NOVI, MICH (WXYZ) — The 13th annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Thur., Feb. 27 and runs through Sun., Mar. 1.
Children of all ages are invited to put their toes in the sand and build a sand castle at The Beach, the show’s giant sandbox. Showgoers can choose the entry that best captures cottage and lakefront living at the Water & Woods Photo Contest. Attendees can list their vacation property or look for availability on the “For Sale or Rent” electronic bulletin board. Families can locate and mark where their vacation home is located on an oversized Michigan map and receive expert advice and guidance at the Cottage Living Seminars Stage.
Michigan artists featured in the Cottage Art Show will present metal art, rustic furniture and home furnishings, jewelry and cottage décor for sale. Decorative accessories, gourmet foods, handcrafted items and Michigan-themed merchandise will be available for purchase in the Lakefront Marketplace.
DreamCatcher BoatWorks of Grand Rapids will demonstrate repair methods for handcrafted custom wood kayaks, canoes and boats; discuss boat building techniques; and display custom-built canoes, kayaks and furniture.
Exhibits with displays, information and educational materials include lakefront cottage and homebuilders, new construction log, timber frame and cedar homes, realtors, financing, vacation property for sale or rent, rustic and fine furnishings, decor, shoreline and cottage landscaping, lakeshore maintenance and cottage services, boats, docks, decks, seawalls, outdoor recreational equipment, stand-up paddleboards and water toys.
Experts throughout the show will share tips, advice and knowledge on purchasing, renting, planning, maintaining and enjoying spring, summer and year-round vacation and lakefront homes.
Landscaping ideas for cabin, cottage and lakefront properties are incorporated into displays that include outdoor living spaces, fireplaces, cooking options, patios, decks and garden products. Entry level to luxury pontoon boats, fishing boats, family sport boats, jet skis, kayaks, wakeboards and runabouts will all be on display.
Admission is $12; $5 for children 6-14 and children 5 and under admitted free, and there's free crossover admission from the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show to Outdoorama.
On-site parking is available for a fee. For more information, visit www.NoviCottageShow.com.