Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Grand Rapids
March 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 is a non-profit organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes.  Ken Kelly, Canoe Casanova will ...

Cottage Fine Art Show

Cottage Fine Art Show

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

Lakefront Marketplace

Lakefront Marketplace

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

At the Shore

At the Shore

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

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!

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, ...

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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 ...

Cara Middleton, Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Cara Middleton, Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Cara Middleton, owner of Freshwater Vacation Rentals, will reveal how to maximize your second home investment. Why turning your family cottage into a vacation rental could be a logical, money-making solution for your ...

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