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The schedule stays roughly the same from year to year! Please check back for updates on a location for 2024!


Activity Schedule: 
11:00 am: Registration begins on the beach to the East of the low water boat ramp in Martin Bay.

12:00 pm: Sculpting begins

4:00 pm: Judging begins

5:00 pm: Prize packages awarded to 1st place in each class as well as peoples choice!


Class Options: 

Kids (0-14)
Student (15-22)
Open Class

Event Rules and Other Mumbo Jumbo:

  1. Be safe in the sun! Your safety is your responsibility! Make sure to protect yourself from the elements! Sunscreen, hats, bug spray, and cool things to drink! 

  2. Do not start sculpting before 12:00 pm

  3. Only natural materials may be used to embellish the sculpture

  4. Forms may be used for rough shaping only. Sculptures must be free standing. 

  5. Please follow the pedestrian path on the boat ramp and keep all pets on a leash. 

Additional sculpture viewing and kite flying will continue on Sunday, so stick around and make it a weekend. 

This is a free event but you will need a Nebraska Game and Parks Pass to access the beaches. 

Event Location

Swim Beach to the East of the Low Water Boat Ramp. Martin Bay, Lake McConaughy

Please look for our Kites and Castles signs when you arrive. Please park in the upper dirt parking lot (suitable for all vehicles) and follow the pedestrian path down to the beach area. Please keep an eye on children, pets, and boat ramp traffic. Please avoid walking down the boat ramp. 

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