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Event Overview:

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.

The attraction comes from 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  history of over 60 years 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.

We’d love to learn more about your specific business or enterprise.  Call Kevin, Mitch or Pete at 877-892-1723, and let’s talk in more detail about ways the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show can help you to meet your objectives. 

Exhibitor Information:

The 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!

Held in-conjunction with the Great American Fly Fishing Expo 2016.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show 2016? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 02/19/2016 - 02/28/2016
Conference/Event Hours: Fri., Feb. 19 1pm-8pm; Sat., Feb. 20 10am-8pm; Sun., Feb. 21 10am-5pm; Mon.-Fri., Feb. 22-26 12pm-8pm; Sat., Feb. 27 10am-8pm; Sun., Feb. 28 10am-5pm
First Move-In Date: 02/16/2016
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Auto-Boat-RV Shows
Other Industries: Auto-Boat-RV Shows, Consumer Health, Food & Fitness, Local Shows & Fairs, Outdoor Sports Shows
Estimated Attendance: 191,000
Cost to Attend: $14.00 Adults; $12.00 Seniors (60+); $8.00 Children (6-12); FREE Children (5 & under)
Audience: Open to the public.
Notes: About the Audience
The Ford 60th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show is a cost effective and important way to reach your core consumer. Below are statistics taken from the show surveys.
80% of attendees gathered vacation information relating to: Fishing, Camping, Hunting, Houseboat Vacations, Whitewater Rafting & Much More
-We asked our attendees to rate the quality of vacation information available at the show.
75% thought the information was excellent to above average.
-Attention retailers! Big ticket items to cash-and-carry items...
72% of attendees plan to make a purchase while at the show
70% + of attendees are likely to make future purchases based on what they see at the show.
Venue: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Venue Phone: (317) 927-7500
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:600+ (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:650,000
Exhibit Floorplan PDF:Download Exhibit Floorplan PDF
Show Manager:Renfro Productions
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $850   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Corner $950   Water: n/a
Up to 2,000 Bulk space $4.20 sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
Over 2,000 Bulk space $3.20 sq. ft.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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