Historic Taft Sandcastle Contest

Saturday, August 10th, 2019. 11am to 4pm

Every August, for over 40 years, folks gather in Lincoln City’s Historic Bayfront area to have some good ol’ beach fun at the annual Sandcastle Contest at Siletz Bay.

Our amateur-only sand sculpting extravaganza along the Siletz Bay is timed to be a race against the tide. Everyone has a chance to win and everyone has a great time. It’s a sand-fueled day-long party.

This is your chance to be part of the action in a contest steeped in a mellow beach vibe.

Proudly the Amateur Hour

Registration begins at 11 am in the Taft District of Lincoln City, just off SW 51st Street. Registration is free, but a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is suggested. All donations benefit the Lincoln City Food Pantry. Our contest open to all ages.

Judging begins at 4pm. Winners in each category take home a prize! Shortly after, the tide comes in and wipes the slate clean until next year.

Only sand, water, shells and other natural beach materials found on the beach that day can be used for construction. Forms can be used in the construction process, but can in no way support the final structure. Hand tools may be used, but use of power tools is not permitted. Our Sandcastle Contest is an amateur competition, so professional sand artists can sit this one out and let the rest of us have all the fun.

Dance in the Sand to Tunes from the Pier

Bret Lucich

Enjoy music by Bret Lucich from 11am – 4pm, live from the Taft Pier.

Bret is a Lincoln City mainstay and we are thrilled to have him onboard this year. His sound is the sound of our beach town.

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