This year's event has been dubbed the "Greatest Show In Sand," and sculptors are showcasing somewhat of a circus theme. Artists are hard at work building everything from a man's head made out of books, to a tiger leaping through a ring of fire, and to a sand dragon relaxing on its back.
On Thurs. June 9, 200 tons of imported sand was dropped on Hampton Beach. A week later, sculptors began their work in full view of the public eye.
The event is put on by the Hampton Beach Village District. The competition is invite only.
The winner will be announced Saturday, and the sculptures will be on display through June 26, illuminated at night.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports