Sun, Sand and Shrimp at the 2019 National Shrimp Fest Oct. 10-13
There's no better place to celebrate this tasty crustacean than right next to its home – the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf Shores. This year's four-day festival event is slated for Oct. 10 to 13 and is expected to attract more than 300,000 people with 10,000 pounds of shrimp served daily.
More than 50 local and regional vendors will line the boardwalk of the main public beach with mouth-watering offerings including boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, Crawfish Pistols (a crowd favorite), crab claws, funnel cakes and so many desserts! Be sure to come to the National Shrimp Festival with an empty stomach!
While food is the highlight of the event, there will also be more than 100 hours of live entertainment featuring an impressive lineup of national, regional and local musicians and bands. From blues to Motown to southern rock, country and jazz, the eclectic mix of music is as varied as the preparations of shrimp at the festival!