Hunting for treasure in the sand during Beachfest

Pirates, stilt walkers and kids with eye patches were scouring Parksville Beach on Saturday.

Robert Kilburn

Robert Kilburn

Pirates, stilt walkers and kids with eye patches were scouring Parksville Beach on Saturday, as the Quality Food Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition (Beachfest) held a treasure hunt.

Kids followed directions to locations around the beach seeking out treasures they got to take home.

In the evening, a light show by VestaFire Entertainment was set to take place with fire spinning, juggling and acrobatics. The festival continues until August 16.