Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Parksville: 37th annual Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 14, 2019

By Donation

The Parksville Beachfest Society presents your chance to see professional & master level sculptors and visitors, who come from all over the world to compete! Sculptors will have just 30 hours over 4 days to create their masterpieces. This year’s theme is ‘Myths & Legends’, and admission’s by a suggested $3 donation in support of local non-profit organizations. Sculptors will begin Thursday, before it’s open to the public 2-9pm Friday, and 9am-9pm Saturday & Sunday, and the exhibits will stay up to be viewed daily until August 18th. https://www.parksvillebeachfest.ca/

Weekend Schedule:

Thursday July 11th Thursday the sculptors build their forms, fill them with sand, pound the sand and if they are really fast they can begin carving. There is no public viewing on Thursday.

8am – Pound up starts (making forms & filling them)
12pm – 45 min. lunch break
12:45pm – Pound Up and carving
4:45pm – Competitors stop working

Friday July 12th Public viewing will begin at 2pm.

8am – Removal of forms and carving
12pm – 45 min. lunch break
12:45 pm – Removal of forms and carving
4:45 pm – Competitors stop working

Saturday July 13th 9am-9pm – GATES TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
8am – Carving begins
12pm – 45 min. lunch break
12:45pm – Carving continues
4:45pm – Competitors stop working
Sunday July 14th 9am-9pm – GATES TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
8am – Carving continues
12pm – 45 min. lunch break
12:45pm – Resume carving
2:45pm – End of competition
3-3:30pm – Competitors Choice Judging
3-5pm – Judging by officials
5:30pm – Announcement of winners



July 13
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
By Donation


Parksville Beach
Parksville, BC Canada + Google Map