Gulf Shores Public Beach Area at the end of Hwy 59, around The Hangout & Pink Pony Pub.
45th Annual National Shrimp Festival – October 13-16, 2016
Young’s Suncoast offers prime lodging options for vacationing guests in our Gulf Shores Condo rentals & Beach House rentals, many of our Gulf Shores properties are within walking distance of the Shrimp Festival site. Or stay a short shuttle ride away in Orange Beach and you can enjoy discounts on your condo rental depending on your length of stay.
The Shrimp Festival has something for every family member! See below for all the Fun you’ll miss if you stay at home. Did we mention that all of this takes place right beside the sugar-white sands and emerald green waters of our public beach in Gulf Shores?
Restaurant Challenge, Golf Tournament, 10/5K Run, Singing for Scholarships and Sand Sculpture Contest.
Shrimp, Shrimp and more Shrimp for those in the family that love Shrimp cooked just about any way you can imagine. No worries, there are plenty of non-Shrimp dishes for those of you that don’t or can’t eat it, you will find many different varieties of Festival Food and you’ll be in Food Heaven for 4 days. Many of your favorite area restaurants have booths onsite and plenty of additional food vendors come in to town to show off their culinary talents. Plus, while you are down visiting you can stop by your favorite restaurants to get your fill of the special dishes they serve that you love so much!
60+ Fine Art Vendors will be in attendance with their latest work for you to admire and purchase. From Jewelry makers to sculptors. Stock up on unique birthday presents for family & friends, start Christmas shopping early, buy some art for the house or condo or spend a little money on yourself!
100+ Arts and crafts vendors from cloths, signs, chairs to fudge & candy. If you are looking for it, a vendor at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival is bound to have it for sale.
A section of the festival dedicated to nature and natural resources along with vendors selling items you would use while outdoors; such as hot tubs, fishing charters, Guy Harvey merchandise.
An area just for the kids to make free arts & crafts, play and have fun being a kid!
2016 MUSIC SCHEDULE:*
10:00-11:15 Ole’ River String Band
11:30-1:30 Smokin’ Elvis
2:00-3:30 Top Hat and Jackie
4:00-6:00 Strickly Isbell w/Mason Henderson
6:30-8:00 Ryan Balthrop and Friends
8:30-10:00 Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster
10:00-11:30 Lisa Christian
11:45-1:15 Vic Saul
1:30-2:45 The Groovinators
3:00-4:15 Sugarcane Jane
4:30-5:45 Eric Erdman
6:00-7:30 David Jones
8:00-10:00 The Tip Tops
10:00-11:15 This Side of 49
11:30-12:45 Time Kinsey
1:00-2:15 David Chastang
2:45-4:00 Perry Wall
4:30-6:00 Jason Justice and the Hung Jury
6:30-8:00 Your Girlfriend
8:30-10:00 The Velcro Pygmies
10:00-11:30 Light Travelers
11:45-1:00 The Hypsy Sisters
1:30-3:00 Justin Patterson & Laura Lynn Danley
3:30-5:30 Cary Hudson
6:00-7:30 Jonesy’s Crowned Jewelz Band
8:00-10:00 Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster
10:00-11:15 Brandon White
11:30-12:45 Shelby Brown
1:00-2:15 Brandon Wheeler
2:30-3:45 Holli Mosley
4:15-5:30 Lee Yankie & the Hellz Yeah
6:00-7:30 Kristy Lee and Dirt Road Revival
8:00-10:00 Jamell Richardson
10:00-12:00 Singing for Scholarships
12:00-1:30 Music on East Stage Only
1:30-2:45 Summerlyn & Ashlyn
3:00-4:30 Young Petty Thieves
4:45-6:15 Southern Union
6:30-8:00 The Steel Woods
8:30-10:00 Tracy Lawrence
10:00-11:15 Lisa Dotolo
11:30-1:00 Megan McMillan
1:15-2:45 Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet
3:00-5:00 Yeah, Probably
10:00-11:30 Liberty Church Worship Service
11:45-1:15 Josh Wright
1:45-3:00 Soulshine Band
3:30-5:00 Rhythm Intervention
*Bands, times and locations subject to change
2016 BRATS Shuttle Stops Info & Schedule:
Cost: $5/person ALL-DAY pass or NEW for 2016 – 4 DAY WRIST BAND for $15 (4 days for price of 3)
The Wharf Pick Up & Drop Off
- The Wharf, Canal Road, Orange Beach
North Shuttle Pick Up & Drop Off
- Pelican Place, 3800 Gulf Shores Parkway, West Lot, near Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Erie Meyer Civic Center, North Lot, West 2nd St./ West 19th Ave.
West Shuttle Pick Up & Drop Off
- Sea Oats – 1872 West Beach Blvd. Hwy 182 in Gulf Shores
- Pier 33 – Hwy 182 in Gulf Shores (west beach)
- Waves Grocery & Package Store, W. Beach Blvd./ West 11th Street
East Shuttle Pick Up & Drop Off
- Gulf State Park Campground – 20115 State Hwy. 135 in Gulf Shores
- Orange Beach Walmart Marketplace
- Flora-Bama Lounge, Florida/Alabama State Line
- Orange Beach Winn-Dixie
FUTURE SHRIMP FESTIVAL DATES
2017 October 12th-15th
2018 October 11th-14th