The Texas Sandfest 2017

From 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23, Port Aransas, Texas just 19 miles from the Circle W RV Ranch in Rockport, Texas, you can visit the 21st annual free Texas Sandfest!

This popular family event offers attendees a weekend of fun on the beach, while viewing magnificent works of sand art. Unique island-style jewelry, art, crafts, food and music will also be available.

What is really incredible about this event is the sand sculptures!

Amateurs and pros create intricate, expressive, wow works of art on the grainy Port Aransas Beach with the art open for viewing all three days.

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Festival Happenings

In addition, the festival includes a beer and wine garden and more than 100 food vendors and craftsman. Music features Billy Snipes, the Buffalo Trio, Charley Crockett, the Lone Star Revue, Mark McKinney, Eric Tessmer, Flat Broke, Selfie, Somethin’ Silky and John Cortez


The festival started in 1997 as a play-on-the-beach day. A few years later, the event turned into a three-day festival. Visionary members of the original group realized to really give the event some teeth, it needed to be attached to a nonprofit and the idea was brought to the Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT) board of directors.

The dates were purposefully set when very few tourists remained and is predicted by the tide charts, using the lowest tides as the scheduled dates.

The event now brings thousands of people to the island each year.

Circle W RV Ranch
is a gated community located in Rockport, Texas, near the Arkansas border. Stay with us for any length of time. Join in the many park activities and visit the fabulous South Gulf Coast including the Texas Sandfest while you are here! Reserve an RV space now at:

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