The Annual National Shrimp Festival is one of the nation's premier outdoor festivals with live entertainment.
Celebrating its 43rd year, the Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores Alabama draws over 250,000 people and is one of the Southeast Tourism Society's top rated events contributing over $46 million total economic impact. There are over 300 exhibitors at the Shrimp Festival, offering everything from fine art, arts & crafts and a retail marketplace to the Children's Activity Center where kids can let all their creative talents loose. We also can't forget shrimp cooked every way possible and 4 days of continuous music featuring major national recording acts as well as all the local favorites. Other activities include our sand sculpture contest, the 10k run/walk, and our Shrimp Festival Idol contest.
The 43rd Annual National Shrimp Festival is presented by Zatarain's will be held October 9-12, 2014. The festival is held annually in the heart of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Enjoy live entertainment everyday. Admission to othe Shrimp Festival is FREE!
The Annual National Shrimp Festival was started in 1971. The event began as a way to attract visitors to at the beach during the fall, which has traditionally been a slow tourist period.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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