Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Grand Rapids
Mar 24-26, 2016
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Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Grand Rapids

Unspoiled, Timeless & True…

Say “the cottage” to almost any Michigander and memories rush forward like waves: the screech of gulls, or the squeal of old oarlocks; falling asleep to the rhythm of the surf, or waking to a chorus of frogs; sand in the sheets, or fish scales in the sink. Mostly, though, they’re memories of family, because here in the Great Lake State the cottage is a tradition that’s handed down from one generation to the next.

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Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (Booth 2233) is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes.  Ken Kelly, Canoe ...

Cottage Fine Art Show

Cottage Fine Art Show

Visit the Art Show to pick up unique handmade gifts in a cash and carry setting.

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Lakefront Marketplace

Lakefront Marketplace

Stroll through a Main Street inspired marketplace full of take-home foods, games, cottage design products and more.

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At the Shore

At the Shore

Stop by the At the Shore feature to see the best of Southwest Michigan all in one place!

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Cottage Living Center

Cottage Living Center

Stop by the Cottage Living Center to read a book, stick a pin in our Michigan Cottages map, play a game or just relax!

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Cran-Hill Ranch Family Fun Zone – ZORB Balls!

Cran-Hill Ranch Family Fun Zone – ZORB Balls!

Join Cran-Hill Ranch for wacky fun on the water with Zorb Balls! Fun for all ages, and part of Cran-Hill Ranch’s Family Fun Zone.

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Giant Sand Castle Build

Giant Sand Castle Build

Every year, Sand Pirates Janet and Kirk Schrader build spectacular sculptures at The Beach, and this year is no exception. Join them as they build magnificent structures and characters perfect for photo opportunities!

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“Ask the Cottage Fisherman”

“Ask the Cottage Fisherman”

Have a cottage but no idea how to fish? Want to learn how to effectively get your children or grandchildren into fishing? Maury DeYoung with Sportspersons Ministries ...

Boat Building Demonstration

Boat Building Demonstration

Witness the building of a personal watercraft right before your eyes! Dream Catcher Boatworks will be assembling one of their unique, ultra light, safe, ...

Cottage For Sale / Rent Board

Cottage For Sale / Rent Board

Looking for a cottage to rent for a couple weeks? Or perhaps one to buy? Check out the board at the Cottage Living Center in the Show!

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Tom Rademacher, The Grand Rapids Press

Tom Rademacher, The Grand Rapids Press

For more than 30 years, Tom Rademacher has been building stories with words, as a reporterand columnist with The Grand Rapids Press. But at the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, he’s debuting another side of ...

Sand Pirates, Janet and Kirk Schrader

Sand Pirates, Janet and Kirk Schrader

Janet Schrader is the founder of Sand Pirates: Sand Sculpting, Photography, & Beach Art, started in 2006.  Along with her husband, Kirk, she spends her summers on ...

Katie Aguilar & Raj Malviya, Miller Johnson

Katie Aguilar & Raj Malviya, Miller Johnson

Katie Aguilar
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Ken Kelly, Canoe Casanova, Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

Ken Kelly, Canoe Casanova, Wooden Canoe Heritage Association

Ken Kelly is a Grand Rapids, Michigan wine dealer and Canoe Casanova, who has the world’s largest and finest collection of  magnificent wooden courting canoes.

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Cliff Bloom, Michigan Lake & Stream Association

Cliff Bloom, Michigan Lake & Stream Association

Grand Rapids attorney Cliff Bloom is one of the foremost experts on water and riparian law in Michigan. In addition to his regular column in the Michigan Riparian Magazine, Cliff is also legal counsel for the Michigan Lake ...

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