SEPTEMBER 8, 2018!


Due to the current forecast,  the Sandcastle Contest has been cancelled.
The contest will be rescheduled for Saturday, September 7th, 2019.



The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) is pleased to host the 40th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Adults, children and businesses are encouraged to express their artistic flair. Past creations have included Swamp Animals, Mermaids, Pyramids, Crabs, Dolphins, Sharks and of course traditional sandcastles. Beachgoers are welcome to view the incredible creations free of charge.

RBDBCC Business Members are encouraged to compete in the business category, represent your company in the sand!  The winning business will receive a trophy and bragging rights for the entire year!

Friday, September 7, 2018:
5:00 – 7:00 PM: Sandcastle Building Lessons/ Demonstrations on the beach off of Rehoboth Ave.

Saturday, September 8, 2018:
Participants may begin their sand sculptures at any time on contest day
11:00 AM – 2:30 PM: Contest Registration
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Kids Sand Art Craft Activity under the white tent *while supplies last*
3:00 PM: Sculptures must be completed for judging
3:00 – 4:00 PM: People's Choice Judging
Approx. 4:30PM: Winners Announced

The Rules:
Participants will be divided into four divisions: Business, Adult (15 and older), Youth (7-14), and Smiley division (children 6 and under).
There is no limit to the number of participants per team.
Piles of sand must be formed by manpower only. Mechanical assistance is not allowed.
To be judged, creations must be built within event “feather” flag boundaries (on the beach in front of Funland between Delaware and Laurel Avenues)
The sand sculptures may contain only objects natural to the beach (shells, stones, seaweed, etc.) Participants must stay away from the dunes and dune grass. The use of food coloring is prohibited.
Sculptures may not be dampened or sprayed with any solutions other than water. In other words: NO STICKY STUFF!



2018 Top Sponsors:

  • Delaware Today – Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • Grotto Pizza – Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • M & T Bank – Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • Weis Markets – Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • WRDE – Perfect Wave Sponsor
  • Custom Mechanical – Barrel Wave Sponsor
  • DART First State – Barrel Wave Sponsor
  • Seaboard Hotels – Barrel Wave Sponsor
  • Arena’s Deli – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • AT&T Wireless – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • The BeachLife App. – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • The Bellmoor Inn – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • DiFebo’s – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • Jack Lingo – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • Jeanine O’Donnell – Swell Wave Sponsor
  • Affinity Energy – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Atlantic Transportation Services – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Boulevard - Ford Lincoln – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Cape May – Lewes Ferry – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Fins Hospitality Group – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • First Rate Movers – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Fulton Bank – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Hyatt Place Dewey Beach – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Kilwin’s – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Pieces of Time – Rip Wave Sponsor
  • Trinity Logistics – Rip Wave Sponsor


The Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Contest is produced by the Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, please call 302-227-6446.  For information on multi-event sponsorship click here.  For Contest specific sponsorship opportunities click here.