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According to March's weather forecast, spring has officially sprung in Toronto — and the change in temperature is a perfect match for the Spring Cottage Life Show, which returns to the GTA this month.

Running from March 21 to 24 at Mississauga's International Centre, the show, now in its 29th year, hosts thousands of avid cottage enthusiasts annually.

It's the largest event of it's kind in Ontario, and the Halloran and Associates team wants to ensure you don't miss it.

To ensure you get in on this year's cottage country action, Halloran and Associates is giving away five pairs of tickets to the Spring Cottage Life Show.

To enter, click here to send an email with the subject line "cottage."

As experts all things "cottage country," Halloran and Associates' real estate team knows the major impact this event can have on a cottager's summer experience. The show will be chock-full of exhibitors, events, activations, and presentations that serve to enrich attendees' understanding of (and enjoyment of) their own cottage escape.

In short, the event will help you summer vacation better.

READ: Spring Is Almost Here: How To Ensure An Easy Cottage Opening

Email us with the subject line "Cottage" to enter to win a pair of tickets to this year's Spring Cottage Life Show — and, read on to learn about all the exciting event has in store for 2024 attendees.

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Event attendees will have the opportunity to connect with experts on building, contracting, docks, and eco-friendly cottage solutions. There will also be an abundance of decor options, food and entertainment ideas, arts and crafts, and exciting water toys.

In terms of event layout, there will be a series of stations and activations attendees can move amongst throughout their visit:

The Main Stage

This will be the place to settle in for deep-dives and expert advice. From buying, selling, and ownership tips, through to specialized DIY guidance and design trend explorations, you'll come away from the main stage with a new wealth of cottage-related knowledge.

The Cottage Workshop

This is your go-to destination for expert answers to building and DIY questions. At this year's station, veteran Cottage Life carpenter Wayne Lennox (who is also a regular Cottage Life magazine contributor, and who has been featured on the Cottage Life TV series) and his build partner Brian Halbot are crafting a swing — and you can enter for a chance to win one.

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Cottage Real Estate Centre

From cozy cabins to turnkey rentals to vacant land primed for building, this station is where the cottage-curious can connect with Ontario realtors to begin their real estate journeys.

In short, your summer vacation could actually start right here.

General Store and Trading Post

For those who already have their northern vacation destination, the general store and trading post is a must-visit. Overflowing with handcrafted, artisanal, and local goods — think art, decor items, ironwork, treats, and gorgeous gifts — this will be the area to stock up on items to curate those "home away from home" vibes.

The Great Outdoors

Study up and prepare to impress your fellow cottagers this season, with thanks to the Great Outdoors activation. A visit to this inflatable planetarium will bring you up to speed on the stars, planets, moons, comets, and galaxies. (To infinity, and beyond!)

Cottage Games, Hydration Station, and Cottage Kitchen

These three stations have one thing on common: they'll help keep your energy up through your action-packed visit. From life-sized Jenga to water refills to cooking demonstrations for cottage-friendly recipes, these are stations you'll likely return to several times over.

The Dock Party

What better way to unwind after a day of exploring exhibits than with some cottage-inspired brews? The show's social hub is set to serve Muskoka Brewery, Cowbell Brewing, Bobcaygeon Brewing, Dark Horse Estate wine, SocialLite, and other delicious beverages, which you're invited to relax over. What's more, proceeds from this activation's drink tickets go towards the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, which specializes in the rehabilitation of native Ontario wildlife.

Indeed, a visit to this station is a true win-win.

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Break out your sunglasses and mark your calendar for March 21-24 — this is (literally) the Ontario cottager's event of the season.

To enter to win a pair of tickets to the 2024 Spring Cottage life show, send us an email with the subject line "Cottage."

Check out Halloran and Associates' newest property listings below:

1016 Oak Road, Gravenhurst | 1058 Echo Bay Road, Lake of Bays

To visit the Spring Cottage Life Show's official website, click here.


This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.