Food, Fun at Shrimp Festival Today in Golconda
By WestKyStar Staff
GOLCONDA, IL - The annual Shrimp Festival is today in Golconda, IL.
The 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.
As 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 is Taxi Band 1-4 PM and Dusty Bottom Boys 6-10 PM.
The Farmer's Market will be open from 7:00-12:00 am, and the Little Miss Shrimp contest will commence at 4:30 pm.
Enjoy the day in Golconda and don’t overlook its many attributes such as the 19th Century buildings, and the walk bridge that goes from the rivers edge to the beautiful Golconda Marina.