Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

03/09/2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lynn Hall Memorial Park
950 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach
Florida 33931
(239) 229-1610

2 Day Event!
-Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019
10am-5pm both days.

Free admission! Cost for food.
*Parade is on Saturday only.
*Shrimp eating contest is on Sunday only.

The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival is the largest 2-day event on Estero Island! The 61st annual festival begins at 10am Saturday, March 9th with a 2 mile parade marching down Fort Myers Beach’s main thoroughfare, Estero Blvd. The parade will travel from the Fort Myers Beach Elementary School to Lynn Hall Memorial Park next to Time Square. After the parade, the Lion’s Club will be offering its famous shrimp dinners, featuring locally caught wild shrimp from the Fort Myers Beach shrimp fleet. Over 100 vendors with arts and crafts, food, gifts, jewelry, clothing will also be on site.

There will also be the 5th annual Shrimp Eating Contest on Sunday, March 10th at 1pm! It will be held inside the expo grounds at Lynn Hall Park. The contest will feature up to 10 sponsored contestants who will compete to eat as many pounds of cooked and peeled Ft. Myers Beach Pink Shrimp within 8 minutes. Contestants will be aided by assistants who will divvy out the shrimp to them in pre-weighed portions. Whoever eats the most within the eight minutes wins! Also up for grabs is “People’s Choice.” This ranking is won by collecting $1 donations from the crowd for the contestant with their vote to win. Will King Joel, Fort Myers Beach Firefighter win again or will it be a newcomer with something fresh to bring to the table? The Lions Club is actively seeking participants and sponsors. Sponsorships are $250 with all proceeds to Lions Charities. Shrimp will be provided by the Ft. Myers Beach Shrimping Fleet.

Click to access FINAL_2019_Shrimp_Eating_Championship_Documents-Contestants_Packet.pdf

For more information, please call: (239) 848-6776, or email:

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