Sandcastle Contest

Discover your inner sculptor as you mold sand, shells, seaweed and whatever else you can find on the beach into whatever you can dream up.

The Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest at Siletz Bay is a wondrous, fun-filled weekend celebrating one of Lincoln City’s best adventures—playing on our beaches. Take part on Saturday, August 10, in the Sandcastle Contest, held at Siletz Bay in the Historic Taft District presented by the Bay Area Merchants Association and Mo’s Lincoln City. Watch the sand come to life and become marine life, castles and characters.

Registration for the contest begins at 11am off SW 51st Street. Registration is free, but a donation of a non-perishable food item per person is encouraged—all donations benefit the Lincoln City Food Pantry.

Only sand, water, shells and other natural beach materials found on the beach that day can be used for construction. Forms can be used in the construction process but cannot support the final structure. Hand tools are allowed, but not power tools. This is an amateur competition—professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes.

For more information, contact the Bay Area Merchants Association at

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