Shrimp Festival Vendor Information
Vendor Applications for the 2021 Shrimp Festival Arts & Crafts Expo now being accepted!
Thank you for your interest in the 63rd Fort Myers Beach Lions Shrimp Festival. This event will take place on March 13th & 14th, 2021, at Lynn Hall Park, 950 Estero Blvd. Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931.
Your participation in this event helps the Fort Myers Beach Lions raise close to $60,000 each year for the local community of those in need. For a list of charities that benefit, please visit our club website here.
At this time, the Fort Myers Beach Lions Club has full intentions of proceeding with the 2021 Shrimp Festival. We are doing our part to stay informed on all event best practices relating to COVID-19 as well as all CDC recommendations for events of this type. We ask that you share any practices or policies you come across at other events that can help us with our own event. We understand that it is our responsibility to keep the safety and best interest of our vendors and the public as our top priority and will continue to educate ourselves in the months leading up to the event. Thank you for your continued support!
This year we have an online application process for the Vendor Expo that we would like vendors to use. We hope this will help streamline the process and make it more efficient for everyone in the long run. Our Lions club is mighty, but small, and we need all the extra time and effort we can get. However, if you would prefer to make a hardcopy application, please contact the Expo chair, Lion Bernard McGarvey, either by phone or email, using the contact information shown below.
- Set up will be on Friday, after 5PM, or Saturday, completed by 8:30AM. More information will be provided at a later date. The bridge to the North end of the beach will close at 9AM on Saturday March 13th until noon. You must be on San Carlos Blvd, West of Summerlin by 7:30 AM on Saturday in order to be sure to get over the bridge prior to its closing.
- Parking can be difficult on the beach. Commercial lots, sadly, do not give breaks to vendors. The entrance to the park is designed for cars and small vans, not motor homes and large trailers. Each vendor spot is a 10 x 16 asphalt parking spot. Please bring materials to weigh down tents. March can be windy and we have experienced 20 mph winds. We are on the beach so, expect some sand!
- Please contact the Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce for information about motor home and trailer parking, also for accommodation information. Their phone number is (239) 454-7500.
- You must include at least two pictures with your application, no matter how many years you have participated. The application will allow you to submit up to five images. You also have the option to opt in for your vendor info and product images to be featured on the event website. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity for attendees to get excited about your products before they even get to the festival! Also note that there is no need to send in a payment with your application. Once your application is received, you will be notified within a week by email that it has been received and is being considered.
This is a wonderful event in an amazing location and I can’t wait to see who will be participating! I am in my early years as Expo chair so please help me by adhering to all instructions. I appreciate your cooperation in advance!
To start the application, click on the button below. We will start assigning spaces on January 1st, 2021 but of course applications will still be accepted after this date, depending on space availability. If approved, you will be notified with instructions on how to submit payment no later than January 15th, 2021.
Yours In Lionism,
Lion Bernard McGarvey
Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival