Returning to River Days in 2013 will be the amazing Sand Sculptures presented by Quicken Loans. The event will feature one 150 ton sand sculptures designed by Team Sandtastic and sponsored by Quicken Loans! Team Sandtastic, from Sarasota, Florida, creates 50-60 sand sculptures each year and will showcase their amazing talents near Rivard Plaza & Pavilion.
Since the towering sculptures will be built during the festival, visitors will be able watch as these structures slowly take shape. The sculptures are composed entirely of water and sand, with no additional additives. There will also be an enormous sand box play area next to the sculptures.
Professional sand sculpting titles held by Sandtastic include: First Place at The American Sand Sculpting Festival, The Myrtle Beach Open, The Southeast US Championships, and others. In July of 1998,Team Sandtastic created the tallest sand castle ever hand built in under 100 manhours for Georgia Stone Mountain Park. It stood at 28 feet 7 and 1/4 inch and holds a current Guinness World Record.