NOVEMBER 5, 2022

NOVEMBER 5, 2022

Forget the snowman! Do you want to build a…sandcastle?

On Alabama’s white-sand beaches, we’d rather spend our winter playing in the sand than the snow. And, that’s just what we’ll be doing for the 2nd Annual Sandcastle Showdown on Saturday, November 5, 2022.


The Sandcastle Showdown calls on local businesses to compete in a fun and friendly competition to vie for a year’s worth of bragging rights, trophy and custom sand sculpture created by Sandcastle University. Held at the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge and Package,  this event is sponsored by The Beach Moms Concierge Service Beachball Properties Sandcastle University, and Front Porch Network 


Proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit Clothe the Children, an organization providing clothing to children in need in Foley, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach.

Register Your Team


This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sandcastle Training with Janel Hawkins
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sandcastle Creation Time
3:30 p.m. Judging
4 p.m. Announcement of Winner
5 p.m. After Party

Sandcastle Showdown Rules and Information

  • Sandcastle University will provide tools to all teams.
  • Each team will have a designated area.
  • Only natural materials can be used for decorations.
  • Structure must be a sandcastle.
  • There is no limit in the size of the sandcastle.
  • Designs should incorporate the team’s day-to-day business.
  • Teams will be judged based on originality, teamwork, and use of tools.

Sandcastle 101

Maybe this castle isn’t for beginners, but teams will learn from the best as Janel from Sandcastle University shares the tricks of the trade with participants before they build their own creations for the competition!

Register Your Team

Registration is limited to 10 teams.

Beach Moms
Sandcastle University
Beachball Properties
Front Porch Network