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 Shrimp Festival website.
For fine art and creative craft questions regarding Shrimp Festival, please e-mail [email protected] To View Rules and Categories for the 2023 Shrimp Festival visit the ZAPP Site.
All applications for the Arts and Crafts portion of the festival must be submitted using ZAPP. Applications for the show will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2022 and will only be accepted through the ZAPP application. Information & Application
For General information – maps on other venues/activities visit the Shrimp Festival website.
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.