Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Detroit
February 25-28, 2021





CONTACT:  Nancy Rosen
(248) 540-3197





NOVI, Mich. – Feb. 27, 2020 – Plan and schedule your waterfront project, take home ideas, shop for your vacation home décor and furnishings or just come experience summertime early during the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Thur., Feb. 27 through Sun., Mar. 1.


Food blogger and Meals for the Mitten cookbook author, Gina Ferwerda, will demonstrate “Appy Tails,” appetizers and cocktails presented together for sunset viewing parties, on the Cottage Living Stage. She has appeared on Good Morning America and her food blog was featured by The Chew, The Rachel Ray Show and The Today Show Food Club.


Other Cottage Living Seminar experts will share how to set up a cottage family succession plan; explain guidelines for vacation rental success; and explore other opportunities to make it the best season at the cottage yet.


Michigan artists featured in the Cottage Art Show will present metal art, rustic furniture and home furnishings, jewelry and cottage décor for sale. Beachwood Bay Designs of White Lake will feature driftwood art, jewelry and rag rugs. J & J’s Custom Workbench LLC of New Lothrop will display contemporary rustic furniture and home furnishings from reclaimed materials. Unique Ideas of Parma will exhibit their Michigan oak and cherry hardwood furniture including a bar, pub table, bear tables, deck decor and chainsaw animal carvings.


Decorative accessories, gourmet foods, handcrafted items and Michigan-themed merchandise will be available for purchase in the Lakefront Marketplace. Allen & Sons Woodworking of Grand Blanc will exhibit Michigan-inspired furniture and home décor including a mitten-shaped barrister bench seat with cooler, Lower and Upper Peninsula designed tables, coffee pod holders, wine racks, paper towel holders, easels and cutting boards. Drunk’n Mosquito of Chelsea will feature eco-friendly bug sprays and hand-poured soy citronella candles. Kymora Kandles of Maple Rapids will have ‘Made in the Mitten’ candles, wax melts and air fresheners. Stone House Bread of Traverse City will feature a variety of breads including a wild-fermented sourdough loaf.


Families can locate and mark where their vacation home is located on an oversized Michigan map. Attendees can list their vacation property or look for availability on the “For Sale or Rent” bulletin board. Showgoers can choose the entry that best captures cottage and lakefront living at the Water & Woods Photo Contest. 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.


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. Michigan Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of historic boats, will have restored boats on display.


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.


Suburban Collection Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Ave. between Novi and Beck Road in Novi, Mich. Cottage & Lakefront Living Show admission is $12 and includes admission to Outdoorama; $5 for children 6-14 and children 5 and under admitted free. Advance tickets online for Thurs. and Fri. are $10. On-site parking is available for a fee. For more information, visit,, or call (616) 447-2860.

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MEDIA NOTE: Complete press kit and photos of products or services from the show can be emailed to you or are available at our Web site. Contact Nancy Rosen (248) 540-3197 or


Hours of the 2020 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show in Novi:

Thurs., Feb. 27: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 28: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 29: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 1: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.