Every aspect of cottage and lakefront living for cottage and lakefront property owners or those looking to buy, build or rent are on display. Show exhibits include log, timber frame and cedar homes, cottage rental, designers, cottage furnishings, lakefront homebuilders and realtors, lakeshore maintenance, boats and docks, outdoor recreational equipment, non-profit environmental organizations, government agencies, financing and other products and services. Special Features: See Sand Castle Days Texas State Champion Big Wave Dave demonstrate the art of sand sculpture by building a giant sandcastle lakefront cottage sand sculpture complete with a dock, boat and its own sandcastle on a beach as seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Learn about cottage succession planning, family kayak trip adventures, birding and wildlife photography and environmentally sensitive lake practices from the Cottage Living Stage experts. Turn a pile of sand into a sand sculpture at The Beach, an 1,800 square foot giant sandbox complete with sand and carving tools. Stroll through the Michigan BLUE Magazine’s Marketplace for unique and specialty items from northern Michigan. Find out how to make a good decision and the most of home and lake style living when renting or buying a cottage or lakefront property. Gain tips, advice and knowledge on purchasing, planning, maintenance, financing and landscaping from experts available throughout the show.