Meet Ed Jarrett!
Although you might know him for his sandcastles, Ed Jarrett began his career at culinary school! It was at Johnson & Wales University that he found a passion for ice carving after his first class. With a steady handle on ice and snow sculpting, Jarrett took on the request to create a sculpture in the spring. Because of the weather, Ed turned to sand, challenging himself to break the world record for the tallest sandcastle. He missed the record by two feet, but his first attempt carved his career.
Ed has held multiple records, constantly surpassing himself. In 2003, he erected the world’s tallest sandcastle at 29 feet, four inches tall! He moved onward and upward from there, often participating in events that raise money and awareness for charities including Save Walton Pond and Special Olympics in Connecticut. In 2013, Jarrett partnered with longtime college friend, New Jersey resident and business owner Alan Fumo, to build a “Sandy Castle” at Jenkinson’s Beach. With over 4,500 volunteers, they aimed to create a 50 foot tall castle over a period of weeks. The goal wasn’t reached, but it was epic! Later that year, Jarrett erected a castle at 38 feet, 2 inches tall; this was a new Guinness World Record accomplished on the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
Today, Ed is often requested for commissioned pieces. These requests include marriage proposals and television appearances. February 21 and 22, we’re proud to host his talents at Laurita Winery’s Ice Sculpture Festival! Once again, he will be performing his talents to raise funds for charity. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County. Admire his ice sculpting talents every hour on the hour at our main stage both days!
Pre-order your Ice Sculpture Festival tickets here!
Learn more about Ed Jarrett including future appearances here.
Get all the information on Big Brothers Big Sisters here.