starts: Mar 8, 2013
ends: Mar 11, 2013
Back for 2013, Canoecopia is one of the premiere paddlesports tradeshows of the year! Here's a brief history of the event from the Rutabaga website:
Canoecopia started small, a modest event called "meet the folks who build the boats." The original owner of Rutabaga hoped to sell a half a dozen canoes at his sidewalk sale. He sold eleven canoes (this is long before kayaks were around) and was delighted. That was around 1976.
Year by year rooms were added until the show took the whole hall, all 100,000 square feet, plus all the speaker and meeting rooms. There are now six speaker rooms and are spilling over into the hallways.
From a dozen customers and a few trailers of boats to over 20,000 annual attendees and hundreds of exhibitors didn't happen overnight. Come see why the show has been such a great success.
Keep up with the latest details on the official show page. We will be there with 2012 kayak gear and accessories on display!