WHEATON, IL. –September 29, 2018 the DuPage County Fairgrounds (A Chicago Suburb) will host Zurko’s Midwest Promotions-Semi Annual NATIONAL CIVIL WAR-MILITARY and C.A.D.A. (Collector Arms Dealers Association) Show & Sale Now billed as – THE “CHICAGO SHOW”, it is one of the largest and finest for high quality and diversity in the Midwest or anywhere!

Collector’s from the United States, Europe and even Japan will again on this semi-annual event to buy, sell and trade cherished Historical Artifacts, vintage Militaria and a variety o Collector Arms.  Now housed in 2- buildings with over 400 tables of treasures; THE “CHICAGO SHOW” offers a wide selection of vintage & collector guns, medieval to military swords, Bowie knives, Revolutionary War artifacts, Indian & fur trader collectibles, historical autograph and paintings, rare books, military medals, old bottles, tin types. Civil war era jewelry, and much, much more.

Associations will be represented such as, Bowie Knife Collectors Association Salt Creek Civil War Round Tale, Garibaldi Guard, PH Sherman Camp 2, Camp Douglas, Illinois Rifle Association, Pine Valley Club, Submarine Veterans Memorial, Antique Bottle Collector Association and the NRA-ISRA.

Come see an original Confederate 1861 bronze 6 Pdr rifled gun – Serial #1 made by Skates & Co., Mobile, Alabama.  This gun fired one of the last shots of the Civil War before it was captured At Fort Blakely April 9, 1865. Original projectiles from the battlefield confirm its location and use. Owner, Ken Knoll, has researched and gathered the history of the gun, as well as the maker Skates & Co. and will be displaying his collection for all to see. This display has won two previous Best of Show Awards.

The “Battlefield Balladeers” will perform songs and music from the Civil War.  The repetoire consists of the patriotic, sentimental , and  comic songs of the period along with minstrel favorites and the melodies of Stephen Foster.

BATTLEFIELD BALLADEERS have performed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Chicago History Museum, First Division Museum, Kenosha Civil War Museum, Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest,  on the battlefields of Gettysburg , Perryville and Selma, and numerous libraries ,museums,  historical societies.

Robert Zurko promoter of this special National Event stated: THE “CHICAGO SHOW” is ideally located in the Midwest at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187; as dealers & collectors can easily drive or fly to the show.  As the show continues to grow; an additional building will be available for expansion, so dealers do not have to be put on a waiting-list again!!  The next massive sale is SATURDAY September 29, 2018.  Show hours are 9am to 4pm for only $9.00 for BOTH shows.  Early buyers can get in at 8am for $25.00.  Collectors are urged to come early, and plan to spend the day as buying is brisk and it takes hours to view the vast selection of treasures!

For additional information contact: Zurko Midwest Promotions, 115 E. Division St. Shawano, Wisconsin 54166.  Phone 715-526-9769, web-site or

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