• Festival Shuttle
    We encourage you to take advantage of the BRATS Shuttle during your Shrimp Festival experience. Cost is $5 per person for an All-Day Pass.
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  • Video

    National Shrimp Festival Story

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  • 2016 Shrimp Festival Volunteers

    We are looking for some folks who want to volunteer in our Retail and Beer (21+) booths! So grab your friends and click the link to sign up today!
    Volunteer today!
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  • Upcoming Events

    1. 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival Poster Contest

      January 12, 2016 - March 6, 2017
  • We are celebrating 46 years! Join Us October 12th – 15th for the Annual National Shrimp Festival!

    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 will host the 5th Annual Shrimp Festival Singing for Scholarships which will take place Saturday on the west stage. This contest  features the best of the best youth talent from Baldwin County, AL.

    Which local restaurant has the best Shrimp Dish?  We’ll find out at our 10th Annual Restaurant Challenge.

    Saturday is Sand Sculpture Day! Join us Saturday Morning for the family friendly sand sculpture contest.  Prizes included cash and trophies!

    There is something for everyone at the festival. Go ahead and book your stay today! See you in October!




    Our Sponsors
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    Baldwin EMC
    Nanny's Lemonade
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    Royal Prestige
    Coastal Alabama Business Chamber
    Alabama Gulf Seafood
    Gulf Coast Chevy Dealers
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    Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
    Miller Lite
    Spectrum Resorts
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