Adirondack Paddlefest FAQ

Adirondack Paddlefest FAQ

Planning on attending Adirondack Paddlefest? Whether this will be your first Paddlefest, or if you are a returning attendee, here is an FAQ that can answer many of your questions. This is New York and in the Adirondacks, we say if you don’t like the weather then wait 10 minutes. So, check out the latest weather forecast and be prepared for the elements. Rain or shine, the show will go on!


When is Adirondack Paddlefest 2024?

Adirondack Paddlefest 2024 takes place Friday May 17th - Sunday May 19th . Show hours are Friday 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9am-3pm.

Where is the event held?

Adirondack Paddlefest 2024 will be held entirely at our store locations on Rt. 28 in Old Forge, NY. There is plenty of parking.

Who will be at the show?

Right now we have almost three dozen manufacturers and a number of other groups and organizations attending the show. We will have over 1,000 canoes, kayaks and SUP’s from many of the leading manufacturers in the industry and hundreds of accessories to choose from. In addition, representatives, designers, and company executives will be on hand to show you their products and help you choose what is best for your paddling needs.

Will there be test paddling this year?

Yes. There will be the opportunity to test paddle. Test paddling will go off of our dock on property on the Moose River. While we have always encouraged test paddling before purchasing a canoe, kayak or SUP in many cases other factors such as seat comfort, roominess and even design and color are important in some of the lesser technical models. If customers wish to test paddle at this year’s event there will be a two boat maximum at $30 each and $50 each for kevlar and fishing boats (fee goes towards the purchase of a canoe, kayak or SUP by the end of the weekend). You are allowed to test paddle up to two boats.

Will there be food and entertainment at the show?

We will have food, beer and live entertainment at the show.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for vendor updates!

Where to stay, dine and shop in Old Forge?

We have a list of recommendations here  You can also check with the Old Forge Information Center at (315) 369 – 6983