We’re dishing out all the best tips and tricks from the pros\r\non how to make your sandcastle truly award winning or at least be able to hold\r\nyour own at the annual Sand Sculpting Competition. Once you have decided on the subject of your masterpiece, (a\r\nmodest castle, stately multi-level palace, or whatever suits you), it is time\r\nto sculpt. Gathering sand sculpting tools is important so check out one of our\r\nsandcastle kits at Guest Services, or you can go with just the basics-a pail\r\nand shovel! Planning your castle before construction, such as drawing an\r\noutline in the sand, can ensure that everyone involved knows where they are\r\nbuilding what. Once you’ve drawn your blueprint and acquired the necessary\r\nequipment, time to start digging! Be creative, use your imagination! Construct ledges and balconies, carve tiny\r\nwindows and install a moat to protect your sandcastle. \r\n\r\nIf you’re a sandcastle aficionado, be sure to plan your stay\r\nduring Labor Day weekend and head over to the annual Sand Sculpting competition\r\nheld at the Broadway Pier. Professional sand sculptors from all over the world\r\nwill come to construct impressive masterpieces. Live entertainment and gourmet\r\nfood trucks will add to the festivities. Plus, there will be opportunities to\r\ntalk shop with sand sculpting professionals, and even pick up a few tips and\r\ntricks to make your next sandcastle endeavor a success.