You Won’t Want To Miss This Epic Sandcastle Festival On The Delaware Coast
Every year, millions of people visit Rehoboth Beach to stroll the boardwalk, wade in the surf, and play in the sand. If you’re heading to the beach this summer, start working on your sandcastle skills. At the end of the season, Rehoboth Beach hosts an epic sandcastle festival, and you’ll want to enter! Read up on the
rules of the competition here, and read below to see what the hoopla is all about.
No matter when you stroll Rehoboth Beach, you'll see children and adults trying their hand at Sandcastle Sculpting.
Though most people stacking sand on the beach are content to walk away from their art, some people take their sand sculpting skills very seriously, and work all summer to refine their craft.
Every year, dozens of sand sculptors gather on the beach in front of Funland to show off what they've been practicing all summer long.
The incredible, impressive sandcastles are created over the course of the day, and there are three categories of castles.
Kids under 14 enter the Youth division, Adults have their own division, and businesses can enter and build a group-effort castle.
By 3:00 PM, the entire beach area is filled with sand castles! I love how this sculptor used shells to complete their design.
All the sand-knights in these sandcastles need something to do, so you'll see sand-dragons here, too.
Some sculptors get brave and build down by the waterline. In this case, it paid off by creating a natural moat!
Not every castle conforms to traditional castle tradition. This one looks like an ancient Greek ruin, high up on a sand hillside.
Sometimes, the Castles touch on political issues or current events, like this "Snow Den" castle from 2013.
This enormous sandcastle was a replica of Manhattan. How cool is the Empire State Building?
The sand animals may be my favorite. I love the attention to detail in this sleeping pup!
The creativity of the sculptors is astounding. Look at the seaweed used as lettuce on this sandburger, and the shells used as sesame seeds.
At the end of the day, a new King or Queen of the Sandcastle is crowned, and Delawareans everywhere head off to enjoy an evening along the Boardwalk.
Start working on your sandcastle skills now – you’ve got all summer to perfect your art! The Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest will be held on September 8, 2018. It’s free to attend, and anyone can enter!
The Sandcastle Contest is just one reason why Rehoboth Beach may be the best town in the state. If you’d lie to learn more about what the town has going on all year long, read
This Enchanting Town In Delaware Is Unlike Any Other In The World.
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