Fort Myers Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014
Get ready to hit the sand. The 28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship is coming back to Fort Myers Beach November 21 through 30, 2014 with more sculptures than ever before.
Master sand sculptors will hit Fort Myers Beach forming the largest sand sculpting event in the state with an all new layout. USA Today listed the event as one of the 10 best sand sculpting competitions and the Southeastern Tourism Society recognized the American Sand Sculpting Championship as a top 20 event of the entire southeastern United States.
Big C Events, Pinchers Crab Shack, the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Fort Myers Beach and The Sand Lovers, all of which have been involved in other successful sand sculpting events including the World Championships of Sand Sculpting, will once again manage the event in coordination with the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and charity benefactors; Make-A-Wish, Teen Challenge, Kiwanis, and Lover’s Key State Park.
Tourists and residents alike will have the rare opportunity to see a collection of some of the world's very best sand sculptors create amazing sand sculptures. Featuring 30 sculptors hailing from several different countries, the singles will compete the first week, followed by the doubles and Advanced Amateur Florida State Championships. Also, at the entry, guests can take photos with the new 70’ x 20’ sculpted sand art feature to be created by a variety of artists.
Quick Sand Speed Sand Sculpting® will be featured again this year. Along with watching your favorite sculptors compete against each other, there will be Quick Sand Challenges where local personalities and celebrities will be teamed up against each other. Also new is a 5k/10k/ survivor run on the November 29th that will start at Lover’s Key and end at the event site; admission to the event is included in the race’s registration cost.
Guests are welcome to attend daily or at anytime from November 21st through the 30th. There will be many interactive activities for guests to partake in including:
This year, the Chamber will be coordinating all vendor involvement and volunteers. For details on participating in the event as a vendor, contact Ted Clifton at 239-848-6568 or cliftoned(at)hotmail(dot)com. To be a volunteer during the event, please contact Jane Ross at 239-454-7500. Businesses and organizations can also sponsor the event. For details, email sponsorinfo(at)FMBsandsculpting(dot)com.
Location and Transportation
The 29th Annual American Sand Sculpting Competition will once again be at the Wyndham Garden Hotel located at 6890 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Attendees are encouraged to arrive from the south in order to avoid traffic congestion. Event directors have coordinated a revolving bus system to transport attendees from the Lover’s Key parking area to the site. Parking is also available in the Publix shopping center at Bonita.