National Shrimp Festival earns awards at industry conference, Feb. 26

The National Shrimp Festival was recently presented a Bronze award for “Best Overall Festival” and an additional Bronze for “Best Digital Media” at the Southeast Festivals & Events Kaleidoscope Awards, sponsored by RCS Productions. The awards were given out during the 11th Annual Southeast Festivals & Events (SFEA) Conference in Savannah, GA on Feb. 18.

The Best Overall Festival was based on two categories; a budget over $75,000 and a budget under $75,000.  The National Shrimp Festival fell in the $75,000 and over budget.  Fifteen other events, including The Southern Fried Festival in Columbia, TN and The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, Virginia, were spotlighted.

The categories, in which a festival/event can win recognition, range from Best New Event, Best Creative Idea, Best Volunteer, Best Cultural Event and many more.

The event is one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals attracting 250,000 people, featuring over 300 vendors, arts & crafts, a retail marketplace, outdoor village and of course the prime attraction, Gulf Coast shrimp.

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