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The National Shrimp Festival: Arts, Crafts, Music and Food!

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4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The National Shrimp Festival, held each October on the beaches of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, has become one of America’s favorite outdoor festivals over its 40-year-plus history. In this holiday for seafood lovers, hundreds of presenters offer arts and crafts, musical entertainment, an international marketplace and — of course! — shrimp and other tasty treats prepared in a variety of ways. Learn about the seafood industry, immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere, and enjoy free time opportunities to tickle your taste buds.


• Learn about the seafood industry, types of shrimp harvested in the Gulf of Mexico, their economic importance, and go behind the scenes at a processing plant to see how some of your favorite foods get from boat to table.
• With an expert chef, learn how to create your own seafood specialties and taste scrumptious Gulf Coast favorites as well as enjoying a dinner out at a popular local restaurant.
• Use the free time reserved for your personal independent exploration to experience the diverse sights, sounds, and tastes of the Shrimp Festival during a full afternoon with lunch on your own.

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Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain.

Coordinated by University of South Alabama.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips


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