Cottage & Lakefront Living Show Opens Feb. 23 In Novi

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Pre-season destination for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build or rent at the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, Feb. 23 - 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Features include The Log and Timberframe Showcase, Cottage Fine Art Show, Lakefront Marketplace, Cottage Living Seminars, The Beach and Water & Woods Photo Contest Display.

Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, Feb. 23 - 26 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi

We can help bring about your dream cottage or vacation home this year.

The 10th annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show returns Thurs. Feb. 23 and runs through Sun., Feb. 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

“It’s the preseason destination for property and vacation homeowners or those looking to buy, build, rent or maintain cottage and lakefront property,” said Dawn Baker, show manager of ShowSpan, Inc. “Showgoers will find plenty of exhibits for building or renting a cottage, replacing a dock or seawall and adding cottage furnishings or water toys.”

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, boats, docks, boatlifts, seawalls, outdoor recreational equipment, stand-up paddleboards, financing and other products and services. Scheduled private consultations with builders, remodelers and contractors can be arranged in advance through the show’s website.

Cottage Living Seminar experts will explain how to set up a cottage family succession plan; tips for cottage and lakefront lawns and gardens; and explore other opportunities to make it the best season at the cottage yet. 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 photography, metal art, furniture, jewelry, pottery, cottage décor and paintings for sale. Home décor, decorative accessories and handcrafted items will be available for purchase at the Lakefront Marketplace.

Adults and children are welcome to build sand castles at The Beach, the show’s giant sandbox. Everyone can participate in stories around the campfire, camp crafts and climbing a rock wall at the Cran-Hill Family Fun Zone. Families can place a pin in an oversized Michigan map to show where their cottage is located.

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.

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

Landscaping ideas to increase outdoor living space are incorporated into displays that include wooden cabins, fireplaces, cooking options, patios, decks and garden products. Entry level to luxury pontoon boats, fishing boats, bowrider boats, family sport boats, jet boats, kayaks 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.

“Forget winter and get ready for summer fun, create some new family memories and put your toes in the sand at our comprehensive showplace,” said Baker. “We can help bring about your dream cottage or vacation home this year.”

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. 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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