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At the time each year when winter begins to ease its icy grip, the largest outdoor show of its kind rolls into the Indiana State Fairgrounds to rescue hundreds of thousands of casual-to-hardcore outdoor enthusiasts from the throes of cabin fever.  To these folks, no other event is more-welcomed.  Nothing else stacks up to the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show.  Nothing.  There are no substitutes.

Find your adventure in over 650,000 square-feet of pure, outdoor goodness in six super-sized buildings.  Acres of boats, RV’s, fishing tackle and hunting gear, outdoor destinations, paddle sports equipment, educational seminars, outdoor celebrities and unique and entertaining attractions combine to form a veritable outdoor supernova, which cannot be fully experienced in a single visit.

We’re talking about more than great deals on boats, RV’s and outdoor gear, here.  We’re talking about silly deals on fishing lures you just can’t find anywhere else - and uncanny bargains on vacations to outdoor destinations approved by the entire family.

The Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show enjoys a nearly-60-year history and owes its success to a simple formula offer show-goers a healthy dose of exciting, new features and attractions each year while retaining the very best of the past – all wrapped up in the largest and most-exciting outdoor event of its kind to be found anywhere.   

Bring your family.  Come back with your buddies.  We’ll see you at the show


Power of a Regional Event…

When you exhibit in a Renfro Production you’ll sell to a regional audience from Indiana as well as Cincinnati, Columbus, Louisville, Chicago, Evansville and many other cities in our region.  Our marketing campaign targets not only the state of Indiana but may other cities as well.

Midwest’s Biggest Sport Show!

By choosing Renfro Productions you are hitting multiple markets with only one show.

It's a Fact!!

The Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show is a cost effective and important way to reach your core consumer.

The Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show continues to be the place for Midwesterners to gather info, plan their vacations and make equipment purchases.  It continues to bring back its' crowds and increase attendance each year!

73% of exhibitors have attended the show for 3 or more years

80% of exhibitors said that their participation in the show was "worthwhile"

81% of exhibitors said they would come back

Don't wait to register for the 2014 Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 02/14/2014 - 02/23/2014
Conference/Event Hours: Fri. 2pm - 8pm; Sat. 10am - 8pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm; Mon. 11am - 8pm; Tue. & Wed. 2pm - 8pm; Thur. & Fri. 11am - 8pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Auto-Boat-RV Shows
Other Industries: Auto-Boat-RV Shows, Consumer Health, Food & Fitness, Local Shows & Fairs, Outdoor Sports Shows
Audience: Open to the Public
Notes: Please Contact Renfro Productions & Management, Inc. for Estimated Attendance

80% of all attendees gathered vacation information relating to: FISHING, CAMPING, HUNTING, HOUSEBOAT VACATIONS, WHITEWATER RAFTING, & MUCH MORE
75% thought the information was excellent to above average
72% of attendees planned to make a purchase while at the show
Over 70% of attendees were likely to make future purchases based on what they saw at the show
Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Venue Phone: (317) 927-7500
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Number of Exhibitors:Approximately 300 (As of 8/28/13)
Event Square Footage:650,000+
Show Owner:Renfro Productions & Management, Inc.
Show Manager:Renfro Productions & Management, Inc. / George Fern
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Inline $850   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner $950   Water: n/a
Bulk Space - Up to 2,000 sq. ft. $4.20 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
Bulk Space - 2,001+ sq. ft. $3.20 per sq. ft.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Exhibit Contacts:

Kevin Renfro • Todd Jameson • Pete Miller
765-641-7712 • 877-892-1723 • fax 765-641-7756

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