There's nothing we enjoy more than a good sand fest (or any festival on the beach for that matter). Lots of sand sculptors, professionals and amateurs alike, gathering to show off their art. There has been an annual sand sculpting event in Port Aransas since 1997 but this is the first we've been able to attend because it's typically held so late in the year (end of April) and we've already headed north! This year''s event enabled the organizers to return more than $100,000 to the community in the form of cold hard cash (checks actually)!
A shuttle bus carried SandFest attendees to the beach from a large parking area
Mary in front of the entry sculpture
Some of the crowd
A great likeness of Willie Nelson - in progress
Not sure where this is headed
Sculptures start as blocks of sand
Now that's a sand castle!
A village of ??
Hard at work
It rained on and off during the day so the beach was
This one's emerging from a barrel of sand
A pretty big foot!
Another sand castle
Some still came to swim despite the dreary skies
Lots of birds as usual
Mermaids sunning themselves
Checking out some of the vendors' wares
Still working on Willie
This is an interesting project. Can't wait to see it completed
This one's being sculpted by a team
One of the talented amateurs hard at work
Getting a different perspective
Even the amateurs are very creative
That's one huge pile of sand!
SandFest 2015 Sponsors etched in sand