Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sand sculpture competition at New River Beach

When I introduced you to New River Beach a few posts ago, I forgot to mention a really fun event that has taken place there every year for the past 23 years: the sand sculpture competition! Folks of all ages come out to stake their claim to a patch of sandy beach in exchange for a donation to the local food bank.

The only limit to the number of teams participating is the size of the beach! The event is held on a different day every July - needs to be one of the really low tide days. This year it's July 26 (rain date July 27). Locals, assorted radio personalities from the area and tourists enjoy the even as participants and spectators.

This is a fun photo of some nasty sand pirates and their treasure chest! arrrr, maties!

14 comments:

Michael said...

Hi Terri - I will be passing thru New River area in early July on my way kayaking here and there in the Maritimes. Just floundered into your interesting blog and enjoyed it greatly. Visit me at ckayaker@blogspot.com!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any info on when the sandsculpting contest will be held this year on New River Beach?

Terri said...

yes, it's August 15

Anonymous said...

Is August 15th the date for 2009??

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri,

What time do you suggest is a good to arrive to start seeing the sand sculptures?

Shelly

Anonymous said...

What time do you suggest arriving to see the sculptures? Thanks:-)

Anonymous said...

What time do you suggest arriving to see the sculptures? Thanks:-)

Terri said...

hi folks,
yes the sand sculpture competition this year is THIS saturday, August 15 (rain date for Sunday, 16th) but the forecase is clear.
Registration starts at 9 am (if you are going to be in the competition), judging is at 3 pm. If you are going to attend as a 'real person', you can head over to New River Beach Provincial Park around noon to catch all the fun!

jeanine said...

Is there a cost to view sculptures

Terri said...

no, no cost but foodbank donations are encouraged!

Anonymous said...

Anyone know the winners for this year (2009)?

Anonymous said...

so is it July 26 or August 15 i am a little confused at this point.

Terri said...

that date changes every year - this year it's July 9, raindate july 10

Anonymous said...

Wow holly confusing! Just stay tuned to the radio is the best bet! Terry you keep changing the date for summer 2012