Be an Exhibitor at the 2017 Trade Show


We are pleased to invite you to be an exhibitor at our 25th annual combined koi and trade show!

This year we are holding our show on June 23rd through the 25th.

We will be at the same great venue as last year this year. We will be at the MAX Exposition hall in McCook, IL.  We will have room for a few more booth spaces than past years, but expect the spaces to go quickly.

Trade show

Looking at the Vats

We usually attract 1100 to 1200 visitors to our show. They are mostly people interested in water gardening, ponds, water features, and gardening and outdoor living in general.  We expect this year’s show to be even bigger and better for several reasons!  It is our 25th annual koi show.  This year the national association of koi judges will be having their annual meeting in conjunction with our koi and trade show, so about 20 of the nation’s top koi experts will be on hand. We have a committee formed solely to promote our show through printed materials, as well as social media, etc.

We would like to have you join us as an exhibitor!

Fill out the 2017 trade show booth reservation.  Download the 2017 KOI SHOW RULES. If you are an exhibitor who sells live koi, you may want to reserve a 2017 Koi Show Vat. While koi dealers are prohibited from exhibiting in the koi show, many times visitors purchase koi and would like to enter them into the competition. If the dealer has a vat reserved, this is possible without concerns of mixing koi from different sources without quarantine, etc. If you are interested, a form for show vat rental is attached.  Also, we offer several other opportunities to help offset the cost of putting on our show and promote our hobby. You will find a form attached where you can sponsor one or more of the awards given to the winners of the koi show. We also have a large raffle table near the club table at the entrance to the show. If you are able to contribute items for the raffle, please contact . You will also find a form attached to reserve seats at awards banquet, this is a great informal place to meet and great with our members. You are all welcome to join us!

If you order items on more than one form, you can make your total payment with one check made payable to MPKS.

Space will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

If you are an out of town exhibitor, and need to ship items for your booth in advance (NO fish or live goods!) please contact me at the email address below.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me:

Bruce Zierk

MPKS trade show chair.