The ideas are in. Now it's time for you to vote for the best for this year's sand sculpture at the New York state fair.

"There were a lot of great entries and it was difficult to narrow it down," said a fair spokesperson. The ideas have been narrowed down to the best 20 and it's now up to you.

Top 20 Sand Sculpture Ideas

  • Where's Waldo, NY Edition
  • 50th Anniversary Sesame Street
  • Dedication to NY State & inventions, including first ferris wheel in 1849
  • Centennial Anniversary of Women's Suffrage & Voting in NY
  • Celebration of the Arts
  • Sights of the NYS Fair
  • The Four Seasons & Sports Highlighting NY
  • 80's Throwback
  • Beach Theme
  • 80th Anniversary for Wizard of Oz & Frank Baum from CNY
  • Farmers Across America
  • Marvel Characters
  • New York Activities - Explore NY
  • NY Road Trip Map
  • Adirondack Mountains
  • Connection, Hand in Hand
  • Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Castle
  • Dedication to Native Americans
  • Famous NY Landmarks
  • 50th Anniversary of Man Walking On The Moon

The Wizard of Oz and moon walking anniversaries are the ideas in the lead. Vote for your favorite before 1pm on Monday, August 5th.

The New York state fair runs August 21 - September 2. Get more information at

The annual sand sculptures have honored everything from Woodstock and agriculture, to state police and the Adirondack railroad. Take a look at sculptures over the years.

Photo by NY State Fair
Photo by Michael Okoniewski-NYS Fair
Photos by Jeff Parquette. -NYS Fair
Photo by New York State Fair
Michael J. Okoniewski-NYS Fair
Photos by JOHN HAEGER-NYS Fair
Photo by Michael J.Okoniewski-NYS Fair

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