The 2018 Fall Cottage Life Show runs from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21 at The International Centre, Mississauga
Special appearances by Colin and Justin and a behind-the-scenes peek into their new Cottage Life TV series, Great Canadian CottagesThe 2018 Fall Cottage Life Show to run for three days at The International Centre in Mississauga
Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21.
Colin and Justin (L-R above) to meet and greet fans on Saturday and Sunday.
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Toronto, ON (October 3, 2018) – Cottage Life is celebrating the special connection people have to the distinct lakes, regions and towns in cottage country at the Fall Cottage Life Show, which runs from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21 at The International Centre in Mississauga. The annual show gives visitors the chance to shop from 225 exhibitors offering building products and services, unique furniture and decor, boats and docks and outdoor equipment, as well as opportunities to meet in person with cottage country realtors, building experts, eco-energy suppliers and more. This fall, Colin and Justin will be at the show to meet fans and talk about their brand new documentary series, Great Canadian Cottages, which follows their travels to dozens of unique cottages across the many diverse lake regions in Ontario. The new series premieres on the Cottage Life channel on Thursday, October 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
“Cottage Life is a reflection of the people and places that make cottage living special and there’s no better place to celebrate that sense of community than at the Cottage Life show,” said Michelle Kelly, Editor-in-Chief of Cottage Life. “At this year’s Fall Show we’ll be inviting fans to tell us about their cottage experiences, which is the best way to discover new stories and, in turn, create more inspiring content for our audiences.”
2018 Fall Cottage Life Show Highlights:
The Cottage Life booth – Summer has wrapped, but the cottage vibe will be in full swing in the Cottage Life booth, where showgoers can pinpoint their cottage getaway on a large scale map installation and take home a free keepsake button of their favourite lake region. Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with Cottage Life editorial staff and relay their own cottage stories. The booth will be stocked with limited edition hoodies, exclusively created for this year’s Fall Show by Roots, as well as other branded apparel. The Cottage Life magazine team will also be offering special discounts on magazine subscriptions.
The Main Stage – Cottage Life brings its best-in-class expertise, advice and ideas to life on stage with a lineup of can’t-miss presentations, including:
- Colin and Justin – Cottage Life fan favourites and stars of the new series, Great Canadian Cottages, Colin and Justin, will be meet and greet fans on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 in the Cottage Life booth. They’ll also be making a special appearance on the Cottage Life stage on Saturday, October 20 to entertain, amuse and inspire fans with a presentation on what makes a great Canadian cottage, complete with behind-the-scenes snippets from their experiences filming Great Canadian Cottages, which premieres on the Cottage Life channel on Thursday, October 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
- Additional stage presentations will include sessions on: contracting advice from Beaver Homes & Cottages; putting your cottage on the rental market with CanadaStays; caring for cottage trees with arborist Matt Logan; saving taxes and protecting the family cottage financially lead by Peter Lillico; cooking demonstrations for easy cottage snacks and meals with Tony Armstrong from Headwater Farms, and more.
Model Cottage – Attendees will have a chance to walk through a beautiful, fully-furnished new model cottage design from Bonneville Homes. The new Alti model, part of the Micro-Loft series, has the option of an upstairs module connected by an open staircase, which gives an extra 350+ feet of living space and beautiful natural light.
Cottage Workshop: Ice fishing hut that transforms into a bunkie – This year, show-goers will be treated to a cottage-inspired workshop with veteran Cottage Life carpenter extraordinaire, Wayne Lennox, who will be doing a weekend-long live demonstration on how to build an ice fishing hut that can be repurposed into a bunkie or play shed in the summer months. All lumber will be supplied by Home Hardware and visitors will be able to enter their names for a chance to win the finished product.
The Dock Party – The always-popular dock party gives attendees a chance to kick back and take a load off with a great mix of food and beverages to sample. This year’s Dock Party will sample premium beer from Muskoka Brewery and the sales will benefit the Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative.
The Great Outdoors – Show goers will have the opportunity to climb an 18-foot high rock wall with professional climbing experts on hand to coach and spot climbers.
Cottage Games – Showgoers needing a fun break from the aisles will love the games area, complete with interactive, kid-friendly games including a giant Connect Four and Jenga, washer and bean bag tosses and a backyard golf green. Visitors will also get a chance to take a souvenir picture of themselves at the Paddle Canada photo booth.
For the latest show additions, online tickets, event times and more information about the 2018 Fall Cottage Life Show, visit www.cottagelife.com/shows
2018 Fall Show Dates and Times:
Friday, October 19 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON
FREE PARKING (more than 7,500 parking spaces available)
Youth (14-17) $8
Children (under 13) FREE
Weekend Pass $22
Show Box Office Only Specials:
Seniors (65+) $10 (Friday only; excludes online)
Friday evening: $11 after 4 p.m. on Adult Admission
Online tickets are available at www.cottagelife.com/shows
Parking is FREE at The International Centre
Cottage Life, a division of Blue Ant Media, has been the definitive source for weekend living entertainment since 1988. Cottage Life Media publishes Cottage Life and Cottage Life West magazines and broadcasts the Cottage Life television channel across Canada. Cottage Life Media produces the annual Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life and Backyard Show and the Edmonton Cottage Life & Cabin Show. cottagelife.com