Canoecopia 2024

Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Dates: Friday, March 8, 2024 - Sunday, March 10, 2024


Where: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

When:    Fri, March 8: 3pm to 8pm

              Sat, March 9: 9am to 6pm

              Sun, March 10: 10am to 5pm

Learn more & buy show tickets at the Canoecopia website here.


Boatbuilders should cast off the winter blues, or snowshoes, or whatever, and see us at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. In that giant heated space, you'll find Canoecopia, one of the world's biggest and best canoe and kayak shows. It's always one of our favorite shows of the year. No in-water trials, but lots of good boat vibes & presentations. Look for our striking booth in the main hall (location H02).


Nick Schade will build a Nymph canoe in the booth, and will present a seminar on kayak building on Saturday morning at 10:30 am. We'll have a nice selection of boats, retail items, and more. Also look for our popular Teardrop Camper, making its return to Madison. The buzz surrounding this is always huge, so you'll want to see the shiny, varnished prototype in person. It may not be a boat, but it's still a cool kit for a light craft.

CLC Teardrop Camper

FREE boat kit delivery to the show!
Limited space available!

Lots of reasons to stop by our Canoecopia booth this year:

  • We'll have lots of kayaks, canoes, and smallcraft on display.
  • There'll be great show deals on kits.  
  • We'll have many discounted accessories, boatbuilding gear, and supplies in the booth.
  • Master kayak designer/builder/paddler Nick Schade will be on hand to talk about his Guillemot line of boats, along with CLC's Nicky Stimpson, Jay Hockenberry, and more.

Boats we plan to bring with us:

Petrel Play SG | Strip-Built Petrel | Great Auk 14
Shearwater 14 Hybrid | Chesapeake 17LT
Wood Duckling 8 | Night Heron Hybrid

Sassafras 12 Canoe | Kaholo 12'6" Stand-Up Paddleboard

CLC Teardrop Camper

Hope to see you there!