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Shrimp to Shore

By Linda Tancs

For 40 years now Gulf Shores, Alabama has been the place to be for the National Shrimp Festival.  Taking place from 13 to 16 October at the Gulf State Park Pavilion, the annual fest draws 300,000 visitors each year to sample the local fare.  But that’s not all.  There’s live music playing from two stages, over 200 artists, and a children’s activity village.   The festival is free; why not apply those unused funds to a little break in the Gulf Coast.  Stay and play at any of the local hotels, campgrounds, cottages or condos.  There is a shuttle that leaves for the festival hourly from the Winn Dixie grocery store parking lot at only a dollar each way.

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