Watch Dennis Massoud aka the Sandman make sand sculptures at the Hawkesbury Show 2021

Dennis Massoud aka the Sandman will make sand sculptures - including a dragon that breathes real fire - at the 2021 Hawkesbury Show.

Dennis Massoud aka the Sandman will make sand sculptures - including a dragon that breathes real fire - at the 2021 Hawkesbury Show.

Legendary Queensland sand sculptor Dennis Massoud - also known as the Sandman - will be exhibiting his skill at the Hawkesbury Show for the first time ever when the annual agricultural show takes over the showground at Clarendon from April 23 to 25.

He'll be sculpting a horse on Friday, a dragon that breathes fire on Saturday and a mermaid and dolphins on Sunday, sure to spark delight in the little ones.

"I usually start around 9 in the morning and I usually finish the sculpture around 1, then from 1 until 4 I'll conduct workshops for children," Mr Massoud told the Gazette.

"I'll be putting some sand on tables so that way people who don't want to get too sandy only get their hands sandy, and it also allows people in wheelchairs to participate.

"I'll be giving away some of my secrets to sand sculpture, and once they participate in the workshops they will definitely lift their game next time they go to the beach."

Mr Massoud - a world champion sand sculptor - said he was "really looking forward" to working at the Hawkesbury Show and meeting the locals.

A mermaid and dolphins will be one of the sculptures Dennis Massoud will be making at the 2021 Hawkesbury Show.

A mermaid and dolphins will be one of the sculptures Dennis Massoud will be making at the 2021 Hawkesbury Show.

"People can visit throughout the day to watch my progress," he said.

"Sand sculpture has taken me nine times around the world in a seven-year period. It's been an awesome journey.

"I've been sand sculpting for 28 years and I've been able to make a performance art out of it."

He will be demonstrating soft pack sculpture craft at the show, which is more manageable than hard pack sculpture, given the time restraints of the show.

"My soft pack sculptures are just as detailed and can take shape while people are watching."

Other firsts at this year's show will be aviary birds - including budgies, finches and parrots - demonstrations on the Friday in the Apex Pavilion which will be dedicated to domestic animals.

On the Saturday, rats and mice will be back, and Sunday will host cats.

Fireworks will be back on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

For the full line-up, go to www.hawkesburyshowground.com.au