Date: Every year on the 15th of September
Time: 10:00 am  to  10:00 pm

Come join us at the 16th Annual Shrimp Festival September 15th, 2018.

This festival was created in 2001 to help promote Southern Illinois Prawn Growers.  These Southern Illinois grown prawn
will be served up in a variety of ways or you may purchase them by the pound to be enjoyed later.

Along with the fantastic foods, we also have a local winery join the festival.

As always there will be plenty to do from a buggy ride or maybe a ride in the sky aboard a helicopter.
You can always just sit back and relax with family and friends to enjoy one of the live bands that will be performing
through out the day.

The Farmer’s Market will be open from 7:00-12:00.  A corn hole tournament will start at 2pm.

Every year the Shrimp Festival has continued to grow and this is a direct result of the many hours of work by Main street Golconda,
local prawn growers, vendors, sponsors, entertainers, and many volunteers.  Each year we have exceeded our expectations
and hope that this year will be no different.  Last year the festival was mentioned in the National Geographic Traveler Magazine for the state of Illinois.

Please enjoy the day in Golconda and don’t overlook its many attributes such as our 19th Century buildings
or the walk bridge taking you from the rivers edge to the beautiful Golconda Marina.

It is the hope of Main Street Golconda that each person attending the Annual Shrimp Festival
leaves with a wonderful memory to take with them and plans of returning again.

Central Illinois Aviation

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Buggy rides are always popular

 

 

 

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Food and festivities