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April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers

Cell / Text: 360-589-2777
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Ocean Shores, WA Real Estate

Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival 2011
Ocean Shores, WA

June 24-26, 2011 ~ The annual Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival was held over the weekend and it was a great success. All three days enjoyed sunny skies on Friday and Saturday with some overcasting on Sunday. I noticed that there were more people this year in attendance than last year. There were some very detailed and awesome works of sand art. The winner of the Masters Division was "Not So Still Life." My personal favorite of the Masters Division was "Sand Bar." My other favorites were "The Exodus," "Studegator Nest," "Octopus on Deck," and "Sleeping Dragon in the Castle." Check out the pictures below with the winners listed.

The crisp cedar smells permeated the air at the Woodcarving Competitions in front of the Convention Center, which always produces many pieces of art. Master Chainsaw Carvers from around the world and the United States compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. Competition took place from 9-4 on Friday and Saturday and 8-1 on Sunday. The Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday at 4pm. You will have to wait until next year to have a chance to take home a piece of original art!

Additional activities at the Convention Center included approximately 100 Food and Craft Vendors.

This is a must see event of the year (next to the 4th of July)!

Many people packed the beach to view the sandcastles, ride horses, fly kites and to just enjoy the beach.

Master's Division

1st Place Winner ~ "Not So Still Life"

2nd Place Winner ~ "Sand Bar"

Intermediate Division

1st Place Winner ~ "The Exodus"

2nd Place Winner ~ "Pirates of the Carribean"

3rd Place Winner ~ "Pirates Plunder"

"Check Mate"

Novice Division

1st Place Winner ~ "Studegator Nest"

2nd Place Winner ~ "Camp Fun"

3rd Place Winner ~ "Ship Wreck"

"Bed Rock"

Family Division

1st Place Winner ~ "Octopus on Deck"

2nd Place Winner ~ "Sleeping Dragon"

"Sleeping Dragon in Castle"

3rd Place Winner ~ "Castle Surrounded by a

"Dragon from Volcano Mountain"

"Eel & Its Treasure Chest"

"Shark Town"

"Teddy Island"

"Teddy Island"

The Wood Carvings

Wood carvers show their skills.

The Vendors & People

The Sand Sculpture at the Convention Center ~ "Beaver Driving a Woody"

April Swenson, Managing Broker & CRS
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers ~ Ocean Shores, WA

Cell / Text:   360-589-2777
Fax: 360-289-3941