2017 MPKS Koi and Trade Show

25th Annual MPKS Koi and Trade Show

June 23 – 25, 2017
The Max Athletic & Exposition
4750 S. Vernon Ave., McCook, IL 60525 (Directions)

If you have never shown fish before, or are a veteran koi show participant, we hope you will consider showing your koi this year. Dr. Passovoy and his water quality team (fondly referred to as the “water mopes”) will be assuring the best care of your koi while at our show, as they have done for many years now.


We will, once again, be presenting a program of speakers and topics of general interest to koi hobbyists.  In conjunction with our show this year, we will be hosting the AKJA (American Koi Judging Association).  We will have 20+ certified judges working our show, this year. This will give us a great opportunity to have some very knowledgeable & interesting speakers.

Three Major Non-Gosanke Awards

  • The Sakura
  • Tsubaki,
  • Botan

plus two new major Non-Gosanke Awards – Mature Champion B and Young Champion B.

We will also have an award for best Doitsu ( Kohaku, Sanke, Showa, Ect. )

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Trade Show Exhibitor Information

If you have further questions, please contact our Koi Show Chairman, John Hall (email: john@mpks.org)


We will, of course, need lots of volunteers to help with the show this year! We’ll be hiring part-time help to set up and break down vats – always a most difficult job – but will need lots of help with vendor booth set up, traffic control, filling the show vats, club table, show tear-down, etc. We are also asking for a few night-owls who would be willing to baby-sit the koi after the show closes until about 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

We will have volunteer sign-up sheets available at the April and May dinner meeting, but you don’t have to wait until then to sign up. If you can help this year, please email to john@mpks.org what days your might be available to help. Please see the volunteer schedule elsewhere on this website for the times and duties.