Thursday, November 7, 2013 – A Look at Shrimp Fest 2013

Posted by on November 7, 2013

Well, Shrimp Fest for 2013 has come and gone – one of the most anticipated events of the year here in lil’ San Felipe. It seems that most of the town ventures down to wander the Malecon until a decadent shrimp dish entices their appetite.

The Festival gets going in the early afternoon, and builds into a fantastic party late into the night

The Festival gets going in the early afternoon, and builds into a fantastic party late into the night

The Festival also makes for a giant welcome-back block party for all the snowbirds and part-time San Felipeans to get together with friends and celebrate the beginning of another season in San Felipe.

You can't go to Shrimp Fest and not buy some churros. You just can't.

You can’t go to Shrimp Fest and not buy some churros. You just can’t.

This year the San Felipe Triathlon was also held on Saturday Nov. 2nd, while the Shrimp Festival was on. Downtown streets were closed during the day for the athletic event, and then the focus switched back to the Festival later.

The Triathlon was held on Saturday, Nov. 2, and was combined with the Festival

The Triathlon was held on Saturday, Nov. 2, and was combined with the Festival

Tables were filled with groups sampling all sorts of ways to eat shrimp. Wrapped in bacon, speared on kabobs, drenched in cream cheese, in fresh ceviche, stuffed into peppers, battered in coconut and more. When you live in a town renowned for shrimp, you get to sample some highly creative, always delicious recipes.

Friends having fun, and enjoying some incredibly yummy eats.

Friends having fun, and enjoying some yummy eats.

And the star of the show, the San Felipe Shrimp!

And the star of the show, the San Felipe Shrimp!

You just can’t look at photos of the shrimps without feeling hungry. So there we have it, another Shrimp Festival come and gone. Were you here for it? Leave a comment below and share what you thought and what your favorite dish was! You can check out more photos of this year’s fest in the Photo Gallery Here!


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