The Golconda Shrimp Festival kicks off in the morning with our always popular Farmers Market where the freshest fruits and vegetables as well as arts and crafts are available. Within one block there are two antique shops as well as a sweeping view of the Ohio River and the always popular Golconda Marina.
At noon the Shrimp Festival fires up with several venues of entertainment going deep into the night. Regional restaurants and non-professional chefs serve fresh prawns in different styles. It is not only a culinary adventure but a competition for the ‘Best of Show’. These treats are available, as well as all the sweets you can handle. Usually there is booth serving deep fried Oreos and Twinkies, a southern specialty. You may want to share them with someone since they are so rich!
The beer garden is also available for those over 21. In the garden there is regional beers served ice-cold as well as wine tasting from many of the areas best wineries.
Cool off in the famous Sweetwater Saloon on Main Street. Not only do they have foot tapping live bands, but is a full service bar and restaurant.
The party goes well into the night with dancing in the streets, live bands, good food, and a memorable time.