voyageur canoe races


Join the greatest spectacle in paddling on the Wabash River! – Tournament team entries are now complete, but there’s still time to register your youth team for the morning challenge races!

Morning Challenge Races – Cheer on youth teams, Ivy Tech Students vs. Staff, and Tippecanoe County vs. United Way as teams go head to head in the morning challenge races!

City Challenge – The competition between the cities will be fierce again this year, as the City of West Lafayette attempts to regain the Beaver Trophy from last year’s winner, the City of Lafayette.  Don’t miss this race at 11:00 am!

Afternoon Tournament Races – Afternoon races starting at 12:00 pm will pit local businesses against each other in the single elimination 2017 Riverfest Voyageur Canoe Tournament!

Registration and Other Details - Due to great interest in this year’s event, tournament team canoes are filled. There’s still room for youth teams in the morning challenge starting at 9:00 am. Contact Lindsey Payne, to register!  Voyageur canoes, life jackets, and paddles will be supplied by Wabash Riverfest. We encourage teams to show team pride with team t-shirts and banners. Water will be available from Indiana American Water located near the Riverside Skating Center. Water cups should be available but we encourage you to bring your own. Food vendors will be available throughout the day and we encourage you to participate in festival activities.


Race Schedule

Morning: Annual Race Challenges

9:00 am                Clean Water Kids Challenge sponsored by Butler, Fairman & Seufert Engineering, Inc. and TBird Design Services Corporation

9:30 am                Clean Water Kids Challenge sponsored by Green Goose Homes and Christopher Burke Engineering, LLC

10:00 am             Ivy Tech Challenge sponsored by Ivy Tech and Greeley & Hansen – Ivy Tech Students vs. Ivy Tech Staff

10:30 am             County Challenge sponsored by Tippecanoe County and United Way – Tippecanoe County vs. United Way

11:00 am             City Challenge sponsored by Hilton Garden Inn and Eco Infrastructure – City of Lafayette vs. City of West Lafayette


Afternoon: Single Heat, Single Elimination, Championship Tournament

Tournament begins at 12:00 pm with races every 30 minutes. The championship race will be held at 3:00 PM

Participating Teams: Henry Poor Lumber Company; GreenVision, LLC; MatchBOX Coworking Studio; MKSK; People’s Brewery Company; National Guard; Sgt. Preston’s of the North; and Sycamore Springs Hospital