The Annual National Shrimp Festival is always held the second full weekend in October at the Gulf Shores Public Beach area.

Shrimp Festival Kids ActivitiesAttracting 250,000+ people to the Alabama Gulf Coast beaches to browse the more than 300 vendor booths, the food boardwalk, musical entertainment on three stages, fine arts demonstrations, singing contests, beauty pageants, 5K and 10K races, and so much more, the Shrimp Festival is free and open to everyone.

Why A Vacation Rental Makes Sense

Booking a vacation rental for the Shrimp Fest provides many advantages, including having space to comfortably visit with family members yet escape the group for a little privacy.

Meyer Vacation Rentals offers the most diverse selection of beach houses and condos on Pleasure Island, including 900+ condos and 200+ beach houses located throughout more than 38 miles of beachfront.

Fort Morgan Shrimp Fest Vacation RentalMeyer’s vacation rentals can be found in 
Gulf Shores, which is where the festival is held; Fort Morgan, a tucked-away beach community a few miles west of Gulf Shores; Orange Beach, which is just east of Gulf Shores; and Perdido Key, with its Old-Florida-style atmosphere just over the Alabama/Florida state line.

Regardless of which location you choose, views are varied and range from Gulf front and Gulf oriented to waterfront and golf course oriented and more.

Meyer offers vacation rentals to suit any size group and budget. Rentals range from one-bedroom condos all the way up to 20-bedroom houses and every size in between.

And, during Shrimp Fest, low fall rates make vacation rentals very affordable, especially for friends and families that share.

Unlike a typical hotel room that’s usually not more than 325 total square feet in size, MeyerVacation rental with a full kitchen Vacation Rentals condos and houses feature fully equipped kitchens, allowing you to stock the fridge with fresh food to prepare when you’re not hanging out at the festival.

Beach rentals, which also offer more space for your dollars, also come with their own washers and dryers, ample living space and multiple bedrooms, making them a sensible choice for sharing costs with friends or family members.

In addition, most properties come with a balcony or deck and many of them overlook the Gulf or one of the back bays.

Some of our houses are even dog friendly or feature their own private pools. Want to bring your boat on your vacation, consider one of our boat-friendly vacation rentals.

Even better, because Shrimp Festival days are sunny and warm and nights cooler yet comfortable, you and your family will still find it fun to enjoy outdoor pools, lazy rivers, water slides and other amenities on site such as hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, tennis courts, fitness rooms and more.


Book Your Shrimp Festival Vacation Rental Early

Because the festival has grown so popular, vacationers begin booking condos and beach houses as much as two years in advance to ensure they are able to choose their favorite property.

Island Royale Vacation RentalThus, it is imperative to book your beach vacation rental as early as possible, especially if you prefer to stay within walking distance of the public beach and avoid first-come, first-serve parking around the festival site.
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Some of the nearby vacation rental properties include condo complexes Lighthouse, Clearwater, Colonnades and Royal Palms east of the public beach area and Tropic Isles, Ocean Reef, Island Tower, Driftwood Towers, Phoenix Gulf Shores and Island Royale to the west.

Secure your preferred beach house or condo for the next Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores now. Browse vacation rentals in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach and Perdido Key.