The 2018 Chicago Musky Show Location - Anything But Convenient
By Craig Sandell © 2019
As you may have heard, the "so called Chicago Musky Expo" will be held in a different venue in 2018. I refer to it as the "so called Chicago Musky Expo" because it is actually being held in St. Charles Illinois at Pheasant Run.
Having grown up in the area, I can honestly say that the venue is very nice…But having grown up in the area, I can also say that this will be a nightmare to get to given that it is NOT freeway close and the explosion in the local traffic.
The map of the location demonstrates that it is certainly NOT freeway close. If you are coming from almost anywhere in the Chicago metro area, getting to Pheasant Run is going to be an adventure. Picture a Friday rush hour which usually starts at the same time the show opens. It is going to be bumper to bumper on any of the freeways or tollways just to get to an exit sort of close to the venue.
Once you have exited from the freeway or tollway, you will be assaulted by the local traffic on route 59 or other local traffic trunks as you "baby step" your way to route 64 and then wind your way through endless stop lights to St. Charles and eventually to Pheasant run.
Saturday and Sunday traffic will only marginally be better as you will have to contend with people running weekend errands and those getting to and from Church.
The organizers of this 2018 Chicago Musky Expo obviously gave no thought to the gauntlet of traffic that people attending the show would have to endure.
This new venue location holds the promise of a low attendance turnout for organizers and exhibitors alike.