National Shrimp Festival returns October 11th-14th with new layout

October 5, 2018
2018 Shrimp Festival map

The 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival will be held Thursday, October 11th through Sunday October 14th in Gulf Shores. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Due to the upgrades at Gulf Place, the festival will feature a new layout this year.

“The 47th year brings excitement, a new layout and a fresh look at the sandy white beaches that we call home,” said Spencer Cade, chairman of the Annual National Shrimp Festival. “Our new layout helps you discover things you’ve never seen before. The open feel of the town green, overlooking the beach and the Gulf of Mexico is ready for you to throw down a blanket or unfold your chair. There are many things that have become tradition to our festival. It is still free to come and go, all day live entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Retail Merchandise, Fine Arts, Children’s Activity Village and of course, the Food!”

“We are proud to serve domestic shrimp among the many food offerings that cater to every taste. Our food is centered in the festival for you to view and enjoy. Join us with your family and friends for our Singing for Scholarships competition and cheer on our local high school students as they compete. Join in our Sand Castle contest on the beach and show us your creativity in the beautiful white sand. Are you a runner? The city of Orange Beach is host to our Shrimp Festival 5k/10k run on Saturday, October, 13th. All proceeds from the run are donated to local charities and good causes. We will have our church service on the Wind Creek Stage on Sunday morning for all who want to come worship, followed by entertainment to wrap up the festival.”

“Want to know how to get there? Check out our Website www.myshrimpfest.com. We will give you all the information you need, from entertainment line up, Bus shuttle stops, run location and sign up, festival layout and more. We look forward to seeing you there!”

2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

WIND CREEK ​CASINO + HOTEL MAIN STAGE
  • ​10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Tophat & Jackie
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Bruce Smelley
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Betsy Badwater
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Tyler Mac
  • ​6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Style The Band
  • 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM - Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster
COASTAL ALABAMA BUSINESS CHAMBER STAGE
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Logan Lassitter
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Poarch Ninjas
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Adam Holt
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - The Defrosters
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - The Sand Band
  • 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM - Souled Out

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

WIND CREEK ​CASINO + HOTEL MAIN STAGE
  • ​10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Lisa Christian
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Jeff Silvey
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Bowling Buddies
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Jake Gill
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - David Jones and Friends
  • 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM - The Tip Tops
COASTAL ALABAMA BUSINESS CHAMBER STAGE
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Brent Burns
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Dave Chastang
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Sugarcane Jane
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Kristy Lee
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Johnny Hayes and the Love Seats
  • 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM - Bag of Donuts

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018

WIND CREEK ​CASINO + HOTEL MAIN STAGE
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Singing for Scholarships
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Elvis Remembered with Shane Tucker and the ​Promised Land Band
  • 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM - Wavelength Band
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - River Dan
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Karen Waldrup
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Joe Diffie
COASTAL ALABAMA BUSINESS CHAMBER STAGE
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Elaine Petty
  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Little Miss Shrimp Fest
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Ten Penny Gypsy
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMB - Chillbillies
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Journey2Mars
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - The Wildflowers
  • 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM - Velcro Pygmes

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

WIND CREEK ​CASINO + HOTEL MAIN STAGE
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Rusty Tabor
  • ​12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Andy Smith
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Voodoo Bayou
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Groovinators
COASTAL ALABAMA BUSINESS CHAMBER STAGE
  • ​10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Liberty Church Worship Service
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Strickly Isbell
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Sandra Kaye & The Legend Band
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Yeah, Probably

Find more information on the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival at www.myshrimpfest.com