Sand & Sawdust Festival
June 23 - June 25Free
This popular annual event includes several chainsaw wood carvers and some sand sculptors as well as 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 auctions.
10 thoughts on “Sand & Sawdust Festival”
What time does the castle building begin on the 23rd?
According to their schedule it looks like maybe 2:00pm.
NO SAND CASTLE COMPETITION THIS YEAR.. CALL 360 289 4411 THEY WILL EXPLAIN WHY…
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,
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.
What happened to the beach sand castles was one of the best part ? Let’s gyess the Indians own the beach !
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.
do you have a list of chain saw competitors names?
This website is not affiliated with the event. You would need to contact the event planner for more information.
Quick video of the event from KOSW 91.3.