February 19 – 28, 2016 INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

Fishing Seminars at the Hawg Trough

Come learn the latest techniques from nationally known anglers at our fishing seminars conducted atop the Hawg Trough. This 5,000 gallon aquarium measuring an astounding 40’ long, 4’ wide and 8’ deep, is one of the show’s leading attractions and fits nicely in the heart of Tackle Town. Here visitors can receive expert information from the pros as they watch various seminars conducted throughout the show. Watch in amazement as the best anglers in the country share their secrets and catch fish right before your eyes! Don’t forget to check out our speakers page for this year’s lineup!

Dock Diving Dogs – Back With New Tricks!

You spoke and we listened! The Dock Diving Dogs are back with never before seen tricks! Alpha K9 U will be conducting workshops, demonstrations and friendly big air-wave competitions – as always, representatives will be there to answer any questions you may have about the fastest growing dog sport! All new this year is the K-9 X Games! 

Click here for more info!




Travel Cafe

The Travel Café is back with exciting travel destination presentations and videos!  Along with the fresh new travel ideas presented by the exhibitors within the Travel & Tourism section of the show, there will be new and unique in-show dining options.  The Travel Café will encourage attendees to linger through the use of live and entertaining programs and demonstrations, as well as an array of multi-media displays showcasing destinations represented at the Show.  In short you can grab a bite, rest a spell and pick out a new vacation destination all at the same time, this year in the new Travel Café


Ask the Pros Seminar Series

The Ask the Pros Fishing Seminar Series provides a unique seminar format that puts show goers into direct contact with the seminar speakers. It is an interactive forum, providing invaluable opportunities for seminar attendees to ask the questions most important to them.


Kid’s Trout Fishing in Tackle Town

No need to leave the kids at home. Bring the kids to the Kid’s Trout Fishing Pond to try their hand at fishing in Tackle Town.

Fly Casting Pond

Test your skills at our 180 foot fly casting pond. From beginners to experts, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with the pros who can help you improve your skills or get you started. You can also watch demonstrations from the experts, who are happy to teach you the art of fly casting. Find it in the Quiet Sports and Travel & Tourism Pavilion.

Peak Adventure Rock Wall!

Are you ready for the Rock? This custom designed mobile rock wall stands 24 feet tall and adds a dash of extreme sports to the show! Located in the Quiet Sports and Travel & Tourism Pavilion, the Wall is open to anyone who wants to give rock climbing a try. The Wall has been one of the most popular exhibits at past shows and with the increasing popularity of the X-games, more people will climb the rock wall this year than ever before!

Discover Scuba with Diver’s Supply

Diver’s Supply lets you experience the thrill of scuba diving through their interactive “Discover Scuba” display in the Quiet Sports and Travel & Tourism Pavilion. Under the supervision of a Diver’s Supply Professional, you’ll experience scuba diving in pool or pool-like conditions. You’ll be taught the basic concepts and scuba skills to prepare for your own open water adventure. You’ll discover excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling! Find out more about them at their website www.diverssupplyindy.com

Kayak Demonstration Pool

Always wanted to try kayaking? Test paddle the latest kayaks in our huge Kayak Demonstration Pool. Find it in the Quiet Sports and Travel & Tourism Pavilion. 

Kid’s Day – Saturday, February 27th

Kids love coming to our show!!  And on Saturday, February 27th they love it even more when the first 500 kids through the door receive a rod and reel combo courtesy of Honey Creek Tackle. 

Sponsored by Honey Creek Tackle 





DNR Programs

The DNR has a great series of educational programs designed to teach the public as much as possible about birds, snakes and dogs. 

Click here for more info!

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