October 2 & 3, 2021, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

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.

ALL FESTIVAL LONG

Handmade genuine sea glass jewelry, original coastal watercolors and artwork, handmade cards, curiosities, and nautical home décor — created by local artists. Sea glass, fossil, and beach find identification. Sea glass and fossil lectures.

GUESS THE SEA GLASS
All day Saturday & Sunday Winner announced Sunday at 4PM Guess the number of pieces of genuine sea glass in the big jar. Best guess without going over the actual number wins and takes home the entire jar.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 2

BEST OF THE BEST SEA GLASS CONTEST
Registration: 11AM – 3PM Judging at 3:30PM. Contestants may enter a total of two pieces of sea glass or pottery. Entries must be found not purchased. Winners chosen for Best Found on LBI, Best Found Anywhere Outside LBI, Best of New Jersey, Best Overall of the Day, and the People’s Choice Award.

FOSSIL & ARTIFACT CONTEST
Registration: 11AM – 1PM Judging at 1:30PM. Contestants may enter one fossil, archeological artifact, or oddity, such as a bone, shark tooth, arrowhead, etc. Entry must be found not purchased. Winners chosen for First, Second, Third, and Best Overall Find.

LECTURE • FOSSILS OF THE NJ COAST
1PM – 1:15PMExpert, enthusiast and fossil hunter, Derek Yoost will discuss fossils and prehistoric artifacts of the New Jersey coast. There will be a brief Q & A after the lecture

SUNDAY OCTOBER 3

International Sea Glass DayINTERNATIONAL SEA GLASS DAY The Official Annual Sea Glass Holiday

BEST OF THE BEST SEA GLASS CONTEST
Registration: 11AM – 3PM Judging at 3:30PM. Contestants may enter a total of two pieces of sea glass or pottery. Entries must be found not purchased. Winners chosen for Best Found on LBI, Best Found Anywhere Outside LBI, Best of New Jersey, Best Overall of the Day, and the People’s Choice Award.

 

WRACK LINE SCULPTURE CONTEST
Registration: 11AM – 2PM Judging at 2:30PM. Contestants may enter one original sculpture created from any beach-found flotsam and jetsam. Entries must be rated G, fit on the contest table, and stay intact for the duration of the event. Winners chosen for First, Second, Third, and Best Overall.

LECTURE • FOSSILS OF THE NJ COAST
12PM – 12:15PMExpert, enthusiast and fossil hunter, Derek Yoost will discuss fossils and prehistoric artifacts of the New Jersey coast. There will be a brief Q & A after the lecture.

LECTURE • COLORS OF SEA GLASS
3PM – 3:15PM Local sea glass hunter, artist and writer, Sara Caruso will discuss the origins of sea glass colors, and the science and history behind them. There will be a brief Q & A after the lecture.

Contestants must be present at the judging to win. For the security of the entries, contestants must pick up their own entries promptly at the conclusion of the event. Times and events subject to change or cancellation without notice. For more previous winners and event updates follow us on Facebook @lbiseaglassfest @thingsadrift @echoesoflbi

For all inquiries, please call 609.361.1668. To see contest winners and photos of the event, please go to www.facebook.com/lbiseaglassfest