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Event Series Event Series: Sand Sculptures at Hampton Beach

Sand Sculptures at Hampton Beach

June 20


24th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic June 20-22, 2024

The fun starts when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 26th. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. View all entries online on this website or watch the progress by visiting our website here. The competition has seen international attention and is by invitation only. The event is funded by the Hampton Beach Village District and Sponsors, in cooperation with The Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce and The NH Division of Parks.

Theme for 2024 Sponsor Site: “Sand Wars – May the Beach Be With You”

Let the Sand Wars begin!


Fri. – Mon., June 14-17 – Massive 100 Ton Sponsor Site Created
Tues., June 18 – Sponsors Grand Finale with a Master Group Carve
Weds., June 19 – Masters Pound Up and Sponsor Sculpture Viewing
Thurs., Fri., & Sat. – June 20-22 – Solo Competition $25,000 purse and entry awards as follows: First Place $6,000; Second Place $4,000; Third Place $3,000; Fourth Place $2,000. People’s Choice Award $1,000. Non-placing competitors receive $1,500. There is also a Sculptor’s Choice Award that is only a prestige award, granted by their peers, that has no monetary prize.
Sat., June 22 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM Voting for People’s Choice Award.
Sat., June 22 at 8:00 PM Awards Ceremony on the Sea Shell Stage. Special Fireworks Display at 9:30 PM.
The entire area is illuminated for nightly viewing through June 26th.
T-Shirts on sale in limited supply across from the Seashell Stage at BZ Beach Supply!
We would like to thank our SPONSORS below for their support. They help make this event possible. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s event, please call Greg Grady at or 603-548-6002.


Hampton Beach
Route 1A
Hampton Beach, NH 03842 United States
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