We all remember going to the beach and building a sand castle but there was always one person who would go out of the way and build something bigger than we could ever imagine. Texas SandFest is the place for those types of people.
Texas SandFest is coming to Port Aransas from April 26 to the 28. The three-day festival allows artists who compete to see who can create the best sand sculpture. These sculptures are planned months in advance and are incredibly detailed.
There are several categories of sculptures: master solo, master duo, and semi-pro. People can also register for the amateur competition. There is even a children competition and it will definitely bring back all your childhood memories.
The only thing these sculptors are allowed to use to build their masterpieces is the sand in their area, sculpting kit and water which makes them just that much more impressive.
Sculptors come from all over the world with last year's master solo winner coming from Canada.
Aside from all of the amazing sculptures, there will also be live music, food, a beer garden, and shopping. There will also be a giant slide and a trampoline bungee.
Tickets for the event are $15 and can only be purchased at the event. When you purchase your ticket you will be given a wristband that will allow you to enter all three days.
The money from the festival goes to their nonprofit which helps get high school students scholarships to college. The festival was started in 1997 and has progressed into a three-day festival that now sells out hotel rooms near the beach.
To find out more about the festival you can check out their website here.