Sand Sculpture Competition on Fort Myers Beach
Posted by Benjamin Dona on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 12:56pm.
Fort Myers Beach hosts the 27th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship next week. Beginning November 22nd through December 1st, hundreds from around the World will gather at the Holiday Inn on the southern end of the Beach to concoct whimsical, ornate, and just fun designs in this long honored competition.
This year’s theme is “Go Big or Go Home for the Holidays" will feature solo, duos, and singles and doubles divisions – competing for the top performance arts awards. Ten and twenty-two tons of sand will be used by singles and doubles to create the sand sculptures – promising to be HUGE this year!
Next week’s event is a combination of both the Florida State and American Championship and there will be daily sculpting with both teams and individuals working on their final creations along with the crowd pleasing “Quick Sand” competitions. These are the “lightening” rounds of sand sculpting where two sculptors are given a subject from the audience and the participants have 10 minutes to complete. The audience judges the winner, then and there.
Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpture contest is so popular because the sand on this Beach is some of the best in the world for the heavy sculptures.
Parking at Lovers Key State Park will be available and you can catch the shuttle service from their parking lot - which we highly recommend as traffic will be pretty rough. The cost is $5 for adults and children four and younger are free. The address is 6890 Estero Boulevard and the hours are from 10 until 5 each day featuring sand sculpting, chain saw art, food vendors and live music. Join us on The Beach!
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