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February 9, 2023
Ford 68th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show Set For
Feb 17-19 and 22-26, 2023
Find Your Adventure at America’s Largest Consumer Recreation and Sports Show!
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, but a huge dose of “cabin-fever reliever” arrives in Indianapolis on February 17. The Ford 68th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds Feb 17 – 19 and 22 – 26, 2023 and brings with it much-needed dreams of spring and summer as outdoor enthusiasts from across the Midwest find their adventure at this amazing 750,000 square foot event.
More than five acres of boats and five acres of RVs await your visit. The latest models, newest innovations and an amazing array of products will be on display. Want to book the trip of a lifetime? There’s no better place than the Travel & Tourism Pavilion to plan a trip that will create family memories for a lifetime! Local powersports dealers will be there too with the latest and greatest their industry has to offer.
Do you like to fish? Don’t miss Tackletown USA where you’ll find the best fishing related products anywhere, including unique tackle, fishing accessories, charter boat excursions, and much more.
Your ticket also includes admission to the 25th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo, February 23-26 when attending the final four days of the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show.
Whether you’re a highly experienced outdoors enthusiast, or if you’re just beginning your journey in the outdoors, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hundreds of outdoor industry experts. From retailers selling unique products and travel and tourism operators, to clubs promoting outdoor adventures, you can see them and learn all in one trip. These professionals will help you achieve outstanding results and maximum enjoyment.
The Ford 68th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport& Travel Show is also a true family experience that has something for everyone! You won’t want to miss the K9 X Games Jumping Dogs Presented by K9 U, Indiana DNR exhibit featuring Indiana birds, snakes, and canines, Kids’ Trout Fishing, Kayak Fishing Showcase, the 4,000-gallon Hawg Trough, and the 811 Know What’s Below, 811 Before You Dig Fishing Seminar Series featuring some of the nation’s top professional fishermen such as Fletcher Shryock , James Watson, Joe Thomas, Mark Martin, Chad Hoover and Gene Jensen. The 811 Fishing Seminar Series also features seminars based on species, so you can improve your skills or learn about adding a new species to your game.
You’ll thrill to the world-famous archer and contortionist, Sara Twister. What she can do with a bow and arrow is beyond belief. She will be performing daily in the Sportsman’s Arena. Check out her many videos at saratwister.com.
ABATE of Indiana presents Tiny Tots Riding Adventure where kids can get their first “motorcycle” riding experience, and the Motorcycle Rodeo where motorcyclists re-create what were called “Field Events” in an era gone by which may include the slow roll, the cone weave, and the hot dog bite!
The Pioneers of Hoosier Motorcycling will be on hand with their display of private collections of early Indiana motorcycles and memorabilia. Best of all, many of the Pioneer members will be there to retell the stories of how motorcycling evolved and talk about the innovations that led to today’s equipment and recount tales of an era gone by. The Pioneers also feature their Hoosier Motorcycling Seminar Series, a moderated panel discussion featuring many of the Pioneers as they share their knowledge, experience and entertaining stories.
Saturday, February 25 is Kids’ Day at the Show. The first 500 kids 12 and under receive a free rod and reel combo sponsored by WFMS Radio.
25th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo, Feb 22-26, 2023
It’s always hunting season at the Midwest’s premier hunting expo, the 25th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo. If hunting is your passion, or if you want it to be, there’s no better place to explore. There’s hunting gear and accessories, archery equipment and supplies, outfitters from around the globe, and food plot supplies and equipment. You can even bring your buck and get it scored by the Indiana Deer Hunters Association. Indiana’s finest record book bucks will also be on display in a 120-foot exhibit. This invitation-only display is sure to get your hunting spirit surging!
The show is an archery-lovers paradise! You can see, touch, and compare some of the best bows on the market at the Manufacturers Archery Range where you can try bows from various manufacturers and get advice from industry professionals.
Are you a waterfowler? If so, you’ll thrill to the Waterfowl Flyway and the best selection of waterfowl gear in the region. And there’s no better place to get a kid interested in hunting than visiting the Indiana Hunter Education booth, and the Youth Archery Range provided by the Indiana Bow Hunters Assn.
The popular Hunting Seminar Series showcases some of the best known names in hunting which include Curt Geier of Working Class Bowhunter Podcast, Clint Casper of Petersen’s Bowhunting, and Jeff Foiles, the renowned waterfowler to name just a few. You’ll also learn land management skills from Jim Ward of Whitetail Academy, and see the world-famous Byron Ferguson doing his archery demonstrations. And don’t forget to improve your morel hunting skills when you meet Tom Nauman of Morel Mania. Want to learn more about hunting public land? We’ve got that too!
Attractions and seminar speakers are updated daily so visit indysportshow.com for the very latest, along with ticket information, the show program, seminar and feature acts times/locations, and show hours. Advance Sale Discount tickets available (online only) through Thursday, February 16.
Editors: For JPEGS or other show information, contact Dan Forst at 317-441-7106 or firstname.lastname@example.org