Renfro Productions Media Relations
Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns Force Changes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 2, 2020
(ANDERSON, Ind.) Several of the Midwest’s most popular and long-standing consumer sports shows, including the nation’s largest consumer sports show, The 67th Annual Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, have been postponed for 2021 due to health concerns and venue capacity restrictions brought about by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
All shows are produced, and managed by Renfro Productions, Inc., based in Anderson, IN.
Two of Cincinnati’s most popular and established sports shows, the 64th Annual 2021 Ford Cincinnati Boat, Sport & Travel Show (January 15-17 and January 20-24) and the 25th Annual 2021 Cincinnati Golf Show (January 22-24 ), have been postponed due to State of Ohio ordered capacity and other restrictions related to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision also postpones the launch of two new shows: the inaugural Cincinnati Fishing & Tackle Expo (January 15-17) and the inaugural Cincinnati Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo (January 22-24).
All events were scheduled to take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.
The 67th Annual Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show set for February 19-28, 2021 has been postponed. The show also features the 30th Annual Indiana Motorcycle and Powersports Expo February 19-21 and the 24th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo February 25-28, and both shows are also postponed. These shows combine to take up every building at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
STATEMENT FROM RENFRO PRODUCTIONS, INC. PRESIDENT KEVIN RENFRO
Health concerns and capacity restrictions related to the pandemic at both the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati and the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis have convinced us that we can’t put on these shows and maintain our established level of excellence and meet the expectations of both our attendees and exhibitors.
This is the first time in our 66-year history that we’ve ever postponed a show, and it’s a major disappointment to our entire organization. But the good news is that we expect to be back bigger and better than ever in 2022.
We are pleased to announce that, to support our exhibitors, Renfro Productions, Inc. will be coming out with a special e-Reader edition of the show programs for all the postponed shows in both Cincinnati and Indianapolis. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
2022 CINCINNATI AND INDIANAPOLIS SHOW DATES
The 64th Annual Ford Cincinnati Boat, Sport & Travel Show, the 25th Annual Cincinnati Golf Show, and the all-new Cincinnati Fishing & Tackle Expo will arrive at the Duke Energy Convention Center on January 14, 2022, and the all-new Cincinnati Deer, Turkey, & Waterfowl Expo will arrive on January 21, 2022.
The 68th Annual Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show and the 31st Annual Indiana Motorcycle & Powersport Expo, will arrive at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on February 18,
2022, and the 25th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey, & Waterfowl Expo will arrive on February 24, 2022.
For 66 years, Renfro Productions Inc., the most trusted name in the sport show industry, has produced outstanding consumer sports shows, including the nation’s largest consumer sports show, the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show. For more information on all Renfro Productions shows, visit CincySportShow.com or IndySportShow.com