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DATES FOR EVENTS
 IF DATES HAVE BEEN VERIFIED THEY WILL APPEAR LIKE THIS:  November 18-21, 201
IF DATES HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED THEY WILL APPEAR LIKE THIS:     November 18-21, 2019  


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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN FLORIDA


Event Name:
American Sandsculpting Championship
Location City:
Fort Myers Beach
Location State:
Florida
Dates:   November 22 - December 1, 2019
Type of event:
Sandsculpting Competition
Level:
Master Solos, Duos, State Championships, Amateur
How to Enter:
Bill@thesandlovers.com
Attendance Estimates: 80,000 (plus)
Web site:
http://www.fmbsandsculpting.com 
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: The annual event, CELEBRATING ITS 33rd year, owed much of its success to the area's natural resources, which are considered the best in the world for sand sculpting events. Continues to be the largest sand sculpting event in the state of Florida and one of the largest in the world.
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Event Name: Siesta Key Crystal Classic
Location City:
Siesta Key
Location State:
Florida
Dates:   November 15 - 18, 2019   
Type of event:
Sandsculpting Competition & Festival
Level:
Master Doubles, Solos and Amateur
How to Enter:
By invitation
Attendance Estimates:
33,000
Web site:
http://siestakeycrystalclassic.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes:
Map of local area: Click here




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Event Name: Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival
Location City: Treasure Island
Location State: Florida
Dates:  November 22-24, 2019
Type of event: Sandsculpting & Music Festival
Level: Master Solo
How to Enter: see web site
Attendance Estimates: unknown
Web site: http://sandingovationsmasterscup.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island's First Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of eight sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination.
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Event Name: International Sand Art Competition
Location City: Casa Marina Resort, Key West
Location State: FL
Dates: From their website: Unfortunately this event will not take place in 2019 but stay tuned for announcements for new projects in 2020
Type of event: professional sand sculpting competition
Level: Masters
How to Enter: Invitation
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site: www.sandartkeywest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: Check website
Notes:



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Event Name: Siesta Key, Amateur Contest
Location City: Siesta Key
Location State: Florida
Dates:    Always first weekend in May (2019)  
Type of event: Amateur Contest
Level:  Amateurs
How to Enter:
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site:
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Started in 1972
Map of local area: Click here



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN TEXAS



Event Name: Texas SandFest
Location City: Port Aransas
Location State: Texas
Dates:    April 26-28, 2019  - April 17-19, 2020
Type of event: Sandsculpting Competition & Festival
Level: Master Duos, Solos and Amateurs
How to Enter: texassandfest@yahoo.com
Attendance Estimates: 35,000
Web site: http://www.texassandfest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes, offer lessons during the event and the week before for amateurs to prepare.
Notes: Great event with ton's of vendors.
Map of local area: Click here



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Event Name: Sandcastle Days
Location City: South Padre Island (SPI)
Location State: Texas
Dates:   October 4-6, 2019
Type of event: Sandsculpting Festival
Level: Master
How to Enter: see web site
Attendance Estimates: 30,000
Web site: http://www.sandcastledays.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: Amateur and professional sand sculptors from all over the world descend on South Padre Island every year to create beautiful works of art using natural elements of the beach.
Map of local area: Click here


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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN MICHIGAN



Event Name: Blue Water SandFest
Location City: Port Huron
Location State: Michigan
Dates:     July 12-14, 2019   
Type of event:
Master, Solo & Double Advanced Amateur and Amateur Sandsculpting Festival
Level: Master Solos, Advanced Amateur, Amateur Categories (Michigan State Championships)
How to Enter: info@thesandlovers.com
Attendance Estimates:
15,000+
Web site: www.bluewatersandfest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes:
7th year. Master, Advanced Amateur and Amateur levels.The only Master level competition in Michigan or the Mid-west. Along with sand sculpting there will be live music, lots of vendors and other activities.
Map of local area: Click Here




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Event Name: Grand Haven Sand Sculpture Contest
Location City:
Grandhaven (Grand Haven City Beach)
Location State:
Michigan
Dates:     August 10, 2019   
Type of event:
Amateur Contest
Level:
Amateur Only
How to Enter: msherman@grandhavenchamber.org
Attendance Estimates:
Unknown
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/sandsculpturecontest/
Free Lessons for spectators:
Notes:
Each year residents and visitors of the Grand Haven area have enjoyed the challenge of building art in the sand by participating in the Sand Sculpture Contest held annually on the last Saturday in June at the Grand Haven City Beach.
Map of local area: Click Here



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN N & S Carolina


Event Name: Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest
Location City: Isle of Palms
Location State: South Carolina
Dates:    June 1, 2019   
Type of event: Amateur Contest
Level:  Amateurs
How to Enter: See website
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site:http://www.iop.net/sand-sculpting-contest
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes:
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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE


Event Name: Master Sandsculpting Competition
Location City: Hampton Beach
Location State:
NH
Dates:
   June 20-22, 2019
Type of event: Sandsculpting Competition
Level:
Master Solo Only
How to Enter: www.GregGrady.com
Attendance Estimates:
Unknown
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/HBmastersandsculptingcomp
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes (signup required)
Notes:

Map of local area: Click here




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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN WASHINGTON


Event Name: Sand & Sawdust Festival
Location City: Ocean Shores
Location State: Washington
Dates:    June 28-30, 2019  
Type of event: Beach Sand Sculpture Contest, with Chainsaw carving and Solo Sand Masters at the Convention Center
Level: 2 Solo Masters, 3, 8-man Master's Teams, 40 total teams on the beach.
How to Enter: Enter through the website
Attendance: 10K
Web site: http://sandandsawdust.org
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes, Friday and Sun.
Notes: Fine Family Event. Come take a lesson on Fri, and enter your family in the contest on Sat.




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Event Name: Sand Castle and S’MORES
Location City: Pacific Beach
Location State: WA
Dates:    September 17th, 2019
Type of event: Festival
Level: Amateur Competition with Masters exhibition sculpture
How to Enter: at Pacific Beach State Park
Attendance Estimates: unknown
Web site: https://www.facebook.c
om/pages/Sand-Castles-and-SMOREs-Pacific-Beach-Washington/287224401416381
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes
Notes: 23rd annual. Competition is Saturday, September 13. Specials at area businesses. For more information, please contact Cindy at 360.589.7751.
Map of local area: Pacific Beach is located on the Washington coast, just over 1 1/2 hours from Olympia off SR 109.




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Event Name: Sandsations
Location City: Long Beach
Location State: WA
Dates:  July 2 - 27, 2019
Type of event: Beach Sand Sculpture Contest, with a Masters Display sculpture in town.
Level: Amateur with Master Exhibit
How to Enter: Online form on web site
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site: http://sandsationslongbeach.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: Demonstrations
Notes: Experience the thrill of watching sand sculptures come to life from beginning to end. Four solo sand artists are coming to create masters level sculptures in downtown Long Beach.
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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA


Event Name: Great Sand Sculpture Contest
Location City:
Long Beach
Location State:
CA
Dates:      August 13 - 14, 2019  
Type of event:
Festival
Level: Masters and
Amateurs
How to Enter:
see web site
Attendance Estimates: unknown

Web site:https://greatsandsculpturecontest.splashthat.com/
Free Lessons for spectators:
YES
Notes:

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Event Name: U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge
Location City: San Diego
Location State: CA
Dates:   Labor Day Weekend 
Type of event: Festival
Level:
Master
How to Enter: See web site
Attendance Estimates: unknown
Web site: https://ussandsculpting.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: YES
Notes:
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Event Name: Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
Location City: Point Reyes - Drakes Beach
Location State: CA
Dates:   August 25, 2019 
Type of event: Contest
Level: Amateur 
How to Enter: See web site
Attendance Estimates: unknown
Web site: http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/events_sandsculpturecontest.htm
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes:
We welcome all ages at this free community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories, along with prizes for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included.
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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN VIRGINA



Event Name: North American Sandsculpting Championship (Neptune Festival)
Location City: Virginia Beach
Location State: VA
Dates:    September 27 - 30, 2019 
Type of event: Festival
Level: Master Solo, Doubles and Amateurs
How to Enter: See web site
Attendance Estimates: 30,000 at Sand Sculpting - Over 300,000 attend Event
Web site: http://www.neptunefestival.com/
Free Lessons for spectators:
YES
Notes:
Watch as grains of sand are turned into masterpieces! The Neptune Festival announces the return of the ever-popular North American Sandsculpting Championship to the Oceanfront. Internationally known and one of the largest competitions of its kind on the East Coast.
Map of local area: click here



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN CANADA



Event Name:
Annual CNE International Sand Sculpting Competition
Location City:
Toronto
Location Country:
Ontario, CANADA
Dates:  
   August 16 - September 2, 2019 
Type of event:
Canadian National Exhibition
Level:
Masters Invitational
How to Enter:
see website
Attendance Estimates:
Unknown
Web site:
https://theex.com/
Free Lessons for spectators: no
Notes:

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Event Name:
Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition
Location City:
Parksville
Location Country:
Canada, BC
Dates:
   July 12 to August 19, 2019 
Type of event: Sandsculpting/Beach Festival and Exhibition
Level:
Master Solos and Teams
How to Enter:
info@parksvillebeachfest.ca
Attendance Estimates: 125,000
Web site:
http://www.parksvillebeachfest.ca/
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in this remarkable competition and exhibit. Sculptors have 24 hours over three days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water (and a lot of ingenuity!)
Map of local area: Click Here


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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN MASSACHUSETTS




Event Name: Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival
Location City:
  Revere Beach
Location State:
  Massachusetts
Dates:   July 26-28, 2019  
Type of event: Sand Sculpting Festival and Centerpiece Sculpture
Level: Master Solo
How to Enter: Email at Website
Attendance Estimates:  
Web site: http://reverebeachpartnership.com/sand-sculpting-festival/
Free Lessons for spectators: Free Lessons for Children
Notes:
The National Sand Sculpting Festival is celebrating its 12th year and attracts between 700,000-800,000 people from all over New England to see master sand-sculptors from all over the world competing for tens of thousands in prizes. The awards ceremony on Saturday night is capped off with a fireworks extravaganza. The main centerpiece sculpting begins before the individual completion between 10-15 master sculptors begins. Last year’s centerpiece sculpture was a 20 foot tall tribute to our armed forces. The event also includes live music and a gourmet food truck festival.
Map of local area:  click here  



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN NEBRASKA



Event Name: Kites and Castles
Location City: Ogallala, Lake McConaughy
Location State: Nebraska
Dates:  July 27, 2019
Type of event: Amateur building contest
Level: Several amateur classes
How to Enter: Website
Attendance: 3,000
Web site: www.kitesandcastles.com
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Free family event.
Map of local area: ilovelakemac.com



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN OREGON


Event Name: Cannon Beach SandCastle Festival
Location City: Cannon Beach
Location State: Oregon
Dates:    June 8, 2019 
Type of event: Beach Sand Sculpture Contest
Level: Masters Teams, Intermediate Teams, Novice and Kids Teams
How to Enter: Enter through the website
Attendance: 10K
Web site: Cannon Beach Oregon
Free Lessons for spectators: No
Notes: Since 1964, large beach contest. 50 teams. Watch the tide when you park your car on the beach.




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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN IOWA



THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO EVENTS SCHEDULED IN IOWA.


SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN OHIO


Event Name: Headlands BeachFest
Location City:
  Mentor
Location State:
  Ohio
Dates:   July 20, 2019  
Type of event: The coolest party on Ohio’s longest beach
Level: Master Exibition and Amateur Contest
How to Enter: Email at Website
Attendance Estimates: 10,000
Web site: http://www.HeadlandsBeachFest.com
Free Lessons for spectators: Yes and demonstrations
Notes:
Inaugural “wind, water & sand” event with arts vendors, kids’ games, kite flying, boating, food, and nonstop music
Map of local area:  click here  



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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN COLORADO


THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO EVENTS SCHEDULED IN COLORADO
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SAND SCULPTING EVENTS IN NEW YORK



Event Name:
Coney Island Annual Sand Sculpting Contest
Location City: Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn
Location State: New York
Dates:   August 18, 2019 
Type of event: Sandsculpting Competition
Level: Amateur
How to Enter: 
Attendance Estimates: Unknown
Web site: http://coneyislandfunguide.com/events/sand-sculpting-competition/
Free Lessons for spectators:
Notes: 28th year of event, live music and performances in addition to sand sculptors.


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Sculpture by Abe Waterman
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Sculpture by Greg Grady, Jr.
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Sculpture by Morgan Rudluff
(2012 Blue Water SandFest)