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Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Serves Up Endless Shrimp & Gumbo

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A great way to gather with family and friends and enjoy some of our local Texas scenery is to get out to a seafood festival. A perfect place in the Lone Star State to find a mouth-wateringly good one is on Galveston Island, where the upcoming Galveston Island Shrimp Festival is about to take place!

Scheduled for September 27-28, 2019, the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival brings the ocean to you. It allows Texans to partake of everything bountiful that comes from the sea, not the least of which is the star attraction—shrimp! While this location has long been a favorite of travelers and locals alike for its scenery, attractions, and amenities, it’s also well-known for being a Texas seafood hotspot. This festival, with its seemingly endless array of shrimp and other such seafood beckons you to get your friends together, take your appetite, and taste everything it has to offer!

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Serves Up Endless Shrimp & Gumbo

Photo: Instagram/galvestonshrimpfestival

Tickets for the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival start at just $12 for the Gumbo Stroll, which allows for endless samples. A second option for a shrimp dinner and beer combo on September 28, 2019, is also selling for just $20. Taking you just under an hour to get there from Houston, and not that much further from the outlying areas of the Texas Hill Country and even as far north as Dallas, this festival treats all of its visitors with great Texas hospitality and copious amounts of phenomenal seafood! You can also participate in the festival 5K for $46, and purchase a VIP option for only $50! With parades, cookoffs, and vendors in addition to all of the great food and action you see here, the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival is sure to be another raging success!

Do you love the taste of mouth-wateringly good shrimp and gumbo? Then hurry up and get to Galveston!