Haystack Holidays 2023 Square poster for the website

Join Cannon Beach from Nov. 17th to Dec. 30th for the Haystack Holidays!

The information center is open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. 


Important Announcements

Play Along with the Sandcastle Contest

Join us in this fun, interactive way to get the most out of this year's event! Each level achieved will get you bigger and better Sandcastle swag!

The way to play is simple:

  • Download the Experience Cannon Beach app on the App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Click "Passport" at the top of the app.
  • Click "Sandcastle Contest Scavenger Hunt."
  • Register to play.
  • Earn a point for each item you accomplish by posting a picture, entering the code word, or tagging your location for each accomplishment.
  • Come see us at the Cannon Beach Visitors Center, show us the points you've earned, and we'll award your prizes! (Only one prize per level will be awarded to each player)


Levels and Their Prizes*:

Level 1 - 2022 Sandcastle Contest Sticker

Level 2 - 2022 Sandcastle Contest Pin

Level 3 - Previous Year Sandcastle Poster

Level 4 - Previous Year Sandcastle T-shirt

Level 5 - Previous Year Sandcastle Sweatshirt

*Prizes awarded while supplies last