Looking to Exhibit

Looking to Exhibit at The Cottage & Backyard Show?

The Cottage & Backyard  Show is a unique showcase for cottage and backyard living  in the National Capital region, perfectly timed tp celebrate and invigorate outdoor living.  After a long winter we all long for fresh air and the rebirth of our outdoor life.

Here you will find everything you need to exhibit at The Cottage & Backyard Show; information, brochure, floor plan, and the application form.

Targeted and upscale consumer events such as The Cottage & Backyard Show are the only proven form of "permission marketing" where homeowners pay an entrance fee to meet hundreds of companies to compare products and services in one convenient place. These are pre-qualified buyers, who attend our shows with the expectation of making specific decisions and purchases.

 Exhibitor Enquiry Form

 2013 Visitor Demographic Information


Key Dates & Times for Exhibitors:

Move in times:

Wednesday, April 9                               Noon - 8:00 pm    

Thursday, April 10                                 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Show hours:

Friday, April 11

   Noon - 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 12

  10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, April 13

  10:00 am - 5:00 pm





Move Out times:

Sunday, April 13                                   5:00 pm – 10:00 pm    

Monday, April 14                                   8:00 am - noon


Show Location


EY Centre

4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa




2013 Visitor Demographics

Our attendees were asked to complete a survey upon exiting our last show.  Here are some of the results.

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  • 87% of attendees are home owners
  • 49% of attendees were planning a renovation project
  • 42% of visitors attended for the interior decor products and new furnishings
  • 10% were planning to buy or build a new home
  • 60% of attendees had not attended any other home related shows in the past year
  • 81% of attendees had planned on attending the 2013 Home and Design Show!
  • 83% of attendees rates our show as good to excellent


Age Groups            

Under 25                 5%
25 - 34                  14%
35 - 44                  13%
45 - 54                  24%
55 - 64                  30%
65+                       14%

Language most spoken at home

English:            84%
French:            16%    

Education level
University graduate        50%
College graduate           26%
Some post-secondary   13%
High school                  11%


Professional       24%
Government       18%
Self-employed    15%
Trades                4%
Services              5%
Retired               26%
Other                  8%


The Cottage & Backyard Show provides:

  • Face-to-face contact with well-defined and pre-qualified homeowners
  • Exposure through a $100,000+ multi-media bilingual advertising and public relations campaign
  • 10 guest passes for distribution to your customers
  • Additional guest passes at a discount
  • Your company name, booth #, phone #, and website in the show guide and on our website
  • Five (400 sq. ft. or less) to 10 (401+ sq. ft.) full-show employee badges
  • 8' draped exhibit back walls and 3’ side walls for your exhibit
  • Fork lifts and dolly service and limited storage for crates and boxes
  • Carpeted aisles and additional show décor
  • No disruptive microphone sales from neighbouring exhibits
  • A friendly, professional, and experienced show management team
 Exhibitor responsibilities include:
  • Exhibit floor-covering (required)
  • Electrical and lighting
  • Liability insurance (required)
  • Staff parking
  • Cost of water supply for bathtubs, hot tubs, spas, etc.


Exhibitor Enquiry Form

Contact Person
Phone Number
Fax Number
Email Address
Website URL
Postal Code
I would like to exhibit the following products/services (please be specific):

     pdf_image.PNG  Application Form

     pdf_image.PNG  Formulaire de demande

     pdf_image.PNG  Brochure space rates 2014

     pdf_image.PNG  Brochure et tarif 2014

     pdf_image.PNG  2014 Floor Plan


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