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This Weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (2/19/10 to 2/21/10)

Virtually every weekend the Indiana State Fairgrounds comes to life with fun things for Hoosiers to do. This weekend the Indiana State Fairgrounds hosts the Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo and the Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show. These perfectly matched Indianapolis events are perfect for the sportsman (or woman) in your family. Don’t miss the action at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend.

13th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo

Indiana sportsmen (and women) will love the Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo. This Indianapolis event features a range of activities, demonstrations and information to kick your next sporting expedition into high gear. From the Waterfowl Calling Championship to the “Ask the Pros” audience driven seminar and more, the 13th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo has got it all.

The Indiana Waterfowl Calling Championship will feature competitions for both duck and goose calling. The Indiana Sanctioned Duck Calling Championship and the Junior Duck Calling Contest begin on Saturday, while the Indiana State Goose Calling Contest takes place on Sunday. Registration for all contests will remain open until twenty minutes prior to the competition’s start.

The Hunting Camp “Ask the Pros” seminar is a new innovation in seminar technique. The topics are unassigned. The biggest names in the business will be lead in a panel by moderator Dave Foster, as the audience decides (via their own questions) what the conversation will be about. Get the discussion rolling with your questions.

In addition to this, Gun Dog Demonstrations will be happening throughout the Expo. Dog trainers from the Indiana Retriever Club and the Indiana German Short hair Club will work their dogs in style. On top of this, check out the Gene Hopkins Collection of Archery History and the indoor archery range. With more than 40 years of hunting experience and over 100 big game animals under his belt, Hopkins has perhaps one of the biggest collections of archery relics ever. Check it out, then try your hand at the indoor archery range with new inspiration.

If you have got a deer rack at home, bring it in to be officially scored by the I.D.H.A. For the small fee of $10.00 see how your rank among other attendees. Then compare your deer head to some of the largest recorded in Indiana at the “Legends of Indiana.” All this plus a 3D Bowhunter Challenge, Indiana Hunter Education more than 100 exhibitors.

Tickets to this Indianapolis sports event for adults and seniors are $10.00 in advance (available at Marsh through Thursday, February 18, 2010) and $12.00 at the door for adults, $11.00 for seniors. Tickets for Indianapolis kids, ages six to twelve, are $8.00. Kids under five are admitted for FREE. Tickets for both days of the event are available for $20.00.

The 13th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo takes over the Toyota Exposition Hall Friday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For additional information call 317.641.7712, or visit the Indiana Deer and Turkey Expo website.

Ford 56th Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show

After you hit the Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo head over to the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, also at the Indiana State Fairgrounds this weekend. This Indianapolis shopping event features the widest selection of products and services for outdoor enthusiasts including canoes, cruisers, RVs, tents, tourism, hunting, fishing and more. The Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel show has it all.

Back by popular demand this year is Dock Dogs. This dog on dog competition combines doggy diving and doggy long jump to see which of man’s best friends has the most power. Come root on your favorite pooch. Indy-Yaks will also be on hand to introduce you to the world of kayak fishing. Learn about the Kayak in all its glory as experts share the secrets to success in kayak fishing.

You have seen her on late night T.V., now see her in person; it is Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel. Twiggy has traveled the world sharing her talents and capturing the hearts of audiences everywhere. See her in action this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

On top of all this, the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel show brings Indianapolis people the Antique Outboard Boat Motors Display. This collection of race boats will wow everyone in attendance. Also try your hand at the Peak Adventure Rock Wall.This twenty four foot custom made mobile rock wall is one of the most popular exhibits at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel show.

All this and more! Don’t miss Tackle Town USA, Laser Shotgun 3D, and the Hawg Trough, a 5,000 gallon aquarium ready and waiting for demonstrations and seminars. More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand to share their various expertise with you.

The Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel show takes over the Pepsi Coliseum, South and the Toyota Blue Ribbon West and Champion Pavilions until February 28, 2010. Ticket prices share the same ranges as the Indiana Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo. For additional information (including times of operation), visit the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel show website.

Indiana State Fairgrounds

The Indiana State Fairgrounds are a valued Indianapolis attraction, just north of Indianapolis downtown. Check out these great Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars to shoot the breeze after these great Indianapolis event. For more information about other upcoming events at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, visit their official website. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis.

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1202 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
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