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Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm

Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting

24th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

Join us for the excitement of the 24th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic, taking place from June 20th to June 22nd, 2024. Witness the transformation of Hampton Beach as 200 tons of imported sand are meticulously sculpted into stunning works of art by talented sand artists.

Event Highlights:

  • Sand Sculpting Competition: Experience the thrill as artists from around the world compete in the solo competition for a chance to win a share of the $25,000 purse. Awards include:
    • First Place: $6,000
    • Second Place: $4,000
    • Third Place: $3,000
    • Fourth Place: $2,000
    • People’s Choice Award: $1,000
    • Non-placing competitors: $1,500
    • Sculptor’s Choice Award: Prestigious recognition granted by peers.
  • Schedule:

    • Thurs., June 13: 200 tons of sand dropped on the beach
    • Fri. – Mon., June 14-17: Creation of the massive 100-ton sponsor site
    • Tues., June 18: Sponsors Grand Finale with a Master Group Carve
    • Weds., June 19: Masters Pound Up and Sponsor Sculpture Viewing
    • Thurs. – Sat., June 20-22: Solo Competition
    • Sat., June 22: People’s Choice Award Voting (1:00 – 3:00 PM), Awards Ceremony on the Sea Shell Stage (8:00 PM), Special Fireworks Display (9:30 PM)
  • Nightly Illumination: The entire competition area will be illuminated for night viewing through June 30th, allowing visitors to enjoy the sculptures even after sunset.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: We extend our gratitude to our sponsors for their invaluable support. If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s event, please contact Greg Grady at or 603-548-6002.

Don’t miss the opportunity to marvel at these incredible sand sculptures and celebrate the artistic talents of sand sculptors from around the globe. Join us at Hampton Beach for an unforgettable weekend of creativity and entertainment!


June 20 @ 8:00 am
June 22 @ 5:00 pm
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Hampton Beach
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Hampton Beach
180 Ocean Blvd
Hampton Beach, NH 03843 United States
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