Events are located:
Inside the Convention Center
Convention Center parking lot
On the beach!

Hours –
Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

Note- The chainsaw art auctions begin at 5pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday. The auctions last from 3-4 hours.

11am-12pm                Justin the Circler sand drawing workshop
11am-5pm                  Watch Form Finders build a sandcastle on the beach
11am-5pm                  Chainsaw carving live!
11am-12pm                Chainsaw quick carve
5pm                             Chainsaw art auction

9:30am-10:30am        Sandcastle building workshop
10am-11am                Justin the Circler sand drawing workshop
11am-2pm                  Amateur sandcastle contest
11-12                           Chainsaw quick carve
10am-5pm                  Chainsaw carving live!
5pm                             Chainsaw art auction

11am-4pm                  Chainsaw carving live!
12noon-2pm                Convention Center- Kids chalk drawing workshop
2pm                             Chainsaw art auction

Inside Convention Center- Every Day!
– Associated Arts of Ocean Shores Juried Fine Arts, 3D & Photography Show
– Crafts, merchants, nonprofit and sponsor booths
– Ride the mechanical Shark! How long can you last?
– Festival merchandise booth
–  Tables and chairs for general seating

Convention Center Parking Lot – Every Day!
– Chainsaw carving live! 30 artists are carving new pieces all weekend
– Chainsaw “Quick Carve” 10:30am-12noon
– Chainsaw art auction begins at 5pm in the tent (2pm Sunday)
– Food booths – Great festival food!
– Giant sand box for the kids
– Rock climbing wall and strength test for family fun
– Bennett’s Stage – live music and DJ’s
– Festival beer garden and bar

Bennett’s Fish Shack Stage
11am-3pm                  D.J Rick Beverage
3pm-4pm                   Washington Old Time Fiddlers
4pm-5pm                    DJ Rick Beverage

11:00am-12:15            80 Proof Ale (
12:30-1:30                   Washington Old Time Fiddlers
1:30-2:30                     Break
2:30-3:30pm                Washington Old Time Fiddlers
4pm-5pm                    80 Proof Ale

Sunday            10am-2pm                  D.J. Rick Beverage

On the Beach! – Form Finders Build a Sand Castle – Friday

9am-5pm – Watch as the Form Finders team from Olympic creates one of their famous sand sculptures

’On the Beach! Amateur Sandcastle Contest – Saturday

The Amateur Sandcastle Contest returns – organized by Form Finders of Olympia. Register online or at the Festival. See our webpage for more details. You can register online, at the Festival Info Booth Friday, or Saturday on the beach.

9:30-10:30 – Free workshop on the beach with Form Finders to give teams and anyone interested the basics of how to build your own sandcastle.

11am-2pm – Sandcastle competition
2pm – Judging and awards

This year’s theme is – Creature Castles

On the Beach – Sand Drawing Celebration – Friday and Saturday

Drawing and cutting geometry in the sand has ancient roots and was a catalyst to increased human intelligence eons ago. Join Justin the Circler for the first Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival Sand Drawing Celebration. Watch as these sand drawers create geometric art and pictures that comes and goes with the tides.

The artists will be drawing all day and having to work around the high tides (Fri/10:30 and Sat/11:30). The viewing times are from 11am-3pm but take note of the high tides and try to come before or after to see the art. On Friday, Justin will hold a sand drawing class so everyone can learn to draw and join in the creativity and peace of sand drawing. You can find the sand drawing area by finding Justin’s gold Toyota truck with wind spinners on it and banner


Best Viewing Time – 11am-3pm

Free Workshops – on the beach

Friday 11am-12pm
Saturday 10am-11am

Sunday 12noom-2pm Convention Center- Kids chalk drawing workshop

Justin The Circler teaches sacred geometry at schools with children of all ages and will be holding a workshop for anyone to attend at the Convention Center.  Let the kids create art with sidewalk chalk as they learn basic geometry principles.

On the Beach

To access the beach, use the Chance a La Mer entrance next to the Shiloh. Once on the beach, the activities are to the left of the poles (south). Cars are not allowed past that area, but cars allowed to the right (north).


See you next year, at the 2020 Five Star Dealerships Sand and Sawdust Festival — always the last weekend of June – June  26-28, 2020.