Official Poster Contest

Official Poster Contest
March 07 2014

This year's Poster Contest has officially closed.  The official poster for the 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival

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10K/5K Run

10K/5K Run
October 11 2014

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The history of the Annual National Shrimp Festival Run dates back to 1977. Having its start as a 5

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Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest
October 12 2013

The Sand Sculpture Contest is held on Saturday at  the west end of the beach at the public beach access. Be sure to

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Join us for the 2014 National Shrimp Festival! October 9th - 12th!

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 enjoy our first ever Shrimp Festival Idol Contest taking place Saturday on the west stage from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  This contest will feature the best of the best youth talent from Baldiwn County, AL.  

Want to know which local restaurants to eat at?  Be there on Saturday when we announce the winners of our 6th Annual Restaurant Challenge on the east stage at 3:15pm.  Our wonderful sponsors are known to throw out some very unique and cool beads during this announcement.  Get yours exclusively!

Get the entire family involved in the family friendly sand sculpture contest. This will be held on Saturday beginning at 11:00am on the west end of the public beach.  Prizes include cash and trophies! There is something for everyone at the festival. Go ahead and book your stay today!  See you in October!

DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL 2013 NATIONAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL PROGRAM - CLICK HERE

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