Shrimp Easting Contest

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Shrimp Easting Contest

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club has announced the return of their most “fulfilling” addition to their world-famous annual event, the 4th Annual Shrimp Festival Shrimp Eating Championship. The contest will be held on the Sunday of the event, March 11th, at 1pm inside the expo grounds at Lynn Hall Park.

The contest will feature up to 10 sponsored contestants who will compete to eat as many pounds of cooked and peeled Ft. Myers Beach Pink Shrimp within 5 minutes. Contestants will be aided by assistants who will divvy out the shrimp to them in pre-weighed portions. Whoever eats the most within the five minutes wins! Also up for grabs is “People’s Choice.” This ranking is won by collecting $1 donations from the crowd for the contestant with their vote to win.

Have you cameras and video recorders going! You won’t believe your eyes. Cheer on your favorite. This Championship has become a new Island tradition. Will the winner be the local shrimp enthusiast with long practiced technique, King Carl, or a newcomer with a something new to bring to the table?

The Lions Club is actively seeking participants and sponsors. Sponsorships are $250 with all proceeds to Lions Charities. Shrimp will be provided by the Ft. Myers Beach Shrimping Fleet.

Contact event Chair, Lion Shelby for more information. Click here to download the 2018 Shrimp Eating Championship application

“No entrant will go away hungry” said event chair, Lion Shelby Peters, “And sponsors will be recognized for their support of Lions charities!”


March 11
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Lynn Hall Memorial Park
950 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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