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Dates:Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free
Category:Seasonal Fun
master sandsculpting competition viewing hampton beach photoThe fun begins on Aug. 27, when 200 tons of sand from a local quarry will be transported to Hampton Beach for the sculptors to pound up.

According to Martineau, the sand at Hampton is too porous for the sculptors to work with and will not be sturdy enough when compacted and molded. Once combined with water, the imported fine-grain sand gets pounded and molded into something special.

“There is no glue in the sand, but the sculptors are allowed to spray their sculptures with an adhesive glaze so they stay up longer,” Martineau said. “It’s kind of like an M&M; it’s soft on the inside, but the hard outside is what keeps it together.”

The sponsor site made with 100 tons of sand will be ready to view by Monday, Aug. 31, followed by a master group carve on Sept. 1. The solo carving competition will begin on Sept. 3, and judging and people’s choice award voting will take place on Sept. 5, followed by an awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

Sculptures will be illuminated for nighttime viewing, and the window for viewing will likely be shorter this year.

This invitational only event has grown in leaps and bounds making it the largest Masters competition in the Northeast United States.

Hampton has attracted the attention of millions of visitors who came to watch something which is part sculpture part performance art.

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www.hamptonbeach.com/hamptonnews/beyondsandcastles

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22 C Street, hampton, NH, 03842 map
Phone: 603-926-8717

From the South:
Take 95 North to Exit 2 in Hampton
Bear Left after Hampton Toll Booth onto 101 East towards Hampton (5.4 Miles)

From the North:
Take 95 South to Exit 2 in Hampton
Bear Left after Hampton Toll Booth onto 101 East towards Hampton (5.4 Miles)

From the West:
Take 101 East towards Hampton/ Portsmouth/ NH Seacoast (5.4 Miles)

From the East: We hope you can swim................



Travel and Transportation Links

C & J Trailways Bus Service
Shuttle service to Boston & beyond.
From Portsmouth or Newburyport Terminals.
Toll-free: 800-258-7111

Hampton Airfield
Small airfield offering flying lessons, scenic airplane rides, and special flying events. U.S. Route 1, Lafayette Road
North Hampton, NH 03862
964-6749

Manchester, NH Airport
The Convenient Alternative to Logan.
Conveniently located adjacent to Interstates 93 & 293, Route 101 and the F.E. Everett Turnpike. In the heart of New England, Manchester Airport is just fifty minutes from Hampton Beach.

Get detailed directions at Map Quest.



Download our map of Hampton Beach, NH.

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