SEBASTIAN – It's ShrimpFest time again! Three days of Shrimp, Craft Beer, Live Music, Kids Events and lots of Vendors! Local restaurants including the Chubby Mullet, Old Fish House Bar & Grill, Squid Lips, and Tiki Hut Bar & Grill, along with a number of food trucks, will compete for the bragging rights to the winning recipe and the coveted "Fourth Annual Golden Shrimp Award". Everyone attending the festival can vote for their favorite dish. Allergic to seafood? Your kids don't like shrimp? Don't let that stop you from enjoying a great weekend as hotdogs, hamburgers, pizza and other great foods will be available.
The event features free entry, parking, and shuttle service, along with live music, loads of vendors and more. Pareidolia Brewing Company of Sebastian has joined forces with over 30 Florida brewers and home brewers who are bringing their best brews for the Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Entry to the festival is free but the Craft Brew Tasting is $30 at the door, presales are $25 at www.eventbrite.com.
The festival begins on Friday, March 15, with a pre-St. Patty's Day party at 3 pm including food, Irish music, and brew until 9 pm. Saturday , March 16, the event runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Craft Beer Tasting is from 1 to 5 p.m.. Live music, beer and food will flow until 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17, the event starts at 11 a.m., with live music all day to 5 p.m. Enjoy a special Car Show on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.
Harley-Davidson will be bringing their motorcycle simulator to the event along with a number of new motorcycles. You will be able to ride the simulator, go through the gears, and feel the wind in your hair! H-D motorcycle gear and novelties will be on sale all weekend.
The ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo is a joint effort of the Rotary Club of Sebastian and the Fellsmere Exchange Club and is sponsored by the City of Sebastian. In the last three years over $122,000 raised from the event went to benefit local youth sports teams, the prevention of child abuse and participating non-profit organizations.
Top sponsors for this year's event are: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Dyer Auto Partners, Harley-Davidson, Hometown News, J.J. Taylor Distributing FL, Pareidolia Brewing Co, and Treasure & Space Coast Radio 99.7 & 94.7 and Tobacco Free Florida.
For more information, visit www.ShrimpFestFL.com.
Live Music All Day, Every Day!
Lineup of Bands
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - The Kindred Kilts
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Kilt The Messenger
11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Old Forge Mountain String Band
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Soul Jam
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Cece Teneal & Soul Kamotion
11:00 am to 1:30 pm - Nikki Talley
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Sleepin' Dogz