The 2018 Shrimp Festival Arts and Crafts Festival will be on May 5 & 6 in 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 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.

The arts and crafts exhibit has been consistently recognized as one of the best art events in North America by Sunshine Artist Magazine and was ranked in the Top 25 festivals this year.   To view their site go to Sunshine Artists Magazine

For Artists' Booth Locations -2018 Booth Locater

For artist information regarding Shrimp festival, please e-mail

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

For parking information - Shrimpfest

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

The 2017  Best of Show winner was Sergui Orgunov.

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