Welcome to the 11th Annual
Shrimp Festival on September 15, 2012. 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 will also have some of our
local wineries here again for you to sample or purchase some of the
delicious varieties of grape.
always there will be plenty to do from a buggy ride or maybe a ride in
the sky aboard a Central Illinois Aviation 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. Scheduled this year
Taxi Band 1-4 PM and Dusty Bottom Boys 6-10 PM. The Farmer's
Market will be open from 7:00-12:00, and the Little Miss Shrimp contest
will commence at 4:30
Every year the Shrimp
Festival has continued to grow and this is a direct result of the many
hours of work by Mainstreet 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.
Please enjoy the day in Golconda and donít overlook its
many attributes such as our 19th Century buildings, the walk bridge,
taking you from the rivers edge to the beautiful Golconda Marina.
It is the hope of Mainstreet Golconda that each person
attending the Annual Shrimp Festival leaves with a wonderful memory to
take with them and plans of returning again.