The Lake Home & Cabin Show, an annual three-day public event that showcases the lifestyle of lake home and cabin living, will be back at the Schaumburg Convention Center Friday through Sunday, Jan. 5-7.
Show hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive.
Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-15 and free for children younger than 5. Adult discount admission coupons good for $2 off are available on the show's website, www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com.
This will be the 14th season for the Lake Home & Cabin Show and, according to Dave Greer, producer of the show, this event continues to grow because it is a niche show that is custom-built for people who already own a lake home or cabin and for those that are dreaming about someday owning one.
"You'd be hard-pressed to talk to anybody from the Midwest who doesn't have a fond memory of spending time at a lake home or cabin," Greer said. "This show touches a part of us all."
The show's exhibitors include builders, remodelers, real estate professionals, unique furniture, furnishings and rustic décor from across the U.S., native landscaping, lakeshore maintenance, boats and other marine products and equipment, plus a variety of other products, gifts and services related to the lake home and cabin lifestyle.
"When a second home is bought or changes family hands, typically the new owners have definite ideas about personalizing their new property, but oftentimes they're overwhelmed and don't know where to start," Greer said.
"That's really at the heart and soul of the Lake Home & Cabin Show -- to blend the allure of the second-home lifestyle into a focused event so the crowd can meet the businesses serving this market -- and have a great time doing it."
Another distinctive element of the Lake Home & Cabin Show is its interactive features, displays and seminars that involve and engage people coming to the show.
For example, this year the show brings us "Pollinators Rock!" with Rob Mies, a living display and stage presentation on the important role pollinators have on our food supply and health of the world's ecosystems.
Also, the show's very own "Getaway Gourmet," Chef Patrick Moore, is back again this year and showing us how to cook three of his favorite "Pasta Made Perfect" recipes. Plus, there are free educational and informational seminars every hour on the Cabin Living Stage.