February 16 – 25, 2018 INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

Indiana Tourism

Speaker: Mark Newman, Executive Director Indiana Office of Tourism Development

Title: Indiana Tourism’s Undertold Destination Ideas

Description: Discover some of Indiana’s tourism destinations that will surprise you with the diversity of options the state offers visitors

Friday 2/20-  4:00 pm

Saturday 2/21-  1:00 pm

Thursday 2/26- 1:30 pm

Saturday 2/28-  1:00 pm

Sunday 3/1- 1:00 pm


Indiana Caverns

Title: Intrepid Indiana Explorers

Speaker: Gary Robertson

Description: Follow the feats of the men and women that explore southern Indiana’s vast Binkley Cave system, indiana’s longest cave at 41.8 miles and growing rapidly and the 7th longest cave in the USA. Gary Roberson has been exploring this system for over 40 years. You can almost feel you are laying hundreds of feet below the earth in mud and water during this talk!

Title: A Treasure Trove of Ice Age bones

Speaker: Rob Houchens

Description: The most significant bone find of Ice Age Bones in Indiana state history!!! Come learn about the bones found inside INDIANA CAVERNS, America’s newest show cave. Peccaries to Porcupines, Bears to Bison and more – learn what has already been found and how you can help find even more animals from thousands of years ago. Take a seat and enjoy a presentation by Rob Houchens, from Indiana Caverns, showing bones that are thousand of years old and experience some of what you can expect to see in INDIANA CAVERNS

Saturday 2/21- 4:00 pm

Sunday 2/22- 2:00 pm

Monday 2/23- 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm

Wednesday 2/25- 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm

Friday 2/27-  5:00 pm

Saturday 2/28- 3:00 pm


John Holod – Award Winning Film Maker

Speaker: John Holod

Title: Adventure Travel with your RV

Description: “Alaska: RV Adventure of a Lifetime”, “The Great Rocky Mountain RV Adventure”, “East Coast RV Adventure”, and “Route 66 RV Adventure”.

Friday 2/20- 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Saturday 2/21- 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Sunday 2/22- 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm

Monday 2/23- 12:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Tuesday 2/24- 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 2/25- 12:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Thursday 2/26- 12:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Friday 2/27- 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Saturday 2/28- 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm

Sunday 3/1- 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm


Life of Riley Resort

Speaker: Rock Gillson

Title: Fishing trends on Lake Vermilion MN.

Description: Life of Riley Resort is the only resort that is located on Norwegian Bay on beautiful Lake Vermillion- a super fishing area and one guaranteed to give you that wilderness sensation of being in God’s Country.

Life of Riley Resort has a “down-home” atmosphere – informal and friendly – with nothing fancy or posh. We specialize in good fishing, good food and good times. Service here is more than a slogan. Our goal is to make YOUR stay the best vacation ever.

Friday 2/20- 3:00 pm

Saturday 2/21- 12:00 pm

Monday 2/23- 1:30 pm

Thursday 2/26- 3:00 pm

Friday 2/27-2:00 pm

Saturday 2/28-4:00 pm

Sunday 3/1- 2:00 pm


Waterfalls Lodge

Speaker: Mike Morgan

Title: Ontario Drive in Fishing Lodge


Waterfalls Lodge is where you ……Come as a Guests, Leave as a Friend

Saturday 2/21- 6:00 pm

Sunday 2/22- 11:00 am

Wednesday 2/25- 3:00 pm

Friday 2/27- 3:00 pm

Saturday 2/28- 6:00 pm

Sunday 3/1/2015 4:00 pm


Cruise Planners

Speaker: Frank Stephenson, Insights Vacations

Title: Escorted Tours USA, Canada and Global. There’s nothing ‘standard’ about travelling with Insight. You’ll travel in luxurious comfort and enjoy fantastic, remarkable experiences that aren’t available on other vacations.

 Introductions to amazing people, the authentic encounters, extra personal touches and carefully chosen little surprises that make Insight stand apart when it comes to guided vacations

 There is no more inspirational way to discover the world than with Insight Vacations. Our luxury and premium escorted journeys are unique and designed with immense care, based on over 35 years’ experience.

Sunday 2/22- 4:00 pm


 Timbuktu Marina & Cabins

Speaker: Larry Clines

Description: Discover this unique location featuring lake front cabins, rental boats, fishing opportunities and other area attractions.


-MARINA OPERATIONS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC (marine products, fuel/oil, etc)

-4 LAKE FRONT CABINS (& info on what’s included in each cabin)



-CONVENIENCE/MARINA STORE (& info on what we offer for sale; i.e. bait, tackle, ice, clothing, off-sale liquor, grocery, etc)

-FISHING OPPORTUNITIES! (Musky, walleye, northern, bass)

-AREA ATTRACTIONS/ACIVITIES/EATING ESTABLISHMENTS AVAIL. (Timber Days, Antiques Boat Show, Bear Sanctuary, Lake Access Restaurants) -TIMBUKTU MARINE DEALERSHIP SERVICES AVAILABLE (props, marine service for breakdowns, etc.)

-Q & A

 Saturday 2/21- 7:00 pm

Tuesday 2/24- 2:00 pm

Friday 2/27-  6:00 pm

Saturday 2/28- 12:00 pm


Latreille Lake Lodge & Outposts

Speaker: Jeff Thomas

Title: Canadian Fly-in Fishing Lodge at its finest

Description: Latreille Lake Lodge is a Fly-In Lodge that is located 65 air miles east of Red Lake, Ontario and is accessible only by float plane. We offer American Plan service at the Lodge, as well as Outpost Camps on remote lakes. Latreille Lake is connected to Margaret Lake by a smooth winding river. From Margaret Lake, where we have one outpost camp, is the Wenesaga River as well as two portage lakes, Allison and Marsh lake (Allison is home to our other outpost camp). There are approximately 480 kilometers of pristine shoreline to fish and explore.

Friday 2/20- 6:00 pm

Saturday 2/21- 7:00 pm

Tuesday 2/24- 2:00 pm

Friday 2/27- 6:00 pm

Saturday 2/28- 12:00 pm


Central Indiana Wilderness Club

Speaker: Bob Hart

Title: 2015 trip details

Description: At the Travel Cafe representatives of the Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC) will present (with a PowerPoint Presentation) our 2015 trip details and will be available for questions. We will announce paddling trips, backpacking trips, bike trips, a caving trip, some introductory skills classes and a lot of fun stuff. Some of our trips are one week in length and some are just weekend events. Our longer trips may go virtually anywhere in the USA and even into Canada. All provide an affordable and enjoyable experience to the participants.

Come and meet fellow adventurers who all share in the love of out-of-doors. CIWC is a great place to find new friends.

Saturday 2/21- 3:00 pm

Friday 2/27- 12:00 pm

Saturday 2/28- 7:00 pm

Sunday 3/1- 11:00 am


We’d like to thank the following exhibitors for contributing videos:

Fireside Lodge

The Pickled Pedaler

Young’s Wilderness Camp

Manistee County Visitor’s Bureau

Trails To Adventure

Taylor County Tourist Commission

Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Smoky Mountain Tour Connection

Algonquin Provincial Park

Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

Indiana Office of Tourism Development

Indiana Zip Line Tours

Adventurers on the Gorge

Visit Graceland

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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