It's that time of year, heroes, when we relax on the beach, build sand sculptures, and punch abnormally large beach monsters in the face with a chicken in hand! Chicken in hand? Yeah, that's how we do it in ArcheAge! And that can only mean one thing! The Blue Salt Festival returns to Sanddeep, and beginning August 13th, you'll be able to take time off from your duties as the Chosen One, in exchange for some fun in the sun and redeemable Blue Salt Festival Coins! You can get to the festival grounds through the World Gates in Austera, Marianople, or Diamond Shores!

During the Blue Salt Festival, festival period rules will be in full effect in Sanddeep, preventing PvP from happening on the festival grounds, thereby welcoming visitors of all continents!"

What activities can I expect at the Festival?
Collect sand, assemble some sand sculptures, and help out Artist Mendelson and Vivalt with their art in the form of 5 daily Quests! Don't forget to try out Sandy's Hot Fried Chicken, too, as it wouldn't be a Festival without it!

Along with the typical varieties of entertainment you can expect at a festival, be aware of an uninvited guest whose sole purpose is ruining the Blue Salt Festival! You can protect the festival from this treacherous foe at the following times and collect even more Festival Coins:

EU: 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM UTC
NA: 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 9:00 PM PDT

What can I exchange my Blue Salt Festival Coins for?
Exchange your Blue Salt Festival Coins at the Festival Gift Exchanger in Mirage Isle for the following items:
Taiyaki Targe - 50 Festival Coins
Dipped Banana Bow - 50 Festival Coins
Rainbow Ice Cream Bar Bow - 50 Festival Coins
Seafoam Sun Lounger - 10 Festival Coins
Seafoam Reclined Sun Lounger - 10 Festival Coins
Toasty Reclined Sun Lounger - 10 Festival Coins
Toasty Sun Lounger - 10 Festival Coins
Crest Sun Lounger - 20 Festival Coins, 1 Toasty Sun Lounger
Crest Reclined Sun Lounger - 20 Festival Coins, 1 Toasty Reclined Sun Lounger
Blue Salt Festival Empty Frame - 10 Festival Coins
Blue Salt Festival Sand Castle Painting - 1 Blue Salt Festival Empty Frame and all 3 of Mendelsson's Painting Pieces
Blue Salt Festival Beach Painting - 1 Blue Salt Festival Empty Frame and all 3 of Vivalt's Painting Pieces
Blue Salt Festival Painting - 1 Blue Salt Festival Sand Castle Painting, 1x Blue Salt Festival Beach Painting
Summer Festival Coin Stand - 30 Festival Coins
Beach Umbrella - 15 Festival Coins
Crest Umbrella - 20 Festival Coins, 1 Beach Umbrella
Vivalt's Sand Sculpture: Protection - 15 Festival Coins
Vivalt's Sand Sculpture: Victory - 15 Festival Coins
Mendelsson's Sand Sculpture: Peace - 15 Festival Coins
Mendelsson's Sand Statue: Prosperity - 15 Festival Coins
Baked Chicken - 5 Festival Coins
Manastorm Crystal - 15 Festival Coins

So gather your family, friends, and guild, and head to the Blue Salt Festival now for a fun time before the revelries end on August 27th at 01:00 UTC!