$100, $300, free to onlookers
|Date & Time|
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
64 Compo Beach Rd
Westport, CT 06880
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|town permit or day pass required|
NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.
This year’s Castles in the Sand, the only organized sand-castle-building-event of the year in Westport, will be held Saturday, May 12 at Compo Beach. Castle “construction” begins at 12 noon and builders can complete their creations any time before the judging begins at 3:30 pm. An ample array of prizes will be awarded at 4 pm.
Proceeds of the event go to support the mission of Homes with Hope, Inc., Westport’s 28-year-old organization which runs the Gillespie Center emergency shelter in downtown Westport, emergency shelter for single mothers and their children, as well as thirty units of permanent supportive housing in Westport and Norwalk. The event is generously sponsored by a number of local businesses and individuals.
Big Lots (10’ X 10’) are $100 and can accommodate up to four sand sculptors. Really Big Lots (20’ X 20’) are $300. Register anytime from now until May 9th and receive two free Castles in the Sand T-shirts with a Big Lot and four free shirts for every Really Big Lot. Additional t-shirts will be available for purchase the day of the event. Each participant will receive complimentary water and ice cream from Joey’s By the Shore. Compo Beach parking fees will be waived for attendees the day of the event.