The public is invited to attend the 26th annual Sand Sculpting Championship scheduled for Nov. 16-25 on the beach in front of the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn.
Masters and amateurs of the craft will be creating amazing works of sand art.
The festival also offers food, beverages, a kids sand box and activity area, and various other peripheral activities, including a "Meet the Master Sand Sculptors" at the Junkanoo Luau and the inaugural Fort Myers Beach Charity "Beach Ball."
A special Sandsculpting Festival accommodation package at the Holiday Inn is available, beginning at just $79 per night. Choose from hotel rooms and beachfront villas on Fort Myers Beach or stay on Sanibel Island.
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is assembling volunteers to be part of their crew of 100 for the 10-day event. Volunteers will assist with ticket selling, gate admission and other light duties. Each receives a free t-shirt, meal for the day working, and a free pass to use or give away.
Anyone wishing to become a member of the crew for one or more days should contact Jane Ross at the Beach Chamber, 454-7500, or Jane@fmbchamber.com.
Additional information about the festival may be obtained by going to www.FMBSandSculpting.com.