Date(s) - 04/02/2017 - 04/03/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 am
Grayland Community Hall
Family beach event,
55TH ANNUAL DRIFTWOOD SHOW & GLASS FLOAT HUNT Opens April 1 & 2, 2017 In Grayland, Wa. at the HISTORIC GRAYLAND COMMUNITY HALL.
Once again the driftwood gatherers will sculpt their masterpieces and submit them for judging. Those entries can be adorned with add- ons or enhanced with special finishes. They can also be submitted in the more natural form as found on the beach. There is a division for Youth and one For adults in these categories.
Flotsom & Jetsum is one of the more interesting and fun categories. Items found on the beach or floating in water; many times having fallen off of ships and floated to shore can be submitted for judging. The maximum size for display is 3ft x 3 ft.
Glass Balls in groups up to max of 10; or individual ones are submitted as well in the Floats Category.
Winning entries have the chance to win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ribbon. The judges also select the Best In Show. And all visitors select the People’s Choice award. The two top honorees will receive their very own 6 Inch Hand Blown Glass Float.
And speaking of Glass Floats; One of the major draws in this Festival is purchasing what is called a hunting license to give patrons the opportunity to partake in “THE HUNT” which could result in them taking home a beautiful hand blown Glass Float. There are several opportunities to be a winner here. Price for the hunting licenses is $4.50 per individual.
This year’s hand blown floats will be crafted by OPAL ART GLASS, from Cosmopolis, Wa. Getting these artists to participate in this year’s event will add an additional depth of local charm. The organizers are excited to add this level of beauty and class to The 55th annual event.
Additional activities to experience will include Live music on the Stage. The guitar vocal talent from Justin Kautzman and also excerpts from the next musical production of BYE BYE BIRDIE which will be performed by THE GRAYLAND PLAYERS in May. There is Fun music for all ages.
Raffle items from many of the Local Businesses will be available to win with the purchase of raffle tickets at $2.00 each. Raffle drawing to be held at 3:30pm on Sunday. Previous year’s winners went home with anything from overnight stays at resorts; A high speed ride in a professional Rally Car; A flight over Grays Harbor; Dinners; gift items; certificates to purchase items from local business’. This will again prove to be a show stopper. So be sure to look for the Raffle Ticket booth on the premises.
The Vendors at this event go out of their way to create that beach atmosphere and offer up such a great variety of items to sample and/or purchase. With these, also will be great food items. So come for lunch; win a glass float; shop the booths; enter the driftwood category of choice and maybe go home with a big fat ribbon and glass float prize.
FAMILY FUN for everyone at THE 55TH ANNUAL DRIFTWOOD SHOW & GLASS FLOAT HUNT. Go to Graylandcommunityhall.org for details. You may also call 303 331 7000 or 360 267 6532 for add’l information.