Sand Sculpting Australia and Heart of Hawkesbury present
The 2nd Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpting Championship 2013
10th – 28th January 2013
Nestled on the banks of the magnificent Hawkesbury River and at the foot of the Blue Mountains, the historic town of Windsor is home to the Hawkesbury International Sand Sculpting Championships.
For four days in January 2013, a fourteen sand sculptors from countries around the world will compete to be crowned Champion in the event to be held on the banks of the river at Howe Park.
From January 10-13 you can watch the sculptors in competition as they showcase their incredible talents creating amazingly detailed sculptures from 20 tonnes of sand each. The theme of the competition is ‘Fairy tales and Fables’ and the winners will be announced on Sunday, January 13.
Then, from January 14 until January 28, the competition entries will be on display so you can wander through the event at your leisure. During this fortnight, two sculptors will also be on site creating a display pieces of 60 tonnes of sand so you can see how it is done.
You can also vote for your favourite sculpture with the ‘People’s Choice’ winner being announced on the last day of the event.
Integrated with the sculptures there will be children’s activities, including sand sculpting workshops with a professional International sand sculptor, sand art and sand bottles, our giant sand pit and diggers.
Light refreshments are available on site or you can take a short stroll into the local town and enjoy a leisurely lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants or shop.
Competition – 10 – 13 January 2013
Event - 10 – 28 January 2013
Open daily from 10am to 7pm
Included in the prices listed below are:
- Entry into sand sculpting competition area
- Children’s passport activity
- Workshop with a professional International Sand Sculptor
- Our giant Sand Pit
Children (3-12) $ 6.00pp
Children under 3 Free
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $30.00pp
Pre-booked Group: 20+ ppl – $8.00 per person
Groups must be pre-booked and dropped off at ticket box to receive discount price. Call (03) 5986 6684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your group.
Windsor is about an hour north west of Sydney CBD and is easily accessed via Metroad 2 to Baulkham Hills then following Windsor Road right into Windsor. Or you can catch a CityRail train on the Western Line toward Richmond. Check back with us closer to the event to see where you can access our “Park & Ride” bus.
Park & Ride
Authorised parking is strictly at McQuade Park(corner of Hawkesbury Valley Way and Moses Street Windsor). The Park and Ride bus will depart Windsor Train station and McQuade Park at 15 minute intervals from 9.30am to 6.45pm daily.
$4 return tickets or $2 single tickets can be purchased on the day from the bus driver or you can pre purchase family park and ride tickets for the special discounted rate of $14.00 return.
To pre book visit 111.goodazgoldtours.com.au or call (02) 4573 6181
WINDSOR LOCAL TRADERS SANDSATIONAL WRISTBAND OFFER
This year when you park at McQuade Reserve and ride the Park n Ride Bus don’t forget to collect from the driver your complimentary program and your wristband.
Simply show the wristband at participating shops in Windsor and you will be able to redeem some amazing offers.
Participating Traders are
Smik fashion, Smik Surf,
Shop of Lollies, House of Windsor,
Billy J’s coffee shop. Trentinos on George,
Fricker’s Shoes. Baker & George,
Guy’s Stuff. Blooms the Chemist,
Windsor Ice creamery. Dinky Di Cleaning,
Check out the information board at the front of the event for the location of these traders and information on their offer.
Things to do
There are many other interesting and exciting things to do while you are in the Windsor area. From white water rafting to hot air ballooning, craft markets or a game of golf, there is something to suit everyone. For information call HHART Visitor Information Centre on (02) 8814 6909 or the Hawkesbury Visitor Information Centre on (02) 4578 0233 or visit www.heartofthehawkesbury.com.au
Please note that this event is family oriented and child friendly, therefore it is a smoke free venue and alcohol is not permitted. Likewise, dogs are not permitted within the exhibition (guide dogs, hearing guide dogs and guide dogs in training excepted). Wheelchair access is provided.