The Eddie E. Hughes Foundation and Budweiser presents the Inaugural Shreveport Stuffed Shrimp Festival 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds. The festival includes live music, cooking demonstrations, historical presentations, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and a kid-friendly play area with bounce houses and more. Admission to the festival is free, but VIP packages and sponsorships are available.
The Inaugural Shreveport Stuffed Shrimp Festival features celebrity host Darrin Henson, an award-winning actor and choreographer best known for his work with such popular artists as Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and Spice Girls. Musical guests scheduled to perform include DJ Love, Windstorm, Tipsey, Blaze Band featuring Mark Scroggins, Gabriel "Saxman" Johnson, WildjBrown, Cheryl Boggs, Big Fella Zil, The LaRoux’s, Muzikology the Band, Mademoiselle, Cuzn Jed and Poppa Locc, Poppa Hussein, Shreveport Second Line Brass Band, and Bailee Gabriel. In addition to live music, the festival includes a golf tournament at 9 a.m., a domino tournament at 12 noon, and a cornhole tournament at 2 p.m.
The purpose of establishing the Shreveport Stuffed Shrimp Festival is to foster understanding and appreciation of the unique style of stuffed shrimp that were created and popularized in Shreveport. While celebrating the rich history of stuffed shrimp in Shreveport, the festival offers the very best in family fun and entertainment in a casual and wholesome setting.
Sponsors include Budweiser, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, KTBS 3 News, Eagle Distributing, the State Fair of Louisiana, Wal-Mart, Super 1 Foods, and more. A complete list of sponsors and more information can be found at www.stuffedshrimpfestival.com.