It’s Sandcastle Contest Time – Aug 8th

sandcastleThe annual sandcastle building contest in Lincoln City  is upon us once again.   If you are in the area on August 8th you should plan on stopping down at the dock on SW 51st Street in the Taft area to join in the festivities.    The event will run from 11am until 5pm and is being sponsored by the Bay Area Merchants.

Fast Facts:

  1. The entry fee is one can of food per builder/team (it will be donated to the food bank)
  2. You can decide what you want your castle/sculpture to be… Keep it family friendly
  3. You can only use natural items found on the beach that day in your sculpture (sand, sticks, shells, water)
  4. Hand tools and forms are permitted but not for support of the final sculpture.  (No Power Tools)
  5. Under age 12 can receive advice but no assistance from adults.
  6. Judging will take place at 3:30pm.
  7. Professional Sand Artists are disqualified from winning the 100.00 prize but we’d love to see your work.
  8. You MUST BE PRESENT to Win

The categories include:

  • Groups (or families)
  • Pairs (or couples)
  • Individuals over 12 years of age
  • Individuals under 12 years of age

Come on out with all of your creativity and have a good time on the beach.   The Lincoln City Beach Retreats condos are booked for this weekend perhaps we could accommodate you for another family fun weekend.   You can also find additional information by going here.


Kite Festival – June 27 and 28, 2015

IMAG0101[1]June 27th and 28th are the dates for the Summer Kite Festival in Lincoln City, OR. Once again I expect that I will be attending and will get to experience some of the premier kite fliers from all over the region. There are two fields setup in the sand at the “D” River Wayside… the field on the left is reserved for the display kites like you see in the pictures. Some of these are just huge! In the right field you will get to watch them fly 2 and 4 line stunt kites to music, sometimes in teams… it is absolutely mesmerizing.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to attend I would encourage you to do so. The past couple of years the weather has been absolutely gorgeous…I seem to recall a pretty bad sunburn.

Below are a couple of videos that I created from previous visits.

As a side note…if you were staying in one of Lincoln City Beach Retreat’s condos you wouldn’t have to fight the parking you could just walk over event. Click on the property pictures above or enter the dates in the search to the right to see if we still have availability. We can accommodate up to 8 people.