A Sandy Good Time at the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest
Lincoln City, OR – Pack a shovel and bucket because the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest is hitting the sandy shores of Lincoln City on August 13th. This amateur competition runs from 11am to 5pm and is open to participants of all ages and skill levels. The event is co-sponsored by the Bay Area Merchants Association (BAMA) and Mo’s Restaurant in Lincoln City.
Competition categories include groups or families, pairs, individuals (over 12 years old) and kids (12 years old and younger). Entry location on the beach will be determined by category. Specialized categories such as Best Dog, Best Cat, Best Sandcastle, Best Mo’s Chowder Hat and others will also be available. Cash prizes will be awarded to each category winner, and the kids’ category will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, each taking home a “Beach Bucket Surprise.” Judging will take place at 3:30pm, with winners announced shortly thereafter. Build a sand-made masterpiece, or watch the amateur teams compete while listening to live music from local talent.
Registration begins at 11am on the dock just outside of Mo’s Restaurant in the Historic Taft District with competition following. All participants must register at the sign up table on the day of the event before beginning. There is a fee of one can or more of food per entrant, which will be donated to the Lincoln City Food Pantry. Entries must be built using only sand, water, shells and other natural beach material found that day. Hand tools and forms may be used in the construction process but may not support the structure. Power tools are not allowed. This is an amateur competition; professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes.
For further information, please visit www.oregoncoast.org/sandcastle-contest.