The Main Stage is your destination for entertaining presentations about cottage ownership, buying and selling, renovations and DIY tips, and the latest in cottage design trends. Our experts will help you get the most of your Cottage Life. The Main Stage is sponsored by Beaver Homes & Cottages.

Check out some of our Main Stage highlights! For the full schedule, please scroll to the bottom of the page

Cottage Life fan favourites and stars of the new series, Great Canadian Cottages, Colin and Justin, will be meet and greet fans after their appearance on the Main Stage Saturday, October 20 at 12:00 pm. Plus, they will be doing a meet and greet in the Cottage Life booth Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm 

Trees are a large part of what makes our properties beautiful at the cottage or in the city, but protecting trees during construction or landscaping is often overlooked, resulting in the loss of trees that were a key component of your vision. Learn from Matt Logan, owner of Logan Tree Experts, as he shares his knowledge of tree protection and helps you plan your next project without jeopardizing the health of your trees!

Join Tony Armstrong, from Headwaters Farm as he whips up some easy snacks and meals that perfect for that fall weekend at the cottage! Tony we will be at the Main Stage throughout the weekend, so don’t forget to stop by in the morning to sample some delicious potato and onion fritters!

Colour for the Cottage. Hear about the new colour trends that will work great for your cottage or any other living space. Learn about the new colour of the year announced by Beauti-Tone Paint for 2019. Many easy to do and  beautiful décor projects will also be featured to enhance your living space. Bring all your questions about  Paint and Colour for the Experts from Beauti-Tone Paint.

Andrew and Benton Brown, from Greg Brown Construction will be discussing whether it’s better to tear down or renovate your cottage. Find out what your options are and how you can save some money in the long run. Plus, for more helpful advice, check out their new video series on Facebook!

Come and learn about 2018 trend cottage design trends featuring James Pitropov from Lakeside Architecture Inc. and Lakeside Construction Management Inc. with projects in Muskoka and the Kawarthas, Brian Lee from Brian Lee Architect with projects in Muskoka and Rod Thurston from Rodco Design Build in Haliburton.

Whether your interests are the latest trends in main floor bedroom suites,  cottage offices, chef kitchens, cottage swim spas, glass rails, newest lighting and  plumbing fixtures, latest glass and stone showers, reclaimed timber frames, reclaimed hemlock flooring or any or all of the above, you will be sure to find answers to all of your questions regarding the best and latest 2018 cottage design trends.

Friday, October 19
Time Presentation Presented By
11:30am From our cottage kitchen to yours: Potato and onion fritters Tony Armstrong, Headwaters Farm
12:00pm Interior design help for your dream cottage or fall renovation plans Angela Jones, Lakeshore Designs
1:00pm Tackling common rental questions and fears Steve Marshall, CanadaStays
2:00pm From our cottage kitchen, to yours: Garlic herb flatbread Tony Armstrong, Headwaters Farm
3:00pm Sharing Design Notes from Cottage Country! The 2018/ 2019 Cottage Trend Report Panel discussion led by James Pitropov, Lakeside Architecture Inc.
4:00pm Colour for the cottage: Must-do easy design projects for your cottage decor Beauti-Tone, Canada’s Paint and Colour Experts
5:00pm Trust the Cottage: Saving Taxes and Protecting the Family Cottage Peter Lillico, Lillico Bazuk Galloway Halka
6:00pm From our cottage kitchen to yours Tony Armstrong, Headwaters Farm
Saturday, October 20
Time Presentation Presented By
9:30am Breakfast at the cottage – Potato and Onion Fritters Tony Armstrong, Headwaters Farm
10:00am Trust the Cottage: Saving Taxes and Protecting the Family Cottage Peter Lillico, Lillico Bazuk Galloway Halka
11:00am Colour for the cottage: Must-do easy design projects for your cottage decor Beauti-Tone, Canada’s Paint and Colour Experts
12:00pm Behind the scene of Great Canadian Cottages Colin & Justin with Editor-In-Chief of Cottage Life magazine, Michelle Kelly
2:00pm Installing and maintaining foundations Andrew Brown & Benton Brown, Greg Brown Construction
3:00pm Protecting trees during construction at your home or cottage  Matt Logan, Owner of Logan Tree Experts
4:00pm From our cottage kitchen to yours Tony Armstrong, Headwaters Farm
Sunday, October 21
Time Presentation Presented By
10:30am Breakfast at the cottage – Potato and Onion Fritters Tony Armstrong, Headwaters Farm
11:00am Sharing Design Notes from Cottage Country! The 2018/ 2019 Cottage Trend Report Panel discussion led by James Pitropov, Lakeside Architecture Inc.
12:00pm From our cottage kitchen, to yours: Garlic herb flatbread Tony Armstrong, Headwaters Farm
1:00pm Must-do easy design projects for your cottage decor Beauti-Tone, Canada’s Paint & Colour Experts
2:00pm Tackling Common Rental Questions & Fears Steve Marshall, CanadaStays
3:00pm Interior design help for your dream cottage or fall renovation plans Angela Jones, Lakeshore Designs

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