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ShrimpFest at Oak Mountain State Park on November 22: First Event in Six-Part Series

November 07, 2013

On Friday, November 22, 2013, Oak Mountain State Park will host Baumhower’s ShrimpFest and Barbecue, the first event in a six-part series being held at five different state parks across Alabama over the next year. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will take place at the beach area behind the park’s main office. The price to attend ShrimpFest is paid admission to the park: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 11 and seniors 62 and up. For more information about the event, call the park office at 205-620-2520.
 
The inaugural ShrimpFest at Oak Mountain will feature fresh Alabama Gulf Coast shrimp, barbecue, former Alabama and Auburn football players, live music and inflatables for the kids. Event partners include Alabama State Parks, Baumhower’s Restaurant, Alabama Gulf Seafood and Good People Brewing Company.
 
“Our partners are not only the visitors, but community organizations and local businesses that invest their time and efforts into providing recreational opportunities for all Alabamians to enjoy such as the ShrimpFest at Oak Mountain,” said Greg Lein, Parks Director. “In the coming months and new year, we encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Alabama State Parks’ 75 years of service.”
 
Baumhower’s ShrimpFest and Barbecue is a first in a series of events scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Alabama State Parks in 2014. More information about the 2014 Alabama State Parks 75th Anniversary Celebration will be posted at www.alapark.com during the coming months. Visit the website often for lodging, camping and dining specials and event announcements.
 
“This is an exciting time for the Alabama State Parks system and I’m honored to partner with them to highlight this monumental occasion,” said Bob Baumhower, former NFL and University of Alabama football player and CEO of Aloha Hospitality. “I moved to Alabama with my family as a senior in high school and I’ve always been amazed by the beauty of our natural landscape in this state. The parks provide all Alabamians an opportunity to enjoy these lands no matter interest or income. I see this as a way for me to highlight all the good they do for our state.”
 
For interviews or additional media inquiries, contact Collier Craft at 205-757-6927. For a video of the ShrimpFest press conference and a PSA featuring Bob Baumhower announcing the ShrimpFest series, click here.
 
The Alabama State Parks Division operates and maintains 22 state parks encompassing approximately 48,000 acres of land and water. These Parks rely on visitor fees and the support of other Partners like local communities to fund the majority of their operations.  Partners Pay the Way. To learn more about Alabama State Parks, visit www.alapark.com.
 
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