Kayak/Paddling Shows... Mid Atlantic?

I saw a post a day or so ago about a Kayak Symposium in the southwest… Is there anything like that upcoming near the Maryland area?

I would love to go to one of these and possibly even bring the little ones to look around.


PaddleSport in NJ
Wha Ho, Pilgrim;

PaddleSport in Somerset, NJ. at the Garden State Exhibition Center. March 24, 25, 26. Ok a bit o’ a drive fro’ de Maryland Territories but do-able.

Fat Elmo will be thaar at de Hackensack River Canoe & Kayak Club booth. Stop be an’ say hey!

Fat Elmo

Sandy Point in May
Spring River hosts one at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis in May.

There’s an outfit in Alexandria, Virginia - Atlantic Kayak, I think - that has a manufacturer’s demo day, but also lets you demo boats at one of their places other weekends.

Appomatox River has one in June, I think somewhere near their Farmville store. It didn’t look like it had a very impressive lineup, though, so you might want to check to see who will be there.

Garden State Exhibition? That sounds like more of a show for hardware but not so much for paddling ACTIVITIES, which is a big part of the Southwest Symposium.

East Coast Canoe and Kayak Fest.
Don’t know how far you want to drive, but the East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival is April 21-23 in Charleston, SC.


Hampton Roads Sea Kayak Symposium
The Hampton Roads Sea Kayak Symposium is a weekend of classes with top instructors - no demo days though as far as I know.