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2012 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate Parade

2012 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate ParadeFernandina Beach, FL – Applications are now being accepting for the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate Parade, sponsored by The Residence Inn Amelia Island, to be held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. on Centre Street in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on beautiful Amelia Island.

Make plans now to participate in this fun and exciting event! Deadline for entry is Friday, April 16, 2012.

The theme for the 2012 Pirate Parade “Shrimping through the Years” Pick Your Favorite Decade. Entries could be a floating time capsule representing the shrimping industry in the years of choice, as one example. The 8 Flags should be historically accurate. To view footage from last year’s Pirate Parade, go to www.shrimpfestival.com and click on the Pirate Parade icon.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries in the following categories:

    1. Commercial or Commercially Sponsored Non-Profit
    2. Non-Profit or Civic Organization
    3. Walking, Performing Unit or Vintage/Unique Vehicle
    ***Plus…***Special Award*** Best Special Effects

All participants must pre-register by Friday, April 16, 2012. Parade Application packets are available online at www.shrimpfestival.com or they can be picked at The Residence Inn Amelia Island, 2301 Sadler Road, Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, 102 Centre Street (Depot) or AIFBY Chamber of Commerce in Gateway Center.

The Pre-Parade Safety meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 6 pm at the Residence Inn, Amelia Island, 2301 Sadler Road. A representative of each registered entrant must attend. A late entry fee of $50 will be required for completed applications received after the deadline of Friday, April 16th.

If you have any questions, please call Shrimp Festival Pirate Parade Director Desiree Dinkel at (904) 261-7562 or (904) 415-0952 or send an email to 4info@shrimpfestival.com.

The 49th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, presented by Publix Supermarkets, will be held May 4, 5 & 6, 2012 in historic downtown Fernandina Beach on beautiful Amelia Island, Florida.

Please bookmark www.shrimpfestival.com to keep up with the latest in festival information and “Like” us on Facebook.

Editors note: To see all of SearchAmelia’s coverage of the 2011 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, visit: http://www.searchamelia.com/archives/2011-shrimp-festival.

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