Sandcastle Shindig


Sandcastle Shindig
Charity Sandcastle Building Contest
Friday, May 10th, 2024
Flora-Bama Lounge


What is Sandcastle Shindig?

Local businesses compete to win a year’s worth of bragging rights, trophy and a custom sand sculpture designed and created by Sand Castle University in this fun and family-friendly competition held at the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge and Package. This event is sponsored by  Beachball Properties Sand Castle University, Webn8,  and the Flora-Bama.

Proceeds from this family-friendly event benefit the Pleasure Island Junior Woman’s Club – Clothe the Children mission. The PIJWC provides clothing to children in need in the Foley, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach areas.

2 Ways to Support the Cause!

All Donations Are Tax Deductible


10 local businesses (with no more than five participants per team)


$250 tax-deductible donation per team


Three Local Celebrities will judge your masterpieces


The 1st Place Winning team will receive a trophy and a custom logo sand sculpture by Sand Castle University (valued at $800)


The 2nd Place team will receive a trophy

Best Team Spirit Award:

The team with the best attitude and team spirit will win a trophy! Dressing up is encouraged!


This schedule is tentative and subject to change.


12–12:45pmSandcastle Training with Janel Hawkins
12:45–1:15pmLunch (provided for participants)
1:15–2:45pmSandcastle Creation Time
3-3:30pmAnnouncement of Winner and Raffle Winner



This isn’t your ordinary sandcastle.  Teams will learn from the very best as Janel from Sand Castle University shares the tricks of the trade with participants before they build their own creations for the competition!

Sandcastle Showdown Rules and Information


  • Sand Castle University will provide tools to all teams. (Teams are allowed to bring outside tools as well)
  • No Hole Digging on the beach allowed
  • Each team will have a designated area.
  • Only natural materials found on premise can be used for decorations on the sand sculpture
  • Any type of sand sculpture is allowed (not limited to castles)
  • There is no limit to the size of the sand sculpture
  • Teams will be judged based on originality, teamwork, and use of tools.
  • No outside alcohol is permitted (per ABC law)

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