47th Annual Shrimp Festival delayed, opens Friday Oct 12

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47th Annual Shrimp Festival opens Friday Oct 12

Due to Hurricane Michael the 47th Annual National Shrimp Festival has been delayed. The Festival will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.

Crews are now working overtime to set up the stages, food vendors and arts and crafts tents. This is the first year the festival will be held on the new Gulf Place on the Public Beach.

Questions related to the festival should be addressed to the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber office at 251-968-6904 or by going to