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


  Samantha Mie Armacost

Raised in Oakland, California, Sam (she/her) recently moved to Minnesota to be closer to the woods and the water. In 2021, she and her father took 100 days to paddle the length of the Mighty Mississippi in a canoe. She is also a trip member of 6 North of 60, a paddling expedition including 6 womxn who canoed to the Arctic Ocean in 2017; they are also past Canoecopia presenters.

Sam brings with her over ten years of experience working at the intersection of outdoor education and youth programming. She is passionate about creating more avenues for people of all backgrounds to connect with the outdoors and spreading awareness of how our lives are interconnected with our environment.


Samantha Mie Armacost, Scott Armacost
 A River Eulogy: Father & Daughter Paddling the Mississippi River to Commemorate the Victims of Covid-19
BWCA - main floor Sat 4:30pm-5:15pm 
Bear - upstairs Sun 2:30pm-3:15pm 
'A River Eulogy' is a 2021 paddling expedition that follows a father and daughter who, although almost diametrically opposed in terms of identity, politics, and worldviews, end up in a canoe together on the Mississippi River for 103 days.

In the midst of an era defined by division and polarization, these two find a common quest to commemorate the victims of Covid-19 as they paddle through America's Heartland and into its Deep South, trying to find peace in each other and their country along the way.