ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Galveston AIA Sandcastle Competition

Updated on May 30, 2013
Welcome to the 2012 Galveston AIA Sandcastle Competition
Welcome to the 2012 Galveston AIA Sandcastle Competition | Source

2013 AIA Sandcastle Competition

The AIA Sandcastle Competition held at East Beach in Galveston, Texas is fun for the whole family. I attended the 2011 event and took lots of pictures. It is wonderful to see how piles of sand are turned into amazing sculptures. If you are vacationing in Galveston this summer, check out this cool event.


Click thumbnail to view full-size
East Beach, Galveston Texas
East Beach, Galveston Texas
East Beach, Galveston Texas | Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source

Details for the 2013 27th Annual AIA Sancastle Competition

Saturday, June 1, 2013
Galveston East Beach 1923 Boddeker, Galveston, Texas 77550

The crews start their preparation and set up at 7am. Visitors can watch the process from the ground up starting at 9am. Questions are encouraged.
The crews busily work on their masterpieces from 10am - 3pm. The public is encouraged to vote for their favorite sand sculptures.
Judging begins at 3:00pm with the official awards ceremony at 4:30PM.

Parking

Parking is $10 per vehicle. Cash Only.

Parking is also available at Stewart Beach with a shuttle service running to East Beach. The lines are long to ride the shuttle, but it is better than being in the mile long line of cars waiting to park at East Beach.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source
Source

Tips for an Enjoyable Day

1. Wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. It gets very hot out there and if it is windy the sand can blow in your eyes.

2. Come early. Don't expect to come just for the judging. You will never get into the parking lot. Most people come early, bring an umbrella, chairs, and a cooler and spend the day at the beach.

3. Ride the shuttle bus. It beats trying to park at East Beach. Check out www.galveston.com for details.

4. Bring water and food. I was surprised at how little there was for sale. A few booths had free bottled water and I was very grateful for it.

5. Take lots of pictures.

6. Bring the kids. They will have a blast.

A
1923 Boddeker, Galveston, Texas 77550:
1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

get directions

Comments Please

Thanks for visiting my Hub. Have you visited Galveston? Have you been to the Sandcastle Competition? Please leave me a comment below.

Also please visit my profile page JSOvermyer here on HubPages.

Helpful Links

Here are some links that will give you more information on the Galveston event. Check them out.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jsovermyer profile imageAUTHOR

      jsovermyer 

      6 years ago from Hitchcock, TX

      Thanks Spitfire07. I have never been to British Columbia, but the sand sounds nice. Is it white sand like they have in Mexico?

    • Spitfire07 profile image

      Spitfire07 

      6 years ago from Calgary

      Really Neat. I once went to a sand castle competition in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. Which I understand has some world class sand.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)