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Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off! Minimize



Plan now for the 25th Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off Scheduled Saturday, November 3rd, 2018! Entry forms are available to the left side of this page.

22nd shrimp cookoff port isabelDozens of contestants and thousands of attendees will be treated to world famous shrimp recipes and a variety of family entertainment at the World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off, scheduled to be held in Port Isabel the first Saturday in November from 10 am to 6 pm.

The annual festival is a favorite among area residents and visitors and tests the skills of amateur and professional chefs from throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Contestants are judged on appearance, aroma, and taste of their specialty dishes. Samples are available to attendees at a modest fee.

In addition to great food and a variety of vendors, the festival also offers live music by “The Agency” and activities for kids of all ages. Original artwork, gifts and collectibles can all be found in one location. Plus children's activities!

Admission: $5.00; 10 & under- $2.00 (Admission does not include food & drink.)

For more information about the  Annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off, please contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956-943-2262 or by email: director@portisabel.org. Or click the links on the left side of the page for printable registration forms!

Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors for making this event possible!

Strike, Sutherlands, Port Isabel EDC, City of Port Isabel, Cameron County Insurance Center, HEB, Port Isabel/South Padre Island Press, South Padre Parade, L&F Distributors, Rio Grande LNG, Island Metro, AEP, First National Bank of SPI, Coastal Current

24th Annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off Winners! Amateur: 1st Place - Blue Marlin Super Market; 2nd Place - Sutherlands; 3rd Place - Rio Grande LNG. Professional: 1st Place - Palm St. Pier; 2nd Place - PadreRitaGrill; 3rd Place - Daddy's. Showmanship Award: Padre Rita Grill.


Pictures coming soon!!

Please support these local restaurants and their award winning recipes using Fresh Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp! For more information on the World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off, contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2262 or email: director@portisabel.org.

See more event photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1485525525088195.1073741841.1412192632421485&type=1&l=5a89afd466

Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xsON6mJrNS0


For the 16th year, THE AGENCY performed to an enthusiastic crowd of shrimp foodies!S

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 22nd shrimp cookoff port isabel

the agency shrimp cookoff 

 Another World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off tradition, The Agency, pictured above, will be performing all day under the big tent.

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