Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival
A feast for your eyes, ears, and certainly your palate at the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, October 10-13, 2013, where art, crafts, music and family fun is abundant for four days and shrimp served in numerous ways. You can even feast on a FREE night at select properties during the festival.
Shrimp Festival Deals
3rd night FREE in condos
4th night FREE in houses
NOTE: Offer includes Fort Morgan,
Orange Beach and Perdido Key properties only;
Gulf Shores properties excluded.
Promo code 13SF.
Call 866-200-6979 or reserve online.
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Offer valid for vacation stays 10/9/13 - 10/16/13 in condos (3-night minimum) and houses (4-night minimum) in the Fort Morgan, Orange Beach and Perdido Key areas only. All properties in the Gulf Shores area are excluded from this offer. Subject to availability; some restrictions apply. Taxes and surcharges apply. Not valid with any other specials or online incentives; cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Special rates do not apply to previously booked reservations.
This year's National Shrimp Festival marks the 42nd year for this fun festival that focuses on our favorite crustacean and features music, fine arts, arts and crafts, and a children's village. The beachfront location for the Shrimp Festival is directly in front of The Hangout at the end of Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores.
Shrimp and other seafood delicacies along with the usual festival fare will delight your palate, and it always tastes better on the beach. Shopping for your favorite unique item and your annual Shrimp Festival souvenir is truly a treat. Two stages provide musical entertainment during the day and well into the evening with a wide variety of acts from country and Motown to Cajun and rock-n-roll.
The island restaurants look forward to this event all year and get an early taste in September when a contest is held in which local restaurants compete for the bragging rites for preparing the best shrimp dish. The honor holds true for an entire year until the contest rolls around again.
To compete, the dishes had to feature Alabama Wild Shrimp and at least one of the 200+ products produced by Zatarain. Beyond that the imaginations of the chefs were unleashed and their creativity definitely showed through in the contest entries.
In October 2012 at the Fifth Annual Zatarain's National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge, Chef Ashley Cabana at Shaggy's Waterfront Bar and Grill in Orange Beach took home the first-place honors with the winning dish of Zatarain's Blackened Garlic Crusted Shrimp served with Smoked Gouda Grits and Green Tomato Marmalade.
Winning second place at the Chef's Challenge was Chef Michael Pophin at Nolan's Restaurant and Lounge in Gulf Shores with his Pecan Crusted Grouper served on a bed of Zatarain's Rice Pilaf topped with Pineapple Beurre Blanc and Lemon Hollandaise.
Third-place honors went to Chef Mike Myers at Flippers Restaurant in Orange Beach with his Creole Shrimp Moutarde En Boule.
You will definitely want to sample the best shrimp dish on the island. Be sure to keep all three award-winning restaurants in mind any time you make it to the coast and want delicious, fresh seafood to delight your palate.
Plan now to attend the next festival by reserving your favorite property now!
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