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2017 Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience is June 10-11.


Free wifi at the event!

Look for "Hoosier Outdoor Experience" in the list of available networks on your smartphone or tablet. Once connected, a special Web page ( will display in your browser. No password required, but the connection will time out after 15 minutes and you will need to reconnect.

If you share your outdoor adventures on social media, use #FordODX and #getINoutdoors for hash tags. Follow Indiana DNR on Twitter (@indnrnews), Facebook (@INdnr) and Instagram (indianadnr).

WHAT: Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience.

WHERE: Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis.

WHEN: June 10-11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience is Indiana’s largest, interactive outdoor recreation event. It features more than 50 hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and classes from partner organizations, designed to excite families and visitors about outdoor recreation. View the full list of activities.

Admission is free but visitors are encouraged to register to help organizers plan accordingly. This event takes place rain or shine.

The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience is presented by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, with thanks to title sponsor, Central Indiana Ford Dealers. Other sponsors include Indiana State Parks, Indiana Hunter Education Association, Friends of NRA, Braun’s Fun Time Campers, Workwear USA, National Wild Turkey Federation, Indiana American Water and U.S. Foods.

Getting to the event

Fort Harrison State Park is closed to through vehicle traffic. The main gate at North Post Road and 59th Street is closed to pedestrians.


Walk or bike


Special accommodations

Inside the event

Prepare to walk


Prepare to be outside

Not allowed at the event


The Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience