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Southern New Hampshire Blog by Steve Russo, Realtor


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2014 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Competition

There are two reasons to visit Hampton Beach this time of year – a refreshing dip in the ocean – and one of New Hampshire’s premier summer events – the Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Competition.

During the weekend of June 19th-21st, competitors will fashion works of art from 250 tons of imported sand. Yes, they import sand to Hampton Beach! The competition, open to registered participants only, results in great sculptures that beautify the beach for several weeks.

There will be several special events in conjunction with the competition, including sand sculpting classes, fireworks (June 21st), and voting for a people’s choice award winner. The creations will be on display through July 6th.    Beach

For more details and for photos of the impressive works of past award winners, go to the Sand Sculpture website by clicking here. Master sand sculptors who would like to participate in the competition should contact the event co-sponsor, Greg Grady, via his website.

The 2014 Hampton Beach Sand Sculpture Competition is supported by the Hampton Beach Village District, the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the NH Division of Parks.

Rock’n Ribfest 2014

June 13 through 15 is Rock’n Ribfest weekend in New Hampshire.  The Ribfest starts Friday June 14 at 4PM (to 11PM) and continues Saturday 11AM to 10:30PM and Sunday 11AM to 3PM.  Barbecue is king at the Ribfest, but there will also be many snack, dessert, dining, and drink vendors.

Entertainment includes well-known entertainers Josh Logan, The Slakas, and The Psychedelic Relics, and many others.  There will be a teen band competition, tours of the Budweiser Brewery, and many other activities for people of all ages.

Tickets for the Rock’n Ribfest can be purchased at the gate or prior to June 6 online; they provide general admission to many activities.  General ticket information is available here. There are additional charges for A Taste of Ribfest, the Saturday night comedy show, rides, food vendors, etc.  Sunday June 16 is Military Appreciation Day; there will be free admission for anyone with a military ID and up to four family members.

Sponsored by the Nashua West Rotary Club, all proceeds from the Rock’n Ribfest will go to support local nonprofits.  This site lists some of the organizations that have benefited in the past.  The Rock’n Ribfest is held at the Anheuser-Busch complex, 221 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack.  There will be parking at nearby lots and shuttle buses.  Click here for directions and parking info.

The 2014 Rock’n Ribfest website offers extensive information on this great annual event.