Thursday, March 15, 2012

2012 Cottage & Lakefront Living Show/Grand Rapids Fact Sheet

Location: DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; tel: 616-742-6500

Dates & Times

Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25
3 pm - 9pm
10 am - 9pm
11 am - 5pm

Adults: $9.00
Children (6-14): $4.00
5 & Under: Free

24-Hour Info: 1-800-328-6550 or

West Michigan’s only Show that’s completely devoted to the Cottage Lifestyle!

Hundreds of exhibitors! Architects and designers; lakefront builders; cedar and log home builders; boats, docks, and lifts; interior design and cottage-style furnishings; landscapers, home improvement and more.

Three custom-built, fully landscaped cabins, including a two-story loft design, inside DeVos Place!

Tom Rademacher, columnist in the GR Press, leads the 2012 Weekend Project Center: how to build your own outdoor shower.

Professional sand sculptor Janet Moore Schrader, aka The Sandpirate, in the 1200 Sq. Foot “Monroe Street Beach”. Castle building all weekend, a castle-building contest on Saturday, and kids can “Storm the Castle” Sunday afternoon!

Cottage Fine Art Show, an art fair, featuring Michigan artists. Includes paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.

Shop the Lakefront Market Place with dozens of merchants selling all kinds of cool items for your cottage or home.

Try out an awesome state-of-the-art Fishing Simulator all weekend long, and don’t miss the seminars on how to get the most out of Family Fishing, courtesy of Sportpersons Ministries!

Watch Artists and Artisans at Work. Wooden boat builders and other artists will be creating works of art every day during the show.

Free seminars all weekend on Cottage Succession Planning, Birding, Cottage Security, Nature Photography, Cottage Landscaping for Shoreline Conservation, Great Lakes Invasive Species, and more.