Fernandina Shrimp Festival 2010

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The Isle of Eight Shrimp festival kick off on Thursday April 29th with a Pirate Parade at 6 p.m. in downtown Fernandina. Come watch this fun parade showcasing everything from pirate ships to a gigantic shrimp. The theme for this year’s parade is “Name that tune”, and I can’t wait to see what’s going to be performed. We will be at the parade to film this year, so if you happen to see me, make sure to come up and say hello.

On Friday it’s time for the official opening ceremony of the festival and the Invasion of the Pirates takes place on Friday night, April 30th.

Then the big festival continues over the weekend with lots of fun for the whole family, including a variety of contests from Best Decorated Boat, Best Decorated Pirate to the Miss Shrimp Festival pageant. I’d have to admit that the only contest where I stand a chance would be the ice cream eating contest, which should we say is the “icing” on this year’s festival.

For the complete program, visit the website at www.shrimpfestival.com

Cumberland Sound Ferry will run a special ferry all day, every hour on the hour service from St. Marys, Georgia, to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina on Amelia Island on May 1 – 2, 2010. This is an excellent way to visit the popular shrimp festival without having to deal with traffic and parking.

May 1st, and Sunday, May 2nd, three boats running all day to ferry passengers out of St. Marys, GA to the heart of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in the historic district of Fernandina Beach, FL.

Service will run as follows:

Saturday, May 1: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. out of St. Marys, GA.
Final return from Fernandina Beach will be 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Sunday, May 2: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. out of St. Marys, GA.
Final return from Fernandina Beach will be 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Ferry service is $20 roundtrip. No reservations are required and cash payment is preferred.
Call for additional information at 904-261-9972 or visit www.ameliarivercruises.com.

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