The 41st annual event will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Registration will begin at 9 am, on Siletz Bay, in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City, off of SW 51st Street. Judging will take place at 2 pm. Only sand, water, shells and other natural materials found on the beach that day can be used for construction.
A bonfire and s’mores will be offered Saturday evening to encourage a sense of community.The day following a sandcastle contest, the tide has wiped away all traces of the masterpieces, however, the fun continues. A day of family fun, including a variety of games, will commence at noon, on the beach at the west end of SW 51st Street, along with a scavenger hunt at businesses in the south end of Lincoln City.