347 days left until Canoecopia!     March 8 - 10
Canoecopia is presented by

Presenting Sponsor

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center


  Blake Longworth


"Since my first pontoon boat ride out on Eagle Lake before I could walk I have been in love with water. I started paddling soon after and in all those years, I really haven't gotten much better at it! I think I've swam out of more watercraft than most people have ever seen! But my biggest passion now is sharing the water and the outdoors with my wife and two daughters." Blake comes to us from our friends at NRS and despite 17 years working in the paddlesports industry, this is Blake's very first Canoecopia! When Blake isn't paddling (or swimming next to a boat), you can find him skiing, hiking, biking, or just chasing his daughters around outside and loving every second of it.


Blake Longworth
 Kayak Fishing Essentials
Sylvania - main floor Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 
Killarney - Clarion Hotel Sat 2:30pm-3:15pm 
In this 45 minute presentation Blake Longworth from NRS Fishing will walk us through how to rig your kayak for a day of fishing. Starting with a "naked" kayak Blake will walk us through step by step, how to get that boat ready to go. This presentation will also cover your personal essentials that every angler needs. From Fishing Specific PFDs to apparel and accessories, Blake will make sure you have all the information for a safe, fun, day on the water. The only thing Blake cannot help you with, is how to catch more fish!

Blake Longworth
 Understanding the Vast Options in Paddling Clothing.
Sylvania - main floor Fri 4:30pm-5:15pm 
Bear - upstairs Sat 9:30am-10:15am 
Cold feet... cold hands... just plain cold. Sweaty...sun burnt. Neoprene vs. dry suit? Is it really a ladies fit, or is it just purple? This splash jacket looks a lot like my rain jacket? Nowhere in the World (seriously) will you see the variety of paddling clothing that you will at Canoecopia. But wow... it's a lot to digest. Take some time to relax, bring a snack or a beverage, and hang out with Canoecopia veteran presenter, Blake Longworth. In this open discussion, we will address everything above and then some and make sure we answer all your questions, even the weird ones. In the end we assure you, you will walk away with a better understanding of what to wear paddling, for any season.