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.
There is something for everyone at the festival. Go ahead and book your stay today! See you in October!
The Annual National Shrimp Festival year after year displays an array of Arts & Crafts, Fine Arts, Food, and Retail Marketplace vendors from all over the country. We have added our Outdoor Village created to attract our male demographics.
Arts & Crafts: hand crafted/home made. All items must be handcrafted!
Children’s Activity Village: items related to children/education/entertaining
Fine Arts: high end/quality
Food: all menu’s will be considered
Outdoor Village: fishing, camping, hunting, boating, outdoor recreational
Retail Marketplace: commercial/whole sale items