The 2019 Shrimp Festival Arts and Crafts Festival will be on May 4 & 5 in Downtown Fernandina Beach, FL

The first Shrimp Festival was held in 1964 to celebrate the traditional blessing of the shrimp fleet - once a major industry on beautiful, historic Amelia Island. Approximately 100,000 people attend annually during the weekend event to enjoy fine food, fine art, entertainment and special activities.

The Island Art Association sponsors the arts and crafts portion of the festival in conjunction with the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Committee. Annually about 350 artists and craftsmen are juried by IAA into the show and compete for $9,000 in prize money.

For food and antique vendors please go to the Isle of 8 Flags website.

For fine art and creative craft questions regarding Shrimp Festival, please e-mail Shrimpfestartists@gmail.com

To View Rules and Categories for the 2019 Shrimp Festival visit the ZAPP Site.

All applications for the Arts and Crafts portion of the festival must be submitted using ZAPP.

For General  information - maps on other venues/activities visit Shrimpfest.

To find out about other Festivals in the region, visit Where the Shows Are.

To view review in the Sunshine Artists Magazine  go to Sunshine Artists Magazine. 

Parking information and Booth locations will be posted as soon as they become available.

Best of Show 2018 Larry Smith

Congratulations to the  2018          

Best of Show winner Larry Smith.

 For a complete list of award recipients and photos, click on the.   Award Winners Button .