The Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest at Siletz Bay is held annually in the historic Taft District in Lincoln City sponsored by the Bay Area Merchants Association. Join us for an entire weekend of family at the coast!

Festival OverviewSandcastle building contest in Lincoln City, OR

During this fun filled weekend in Lincoln City, your family will enjoy good old beach fun. On Saturday, take part or just watch the creations come to life. Stick around for evening treats, including s’mores by the fire. Come back for more on Sunday with games on the beach!

Saturday, August 12th

Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest at Siletz Bay

The Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest is the heart of this weekend with an amateur contest open to all ages. This is a fun, family oriented event, and we ask that your creations be done with respect to this tradition. Registration begins at 9am in the Taft District of Lincoln City off SW 51st St. Registration is free, but a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is suggested. All donations benefit the Lincoln City Food Pantry.

Judging begins at 2pm. Winners in each category take home a $100 cash prize! Categories for this year include:

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 can in no way support the final structure. Hand tools may be used, but use power tools are not permitted. This is an amateur competition, professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes.

Enjoy live entertainment from Brett Lucich from 11am-2pm.


Head to the covered pavilion at the end of SW 51st Street for good ‘ol fashioned s’mores. Treat yourself!

Perseid Meteor Shower

Stick around to view the Perseid Meteor shower happening from 9pm to sunrise.

Sunday, August 13th

Games Galore!

Come back on Sunday from 12-3pm for fun family games on the beach.

Shuttle Service

Free shuttle service to the festival from the following locations:

  • Behind Ace Hardware
  • Across Hwy 101 from the North Lincoln County Historical Museum
  • Behind the Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio
  • Behind Snug Harbor

More Information

Bay Area Merchants Association (BAMA)