MAC’s 41st Annual Sand Sculpture Competition 2018

JULY 21st, 2018

Announcing MAC’s  41st Annual Sand Sculpture Competition


MAC’s  41st Annual Sand Sculpture Competition 2018-  Walnut Beach, Milford, CT, Saturday, July 21, 2018

Milford Arts and Milford Bank proudly sponsor a fun-filled and FREE beach event. 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. Join the crowd and enjoy a day of sculpting in the sun – or just come and observe as the sand sculptures come to life! Registration is free and it begins at 10 am with judging at 2:30 pm and awards given approximately 3:30 pm.  *Times may vary a bit depending on the tide. Low tide that day occurs at 1:11 pm and we encourage media outlets to join us around 11:00 am.

Categories are: Family, Friends and Clubs, Individual 16 and up, Individual 10 to 15 and Individual or group 9 and under. Cash trophies to Best in Show and 1st place category winners with trophies for 2nd and 3rd place.  

Note: parking for non-residents is $15. Walnut Beach is at the end of Viscount Drive in Milford.

BIG NEWS:  Visit the MAC table on the day of the contest to receive $10 off (& no ticketing fees) on our next Big, BIG event – The Great MAC Photo/Video Scavenger Hunt. This is our annual fundraiser to support events such as The Sand Sculpture Contest and it is the most fun you’ll have all year! Come see us, get a sneak peek of the event, and pay cash for your discounted tix! 

For more information please call the Milford Arts: 203 878-6647 (Tues-Fri 10am-5pm) 


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.