44th Annual National Shrimp Festival Announces Poster Contest The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber is accepting poster designs for the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival. We invite you to submit a poster design that incorporates certain criteria and elements – see …More
We had such a successful 2nd annual idol event last year. We can’t wait to see what the local students of Baldwin County have in store for us this year. The Shrimp Fest Idol is an “American Idol” style singing competition …More
The Sand Sculpture Contest is held on Saturday at the west end of the beach at the public beach access. Be sure to stop at the inforamtion booth (main entrance) for location assistance. Registration and building begins at 11:00am. For …More
The Annual National Shrimp Festival presented by Zatarain’s and sponsored in part by our wonderful sponsors, is held each year during the second full weekend in October on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Thanks to our all of our generous sponsors the event is FREE to everyone! The Annual National Shrimp Festival is held at the public beach access in Gulf Shores where Hwy. 59 ends and intersects with Hwy. 182.
The festival is one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals attracting 250,000 people, featuring over 300 vendors that offer fine art, arts & crafts, a retail marketplace, outdoor village, and of course, SHRIMP!! Two stages offer continuous musical entertainment while the little one’s attention is captured in the Children’s Activity Village where they create their own “art” and participate in other fun-filled activities.
This year we enjoyed the 2nd Annual Shrimp Festival Idol Contest which took place Saturday on the west stage. This contest featured the best of the best youth talent from Baldiwn County, AL.
Want to know which local restaurants to eat at? Voyagers was announced the winners of our 7th Annual Restaurant Challenge.
We had a great turn out for the family friendly sand sculpture contest. This was held on Saturday Oct. 111th. Prizes included cash and trophies!
There is something for everyone at the festival. Go ahead and book your stay today! See you in October!