Dan Forst

Renfro Productions Media Relations

(317) 441-7106



Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns Force Changes



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.


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.


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 


Show Hours

Feb. 17-19, 2023

Fri., Feb. 17, 2023    1pm – 8pm

Sat., Feb. 18, 2023   10am – 8pm

Sun. Feb. 19, 2023   10am – 5pm

Midweek Ticket Special:

Save $4 off box office price Adult Admission for Tuesday & Wednesday when you purchase tickets online!

Are your weekends crammed full of things to do? Do you want to attend the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show but not sure when to go? Let us help you out with that.

Beginning Monday Feb. 17, you can buy tickets online to use only on Tuesday Feb. 18 & Wednesday Feb. 19. When you purchase your adult admission ticket online, you can save $4 off the box office price per adult ticket! That’s just $11 per adult admission ticket!

So grab some friends, head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and come enjoy the show! The show is less crowded on the week days. It’s a great time to go and spend some quality time with your favorite Exhibitors! Tell everyone you know!

— This special ticket price is only good for tickets purchased ONLINE – no discount tickets will be sold at the box office!
— AND, the Mid-Week Specials tickets may only be redeemed on Tuesday Feb. 18 & Wednesday Feb. 19. They will NOT scan any other days of the show.

Protect & Serve Discount:

2020 Grand Prize Package

At kiosks and on signage throughout the show, visitors can enter to win the Grand Prize Package! Either scan the QR code and complete the form or fill out a ballot at the kiosk. It’s that simple!

Trip for 2 Rafting Prize Package

Courtesy of 

  • 2 Passes for a Rafting Trip on either the Upper or Lower New Gorge River – Your Choice!
  • You can choose when to take your trip!
  • Rafting trip includes all necessary gear
  • A guide will be along to help navigate
  • Winner receives a 2-night stay in one of the Sportsman Cabins
    • 24×16 ft cabins are equipped with the basic amenities
    • Full bathroom with shower
    • Air conditioning and heat
    • Cable TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee maker
    • Covered porch
    • Picnic table and fire ring
    • Bed linens and towels included
  • Winner’s certificate includes all trip details

One entrant chosen at random after the show. No purchase necessary. Only one entry per person. Renfro Productions, owners of the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show value your privacy. Your email will NOT be shared with any outside party; it is strictly for use by Renfro Productions and their sponsors. Your participation in this drawing will add your name into our attendee list and will be used to communicate special show announcements and exhibitor specials. As always, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Click Here to View Contest Rules

Group Sales:

2023 Ford 68th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, 30th Annual Indiana Motorcycle & Powersports Expo and the 25th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo.


$12.00 for Adult (ages 13 and above)

$9.00 for Child (ages 6-12)

Don’t forget that you must order at least 15 tickets! Orders for less than 15 tickets will not be processed.

Please contact Candice Geyer at 765-400-5006 to place your order.

Orders must be received by February 1, 2023.

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Indiana Motorcycle & Powersports Expo - Feb. 14 – 16, 2020

Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo - Feb. 20 – 23, 2020


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