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Sandcastle Contest

Discover your inner sculptor as you mold sand, shells, seaweed and whatever else you can find on the beach into whatever you can dream up.

2024 SANDCASTLE CONTEST August 10, 2024 @ 10 AM

The Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest at Siletz Bay is a wondrous, fun-filled day celebrating one of Lincoln City’s best adventures—playing on our beaches. Take part in the Sandcastle Contest, held at Siletz Bay in the Historic Taft District presented by Mo’s Lincoln City. Head to SW 51st Street and watch the sand come to life with categories like mermaids, chowder heads, cruise ships, and more.

Event registration begins on August 10th, 2024 outside Mo's in Lincoln City.

There will be prizes awarded to the best sand sculptures.

Only sand, water, shells and other natural beach materials found on the beach that day can be used for construction. Forms can be used in the construction process but cannot support the final structure. Hand tools are allowed, but not power tools. This is an amateur competition—professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes.

There will be pre-contest activities this year, including games, ax throwing, and more, starting at 10 AM.

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