Fort Myers Beach 25th Annual Sand Sculpting Championships, Nov 3-6, 2011

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Real Estate Agent with 16 Sunview Blvd

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. 

Fort Myers Beach Sand Contest

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. 

2011 Fort Myers Beach Sand Sculpting Contest

2011 Fort Myers Beach Sand Championship

2011 Fort MYers Beach Sand Sculpting Contest

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

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Comments (14)

Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Bill if the Fort Myer was anything like this in Virginia, I'd be there every weekend, great photos!

Nov 06, 2011 07:31 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Bill,  This is our 25th annual sand castle event and it seems to get better every year.  This year we also have the " World Championships  " coming in about two weeks !  Thanks for stopping by and commenting !

Nov 06, 2011 08:30 AM
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Bill, this looks like an amazing event. And you get to host the World Championships. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Cal

Nov 24, 2011 11:10 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Bill,

         It is amazing what people can do with sand! Good pics! Thanks for stopping by my blog I appreciate the support.

Nov 27, 2011 07:16 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Bill - this always looks so interesting to me. There was one in Largo last weekend but we were all booked up and couldn't make it. I will try to keep that weekend open next year.

Nov 27, 2011 10:44 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Cal,  We just finished with the World event and it was beyond our expectations.  I volunteered to do the photography so had some great opportunities and lots of terrific pics.

Nov 28, 2011 02:32 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Yolanda & Toni,  Visitos can't believe the detail and intricacy of the carvings.  I guess that's why they call it the " World Championships " !!!

Nov 28, 2011 02:34 AM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Bill

We have a mini-sand sculpting contest in Alameda, too...but they can't compare with some of the sculptures you show here.

The best part of this event is going out, having a good time, enjoying the beach and the sand, and reveling that you live in a great city!

Dec 04, 2011 04:28 PM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Pacita,  I volunteer for the sand sculpting events every year and have a ball doing it.  Lots of great pics !

Dec 05, 2011 12:56 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Cal,  Lots going on here on Fort Myers Beach with the " American " event followed two weeks later by the " World " championships.  I will post pics for the World event soon !  Thanks for stopping by...

Dec 05, 2011 02:42 AM
Harley Wilcox
West Group Real Estate - Victor, ID
Harley Wilcox

I will have to post the Snow Sculpting contest during the winter carnival. I think the talent will be a little raw compared to these sand sculptures.

Dec 17, 2011 05:04 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Harley,  This was the World Championships of Sand Sculpting so there was plenty of talent on display !  Thanks for stopping by and commenting...

Dec 18, 2011 04:20 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Bill I am so amazed by all the talent these fine people have!  I can't imagine the patience it takes to do this type of thing!  Talk about playing in the sandbox :)

Jan 18, 2012 04:07 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi John,  " Amazing talent " is a term used quite often to describe these incredible works of sand art !  Glad you enjoyed them !

Jan 18, 2012 04:22 AM

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