22nd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

22nd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Event Information

1:14pm - 1:14pm

Watch the sand come alive, or participate with friends and family at the 22nd annual sand sculpture contest at Indiana Dunes State Park on Saturday, July 13th.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. CDT on the west end of the pavilion and continues through 11 a.m. or until the field of participants is full. Judging begins at noon, followed by awards at 1 p.m.

Teams wanting a jump start may begin as early as 7 a.m.

Thanks to the support of the Friends of Indiana Dunes, prizes will be awarded in 3 categories. Park volunteers will be judging sculptures for the funniest, most creative, and most thematic awards. These three awards will be given to each age category; 15 years old and younger, and teams 15 years and older that are numbering fewer than eight people.

The theme for this year’s contest is "holidays."

Between noon and 1 p.m., observers can vote for their favorite sculpture under the category of the Viewer's Choice Award.

Call the Nature Center for any questions regarding this special event. 219-926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park


  • North State Road 49
  • Chesterton, IN 46304