’s (3.4 Mi)
Cooper’s Hawk (3.3 Mi)
Rafferty’s Irish Pub (0.5 Mi)
Chiba Japanese Restaurant (7.3)
*Addresses Listed in the Travel Guide
More Information Will Be Added Soon.
Attending this show I agree to the following conditions: I shall be compliant with all of the rules given by Chicago Military Shows LLC, following all Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations related to the sale, purchase, and carry of firearms and all applicable business laws within the state that the show resides. I accept all risks of any damage, injury, accident, loss, and theft and hereby release Chicago Military Shows LLC and Countryside Banquets and their owners, officers, directors, employees, and affiliates from all liability. If the show is canceled due to an act of God, utility failure, or other unforeseen event, Chicago Military Shows LLC is not responsible for travel reimbursement of expenses such as, but not limited to gas, food, hotel accommodations, airfare, etc. By attending the show you agree to the terms and conditions laid out in this agreement above and understand failure to follow any rules can result in immediate removal from the show.
*Reenactors & Vehicle Owners; You are solely responsible for your personal items and or vehicles. By attending you also agree to all rules set forth by the show staff, have read these rules, and accept all risks for loss, theft, injury, or damage of your personal items. You accept responsibility for any damage done to the venue or others property by your vehicle or equipment (ex. damage to stage due to a piece of gear, parking lot damage from vehicle wheels/tracks, etc.) and also agree to release Chicago Military Shows LLC and it’s affiliates from all liability.
Copyright © 2023 Chicago Military Shows is Presented By Chicago Military Shows LLC & It's Affiliates - All Rights Reserved.
We Do Not Condone or Support the Actions of the Third Reich or Nazi Party. Items, Reenactors, and Shows Shown are for Collecting & Preserving History Only.