Rock Shrimp Festival

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The Rock Shrimp Festival is held in downtown St. Marys, Georgia, and is hosted by the Kiwanis Club. This year the 39th Annual Rock Shrimp Festival taking place on October 1, 2011.

This festival celebrates the rock shrimp which is found in Georgia’s coastal waters. The rock shrimp looks almost like a tiny lobster and its taste is somewhere between shrimp and lobster.

Take a look at our video below from the event.

This festival includes 5K/10K races, parade, and entertainment throughout the day, food concessions, arts & crafts booths and rock shrimp dinners.

In the morning there will be a pancake breakfast at the waterfront from 7:30 to 9:30. The 5k and 10k runs will also take place in the morning. No festival in Camden county is complete without parade, so of course, the Rock Shrimp Festival has a themed parade as well. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m.

Dinners (that include regular shrimp and fish as well as rock shrimp) will be served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 100 food and arts vendors are expected to line St. Marys Road and Osborne Street.

The schedule is as follows:

7:30 a.m.                                5K & 10 K Races Start

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.           Pancake Breakfast

10:00 a.m.                              Parade Begins  

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.         Rock Shrimp Dinners

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.           Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors

11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.         Entertainment & Demonstrations

Advance tickets for shrimp dinners and pancake breakfast can be purchased at St. Marys Welcome Center, Kingsland Visitors Center, St. Marys Economic Building, Camden Printing, Tribune & Georgian, and Once Upon a Bookseller, or from members of the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys. Advance dinner tickets are only $9, and $12 on the day of the event.

All proceeds from the festival will be spent 100% locally and fund the many kids programs as well as other Kiwanis initiatives such as the Kiwanis Club of St. Marys’ delivery of 150 Thanksgiving baskets to needy families.

For more information contact the Kiwanis Club at 912-674-0848 or

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