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Annual National Shrimp Festival

Annual National Shrimp Festival

October 6 – 9, 2022

49th Annual National Shrimp Festival poster

Join us on the coast this fall and every fall to celebrate the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores! With something to offer everyone, the Shrimp Festival is not only a foodie haven, there are plenty of activities to partake in and vendors to peruse. See below for more details on 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? What more could you ask for, delicious food and a view! Maybe an amazing rental to call home while you are here?

We’ve got you covered, Young’s Suncoast offers prime lodging options for vacationing guests. Our Orange Beach and Gulf Shores condo & beach house rentals are just what you need; many or which are within walking distance of the National Shrimp Festival site. However if you prefer to stay further away, most other properties are only a short shuttle ride away!

Browse available rentals today to find the perfect vacation oasis on your next trip to the Gulf Coast!


Gulf Shores Public Beach Area at the end of Hwy 59, around The Hangout & Pink Pony Pub


Arts and crafts lovers will have about 200 fine art and arts and crafts vendors to admire. From jewelry makers to sculptors the artistry is endless! 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.


Singing for Scholarships is a singing competition featuring Baldwin County high school students. Scholarships are awarded to the top 3 performers and each of their high schools.

The Shrimp Festival Run is a Shrimp Fest tradition dating back to 1977. It started as a 5 mile race but has now evolved into a 5k and 10k race over the years.


An area just for the kids to make FREE arts & crafts, play and have fun being a kid! The Children’s Activity Village includes face-painting, karaoke and more to keep the little ones amused.

Annual National Shrimp


Shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp!!! This festival is perfect for those who love shrimp cooked just about any way you can imagine. Not a shrimp lover? No worries, there are plenty of non-shrimp dishes. You’ll find many different varieties of festivalfood and you’ll be in food heaven for 4 days we promise!

Many of your favorite area restaurants will have booths onsite and plenty of additional food vendors come into 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!

2022 Shrimp Fest Music Line-Up

Bands, Show Times, and Locations Subject to Change

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Lefty Collins, Lisa Christian

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Brooks Johnson, Shiny Objects

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Gypsy Spark, Platinum Premier Band

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Davis & The Love, The Fill-Ins

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Elvis Remembered, Style the Band

8 – 10 p.m.

Azz Izz, Dr. Zarr and the Amazing Funk Monster

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Logan Lassiter, Top Hat & Jackie

12 – 1:30 p.m. 

Chase Brown & Tyler Wilson, Jessica Meuse

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Hannah McFarland, Jojo Pres

4 – 6:30 p.m.

Spank the Monkey, Yeah Probably

7 – 10 p.m.

Best of British Tribute Band – Queen & AC/DC, Titans of Rock Tribute Band – Bon Jovi & Journey

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Singing for Scholarships Contest

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Brent Burns

12 – 1:30 p.m. 

Jenna McClelland

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Kirk Jay

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Journey to Mars

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Amanda Shaw, Voodoo Bayou

6 – 7:45 p.m.

Tobacco Rd, Eagle Sunrise

8 – 10 p.m.

Velcro Pygmies

8:15 – 10 p.m.

Trent Tomlinson

10 – 11:30: Baldwin Baptist Association Worship Service

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Brooke Brown and Buddy Barnes

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Al and Cathy, Gritz and Gravy

2 – 3:15 p.m.

False Identity, The Defrosters

3:30 – 5 p.m.

Hollywood Vagabonds, The Groovinators

Shrimp Fest Shuttle Stops Information