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Galveston Island Texas Shrimp Festival 2016
        September 23 - 24, 2016
Historic Strand District - Strand, 23rd. Street, Galveston, Texas

Galveston Island Texas Shrimp Festival 2016 Schedule
    The 7th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival is 2 full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun. The festival begins on Friday, September 23, 2016 and runs through Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Festival activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Official 5k run, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, Live Music, Vendors, Kids Area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About.

Friday, September 23, 2016
7:30 - 10:00 pm - VIP Sponsor Party with Fried Shrimp Dinner, Open Bar and Live Music

Saturday, September 24, 2016
  9:00 am - Official Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5K Downtown
10:30 am - 5K Awards Ceremony and After Party at Saengerfest Park (23rd and Strand)
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Public Gumbo Tasting and Strand Merchant Walk-About
  3:00 pm - Galveston Shrimp Company Lil’ Shrimps Parade
  6:00 pm - Awards Ceremony in Saengerfest Park

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm.
The Lil’ Shrimps Parade is something the whole family can enjoy
You will be able to catch beads from participating floats as they roll down Strand.

Gumbo Stroll
    Enjoy the many teams from award winning cookers to backyard roux roughnecks.

Teams lining the Historical Strand District will dish out a sample to festival attendees who have purchased an official Gumbo-Tasting Cup. Walk around and try countless samples for the 3 - hour span, enjoy the live music and cold refreshments.

While you are tasting the teams gumbo be sure to vote on Best Team Showmanship.
You turn your showmanship ballots back into the Main Info Booth. The Info Booth is located at Saengerfest Park at the corner of 23rd and Strand.

Offical 5K Run
Starts: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00 a. at 23rd and Strand Streets.

Amateur Teams - Saturday Only Cook-Off
2016 Amateur Cook Teams

• Roux Creux
• Carnes Funeral Home
• For A Cause Cookers
• Best Buds Gumbo Team
• The Texas BBQ Massacre
• Socially Okra’d
• Double K - Cookers and Hookers
• Cool Cookers
• Third Coast Cookers
• Gumbo Posse
• Texas Best
• Get’n Sauced
• Team We Like to Party
• Always in Heat
• Always in Heat #2
• The Cookers Are Always In Heat
• Galveston Island Prawn Stars

2016 Amateur Cook Teams - continued
• Chili Belles
• Bayou Gals
• Certified Floors & Installations
• KC Drunk Chickens
• Cabela’s Cookers
• Galveston Island Promotions
• Bovine, Swine and Caviar
• Pot Belly Cookers
• Team POW WOW
• Hound Dog Harris Catering
• Kemuh Bums Cookers
• Armed and Hammered Cookers
• Prawnsation Nation
• Taylor Made
• Ate Up
• Good Time Cookers
• Mystery Meat

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