May 04 - We left Florida, heading back to Richmond, VA on May 02. We stayed at RPI Walk About campground in Woodbine, GA just north of the Florida/Georgia Line. (Sounds like the name of a country western band!) It happened that this was the weekend of the Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival just a few miles south in Florida. Fernandina Beach is the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry in the United States. In Fernandina Beach, Florida, the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is an annual tradition, always held the first weekend in May. This huge festival attracts over 100,000 people during the weekend .
I can't believe it!! We decided to go to the big event!!
The marina was full of boats!! The JUDGE was a well-known Shrimp Boat.
There were lots of shrimp and food vendors everywhere, crafts and music.
Everything was perfect!! Even the boat lines!
It was a lot more walking than we like to do at our OLD age!! We were certainly glad when Pirate Calico Jack came to pick us up in the shuttle bus!!
If you are ever near Fernandina Beach on the first weekend in May, we highly recommend their Shrimp Festival!!