Festival Information

Schedule of Events
2017 Mermaid Tears SEAGLASS Brochure

9th Annual Mermaid Sea Glass Festival

Mark your Calendar
July 29/30, 2017
(10:00 to 4:00 each day)

$3.00 per Adult
$2.00 Per Child

(Sunday ALL visitors will be required to pay even if just dropping off or picking up a shard)

Be sure to enter into our ~

BEST SEA GLASS FIND CONTEST
Sunday, July 30th
Co-sponsored by SHA and Town of Souris

RULES & TIMES
Criteria to consider when entering a shard:
Color rarity, roundness and frosted surface Bubbles, text or patterns
Any other identifiable age or pontil scars

Categories & Prizes
$400.00 – First Prize
$100.00 – Second Prize
$50.00 – Third Prize
$50.00 – Most Unusual

People’s Choice
“A Sea Glass Journey, Ebb & Flow” (Author Teri Hall)

Enter 3 pieces for $5
(NO LIMIT on pieces entered … every 3 pieces $5)

Entry Process
Shards will be accepted from 10am to 2:00pm sharp at the “Best Sea Glass Find” table – with Judging starting at 3pm sharp. Entry forms are filled out by contestants and given to an attendant who will place them on a table that corresponds to contestant’s last name. The shards will be attached to entry form using glue dots. Contestants must enter their shard in person and are responsible for picking up their entries after the contest.
Judging
Judging begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday and prizes will be awarded as close to 4 p.m. as possible.
Contestants should not speak to judges during the judging process.
Return Process
Prize checks will be awarded at the event and winners are asked to remain for photos. We will do everything to expedite the return process. To ensure that everyone receives their own shard, proper I.D. will be required.
****Please Note:
• Vendors and committee members CANNOT enter into the shard contest.
• The grand prize shard will not be eligible for entry the following year.

The Shard Contest is a special event for sea glass collectors from all walks of life. It is a chance for everyone to bring ‘their best piece’ of sea glass. We all have a best piece. It might be a rare color, or a piece of glass that is in fantastic condition, or it might even be a piece of sea glass that is quite unusual. Maybe still, it’s our favorite piece, or our first piece.

So start sorting your sea glass…we are certainly sorting ours! Everyone is eligible to enter the Shard Contest. Judging criteria will be made available during the contest. Unlimited amount of entries – Cost  $5 for 3. All winners must be available for photo after winners are announced on Sunday.

PLEASE NOTE
IN THE UNFORTUNATE EVENT THAT A SHARD IS LOST OR STOLEN, SOURIS HARBOUR AUTHORITY OR “MERMAID TEARS” SEA GLASS FESTIVAL/COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE

 

The Shard Contest is a special event for sea glass collectors from all walks of life. It is a chance for everyone to bring ‘their best piece’ of sea glass. We all have a best piece. It might be a rare color, or a piece of glass that is in fantastic condition, or it might even be a piece of sea glass that is quite unusual. Maybe still, it’s our favorite piece, or our first piece.
 
So start sorting your sea glass…we are certainly sorting ours! Everyone is eligible to enter the Shard Contest. Judging criteria will be made available during the contest. Limit of 3 entries per person. Cost $3 $5 for. All winners must be available for photo after winners are announced on Sunday.
 

No ATM machine will be on site –
2 banks within a short driving distance.

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