SANDING OVATIONS MASTERS CUP 
November 15 – 19th, 2017
on the beach at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard

Now in its 9th year, SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island’s Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, Treasure Island.


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY
8am-5:30pm Sculptors begin work today with the “pound-up,” where tons of sand, combined with water, is molded into forms, which are then removed for the sculpting.

7:00pm Meet the Sculptors…. join the sculptors at a meet ‘n’ greet at the Crystal Sands Ballroom at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Boulevard.

$10/advance, $15 at the door, gets you everything: munchies from Sloppy Joe’s and beer from Great Bay Distributors.

THURSDAY
8am-5:30pm Sculpting begins today. Most vendors set up today.

FRIDAY
8am-5:30pm
Sculpting
10am-10pm
Vendors are open

ON THE KA’TIKI STAGE
5pm
– Sarasota Slim
6:45pm –
Box Car Hollow
8:30 –
Holey Miss Moley

SATURDAY
8am-2pm Sculpting

10am-10pm Vendors open
2pm-6pm Voting for People’s Choice Award
7pm Masters Cup Sand Sculpting Awards – 
Hosted by Event Organizer Meredith Corson
9:45pm Fireworks Show

Music Saturday… ON THE KATIKI STAGE
Noon – Voices of Jazz
2pm – Charlie Souza & the Tropics
3:45pm – Twisty Chris and the Puddin’ Packs
5:45pm – Bath Salt Zombies
7:45pm – Pirate Flag

SUNDAY
10am-7pm Vendors open
ON THE KA’TIKI STAGE
Noon – WMNF Florida Folk Show 
with Pete Gallagher & Pat Barmore
2pm – Railway Kings
3:30pm – Motel Funk
5pm – Railway Kings/Motel Funk Jam

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