Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Opens March 1 in Novi

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Walk through a full-size cabin, put your toes in the sand at The Beach and find out about replacing a dock or seawall at the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, March 1 - 4 in Novi. It is the pre-season destination for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property.

Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, March 1 - 4 in Novi, Mich.

Explore this preseason opportunity to create new family memories and fun this summer by bringing your dream cottage or vacation home to reality

The 11th annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show returns Thurs. March 1 and runs through Sun., March 4 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

“Walk through a full-size cabin, put your toes in the sand at The Beach and find out about replacing a dock or seawall, adding unique cottage and outdoor furniture or see the latest in water toys,” said Dawn Baker, show manager of ShowSpan, Inc. “Our preseason show is perfect for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property.”

Adults and children are invited to build a sand castle at The Beach, the show’s giant sandbox. Families can place a pin in an oversized Michigan map to show where their cottage is located and learn how to set up a cottage family succession plan at a seminar. Attendees can list their cottage or look for availability on the Cottage for Sale or Rent Board.

Michigan artists at the Cottage Fine Art Show will present metal art, wood furniture, jewelry, photography, cottage décor and paintings for sale. Home décor, decorative accessories and handcrafted items will be available for purchase at the Lakefront Marketplace.

DreamCatcher BoatWorks of Grand Rapids will display custom-built stand up paddleboard, canoes and kayaks and demonstrate handcrafted building techniques. Michigan Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of historic boats, will have restored boats on display.

Exhibits with displays, information and educational materials include lakefront cottage and homebuilders, new construction log, timber frame and cedar homes, realtors, cottages for sale or rent, cottage furnishings and accessories, shoreline and cottage landscaping, lakeshore maintenance, docks, decking systems, boatlifts, seawalls, outdoor recreational equipment, stand-up paddleboards, financing and other products and services. Private consultations with a builder, remodeler, contractor or architect are available.

Landscaping ideas and tips for cottage and lakefront landscapes 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.

Experts throughout the show will provide tips, advice and knowledge on purchasing, renting, planning and maintaining spring, summer and year-round cottage and lakefront homes.

The Water & Woods Photo Contest Display allows showgoers to choose the photo that best captures cottage and lakefront living.

“Explore this preseason opportunity to create new family memories and fun this summer by bringing your dream cottage or vacation home to reality,” said Baker.

Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, Mich. Show hours are from 1 – 9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; $4 for children 6-14 and children 5 and under admitted free. Discount promo code for Thursday or Friday online $8 ticket purchase is LAKE. Free crossover admission from the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show to Outdoorama. On-site parking is available for a fee. For more information, visit http://www.NoviCottageShow.com, Facebook.com/CottageAndLakefrontLiving or call (800) 328-6550.

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