News Media Information
Our team is happy to assist you in providing information for stories, high resolution photographs, or press passes to cover the event on-site. More information can be received by contacting...
• Shrimp Festival Media Chairman Clayton Wallace: (251) 752-7569
• Coastal Alabama Business Chamber Communications Coordinator Ryan Moberly: (251) 968-8651
Awards & Recognition
The Annual National Shrimp Festival was started in 1971. The event began as a way to keep the tourist at the beach after Labor Day, which was traditionally the end to the season and their departure time.
2021 - October 7 - 10
• Main Festival
Gulf Shores, AL – Public Beach Access in Gulf Shores, AL where Highway 59 meets Highway 182 (Beach Rd.)
• Golf Tournament
Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club
• 5K & 10K Race
Orange Beach Sports Complex, Orange Beach, AL
• Restaurant Challenge
Coastal Alabama Community College (event closed to the public)
Average Annual Attendance
The Annual National Shrimp Festival is produced by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber.
A full list of sponsored can be viewed HERE.
Verifiable credential information is required to obtain press passes. All passes must be reserved in advance of the festival and all credentials will be checked. These passes are available to members of the working press, such as writers, photographers, and camera operators! For information please contact Clayton Wallace at
Passes must be picked up and will not be mailed. They may be picked up at the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber (during business hours in September only) or on-site at the Information Booth at the Shrimp Festival. All passes must be reserved in advance regardless of pick-up location.
For high resolution photos click HERE or contact Ryan Moberly at (251) 968-8651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.