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.
Artist applications for the 2024 Shrimpfest will be managed through Eventeny (https://www.eventeny.com/events/isleofeightflagsshrimpfestival-7273/). Applications will open October 1, 2024.
For fine art and creative crafthttps://www.eventeny.com/events/isleofeightflagsshrimpfestival-7273/ questions regarding Shrimp Festival, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 in the Sunshine Artists Magazine go to Sunshine Artists Magazine.
Parking information and Booth locations will be posted as soon as they become available.en