Canoecopia is the largest paddle sports expo. It's a great place to check out boats, get equipment or find new paddling destinations. Located in Madison, it's a three day event. I'm planning ongoing on the Sunday and leaving Lemont at 7:15 to get up there when it opens at 10:00am. I have one in my car and there's a couple of folks in town that are planning to follow up.
Here's a link : http://www.canoecopia.com/ Send me an email if you have any questions. More details to come.