Sand Sculpture Event

June 20-22, 2024

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

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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 30. 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.


  • Mon. – Wed. – June 17-18-19: Massive 100 Ton Sponsor Site Created
  • Wed., June 19 – Sponsors Grand Finale with a Master Group Carve.
  • Thurs., Fri., & Sat., June 20-21-22 – 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 30th.
  • 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 click here for an Online Application or download a PDF 2023 Application here.


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We would like to thank the Sponsors of our annual Sand Sculpting Classic, which is held in conjunction with the NH State Parks and the Hampton Beach Village District.

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