2022 Sand and Sawdust Festival- The Beach is Calling!

06/24/2022 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ocean Shores Convention Center
120 Chance a La Mer NW Ocean Shores WA


Ocean Shores, WA – June 10, 2022 – Come celebrate summer at the beach with one of the largest events in Ocean Shores – the Five Star Dealerships’ Sand and Sawdust Festival, June 24th through 26th. The free annual festival at the Ocean Shores Convention Center celebrates the forests and the beaches of the Washington State coast and the Olympic Peninsula in Grays Harbor.

At the Convention Center, the festival features the Chainsaw Art Show and Auction with 25 carvers creating pieces for the daily auction, more than 40 vendor booths, food booths, beer garden and bar, and live music.

On the beach is the Sandcastle Building Contest on Saturday,11am – 3pm. This year’s theme: The Beach is Calling! Families, friends and businesses are invited to join in the beach fun. Form Finders of Olympia will be building one of their signature sculptures Friday, conducting sandcastle workshops on Friday afternoon Saturday morning before the fun begins. They will be there to advise and encourage the teams. Teams of any size or composition can sign up on our website, at the Festival or Saturday morning on the beach. Cash prizes in twill be awarded to winners in three categories. Registration fee is $5 per person with a cap of $30 per team.

Around town watch the building of three sand sculptures in the Master Sand Sculpture Contest. Starting Thursday afternoon-Saturday afternoon the artists will be building their creations for Bennett’s Fish Shack (at the Convention Center), Playtime Family Fun, and Oyhut Bay. The sculptures will be on display until nature blows away the sand.

Also on the beach is the Sand Drawing Celebration by Justin the Circler, Friday and Saturday. Watch as the artists make amazing large geometric drawings in the sand, to be washed away by the next tide. Justin will offer a free class on Friday and Saturday morning, so everyone can make their own sand drawings – on 6 miles of beach!

The Chainsaw Art Show and Auction is one of the largest in the Northwest featuring 25 amazing carvers. In three days, there will be 100 or more chainsaw sculptures created, with an auction each day. Watch the artists at work, then purchase your favorite creations. We have international, pro, and semi-pro artists coming from all over the world – Argentina, Australia, California, Oregon, and the Northwest — all to celebrate this amazing art form. Friday and Saturday the program includes the audience favorite “quick carve” at 11am. The live auctions are Friday and Saturday, beginning at 5pm and Sunday at 2pm. The auctions typically last 3-4 hours.

The Festival begins on Friday June 24th, 11am-6pm, Saturday June 25th, 10am-6pm and runs through Sunday June 6th,10am-4pm. Activities take place at the 30,000 sq. ft Ocean Shores Convention Center, surrounding parking lots, and on the beach. Rain or shine there is space for everyone. The Convention Center is located at 120 W Chance a La Mer NW, just two blocks from the beach.  https://tourismoceanshores.com/sand-and-sawdust-2021/


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