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42nd Annual Shrimp Festival
|It’s that time of the year when seafood, great music, and art come together for a family friendly beach celebration. From October 10th through the 13th, the beautiful Gulf Shores public beach is lined with upwards of 50 local and regional vendors with delicious varieties of coastal cuisine. Boasting 200 vendors with tons of arts and crafts in tow, something is sure to catch the eye of someone in your group! As you check out the arts and try all the wonderful food, your ear can catch the sounds of many wonderful musicians.
With two stages, your are bound to hear something you like. With alternative rock group Everclear, country band BlackJack Billy's, Motown sounds of the Tip Tops, and the 70s and 80s fun fill group Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monsters to name a few, you are sure to be tapping your foot. Music takes place Thursday through Saturday kicking off at 10:00 a.m. and running until 10:00 p.m. and Sunday until 5:00 p.m.
They are many other activities taking place over the weekend to help put you in the seafood spirit! You are invited to show off your speed and endurance at the annual 5k and 10k race; registration fees are $20 by September 20th and $25 by October 12th. Families can also sign up the for the Sand Sculpture Contest taking place on October 12th.
In addition to the amazing food, music and art features, there will also be an Outdoor World and Shrimp Festival Idol crowned during the event, featuring scholarships being awarded to the top 3 contestants.
With all these fun activities, there is something for everyone in the family at the 42nd Annual National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores!
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