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OC Sandfest Attracts Professional Sculptors

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- During this time of the season Ocean City leaders see an increase of families with young children. Starting Monday and continuing through Friday, families visiting the resort town can watch as master champion sand sculptors transform the beach sand into creative works of art during OC Sandfest.

On Monday, internationally-renowned professional sand sculptors from Team Sandtastic began creating exciting sand sculptures along the beach between North Division and 4th streets.

OC Sandfest showcases all the excitement of sand sculpting, along with interactive family attractions and activities.

“We are excited to welcome Sandfest to our long list of activities and events," said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “Sand sculptures and sand castles are some of the first things you do with your family when you visit the beach."

If Mother Nature cooperates, the sculptures will remain on display through Aug. 31 along the Ocean City Boardwalk from North Division to 4th streets.

" The sand sculptures can take some rain, however driving rain we haven't figured out a plan for that yet," said Event Producer Bob Rothermel. "We'll just keep our fingers crossed and hope we'll get great weather reports from WBOC."

The weekend of Aug. 23 and 24 will be filled with free fun family events and activities including sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, family games, sand sculpting competitions and more.

"We will build two of them Monday through Friday so we will have a total of 10," said Rothermel. "Then on Friday we will have a grand illumination and they will be on display through Labor Day."

The event is being funded in part through the Town of Ocean City's Tourism Advisory Board, along with the sponsorship of several local businesses.

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