Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hoosier Outdoor Experience - September 15 and 16 - Fun For All!!!

The Hoosier Outdoor Experience is Indiana’s largest, hands-on outdoor recreation event. Held on the grounds of Fort Harrison State Park, the free event features more than 50 activities and 120 grassroots partners. Activities range from fishing to riding in off-road vehicles.

Check out the list of activities below...

The Hoosier Outdoor Experience is free but registration is recommended. By registering, you will help us improve our outreach efforts for next year's event. All information collected will only be used for evaluating this event and won't be sold or released to third parties. After registering, you may be contacted to participate in a quick study about the event.  Go to the website HERE to register or visit this website:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/5529.htm

I know a lot of families that have participated in this and they keep going back every year!


Planned ActivitiesActivity Providers
Basic Fishing Division of Fish and Wildlife, Indiana Bass Federation Nation
Fly Fishing Reel Women Reel Men
Fly Tying Indianapolis Fly Casters
Canoeing/Kayaking Hoosier Canoe Club, Friends of the White River, Ball State Outdoor Pursuits
Remote Control Boats 
(Saturday Only)
Indy Admirals
Fish cleaning and cooking on the hour from 3-5pm on Saturday. On Sunday on the hour from 10-noon and 3-5pm. Division of Fish & Wildlife
Reel Kids Casting Skills Indiana Bass Federation
Historic and Modern Trapping Indiana State Trappers Association
Monarch Watch Indiana Native Plant & Wildlife Society
Field to Table-Venison Workshop:
Saturday only 10 a.m.-1 p.m
Purdue Cooperative Extension
Building for Wildlife Indiana Wildlife Federation
Turkey Hunting Safely Indiana National Wild Turkey Federation
White-tailed Deer Sensory Trail Indiana Deer Hunters Association
Field to Table Waterfowl Workshop: 2 pm Saturday and Sunday Division of Fish & Wildlife
Critter Chat Animalia
Indiana Wildlife Division of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Diversity Section and Wild Birds Unlimited
Central Indiana Land Trust  
Incredible Journey Upper White River Watershed Alliance
Tree Dog Demos Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance
Water Dog Demos  
Make and Take Duck Calls Ducks Unlimited
Backyard Conservation Fall Creek Watershed Partnership
Hoosier National Forest Hoosier National Forest Recreation Opportunities
Woodcarving Circle City Carvers
Shotgun Division of Law Enforcement, Indiana Friends of the NRA, Indiana Hunter Education Association
Pellet Rifle Division of Law Enforcement, Indiana Friends of the NRA, Indiana Hunter Education Association
Archery Division of Law Enforcement, Indiana Hunter Education Association
Atlatl Indiana State Museum
Mock Archaeological Dig Hamilton County Parks
Historic Trivia Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology
Museum of 20th Century Warfare Museum of 20th Century Warfare
Traditional Outdoor Folk Artisans Traditional Arts Indiana
Horseback riding (ages 8+) Hoosier Trail Rides
Pony rides (ages 7 and under) Brown County Saddle Barn
USFS Deam Wilderness Working Mules Deam Wilderness and United States Forest Service
Horse-drawn Hay Rides Guided Trail Rides, LLC
Equestrian Leave No Trace Indiana Horse Council
Back-country Dutch Oven Cooking Indiana Trail Riders Association
Back-country Horse Packing Hoosier Backcountry Horsemen
Tractor-drawn Hay Rides McCormick’s Creek, Shakamak and Turkey Run saddle barns
Gold Panning Indiana Chapter of Gold Prospecting Association of America
Leave No Trace Kevin Ayers, LNT Master Educator
Building Sustainable Hiking Trails Hoosier Hikers Council
Back-Country Hiking Essentials Central Indiana Wilderness Club
Mountain Bike Skills Course/Trail Ride Hoosier Mountain Bike Association and Central Indiana Bicycling Association
Map And Compass Basics Indiana Crossroads Orienteering
Geocaching Indy Area Geocachers
Jeep Rides JPFROG Off-Roaders and INFWDA, Eastgate Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge
Outdoor Crafts and Games American Camp Association
Camping Skills and Outdoor Cooking Camptown
Disc Golf Hamilton County Disc Golf Association/The Disc Golf Company
UTV Rides Trail Riders of America, Polaris and ABATE
Tiny Tots Mini-bike Rides ABATE of Indiana
ATV Safety and Equipment Division of Law Enforcement
Snowmobiling In Indiana Indiana Snowmobile Association
Climbing Wall Renfro Productions and the Indianapolis Boat Sport and Travel Show
Redbird State Riding Area Redbird Foundation
Hands-on Nature and History Division of State Parks and Reservoirs
Girl Scout outdoor fun Central Indiana Girl Scouts
Golf The Fort Golf Course
10 and Under Tennis USTA/Midwest Section
Blueways, Greenways & Trails in Indiana Indiana Greenways Foundation
Monkey Bridge and Scouting Activities Northeast District, Crossroads of America, Boy Scouts of America
Road Bicycling and Bicycle Safety Central Indiana Bicycle Association (CIBA), with Bicycles provided by Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI)
Horseshoe Pitching Speedway Horseshoe Leagues, and the IN Chapter of the National Horseshoe Pitching Association
Ultimate Field Day sports activities Radio Disney 98.3
Craft-a-s'more and scavenger hunt Modern Trailer Sales
Build-a-barn, make a scarecrow, play in corn kernels, paint a group board and photo ops Waterman's Family Farm
Yarn crafts and edible campfires American Camp Association
Obstacle Course with gymnastics equipment Geist Sports Academy
Helmet fitting Buchanan Group
Bike safety course Riley Safety Store
Art activities for kids Art With A Heart
Superhero crafts Child Advocates
Interactive game & vintage and current BMX bikes on display Wonder Wheels BMX
LMTV (tank) tours National Guard Counterdrug

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