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Shrimp Eating Contest

March 12 @ 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 Annual Shrimp Festival Shrimp Eating Championship.

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 8 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 eight 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 Shrimp King Joel, Fort Myers Beach Firefighter, win again or will it be a newcomer with something fresh 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.

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

If you would like to sponsor a contestant click HERE

If you would like to participate as a contestant, click HERE.


March 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Lion Shelby
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Lynn Hall Memorial Park
950 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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