ON THE BEACH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
– Amateur Sandcastle Building Contest with Form Finders
– Sand Drawing with Justin the Circler
Thanks to the Business Sand Castle sponsors Bennett’s Seafood Shack and Family Playtime Fun. Each of their businesses will have a unique sandcastle built by our Master Sand Sculptors. They will be built on Thursday and Friday June 24th and 25th and will be up until the wind blows them away. Stop by and visit the sculptures and thank the businesses for supporting the Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival!
BEACH ACCESS – use the Chance a La Mer entrance next to the Shiloh. Once on the beach, the activities are to the left of the poles (south). Cars are not allowed past that area, but cars allowed to the right (north).
SANDCASTLE BUILDING CONTEST
The Sand & Sawdust Festival Amateur Sandcastle Building Contest is a fun, family-oriented event open to everyone – all ages, family, friends, businesses, nonprofits, in any combination.” The theme for 2021 is “Here Comes the Sun.” Form Finders is a professional sand sculpture team based in Olympia. They will be managing the contest, teaching workshops, and building their own display sculpture on Friday.
Awards for the Amateur Category
– “Best in Theme”: this award goes to the sandcastle that best represents this year’s theme (“Here Comes the Sun”).
– “Team Spirit Award” This award goes to the team that embraces the event and has the most fun. Be creative and show your spirit how ever you like.
– “Sand Masters Choice”: If you win this award, you have earned the respect from the sand masters! Your sandcastle reflects the techniques the pro’s use and demonstrates your hard work warrants recognition.
FRIDAY SANDCASTLE SCHEDULE
10am-5pm – Form Finders will be building a sandcastle near the contest site (see directions below). You can visit from around noon-5pm to talk with the team and watch them build the event display sandcastle.
1pm and 3pm – Sandcastle Building Workshops: $5 per team or group up to 4 people, free with completed contest registration. The workshops are for anyone wanting to learn how to build and sculpt a sandcastle.
SATURDAY SANDCASTLE SCHEDULE
9:00-10:00 – Sandcastle building workshop – $5 per group up to 4/free for registered groups
11am-3pm – Sandcastle Building Competition
3:30pm – Judging and Awards
11:00am-3:00pm – KOSW 91.3 FM will be playing music for the beach!
Registration for contest: There is a $10 registration fee per group. You can fill out the application link in advance (preferred so we can mark a plot for you) or register at the Festival Entrance or at the beach booth on Friday and Saturday.
The application has all the details: Sand Application
The 2019 Winner: Team Lerica, led by Valeriya Mallayeva from Bellevue
SAND DRAWING CELEBRATION
On the Beach – Sand Drawing Celebration – Friday and Saturday
Drawing and cutting geometry in the sand has ancient roots and was a catalyst to increased human intelligence eons ago. Join Justin the Circler for the Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival Sand Drawing Celebration. Watch as these sand drawers create geometric art and pictures that comes and goes with the tides.
The artists will be drawing all day and having to work around the high tides (Fri low/10:30 and Sat low/11:30). The viewing times are from 11am-3pm but take note of the high tides and try to come before or after to see the art. On Friday and Saturday, Justin will hold a sand drawing class so everyone can learn to draw and join in the creativity and peace of sand drawing. You can find the sand drawing area by finding Justin’s gold Toyota truck with wind spinners on it and banner.
Free Sand Drawing Workshops
Best Viewing Time
The Story of Sand Drawing, by “Justin the Circler”
Drawing and scribing geometry in the sand has ancient roots and was a catalyst to increased human intelligence eons ago. The vast, flat sand is the first classroom of humanity, as we carve in the sand we are partaking in one of the oldest crafts ever practiced. People would have drawn in the sand before counting numbers and possibly before language. Sand drawing is a way to connect with your ancient self so come join the fun and get zen with us on the beach. We supply the tools and lessons if you bring your creativeness and curiosity.
Justin The Circler – Justin the Circler has dedicated his life to learning the ancient craft of pure or sacred geometry and its endless related topics. A naturalist, philosopher, mathematician, inventor, carpenter, and artist, he has emerged as a messenger and teacher. Many sleepless nights spent contemplating, theorizing and notating original ideas to later find out his ideas are ages old but have been forgotten or even hidden. The Circler’s goal is to bring these ancient ideas into the collective mind of modern society to bring forth a more holistic perspective regarding our past, present, and future.
Access the beach: To access the beach, use the Chance a La Mer entrance next to the Shiloh. Once on the beach, the activities are to the left of the poles (south). Cars are not allowed past that area, but cars allowed to the right (north).