Provided by Indy Show
One of America's oldest and largest outdoor shows will be held in Indianapolis when the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show opens February 16-25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
The show will consist of over 700,000 square feet of pure outdoor excitement in six super-sized buildings, providing plenty for sportsmen and outdoor adventure seekers.
Here are some of the features:
Tackle Town USA - At 70,000 square feet with over aisles and aisles of all things fishing, Tackle Town has everything for the individual angler or fishing family.
Fishing Seminars - Between the interactive-style Fishing Camp: Ask the Pros and the giant Hawg Trough seminars, visitors will find the best fishing seminars from anglers like Kevin VanDam (bass), The G Man Gerald Swindle (bass), Ed Stachowski (walleye), Mark Brumbaugh (walleye), Jason Przekurat (walleye), Joe Thomas (bass), Mike Delvisco (bass), Jacob Wheeler (bass), Jeff Currier (fly fishing), Mark Martin (walleye), Matt Firestein (musky), Jim Vitaro (bass), Matt Morgan (crappie), Russ Bailey (crappie), Steve Coleman (crappie), Kent Watson (crappie), Ronnie Capps (crappie), Billy DeHaven (carp), Chae Dolsen (musky) and Dan Armitage (kids' fishing fun).
Travel and Tourism Pavilion - No matter what kind of travel experience you're looking for, you'll find it at the Travel and Tourism Pavilion, featuring exhibitors representing camps, lodges, outfitters, guides and other destinations in over 25 states plus various Canadian provinces. What makes this Pavilion truly unique is the fact that so many of the exhibitors are actual owners and operators of the lodges, resorts and camps or facilities they represent. When you plop down your hard-earned dollars for any kind of trip, it is extra nice to meet and chat with the actual folks in charge, the experts. And the fact that you're dealing direct means more of your money stays in your pocket. While in this Pavilion be sure to visit the Travel CafÈ where you can sit in on exciting travel presentations given by industry professionals.
Boat Pavilion - More than 5 - acres of boats, boating-lifestyle products and accessories. There's no better place to see a larger selection of makes and the latest models all under one roof. This one-stop shopping opportunity features the first look at this year's models! On-the-spot financing is available.
RV Pavilion - See, touch, compare and experience the latest motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and campers from Indiana's largest array of makes and models. Whether you are a seasoned RV traveler or just beginning to explore the RV lifestyle, the experts will be on-hand and ready share their knowledge. On-the-spot financing is available.
In addition, the 21st Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo will be held at the fairgrounds Feb. 22-25 Special features include a new Archery Alley, Outfitters from Around the World, Deer Scoring and Hoosier Record Book Trophy Deer Display and great hunting seminars from the Holder Family (Raised Hunting TV), Greg Abbas (A-Way Outdoors TV), Bill Epeards (whitetail and turkey hunting, Hunting Camp Ask The Pro moderator), Tom Nauman (mushroom hunting), Byron Ferguson (archery), Field Hudnall (waterfowl hunting), Jeff Foiles (waterfowl hunting) and more. You won't believe your eyes when you see the Hoosier Record Book Trophy Deer Display, the most amazing display of record bucks you've ever seen.
Show hours are:
- Friday, Feb. 16: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Saturday, Feb. 17: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- Sunday, Feb. 18: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Monday - Thursday, Feb. 19-22: Noon - 8:00 PM
- Friday, Feb. 23: Noon - 9:00 PM
- Saturday, Feb. 24: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- Sunday, Feb. 25: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tickets are $14 at the box office and advance sale discount tickets are available for $12.00 at IndySportShow.com as well as hotel specials for our out of town attendees. There is even an on-site campground available to show visitors.