2011 Shrimp Festival

Videos from the 2011 Shrimp FestivalSelect your favorite video below, by clicking on the image, to re-live the 2011 Isle of Eight Flag Shrimp Festival moments again and again!

SearchAmelia captured featured events and entertainment all weekend long. From the Pirate Parade on Thursday to the Ice Cream Eating Contest on Sunday and just about everything in between!

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Shrimp Festival 2011 Video SummaryThis video offers all of the Shrimp Festival highlights!

It is not easy condensing four days of festivities in to one, 9.5 minute video!

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Pirate Parade in Fernandina BeachThe Annual Pre-festival Pirate Parade kicks-off the Isle of Eight Flags festivities on Amelia Island each year.

The threatening clouds and light rain parted just long enough to get most of the parade entries to the finish line!

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Shrimp Festival Opening Ceremonies 2011Mark Deeton hosted the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Opening Ceremonies that included our National Anthem, a tribute to the shrimping industry, an introduction of the Shrimp Festival Committee and so much more.

This annual presentation officially opens the festivities for the weekend!

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Julia Nichole SavageJulia Nichole Savage sings the National Anthem at Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 Shrimp Festival. This talented young woman delivered an amazing rendition!

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2011 Miss Shrimp FestivalMiss Shrimp Festival Scholarship pageant hosted 27 beautiful, Nassau County high school students all looking to further their education with a $1,000.00 scholarship.

See these amazing girls introduce themselves and dance their way into the hearts of not just the panel of judges, but everyone in our Amelia Island community.

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Invasion of the PiratesThe Fernandina Pirates Club invades Amelia Island on both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon of the Shrimp Festival.

See the piratical antics of this charitable organization of nearly 100 volunteers in action!

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2011 Shrimp Festival FireworksShrimp Festival always includes an incredible display of fireworks and the 2011 show did not disappoint!

Set to patriotic music, this colorful exhibition of lights was the talk of the town!

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Little Pirates ContestThe cutest little future Pirates in the world will steal your heart as they compete for trophies that sometimes are bigger than the children!

These contests are hosted by the Fernandina Pirates Club and sponsored by Anne Teague Bonding Agency and Wee Wallaby.

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Pirate Scholarship PresentationEach year the Fernandina Pirates offer two scholarships. One is for a college bound, Nassau County high school senior and the other is for one who enters the military.

This year the Pirates awarded a $1,500.00 scholarship to Alexandra Mazur who will be attending the University of Florida in the fall. Sadly, no one entering the military submitted an essay to win the $500.00 prize to help with their after boot-camp expenses. For more information, visit www.FernandinaPirates.com.

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Atlanta Rhythm SectionAtlanta Rhythm Section performs as Saturday’s headliner at the 2011 Isle of Eight flags Shrimp Festival.

Delighted crowds thought ARS Rocked the Festival as attendees danced to the band and enjoyed a fabulous Saturday afternoon! An appreciated crowd let the boys in the band know they wanted more with several minutes of applause and shouts bringing them back to the stage for an encore!

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Blessing of the FleetThe Blessing of the Fleet is an annual tradition at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival on Sunday afternoon.

A prayer is said and the ships sail past the Catholic Priest one by one as the holy water is sprinkled on each passing boat.

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Best Decorated Boat contestBoats of all sizes and shapes pull out all of the stops and compete for prizes in the annual Best Decorated Boat Contest.

A highlight of Sunday afternoon, the number of entries is directly related to the condition of the seas!

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Cold Stone Ice Cream Eating contestThree different age groups compete in this Ice Cream Eating Contest sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery of Amelia Island.

Brain freezes and numb fingers are just two side effects when these kids and adults consume pints and quarts of layered ice cream that includes Cotton Candy, Sweet Cream, Chocolate and Shrimp Ice Cream!

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Slices of Life Studio

Images of the Festival:
Pirate Parade 2011
Miss Shrimp Festival Pageant
Shrimp Festival Day Two
Shrimp Festival Day Three
Shrimp Festival Day Four

For more details of the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, visit ShrimpFestival.com!