The Fort Myers Beach 25th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship takes place Nov 3 - 6, 2011. If you are looking for a totally unique experience for the family you owe it to yourself to attend our annual sand sculpting contest ! Competitors from all over the world gather here to show their amazing carving skills. Each entrant is provided a mound of our beach sand and must complete their sculpting by the Sunday judging. The event takes place in front of the Gullwing Resort ( 6620 Estero Blvd ) here on Fort Myers Beach. The event draws approx 50,000 visitors and you should plan to park in the area and catch the beach trolly to0 the site.
The competitors must follow a strict schedule and no help is allowed. The forms are filled with 3-4 inches of sand, soaked and then packed until hard. This is brutal work ! After the desired height is achieved the forms are removed and the sculptor begins a rough outline of the final sculpting.
The event begins at 8 am and runs till dark. Get there early, visit the vendor booths and enjoy our island paradise ! Remember also that the World Sand Sculpting Championships come to Fort Myers Beach later this month: Nov 18. Is it time to buy your own sand castle ?
Bill Gillhespy, Realtor