Come and see Parksville's premiere event on the beach: The Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, July 12 - August 17, 2014, organized by the Parksville Beach Festival Society.
Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in this remarkable world class competition. Sculptors have 24 hours over three days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water (and a lot of ingenuity!)
The carving begins Saturday morning and the public can watch them in action beginning at 2 pm. The winners will be announced on Sunday, July 13th. The exhibition is open to the public until August 17th. You can also vote for your favourite sculpture, helping to select the ever popular "People's Choice" award.
Entry to the exhibition is by a suggested donation of $2.50 per person. Proceeds from your donation support many local non-profit organizations with over $40,000 per year being donated back to these volunteer community groups.
Be sure to bring your camera to this event because once the exhibit is over the sculptures are gone forever.