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ShrimpFest Information:

Joe Wheeler State Park will be host to Baumhower’s ShrimpFest on Saturday August 9, 2014 4 PM til 9 PM.  This is an event designed to raise awareness of Alabama State Parks during their 75th Anniversary and Alabama Gulf Seafood.  Mr. Bob Baumhower is a friend and supporter of Alabama State Parks and has generously donated his time and talents to this event. All monies generated are donated back to the Alabama State Park System. All products are donated by participating sponsors. We have a set amount of food donated and we will sell 2000 tickets to event.

Tickets will go on sale at 4 PM the day of the event that are redeemed for one round of food and a Red Diamond and Buffalo Rock beverage. Good People Brewing Co. will furnish beer that will be sold for $2 each. A live band will be playing and there will be inflatables for the children.  Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at event.

A large crowd is expected at Joe Wheeler State Park.  Parking will be provided on a first come, first serve basis, but shuttle service will be provided to outlying parking areas.  The town of Rogersville has also generously donated the use of a bus and parking will be available in town for those who want to park there and ride the bus in. We hope that everyone will come out and celebrate these two wonderful resources, Alabama State Parks and Alabama Gulf Seafood!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
CAMPING - 256.247.1184

LODGING - 256.247.5461 
CABIN (Wheeler Dam) - 256.685.2656


Things you should know:

  • ABSOLUTELY NO OUTSIDE DRINKS, FOOD, OR PERSONAL COOLERS WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE EVENT.
  • You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, but no canopy, pop-up, or EZ-UP tents.
  • The event will take place at the Lodge and surrounding area by the river.
  • CASH ONLY - No credit cards will be accepted.  There is NOT and ATM on site.
  • Parking will be away from the event. Shuttles/Buses will transport you from the parking area to the event.
  • Limited amount of tickets available (First 2,000).
  • Tickets for the Food will go on sale at 4:00pm at the Shrimpfest entrances.
  • On each ticket, there will be tear off tab for gumbo, BBQ, shrimp, sausage, & drinks.  For example: Tear off the gumbo tab to get a sample at the gumbo tent.
  • There will be several tents serving a specific food item.
  • Food will be served at approximately 4:00pm
  • Inflatables will be at the event for the kids.
  • Swim in the pool at your own risk. Parents should be watching their children. No Lifeguard on Duty.
  • The Restaurant will be open from 11:30am - 9:00pm in the Lodge.
  • If you have an emergency - Dial 911 - Law Enforcement Rangers, Police, Fire and EMS will be on site.
  • Help keep the park clean by placing garbage in one of the many trash cans provided.
  • Restrooms are located on each level of the Lodge, at the Marina, and porta potties are also available.

 



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