Dates, Times & Schedule

SandFest will happen rain or shine!

Dates & Times

This popular family event offers attendees a weekend of fun on the beach, while viewing magnificent works of sand art. Unique “island-style” jewelry, art, crafts, food and music will also be available.

Friday, April 21, 2017

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sculpture of a friar with bird

2017 Schedule

Friday, April 21, 2017

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Advanced Amateur contest
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Masters’ area open
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Lesson Mountain & amateur area open
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Vendors open
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Beer & Wine Garden open
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM: Billy Snipes (Music Tent)
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: The Buffalo Trio (Music Tent)
  • 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Amateur check-in (North Entrance – Volunteer Tent)
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Charley Crockett (Music Tent)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Advanced Amateur contest
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Masters’ area open
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Vendors open
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Adult & Teen Amateur contests
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Port of No Return (High School) (Music Tent)
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Lesson Mountain & amateur area open
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Beer & Wine Garden open
  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Guppy & Youth contests
  • Noon – 2:00 PM: Lone Star Revue (Music Tent)
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Mark McKinney (Music Tent)
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Eric Tessmer (Music Tent)
  • 5:00 PM: Amateur winners announced

Sunday, April 23, 2017

  • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Advanced Amateur contest
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Masters’ area open
  • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Vendors open
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Flat Broke (Music Tent)
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Lesson Mountain & amateur area open
  • Noon – 6:00 PM: Beer & Wine Garden open
  • Noon – 2: 00 PM: Selfie (Music Tent)
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: John Cortez (Music Tent)
  • 4:30 – 6:30: Somethin’ Silky (Music Tent)
  • 5:00 PM: Advanced Amateur & Masters Awards; Golf Cart Drawing
Cover of SandFest program.

Read all about Texas SandFest in the Official Guide to Texas SandFest (PDF)

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