Sunday sand sculptures
The annual Malagash Sand Castle Festival goes Sunday at Blue Sea Beach.
MALAGASH – Ever built a castle? Ever built a castle in a few hours and had it judged against others?
The Malagash Sand Castle Festival takes place July 21 at Blue Sea Beach, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“This is the 15th (year),” said Tammy Rafuse, curator of the Malagash Salt Mine Museum.
The festival is a fundraiser for the museum. Teams pay to take part: $50 for commercial, $10 for friends or family and $5 for teens. Kids under 12 are free, and there’s no cost for attending the event, which is held on a public beach.
Rafuse said they had perhaps 20 teams last year and about 400 people attended.
“They’ve had cars,” she said, when asked to describe some of the things built.
Also mermaids, horses and octopus; a huge variety, she said – clearly not just castles.
Would-be builders can use pails and shovels but all of the material in a sculpture must come from the beach.