Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Detroit

February 20-23, 2025

Features & Attractions

The following information is from the 2024 Show.
The 2025 Show information will be available soon.

Cottage Art Show

Meet the artists and see their metal and wood art, one of a kind hand crafted tiles, photography, chainsaw carvings, and many unique furnishings.   You can even have a one of a kind piece created by the artist. Find the list of Art Show exhibitors HERE.

Lakefront Marketplace

Decorative accessories, gourmet foods, cottage décor, handcrafted items, along with Michigan-themed merchandise will be available for purchase in a “Cash and Carry” style at the Lakefront Marketplace. Find the list of Marketplace exhibitors HERE.

The Beach

Youngsters of all ages are invited to put their toes in the sand for the first time this season and build a sand castle at The Beach, the show’s giant sandbox!

*Sand provided by SMP Contracting LLC.


Come grab a paddle and try your hand at pickle at the full sized court at the back of the hall provided by Purchase Green of West Michigan.

Free Ice Cream at the Beach

On Friday, February 23th from 3PM – 5PM enjoy FREE ice cream at the Beach, courtesy of BROWNDOG Creamery!

Yard Party

Take a moment to relax at the Yard Party!  Grab a drink and play a round of Blast Corn Hole, SLOTS, or just grab a seat and enjoy the atmosphere.

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 Show!

If you are looking to sell or rent your lakefront property, Click Here for instructions and to fill out the submission form!

Water & Woods Photo Contest

Vote on the Top Ten submissions for the Water & Woods Photo Contest at the Show and the winner will receive a Louisiana Grills 300 Black Label Portable Wood Pellet Grill from Great Lakes Grills! Interested in submitting a photo for the contest? Click here!

Outdoorama – Trout Pond

Cross-admission to Outdoorama is included with your ticket to the Cottage Show!

Head on over to check out their Trout Pond! Operated by Michigan B.A.S.S. as a fundraiser, you and your kids are invited to come and try your hand at one of the State’s best indoor ponds for live rainbow trout. Even if you come just to watch, you will see the highest catch percentage of any trout pond you have ever seen. It only costs $5 to give it a try.

Outdoorama – Timberwork’s Lumberjack Show

Cross-admission to Outdoorama is included with your ticket to the Cottage Show!

Head on over to see Lumberjack World Championship competitors go head-to-head in modern-day Lumberjack competition! Captivating audiences for over 25 years, Timberworks Lumberjack Show powered by STIHL includes events such as axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross-cut sawing, hot sawing, and chainsaw carving. These century-old skills were used in the logging camps of North America in the early 1900s. To pass idle time, lumberjacks would challenge opposing logging camps in head-to-head competitions. Although technology and machinery have replaced manual labor, the old-time skills are still used today by the Lumberjacks and Lumberjills. Feel the rush of adrenaline as Lumberjills battle it out in a feat of balance and strength in the log rolling match, and don’t blink as the Lumberjacks race up the climbing poles with lightning speed.