47th Annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Fest

Date: 12 Aug

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Location: Sneads Ferry, NC


Visit the official festival website

No Coolers, No Pets, No Alcohol, No Golf Carts Permitted on Grounds

Free shuttle service provided from designated parking areas.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for the entertainment areas.

Also on the grounds: specialty food and craft vendors, beer and wine garden, live touch tank, children's art area and face painting, games, bounces and rides for the kids, education displays and amusement area.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 12

9:30 am

Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival Parade

10 am

Gates Open

Adult Admission $6

Children ages 6 to 12 $3

Children ages 5 and under FREE

10 am

Corn Hole Tournament Registration

10 am to 10 pm

Rides Open: Ride all day for one price

11 am to 8 pm

Shrimparoo Shrimp Dinner served in air conditioned community building

1 pm

Shrimp Heading Contest

6 pm

Sneeds Ferry Shrimp Festival Royalty Introductions: Main Stage

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Main Stage: Trial By Fire, Journey Tribute Band

8:30 - 10 pm

Main Stage: Bryan Mayer

10:10 pm

Spectacular Fireworks Show

Sunday, August 13

9 am to Noon

Car Show Registration

11 am

Gates Open

11 am

Corn Hole Tournament Registration

11 am

Seafood Cooking Demonstration: Crab Cakes, Picnic Pavilion

11 am to 1 pm

Main Stage: Telluride Bluegrass Band

Noon to 4 pm

Shrimparoo Shrimp Dinner in the air conditioned community building


Car Show Judging Begins

1 pm

Corn Hole Tournament Begins

5 pm

Festival Closes. See you in 2018!



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Coastal Federation Volunteer Salt Marsh Planting

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Engelard VFD Fried Shrimp Dinner

11:00am - 6:00pm

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