The Cottage Show & The Big Backyard Show
Tickets grant admission to one day of the show, held on Friday, April 13, from noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CE Centre.Though The Cottage Show & The Big Backyard Show sometimes features discounted prices online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Adirondack chairs, canoe paddles, and landscaping equipment unite during The Cottage Show & The Big Backyard Show, two shows that have joined forces to bring together hundreds of outdoorsy products and professionals for a weekend of renovation ideas. By coordinating hands-on demonstrations and assembling exhibitors from both national and local brands, the event's planners provide an outlet for Ottawans to upgrade their home front or to personalize their relaxing getaway space. In between browsing construction plans, inspecting boats, and ding-dong ditching porch displays, The Cottage Show visitors can tune into the advice of various presenters, including actor and environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. Meanwhile, on The Big Backyard Show's side of the CE Centre, deck builders, landscapers, and professional designers fertilize minds with yard-improvement approaches, from constructing a fence to engineering a moat to protect gardens from tunnelling neighbours.