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Sand Castle Competition at Rehoboth Beach, DE

Update: As of 10:00 a.m., the Sand Castle Competition was off to a soggy start!
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Image Courtesy of Southern Delaware Tourism

Image Courtesy of Southern Delaware Tourism

Most kids and families enjoy building sand castles at some point during their beach vacation. For 2014, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) will be holding the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Over 100 teams are expected to meet the challenges and create fantastic sand sculpture. Past entries 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.

SCULPTING DEMONSTRATIONS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st– Sand sculpting artist Darrell O’Connor will be on the beach at Rehoboth Avenue & the Boardwalk, 5 – 7 PM on Friday, August 1st giving sculpting demonstrations & lessons. Learn some skills then put them to the test during the competition on Saturday.

COMMUNITY SCULPTURE – Spectators can join in the fun too. Sand sculpting expert Darrell O’Connor will begin work on a community sculpture at 10 AM. Spectators can assist Darrell with this creation; 2 assistants will be allowed in the sculpting zone on a rotating basis every 15 minutes. The sculpture will be completed by 3 PM.

LOCATION
Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to both adults and children.

CATEGORIES
Business, Adult (15 and older), Children (7-14) & Child (6 and under)

REGISTRATION
Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 PM. Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult to register. Registered teams will have the opportunity to purchase Event T-shirts at a discounted rate of $5.00 per shirt.

JUDGING & ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Begins at 3:00 PM; judges are volunteers for the RBDBCC. Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 PM.

PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 Judge’s Favorites in both the adult and 7-14 child divisions. 1 Judge’s Favorite award will be given in the Business category. Special awards given to all participants in the 6 & under child’s division.

People’s Choice Awards – Two People’s Choice Awards will be given during this year’s contest. The general public can vote on their favorite ADULT and CHILD division creation, by completing an event evaluation. All regular contest rules apply.

WEATHER DEPENDENT
The event is WEATHER DEPENDENT. In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed up until 10:30 AM. If bad weather continues, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by current weather conditions.

36th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Saturday, August 2, 2014
9:00am to 5:00pm
See more at: https://www.beach-fun.com/sandcastle-contest.html

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Free Outdoor Movies & Bonfires in Dewey Beach, Delaware

Image Courtesy of CarolynWatson.com via Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach CC.

Image Courtesy of CarolynWatson.com via Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach CC.

After a long day soaking up the sun, it’s nice to have an evening of relaxing family entertainment. It’s even better if it’s free. Popular Dewey Beach, Delaware, knows what folks like and offers up free Monday Night Movies and Wednesday Night Bonfires.Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to Dewey Beach on Monday for family movie night.

Movies will start at approximately 8:30 P.M on the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey.

The 2014 Movie Schedule Includes:

•06/16/14 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
•06/23/14 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green
•06/30/14 – FROZEN
•07/07/14 – Monsters University
•07/14/14 – Curious George (2006)
•07/21/14 – Fly Me to the Moon
•07/28/14 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
•08/04/14 – The Smurfs
•08/11/14 – The Smurfs 2
•08/18/14 – Despicable ME 2
•08/25/14 – Planes

Want “S’MORE” fun? Bring your family, beach chair and some marshmallows to the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey on Wednesdays for a bonfire. Bonfires will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, June 18th through August 27th.

These events are WEATHER DEPENDENT. In event of inclement weather, cancellations will be determined no later than:
• 7:00 PM on day of event – MOVIES
• 6:00 PM on day of event – BONFIRES
Notice of cancellation will be posted at the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station Bulletin Board. Staff will notify Dewey Beach accommodations of cancellations made prior to the start of an event. If weather is clear events will take place as scheduled, but may end at any time during due to weather conditions.

Cancellations due to weather are posted here:
https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/free-outdoor-movies-bonfires-in-dewey-beach-delaware/


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Winter at the Beach: Part 1

Chilly weather drives many tourists away from seaside resorts, making it an ideal time for locals to stroll down historic streets, tour museums, view distinctive architecture, shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques and enjoy cozy restaurants. Many venues have special hours and excursions to welcome those on a weekend getaway.

Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach
© Gail A. Sisolak

Shipwrecks, Settlements and Treasures

When winter winds churn up the surf, the necessity of the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach becomes readily apparent. Visitors can experience the rugged conditions under which the brave men lived and worked. Their creed “You have to go out; you don’t have to come back;” emphasizes the dedication the men had to saving lives. Seasonal hours and special demonstrations. (www.destateparks.com/irlss)

“You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back” was the ominous creed of the men who patrolled Delaware beaches.
© Gail A. Sisolak