MAC’s 40th Annual Sand Sculpture Competition


Best in Show- McCarvill Family

MAC’s  40th Annual Sand Sculpture Competition

Walnut Beach, Milford, CT

Saturday, July 1, 2017

No Rain Date

9:30 am– 3:00 pm

Bring a picnic, your beach blanket, pails and shovels, and create anything from huge lobsters to mermaids.  Awards, Trophies, and Ribbons to be given in various categories including Clubs/Friends, Families, and Individuals.  All ages are welcome. This annual event draws over 50 sand sculptors and hundreds of spectators each year.  Registration is free and open to all. Categories are: Family, Friends and Clubs, Individual 16 and up, Individual 10 to 15 and Individual or group 9 and under. Cash awards and trophies to Best in Show and 1st place category winners with trophies for 2nd and 3rd place.  Join the crowd and enjoy a day of looking or sculpting in the sun.  The Milford Arts Council and Milford Bank proudly sponsor this fun filled beach happening. Event is free.  Parking for nonresidents is $15.

Registration 9:30 am–11:00 am, Sand building 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and Judging from 2- 3:00 pm with awards given at 3 pm.  Times may vary a bit depending on the tide.  Low tide that day is 12:10 pm.  For rules or more information please call the Milford Arts Council:  878-6647 or visit

Rules: Sand Sculptures must consist of sand only with the exception of wood, rocks, shells, etc., found on the beach the day of the contest and used as decorations only.  No superstructures or permanent forms of any kind shall be incorporated in your structure. Sand forms smaller than 2 ft X 2 ft X 2 ft (flower pots, milk cartons, buckets, etc.) may be used, but only as forms. The use of shovels, hoes, spatulas and other tools (except power tools) are permitted. The sculpture must be confined within the assigned space.