Fair Ideas

The sand gets packed into a big solid block of sand in a process we call the poundup. This occurs before the fair starts, sometimes even before the vendors start setting up, making the dumping of the sand easier. This early start enables the media to also start covering the sculpture construction earlier increasing the exposure. The carving process continues up to and throughout the event with a finished sculpture by the end. The patrons can check back at intervals thus freeing them to enjoy the other entertainment and food the rest of the fair has to offer. The sculptors work each day in a quiet and professional manner. We have been told the sand sculpture is the most popular entertainment at the event.

Clark County Fair, Vancouver, WA

-- 2002 75 tons of "Castle and Dragon"

--2006 75 tons of "Dinosaurs"

Sculptors – Brad Goll, Karen Fralich

Delaware State Fair, Harrington, DE

-- 2002 50 ton "Tribute to Heroes of 9/11"

Sculptors – Brad Goll, Dan Belcher

--2003 50 ton "Rockin' Roller"

Sculptors – Brad Goll, Karen Fralich

-- 2004 50 tons of "Nursery Rhymes"

Sculptors – Brad Goll, Karen Fralich

-- 2007 50 tons of "Barnyard Beach Party"

Sculptors – Brad Goll, Karen Fralich

Barton County Fair, Great Bend, KS

-- 2005 25 ton sculpture depicting "Transportation"

Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA

-- 2004 50 ton sculpture themed "Still the One"

Sculpted with Karen Fralich

Amador County Fair, Plymouth, CA

-- 2006 25 ton sculpture "Going Hog Wild"

Sculpted with Kathi Goll

York Fair, York, PA

-- 2005 50 ton sculpture of "Rainforest"

Sculpted with Alan Matsumoto

-- 2006 50 ton sculpture "Dinosaurs at the Fair"

Sculpted with Alan Matsumoto

Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK

-- 2003 50 ton sculpture "Fair Collage"

Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH

-- 2003 300 ton sculpture "American Wilderness"

Sculptors Brad Goll, Fred Dobbs and Karen Fralich

Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK

-- 2007 50 ton sculpture "Oklahoma Collage"

Sculpted with Alan Matsumoto