Beachcombers Fun Fair finds its way to Ocean Shores
By Dianne Hansen
Published: 02/25/19 Topics: Comments: 0
The 32nd annual Beachcombers Fun Fair brings together all kinds of information, experts and enthusiasts for a weekend for anyone who enjoys the beach.
Hours are 10-5 pm, Saturday, March 2 and 10 am-4 pm, Sunday, March 3 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Admission, covering both days, is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for under 5.
In addition to speakers, displays, hands-on educational activities and beach-related vendors, you are offered an opportunity to display some of your beach finds and creative talents. Kids games and beach walks are part of the weekend.
Several hundred entries in more than 40 categories will be on display. These may include single objects, collections and photography, along with various creative and artistic efforts, such as collages, carvings, mobiles, mosaics, flower arrangements, home décor and furnishings.
Entries are to be received at the venue 2-7 pm, Friday, March 1. Entry forms may be picked up and completed on-site.
All entries must be retrieved just after the event closes, 4-5 pm, Sunday. There is no charge to enter any display categories. Entrants are competing for ribbons and Best of Show and People’s Choice awards.
In addition to an array of informational and educational booths, displays and kids’ activities both days, four beachcombing experts are on hand for Saturday afternoon seminars. Sunday morning, Alan Rammer will conduct his annual educational beach walk. Space is limited and people with sign up Saturday. Meet at 9am on Sunday for the walk.
At the same time, folks can pick up free trash bags for the other Sunday morning activity, “Dash for Trash and Treasure.” From 9-11 am, people may bring their freshly found items from the beach to tables set up just outside the Convention Center to learn more about their origins.
More information is available on the festival’s Facebook event page.
Author: Dianne Hansen – Event Planner
Blog #: 0645 – 02/25/19
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