Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Opens Feb. 25 in Novi

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Prepare for warmer weather with every feature of cottage and lakefront living for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build or rent at the pre-season ninth annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, Feb. 25 - 28 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.

Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Feb. 25 - 28 in Novi

Our preseason event has plenty of ideas to get ready for summer fun and create some new family memories

The ninth annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Thursday, Feb. 25 and runs through Sunday, February 28.

“Make your dream cottage or vacation home happen this year,” said Dawn Baker, show manager of ShowSpan, Inc. “Our preseason event has plenty of ideas to get ready for summer fun and create some new family memories.”

The Log and Timber Frame Showcase will include floor plans, profiles, roof options, log species, cedar siding, full logs, post and beam and do-it-yourself or contractor-built home packages. Scheduled private consultations with builders, remodelers and contractors can be arranged in advance through the show’s website.

Water walk inside a giant inflatable transparent plastic Zorb Globe at the Cran-Hill Family Fun Zone full size pool or build a sand castle at The Beach, a giant sandbox designed to remind you of summertime.

Cottage Living Stage experts will explain how to set up a cottage family succession plan; tips for cottage and lakefront lawns and gardens; and explore other ways to make it the best season at the cottage yet.

DreamCatcher BoatWorks of Grand Rapids will display custom-built stand up paddleboard 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.

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

The Cottage Living Center will provide the opportunity for attendees to look at the Cottage for Sale or Rent Board, relax and play board games, place a pin in an oversized Michigan map to show where their cottage is located and meet authors and purchase their books from the 2016 Summer Cottage Reading List.

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

Landscaping ideas to increase outdoor living space are incorporated in landscape displays that include wooden cabins, fireplaces, cooking options, patios, decks and garden products. Entry level to luxury pontoons, fishing boats, bowrider boats, family sport boats, jet boats and runabouts will be on display. Other exhibits with information and educational materials for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property include lakefront homebuilders, new construction log, timber frame and cedar homes, realtors, cottage rental, cottage furnishings, lakeshore maintenance, boats and docks, outdoor recreational equipment, non-profit environmental organizations, government agencies, financing and other products and services. 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.

Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, Mich. Show hours are from 3 – 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Noon – 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 coupons for $2 off Thursday or Friday box office adult admission are available at show’s website. Free crossover admission from the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show to Outdoorama. On-site parking is available for a fee. For more information, visit, or call (800) 328-6550.

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