(GULF SHORES, Ala.) October 11 - Thousands of people came out early to see what this year's festival would bring. The 41st National Shrimp Festival is underway through Sunday.
Organizers say sunny skies will keep the crowds coming all weekend. The festival is expected to create a 46 million dollar impact to the area. Ron Kutter with the festival says the money has a wide spread impact. "It starts along the I-65 corridor as our day trippers buy gas at the local filling station then shop at the outlet mall. So many of these folks then will spend money at local restaurants and some book condos and beach homes for the weekend," said Kutter.
There will be over 300 vendors of fine arts, arts and crafts and of course delicious food. For more on the festival and the entertainment line up click on the Find It section on our website.