Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival in Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers Beach can be found of the gulf side of the state of Florida and it has long been known for its sparkling warm water, glowing soft sand, and sun that seems to shine almost every day of the year.  While many people arrive at this beach every day throughout the year, it is the most popular when the Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival is taking place. 

This event is held over a ten-day period during the month of November every year and each year it gets bigger and bigger.  When the event is held this year, it will be celebrating its thirty-second year, and it is now considered the largest sand sculpting contest within the United States. 

There is an admission fee for those who want to attend this event, but it is only seven dollars, with discounts offered to veterans, active service members, police officers, firefighters, and first responders.  Children ages four and under do get in for free as well.  All the proceeds from this event benefits local charities as well as the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. 

During the sand sculpting event, everyone can watch both amateur and world-class master sand sculptors as they create their masterpieces for the judges.  Of course, when it comes to the sand, there is plenty more action to see!  Each attendee will find themselves mesmerized as they watch the quick sand speed sculpting as well as the other sand sculpting demonstrations. 

There is a children’s activity area to keep all the young ones occupied in between demonstrations and to allow them to run off some energy.  Everyone can listen to live music being performed by different artists as they wander around the vendor village.  Plus, no one will want to miss out on the delicious cuisine and the beverages that will be available for purchase. 

There are numerous award ceremonies that all visitors will want to attend, as that is when they will learn if their favorite sand sculpture in each category won or if the top prize went to someone else’s work of art. 

Everyone that goes to the Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival will have a chance to have their picture taken in the photo op area at ten in the morning.  This is a wonderful opportunity to have one of the pre-made sand sculptures in that area in the background of a selfie or other photograph, which will serve as a memory that will last for a lifetime. 

Some people may choose to attend this event for only one of the ten days, but many people will want to be there every day so that they can see how each sculpture goes from a pile of sand to the final masterpiece.  There are not many times when people can watch an artist do their work, but this is one of the times when it is possible, and no one is going to want to miss a minute of it!