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Sand & Sawdust Festival

June 22 - June 24

Free
Cougar mountain lion chainsaw carving.

This popular annual event includes sand sculptors as well as several chainsaw wood carvers at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

Dozens of chainsaw carvers from around the world showcase their work. Each artist will create chainsaw carvings during the festival, with live auctions every day. Watch the artists at work, then purchase your favorite creations at the auction – Friday 4pm, Saturday 4pm, Sunday 2pm with the auction of the main pieces.

Schedule

Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
11am-4pm Chainsaw Carving Live!
11am-12noon Chainsaw Quick Carve
1pm-2pm Kids Sand Castle Building Workshop
2pm-4pm Sand Quick Carve Contests
2pm-4pm Justin the Circler Beach Workshop
4pm Chainsaw Art Live Auction
6pm Festival closes for the day
Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
10am-4pm Chainsaw Carving Live!
10:30am-12noon Chainsaw Quick Carve
1pm-2pm Sand Castle Building Workshop
2pm-4pm Sand Quick Carve Contests
2pm-4pm Justin the Circler Beach Workshop
4pm Chainsaw Art Live Auction
6pm Festival closes for the day
Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
10am-2pm Chainsaw Carving Live!
11am-12noon Sand Castle Building Workshop
1pm-3pm Sand Quick Carve Contests
2pm-4pm Justin the Circler Beach Workshop
2pm Chainsaw Art Auction
4pm Festival closes for the year

 

Details

Start:
June 22
End:
June 24
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://sandandsawdust.org

Venue

Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 W Chance a La Mer NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569 United States
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7 thoughts on “Sand & Sawdust Festival

  • May 31, 2018 at 1:30 am
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    What time does the castle building begin on the 23rd?

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    • June 17, 2018 at 12:29 am
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      According to their schedule it looks like maybe 2:00pm.

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  • June 22, 2018 at 1:54 pm
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    NO SAND CASTLE COMPETITION THIS YEAR.. CALL 360 289 4411 THEY WILL EXPLAIN WHY…

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  • June 23, 2018 at 5:57 pm
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    You need to remove the sand part!!, we came for the sand castle competition, which apparently is no longer happening, we planned for this 4 months ago,

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  • June 23, 2018 at 11:50 pm
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    It has been updated. Sorry. It seems like this was a fairly last minute change as the official Chamber of Commerce site was advertising big sand sculpting events on the beach until recently and one of the event planners posted on Facebook in April about the sand castles. That has been a staple of the event for many years, a lot of us were very surprised today.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 1:29 pm
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    What happened to the beach sand castles was one of the best part ? Let’s gyess the Indians own the beach !

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  • June 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm
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    Went Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was awesome. So many carvers. Loved all the Sasquatches and sea life. Sunday was a major disappointment. The festival was scheduled to close at 4:00. We were there at 1:00 and there really only 1 carver still working. Loved the artists working in the back room at the convention center. One of the artists stopped her pencil drawing to give some pointers to a child. 💓 No directions to where Justin the Circler was on the beach. The lack of sand art was curious as, “sand” is the first word in the event title. But, there were more good vendors, so that was a positive. Two suggestion: have signs pointing to the parking lot to the west of the Conv. Center. Have designated vendor parking area. They take up a lot of spaces. All in all, it was fun.

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