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Falling for Shrimp Weekend October 1-3, 2021


An exciting Falling For Shrimp  Weekend has been scheduled for October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2021 in Fernandina Beach, Florida. This special event will encompass a reduced footprint compared to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, and is intended to be a fun filled family experience with a focus on art. The event is an opportunity for Arts and Crafts vendors to sell their work in an early Fall environment and in an area with a history of attracting people to this type of affair. The Arts and Crafts portion of the Falling For Shrimp event  will be  non-juried, and, as such, will eschew prizes. Booth placement will be determined largely on a First Come First Serve basis with consideration for attractiveness of booths and to ensure a varied distribution of art throughout the event space. Please keep in mind that we expect the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival to be held in 2022, and this event does not replace that festival.

Applications for the show will be accepted starting May 1, 2021  and no applications will be accepted after August 1, 2021. 

Applications and Information regarding  the Arts and Crafts portion of the festival are  handled through ZAPP.

2022 Shrimp Festival April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022

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 2022 Shrimp Festival visit the ZAPP Site.

Applications for the show will be accepted starting Sept.1, 2021  and  will only be accepted through the ZAPP application.   Information & Application 

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  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