Monday, January 20, 2014

Inaugural Sand Sculpting & Seafood Festival To Take Shape on Lake Worth Beach January 24-26

Call for Local Amateur Castle Building Competition 

Lake Worth, FL (January 13, 2014) – The Inaugural Lake Worth Beach Sand Sculpting and Seafood Festival will be on Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 at the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex.

This creative new three day event, on the Lake Worth Beach, features the experts who produce the world famous Ft. Myers Sand Sculpting events; The Sand Lovers, bringing the same level of professional sculptors who will build sand castles from scratch beginning on Friday and progress throughout the weekend for a final competition on Sunday afternoon.

Amateur sculptors can compete on Saturday, January 25 in several categories – Sea Turtles (Children up to 8); Dolphins (Children 9-12); Sea Horses (Groups of 6); Rays (Teens 13-17); Manatees (18 & over).  Entry fee is $15.00 per person/team and includes a roped off sand plot. All other utensils, buckets, etc. must be provided. Those interested in entering can apply in person on Saturday from 10 am – 12 noon on the main stage. The competition begins at noon, with sculptors having until 4 pm to finish for judging. Awards will be presented at 5 pm. For a full list of rules and an application visit www.lakeworth/

Additional activities include the finest mouth-water seafood such as lobster rolls, grilled mahi-mahi, grouper fingers, conch fritters, conch and clam chowder, fried clams, fried shrimp and more. Plus nautical vendors, a lil’ guppies play area for kids, live music and a beach bonfire on Friday night.

Festival hours are Friday, January 24 12 noon – 9 pmSaturday, January 24 & Sunday, January 25 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is free, metered parking and some activities have a fee OR park downtown and ride the free shuttle from Bryant Park Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm.
Entertainment Schedule:

Friday, January 24
6 pm – 9 pm  Bonfire and The People Upstairs
Saturday, January 25

1 pm – 900 Seconds
3:30 – Sweet Justice
5 pm - Amateur Awards Presentation
 Sunday, January 26
1:30 pm  - Ed Stephen & Steel Drum Culture
3 pm -  Professional  Sand Sculptor Awards Presentation

The Lake Worth Beach Sand Sculpting and Seafood Festival is produced by the City of Lake Worth. Sponsors include Marriott Fairfield Inn, The Lake Worth Herald, WRMF Radio, WIRK Radio and The Palm Beach Post. The Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex is located at 10 South Ocean Blvd. Lake Worth, Florida. For more information visit or call 561-533-7395.