Gulf Shores National Shrimp Festival
Consistently rated one of the top annual events in the nation, the Annual National Shrimp Festival is held the second full weekend of October. In 2015, the event was a huge success, bringing more than 250,000 people to the Alabama Gulf Coast for a weekend filled with food, music, fun, culture…and, most important, shrimp!
A FREE event open to everyone, the 2016 edition of the Shrimp Festival is slated for Oct. 13-16.
More than 300 vendors are on site ready to serve up everything from fine art and jewelry to shrimp and other varieties of seafood prepared any way you like them.
Shrimp Festival Deals
Gulf Shores Condos and Beach Houses. Promo code 16SFGS
Fort Morgan, Orange Beach and Perdido Key Condos and Beach Houses. Promo code 16SHRIMP
Offers valid for vacation stays 10/11/16 - 10/18/16 in condos and houses (3-night minimum). 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.
Shrimp is the star of the show, so dozens of vendors serve our favorite crustacean in all kinds of creative ways. While there's no shortage of fried and boiled shrimp, why not be a little adventurous and sample something with a twist?
When it comes to being creative, local chefs even get into the Shrimp Festival act. Last year, the Flora-Bama Yacht Club was announced the winner of the 8th Annual Restaurant Challenge. The winner of this year's Restaurant Challenge will qualify to participate in the World Food Championships, scheduled for Nov. 9-13 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Be sure to visit the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and other restaurants while you're in town for the Shrimp Festival!
Two stages showcase musical entertainment day and night. The music starts Thursday and lasts throughout the festival.
Artists and craftsmen travel from all over the country to participate in the Annual National Shrimp Festival. Whether you're looking for whimsy, functional or fun, you'll find a wide variety of crafts to take home. Looking for something to add to your art collection? You'll find everything from paintings to sculptures and more.
The Young & Young At Heart
The Shrimp Festival is fun for the entire family, and that means there's plenty of excitement and entertainment for the little ones. Supervised activities include arts, crafts, games, entertainment, music and more. There are also interactive games and activities to keep the kids occupied. On Saturday, anyone is welcomed to participate in the Sand Sculpture Contest held at the west end of the beach at the public beach access. After you've spent the day at the festival, don't overlook the area's many other fun activities!
Plan now and reserve your favorite property for the upcoming National Shrimp Festival!
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