10 insider tips for attending this year’s Spring Cottage Life Show

Cottage Life Show main stage

It’s almost that time of the year again—the Spring Cottage Life Show, that is. It’s a time where over 350 exhibitors come together to kick off the cottage season by displaying and demonstrating the best of cottage country. From boats and docks to green solutions and delicious treats, there’s something for everybody. Whether you’re looking for something specific for your cottage, inspiration, or just a family-friendly activity, the Spring Show has it all. If you’ve never been before, these 10 tips will help you get the most out of the event. 

1. Wear good walking shoes. With over 280,000 sq. ft space, you want to make sure you are comfortable.

2. No need to arrive early, there is timed ticketing. Enter through Halls 1 and 3.

3. Check out our exhibitor list online before you come to find out the booth number of your favourite products and services.

4. Get limited edition Cottage Life apparel to celebrate our 35th anniversary.

5. Try Muskoka Brewery craft beer, Dixon’s Distilled Spirits and Walter All-Natural Caesar Mix at the Cottage Life Dock Party.

6. Determine a meeting place if you are coming as a family or group. With over 350 exhibitors to see, you might just have to divide and conquer. We suggest the food service area in Hall 4.

7. Most vendors accept card payments, but some show specials are cash only. Also make sure you get a bag to carry all your goodies in.

8. Visit the Cottage Life booth for a chance to win a Muskoka chair. 

9. Don’t miss cooking presentations from health and wellness expert Rose Reisman and barbecue master Brian Misko. Gardening expert Frankie Flowers will also be on hand to share his favourite cottage plants that can survive just about anything.

10. Tiny spaces are very trendy right now and we’ve got some life-sized versions at our Amazing Small Spaces feature.

Visit for more information and to buy your tickets.

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