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Shrimp Eating Contest

Mar 9, 2025 @ 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. Will the reigning champion, King Andy, with a 3lb’s in 8min record return to compete and defend his title or will a new champ gobble up the competition? Come out and support fan favorites such as ‘Long Prawn Silver’, Greg Kumrig, and Snack Jack as they shovel local Pink Gold down and raise money for the Lions charities of those in need.

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!”

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


Mar 9, 2025
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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