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Shrimp Eating Contest

March 10 @ 2:00 pm

shrimp eating contest

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 Gold 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 online donations from supporters 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 an Island tradition. While past Shrimp King Joel, Fort Myers Beach Firefighter, won’t be able to attend this year, a new FMB firefighter will take his place and compete with the ORIGINAL champion, King Carl, along with past participants such as ‘Long Prawn Silver’, Greg Kumrig, and other fan favorites.

Shrimp will be provided by the Ft. Myers Beach Shrimping Fleet and graciously sponsored, prepared & hosted by The Whale. “No entrant will go away hungry” said event chair, Lion Shelby, “And sponsors will be recognized for their support of Lions charities!”

The Lions Club is actively seeking participants. If you would like to participate as a contestant, click HERE.


March 10
2:00 pm
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Lion Shelby
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The Whale
1249 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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(239) 463-5505
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