Find Inspiration For Building Your Rustic Retreat At The 2019 Fall Cottage Life Show

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From Flood Prevention to Renovations and Indoor Entertaining, the 2019 Fall Cottage Life Show Brings Expert Cottage Advice to the City
Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27 at the International Centre

Whether you’re looking to warm up your cottage with fall décor and tasty recipes, or get a head start on planning big or small renovations for the next spring season, cottagers are sure to find inspiration at the 2019 Fall Cottage Life Show. With 250 exhibitors and numerous speakers and stage presentations, the show is a one-stop destination dedicated to educating and inspiring cottagers on how to create their dream getaway. From protecting your cottage from the effects of climate change to small renovations and fun DIY projects, there is something for everyone at the show. The 2019 Fall Cottage Life Show returns to The International Centre in Mississauga from Friday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Oct. 27. Tickets are available now on the Cottage Life website here.

With climate change at the forefront of everyone’s minds, attendees are invited to hear Leslie Garrett, author and contributing writer to Cottage Life, in conversation on the main stage discussing how climate change has impacted cottage country. From fewer songbirds to algae blooms and devastating floods, Leslie will be on hand to offer advice on how cottagers can prepare and protect their retreats from intense flooding and weather disasters before they strike.

Special features this year also include live demonstrations and appearances from Cottage Coach’s Adam Holman, who will be on the main stage creating a distressed serving tray perfect for indoor entertaining. Uber-cottager and recipe developer for Cottage Life, Tony Armstrong, will also take to the stage to cook up a healthy and sustainable snack that will surely “wow” the dinner party.

For cottagers planning a significant rebuild, a small renovation or simply looking to enjoy their retreats year-round, the 2019 Fall Cottage Life Show has everything from boats to docks to furniture, arts and décor, building products and more.

The Main Stage – Cottage Life brings best-in-class expertise, advice, and ideas on cottage ownership, buying and selling, renovations and DIY tips, and the latest in cottage design trends. Special guests and personalities this year include Cottage Coach’s DIY expert Adam Holman, author and environmental expert Leslie Garrett and sustainable chef Tony Armstrong.

The Cottage Workshop – Watch a live building project from start to finish over three days of the Fall Cottage Life Show and learn all about how you can do it yourself! Handyman extraordinaire Wayne Lennox and his crew will build a rink shack this year. Stop by the workshop and enter for your chance to win the project.

The Trading Post – Join us in the Trading Post where you’ll find handcrafters, designers and artisans who will produce everything from ironwork, handmade food, pottery, housewares, and amazing gifts for any cottager. Celebrating true makers in cottage country, the Trading Post is where you can get inspired and find the perfect early Christmas gift for the cottager in your life.

The Dock Party – The always-popular Cottage Life Dock Party is the social hub of the show, proudly serving Muskoka Brewery craft beer and Walter All-Natural Caesar Mix. Kick back, relax and enjoy a few beverages while supporting a good cause, with all drinks ticket sales benefiting the Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative. This charity, based in the heart of cottage country, places cancer survivors and their families in donated cottages for a week of rest and recovery.

Cottage Games – It’s all fun and games at the 2019 Fall Cottage Life Show! Sponsored by Giant Games by Dom, showgoers can make time for some added amusement and friendly competition with classic games you know and love. Impress everyone with your skills at giant-sized games of Checkers, Chess, Up 4 It and Giant Tower.

Life Below Zero Canada Lounge – Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of Life Below Zero Canada,  an all-new series airing on Cottage Life TV in spring 2020 that follows the rugged day-to-day trials of Canadians living in the remote north. Come find us in the Cottage Life Booth and watch the first episode in our screening room ahead of its premiere.

The Cottage Life Booth – Pin your paradise on our cottage country map and get your free “Cottage Life League” button to show your pride. Shop our show-exclusive apparel and take advantage of our special Fall show Cottage Life magazine subscription offer. Plus, sign up for our Dockside DIY e-newsletter for a chance to win an exclusive prize handcrafted by Cottage Coach’s Adam Holman.

Friday, October 25, 2019 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The International Centre
Entrance 5
6900 Airport Road (at Derry Road)
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1E8

Adult: $15
Youth (13-17): $8
Kids under 13: FREE
Seniors (65+): $10 Friday only special
Weekend Pass: $22

Show Box Office Cash Only Specials: Friday save $4 after 4 p.m. off regular adult admission

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Parking: FREE


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