The 40th Annual National Shrimp Festival is less than a week away, and for many of us that means one very important thing: a trip to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach is right around the corner!
The Shrimp Festival has special meaning for my husband and me—it was the big event going on when we took our first vacation together as a couple. It’s what started our annual fall Gulf vacations, and each year we do our best to make it back.
I have this collection of artwork in my home office, one piece from each year we’ve made it to the Shrimp Festival—I have eleven pieces so far. It’s one of my favorite activities, perusing the more than 200 arts and crafts booths in search of that perfect item to add to my collection.
We took the kids a couple times when they were younger; the Children’s Activity Village was a big hit with them (aw, the memories!). But the thing we all enjoyed together was the food—even my little picky eaters couldn’t get enough of the Gulf shrimp!
There’s still time to make plans to attend. Gulf Shores Plantation is even offering a third night three during the four-day event, October 13th through 16th, which means a little extra to spend on that perfect piece of art!