Port Aransas Annual SandFest 2014

Largest Master Sand Sculpting Competition in U.S.
15th Annual Texas SandFest April 11, 12, & 13, 2014
… a Texas-sized sand sculpting festival in Port Aransas on Mustang Island
Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, 2011
Port Aransas and so goes the 15th Annual Texas SandFest, the largest master sand sculpture competition in the United States.  year history, organizers said.

2014 1st place winner  Master Solo Melineige Beaureguard

2014 1st place winner Master Solo Melineige Beaureguard

Texas SandFest 2014 was one of the best, if not the best one in the event’s 18-year history, organizers said.

2014 2nd place Master Solo winner Carl Jara

2014 2nd place Master Solo winner Carl Jara

Each year, more than 100,000 people view the work of more than 200 pro-am as well as masters solo and duo teams as they use 250 tons of sand to compete for prize winnings over the three-day festival. Free and open to the public, the sandy festivities began Friday, April 15 and concluded  Sunday, April 17, 2014 in Port Aransas along beach markers 9 through 14 on Mustang Island along the glistening Gulf of Mexico waters.  Growing bigger each and every year, the festival is a “Qualifying Contest for the World Championship of Sand Sculpture.” As a qualifying contest, Texas Sand Fest draws the best sculptures from America and the world with the winner automatically advancing to the World Championship.
In addition to sculpting competition, sand sculpting lessons, a photo contest, children’s activities, and live entertainment – there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.  Its not to early to start your search for accommodations for your visit for next year.

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