Open Date:

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Close Date:

Sat, Jun 20, 2015

 
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Description:

The fun starts Friday, June 12th when 250 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the "Grady Bunch" starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing. Watch Greg Grady and "The Grady Bunch" build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. View all entries on line at this website. The competition is by invitation only. Laboring for five days followed by a three day competition of ten world class masters creating their own unique sculpture, a new era was born and sand sculpture had arrived to the northeast. Over the course of the event nothing but sand, water, and a bit of their own creativity is used to create astonishing works of art out of shapeless heaps of sand. When completed they are sprayed with windscreen (a solution of school glue and water) to protect them from the elements and remain standing for viewing for weeks creating a free museum of master pieces on the beach. This invitational only event has grown in leaps and bounds making it the largest Masters competition in the Northeast United States. This year Hampton Beach will feature a sponsor site of 150 tons, Ten world class masters vying for $15,000.00 in purse and entry awards and will be illuminated at night for viewing and much much more. Hampton has attracted the attention of millions of visitors who came to watch something which is part sculpture part performance art. It is something you have to see in person to believe. Because Hampton has great world class sand sculpting and a whole lot more!

Location:

Ocean Boulevard and High Street

Hampton Beach, NH

03843
Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Entertainment Children's, Entertainment Paid, Food, Handicapped Access, Music, Public Transportation
Hours:
Viewing Building Sandcastles all week, Competition begins on Thursday
Admission:
Free
Attendance:
125,000
Phone Number:
(603) 926-8718
This info may change due to circumstances,
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