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Amelia Island Shrimp Festival



Amelia Island Offers Deals, Meals for Popular Shrimp Festival

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (March 31, 2011) – The Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival (April 29 - May 1) brings thousands of visitors to historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Several Amelia Island accommodators are celebrating the Shrimp Festival’s 48th year by offering special deals or activities. The popular Shrimp Festival offers something for the entire family, including a nationally-recognized juried fine arts and crafts show, antiques, live entertainment, kids activities, contests, pirates and 25 food booths serving up the tastiest shrimp you can find, prepared every way possible by local non-profit organizations.

The following accommodations are offering special deals or meals for visitors during this year’s Shrimp Festival:

Amelia Hotel at the Beach is offering a special promotional rate for a Standard Room, including a Hot & Healthy Breakfast, for only $149 per night for up to two adults. Guests must ask for rate code SFPR when calling to book reservations. A two-night minimum stay is required. Accommodations are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other discounts or specials. Call (877) 263-5428 to make reservations.

The Amelia Hampton Inn at the Beach is offering a Shrimp Festival Special. Guests who stay a minimum of two nights will receive a third night free. Rooms start at $190 per night. Call (904) 321-1111 today to make reservations and mention rate code SHP.

ERA Fernandina Beach Realty is offering several discounted units during the Shrimp Festival. Units start at $168 per night. There are only a limited number of units available. For additional information, please call (800) 741-4011 or visit

The Hoyt House will be offering a Shrimp Fest Buffet on Friday, April 29, Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. The buffet will feature shrimp and crab bisque soup, shrimp with penne vodka sauce, linguine and shrimp scampi, shrimp and grits, garden salad, red mashed potatoes, French green beans and fresh key lime pie. The cost is $39.50 per person. A full bar and drink specials will be available. Reservations will be required for outside guests. To make reservations, call (800) 432-2085.

For more information about the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, visit or call toll free (866) 426-3542.

- Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau -

About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty.  Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters.  Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts.  The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries.  Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island.  For visitor information and online planning, visit


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