The 28th Annual Shrimp Cookoff & Seafood Festival is scheduled to be held on site in the parking lot of Sutherlands in Port Isabel on Saturday, November 6. Dozens of professional and amateur chefs will be preparing their favorite recipes for thousands of festival attendees at a modest fee. Each contestant’s recipe will be judged on appearance, aroma, and taste by a select panel of judges.
Live entertainment by The Agency, vendors and exciting new challenges will be featured at the 2021 event. Gate fee is $5 per adult and children 12 and under are free. Hours of the festival are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with winners announced in both divisions at 4 p.m.
Hungry shrimp lovers who don’t get their fill on site can visit each participating restaurant over an extended six-day period from November 7-12. A list of restaurants available during this period will be provided as well as a site map for those who want to extend their experience at the home restaurants of participating chefs.
The event will also feature the Port Isabel Antique and Flea Market. Vendors are invited to setup a 10x10 space on the grounds of the Shrimp Cookoff. Booth fee is $50. You must bring your own tent, tables and chairs. Call (956) 943-2262 for more information including availability and setup/tear down times. A limited number of spaces are available.
Live music will be provided by The Agency throughout the day. Comfortable seating will be provided under a big tent and convenient parking will be available to attendees.
More information can be found online at the Port Isabel Chamber website portisabelchamber.com and their Facebook www.facebook.com/portisabeltx/. You can also call the chamber at (956) 943-2262 or email email@example.com. The event will be held at the intersection of Hwy. 100 and 48 (Sutherlands).