April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Featured Stories

Catch a ride on the shuttle to avoid getting stuck in traffic

Getting to and from SandFest is easy with free off-site parking and a shuttle. More...

Follow beach rules to stay safe, have fun

A few rules and precautions will insure that everyone who comes to SandFest has fun and stays safe on the beach. While golf carts (not ATVs) are allowed on the beach, they may not be taken into the event area. More...

Win this golf cart

Someone will win a 2018 EZ-GO Express L6 custom golf cart at the 2018 Texas SandFest.  The golf cart, valued at $18,000, has custom 14-inch wheels, a custom aluminum canopy with matching canvas, a kicker four-speaker stereo system, a Port A coas More...

Sand Sculpting for Dummies

Ready to get started? Sandy Feet (Lucinda Wierenga), one of the original “Sons of the Beach” (SoBs), is here to give you some tips. More...

SandFest supports local nonprofits

The SandFest organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives back to the community by supporting local nonprofit organizations and giving scholarships to graduating Port Aransas High School seniors.  In 2017, Texas SandFest gave the most back t More...

Division Rules

Masters Division Rules

Plots: All work must be done within designated plot using only sand within that plot.  Plot sizes: Solo – 20’ x 20’; Duo – 30’ x30’  More...

Advanced Sculptor Division Rules

Advanced Sculptor Rules  Rules:  All work must be done within designated plot.  Plot size is 15’ x15’.  All work will be done using only the sand in designated plot. Nothing may be added to the sand except water. More...

Amateur Rules

Adult/Teen Solo and Teams

Register and pay online at www.texassandfest.org by April 22. Open to the first 75 solos/ teams to register.  Categories  • Adult Solo - Ages 18+  More...

Winners

SandFest 2017 Masters Winners

Duo Division   More...

Master First Place - Duo

‘Kids are Sweet Little Monsters, Especially when they are Asleep’ by Edith van de Wetering and Wilfred Stiger, both of the Netherlands.   More...

Master First Place - Solo

‘Sketchbook’ by Joris Kivits of the Netherlands   More...

SandFest at a Glance

What: Sand sculpture competition for master sculptors, advanced sculptors, guppy, youth, teens, family and adult amateurs.  When: Friday - Sunday, April 27-29  Hours: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday.   More...

2017 Texas SandFest Schedule

APRIL 27 - 29, 2018

Friday, April 27 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.................................. Masters’ area open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m..........Lesson Mountain, amateur area 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. More...

The tradition continues

Texas SandFest has come a long way as it celebrates its 22nd year in 2018.  The first SandFest was held in March 1997 when “hundreds,” as opposed to “tens of thousands” attended.  Organized by the Art Center for the More...

SandFest entertainment includes slide, bungee fun

Sand sculpting is not the only attraction at the family-friendly festival.  Organizers have brought the Hippo and the bungee trampoline back again this year.  More...

Sun, fun and more

SandFest is more than a sand sculpture contest. The vendor area offers food, drinks and a wide variety of merchandise to peruse and purchase. More...

Festival features LIVE MUSIC DAILY

Friday, April 27  • Noon-1:30 p.m. Lela Lyon • 2-4 p.m. Fabian Riviera • 4:30-6:30 p.m. Two Tons of Steel  Saturday, April 28   More...

Learn sand sculpting at free lessons during SandFest 2018

Learn sand sculpting from experts at SandFest 2018.  Free sand sculpting lessons will be offered before SandFest begins on Saturday, April 21, at Lesson Mountain, on the beach at Avenue G.  Kids of all ages are invited to come learn the tec More...

Solos

Delayne Corbett

Vancouver, British Columbia

Delayne is an ice, snow and sand sculptor, and often travels abroad to work on large projects. His home time is consumed by carving stone in his studio or working as a stonemason.  Corbett works out of the garage of his home. More...

Greg J. Grady

New Hampshire

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Greg Grady is a self-taught artist and a second-generation sand sculptor who is a veteran of the Marine Corp (Semper Fi). More...

Bruce Phillips

San Diego, California

Bruce Phillips has been involved in the art of sand sculpting for over 25 years. He is known throughout the world, from Tokyo to Amsterdam. He has created sand sculptures in 13 countries.  More...

Duos

Lucinda ‘Sandy Feet’ Wierenga

South Padre Island

Lucinda has won a modest amount of international fame with her sand sculpting skills, competing at major events all around the world since 1987. More...

Emerson Schreiner

Grand Rapids, Michigan; South Padre Island

Emerson Schreiner is a painter and sand sculptor who splits his time between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and South Padre Island Texas. More...

Ky & Jeff Terrell

Austin, Round Rock

A father and son duo, Ky and Jeff Terrell have enjoyed competing in sand carving events since 1999. Specializing in castles and dragons, they have traveled to California, Arizona, Florida and Canada. More...

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