LBI SEA GLASS & ART FESTIVAL
October 3 & 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Blvd,
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

Tentative Schedule of Festival Events:

All Festival Long
Sea glass, fossil, and beach find identification. Handmade, genuine sea glass jewelry, original coastal watercolors and artwork, handmade cards, curiosities, and nautical home décor — created by local artists. Book signings and lectures by your favorite local authors and experts.

Guess the Sea Glass
Saturday & Sunday – All day – The winner will be announced on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Guess the number of pieces of genuine sea glass in the big glass jar. Whoever guesses the number or comes the closest to it wins and takes home the entire jar!

Saturday:

Best of the Best Sea Glass Contest
Sign up 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Judging will be at 3:30 p.m.
Contestants may enter a total of two pieces of sea glass. Entries must have been found by the contestant — not purchased. Ribbons awarded for First, Second, and Third Places for Best Found on LBI and Best Found Anywhere Outside LBI. Judges will select one entry as Best Overall of the Day. Festival patrons can vote for their favorite for The People’s Choice Award.

Book Reading: The Sea Glass Treasure
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Join author Shelly Peters for a special reading of her newest work about the fantastical voyage of a glass fishing float. The Sea Glass Treasure is a simple story with a deeper message about embracing life, even if it is different than we planned. There will be a brief Q & A after the reading.

Lecture: Fossil and Artifacts of the New Jersey Coast
3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Expert, enthusiast and fossil hunter, Derek Yoost will discuss the fossils and prehistoric artifacts found along the coast of New Jersey. There will be a brief Q & A after the lecture.

Sunday:

Lecture: How to Identify Sea Glass
11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Local sea glass hunter, artist and writer, Sara Caruso will discuss ways to identify the origins of your sea glass finds, from how to tell the approximate age, to the history of an area. There will be a brief Q & A after the lecture.

Fossil & Artifact Contest
Sign up 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Judging at 1:30 p.m.
Contestants may enter one beach found fossil, archeological artifact, or oddity, such as bones, or teeth. Entry must have been found by the contestant — not purchased. Ribbons awarded for First, Second, and Third Places. Judges will select one entry as Best Overall of the Day.

Demo: Sea Glass Jewelry – Creating Hammered Metal Jewelry
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Jewelry artist and instructor, Susan Spicer-McGarry of Cinderella by the Sea will demonstrate easy to use silversmithing techniques to create hammered metal jewelry, including adding texture and patina.

Best of the Best Sea Glass Contest
Sign up 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Judging will be at 3:30 p.m.
Contestants may enter a total of two pieces of sea glass. Entries must have been found by the contestant — not purchased. Ribbons awarded for First, Second, and Third Places for Best Found on LBI and Best Found Anywhere Outside LBI. Judges will select one entry as Best Overall of the Day. Festival patrons can vote for their favorite for The People’s Choice Award.

Lecture: Fossils and Artifacts of the New Jersey Coast
3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Expert, enthusiast and fossil hunter, Derek Yoost will discuss the fossils and prehistoric artifacts found along the coast of New Jersey. There will be a brief Q & A after the lecture.

COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATES:
NJ law mandates that all individuals must wear a face mask when outdoors in public places. This year for our event, you must wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. If you choose to wear a face shield you must also wear a mask that covers your mouth.

For the protection and safety of your dog and our patrons, NO DOGS ALLOWED. Service dogs, as recognized under titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, are always welcome. A dog on a leash can create a tripping hazard that may result in serious injury to your dog and to others. This risk may increase when face masks are worn.

For all inquiries, please call 609.361.1668.

See past years winners and get updates at www.facebook.com/lbiseaglassfest