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2009 Outer Banks Sandsculpture Festival


The Outer Banks of North Carolina

For Immediate Release







Photo caption:  The public is invited to the 2009 Outer Banks Sandsculpture Festival at Kitty Hawk Sports located in Nags Head, NC at Jockey's Ridge Crossing.  Highlights include a free "how-to" clinic hosted by sand sculpture professionals, and a kids contest.  The event begins July 1 and runs through July 3, 2009.  Pictured here is last year's signature sculpture. 


The Second Annual Outer Banks Sandsculpture Festival will be held July 1st through 3rd in front of Kitty Hawk Sports. Kitty Hawk Sports is located in the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing Shopping Center at Milepost 12 ½ in Nags Head. Team Sandtastic, a professional sand sculpturing company with a Guinness World Record in its portfolio, will be sculpting a 50 ton sand masterpiece. The sculpture will have a “Woodstock” theme and feature the Peace Frog character.


At a time of year when many families flock to the beach for their first rays of the summer, this event will help educate them on the importance of sun protection. The Outer Banks Hospital will be on hand to provide free skin cancer screenings and public education. Peace Frogs has also designed a limited edition sandsculpture t-shirt which will be sold at Kitty Hawk Sports. A portion of t-shirt sales will be contributed to The Outer Banks Hospital’s Cancer Resource Center in support of its services and programs.  


There will be a free Sand Clinic on Thursday, July 2nd at 2:00 pm, conducted by Team Sandtastic. They will offer the public a chance to learn Tips, Tricks, Tools, and Techniques of the pros. On Friday, July 3rd from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, there will be a free Sandsculpture Contest sponsored by Gateway Bank for kids 6 to 12 years of age.


Sandsculpting is both an art and a science, and how long a design lasts is dependent on the weather. It could be days or weeks. Last year’s sculpture lasted over a month and attracted thousands of viewers.


Professional sculpting begins Wednesday, July 1st at 9:00 am and the public is invited to observe free of charge.



Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
One Visitors Center Circle, Manteo, NC 27954
252.473.2138 • 877.629.4386 • 252.473.5777(fax)

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