The Year of the Golden Shrimp is upon us!!

Yes oh yes, the event old enough (read: awesome enough) to have dibs on a URL like www.shrimpfestival.com is coming ashore again!  Saturday, April 27th marks the day of the Shrimp Festival Parade, and then the following Friday, May 3rd, will mark the kick off of the Festival itself!

Will you take part in some of the competitions? Best Pirate? Best Beard?? How about Ice Cream Eating? All sound like they’re worth a try and please – can you imagine having the bragging rights for winning one of the competitions in the 50th year of the Shrimp Festival?!

The Residence Inn is still taking reservations for the span of the Festival, and, as dedicated Shrimp Festival enthusiasts ourselves, we are ready to point you in all the right directions! Our General Manager, Bob, is Master of Ceremonies for the Festival and excited to announce that as sponsors of the parade, Residence Inn Amelia Island guests will be invited to join us once again in the parade itself!  Not to mention our Festival Kickoff Cookout we’ll be having, and I really wouldn’t be surprised if someone showed up to work in a full-fledged pirate outfit.

 

Can you imagine having the bragging rights for winning one of the competitions in the 50th year of the Shrimp Festival?!

 

In the weeks leading up to Festival weekend, I’ll be posting interviews with some of the biggest players in the event! So put that parrot on your shoulder, buckle your swashes, and sail over to Fernandina Beach April 27th, May 3rd-5th - we’ll see you on the plank I mean, at check-in!