American Sand Sculpting Championships
2015 Competition: November 20 – 29, 2015
the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce
Ready for a family fun time of Sand, Sun, and Seafood? The 29th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship is returning with even more activities, more vendors, and more sculptures to see in 2015!
With more than 1,000 tons of sand, Master Sand Sculptors are returning to Fort Myers Beach forming the largest sand sculpting event in the state, plying their craft and showcasing their artistry in what USA Today and CNN Travel have named a must see and one of the 10 best sand sculpting competitions in the world.
While you’re here enjoying the sugary sands of our beaches take in the surrounding music, art, food and activities geared for the whole family! See details below!
See you on the Beach!
Opening Day is Make-A-Wish Day at The Fort Myers Beach American Sand Sculpting Championships. 20% of the proceeds taken at the Gate…
Masters Solo Division
16 of the worlds top Master Sculptors will compete for the title “American Solo Champion” …
Master Doubles Division
10 of the worlds top Master Sculptors will compete for the title “American Doubles Champion” …
Advanced Amateur State Championships
Continuing the long running traditions of Advanced Amateur “Florida State Championships”. This year their will be 10 competitors, the most in the history of the event…
Try your skills at sand sculpting, open to all ages – solos and teams…
“Masters “QUICK SAND” – Shows every day
Watch your favorite Master Sand Sculptors compete against each other in this audience-participation show where sculptors go head-to-head in a ten-minute sculpting competition, the audience chooses their subject and based on audience applause the winning sculptor advances towards the championship round. See schedule for show times. Watch the “QUICK SAND” video.
“Flying Colors with John Gowdy”
Watch world renowned Artist and Master Sand Sculptor “John Gowdy” create a painting on a spinning canvas, timed to music in in less than 10 minutes. Special show times on Saturday’s at 4:45.
Click here to see his promo video!
Sand Sculpting Lessons/Demos
Learn the tricks of Master Sand Sculptors, see how it’s done. Provided by “The Sand Lovers”
A. Lucio – Deceptionist Extraordinaire
Albert Lucio has been performing sleight-of-hand and amazing audiences from the Midwest to the Southwest for over 14 years. Albert’s fresh, creative and bold magic has allowed him to entertain at a host of events from intimate parties to large corporate gatherings. Albert frequently lectures about magic, hosts clinics and speaks at events about personality, creativity and problem solving. Albert’s interactive presentations incorporate trivia, magic, puzzles and psychology. Albert Lucio is a close-up magic performer from Austin, TX.
Look for Albert on the sand during the event with special show times listed on the schedule. Prepare to be AMAZED!!
Canadian recording artist Nick Beauregard will be performing on the sand various times during the day (see event schedule). His music is highly inspirational, motivational, and real. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear his new hit songs “I Am Ready” and “A Place Called Heaven”, currently playing on Canadian radio stations.
Sand Vendor Village
Over 50 vendors from around the country -offering a great selection of food, beverages, specialty retail and arts & crafts. Interested vendors …
Photo Opportunity Sculptures
Step inside a specially designed sculpture and have your photo taken….”Think Christmas Cards”……
Kids Activity Area
Two areas for the kids to have a fun time…one features bounce houses, water slides, climbing walls. The other is a large sand area filled with sand sculpting tools where they can create their own master pieces.