Shrimp Fest In Sugar Land Is Back!

Shrimp Fest is back and it will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 5-8 p.m. in the cafeteria at 1 Fluor building.

Those who have lived in this area for a while have probably heard about The Sugar Land Rotary Shrimp Fest –  the family event of the year that’s been about making fond memories for so many who came together for fun and games, and of course, delicious food. Shrimp Fest is also the Sugar Land Rotary Club’s largest fundraiser.

Shrimp Fest dates back to 1989, and it has evolved over the years. In the recent past, the Sugar Land Rotary tried something a little different to replace Shrimp Fest as its annual fundraiser, something some considered to be more sophisticated. But the magic of the Shrimp Fest gathering was lost.

“But not anymore,” said Sugar Land President Marvin Marcell. “This year, by popular demand, we’re bringing it back. Shrimp Fest is a proven formula, a fabulous spirit that’s 34 years old,” he said enthusiastically.

The fundraiser’s workforce is composed totally of volunteers, and Marcell also wants participants to know that “100 percent of the funds generated from the event go towards supporting community needs.” Rotary supports and contributes funds to several nonprofit organizations throughout the Fort Bend County area. This is unique in that Sugar Land Rotary not only gives the dollars, but it also contributes volunteer hours to every organization it supports financially.

Santa’s Exchange is among those benefiting from the service club’s volunteer work and many others, including the Sugar Land Arts Foundation, which is hosting the upcoming Sugar Land Arts Fest. “You too can support these fabulous organizations and many more by coming out to Shrimp Fest and enjoying yourself,” invites Marcell.

Meal tickets go for $25 each, and raffle tickets may be purchased in advance from club members or by visiting Meal tickets will also be available for purchase at the door. The raffle’s grand prize is called a whole-house generator for back-up operations to power an entire house. And only 600 of the $100 each, raffle tickets will be sold. The event will also feature live, silent, and bid board auctions that include vacations, golf outings and special dinner packages.

Interested persons are encouraged to bring the entire family for a night of fun and games, peel-and-eat shrimp and also fried catfish. Hot dogs will be available for the little ones under 12 years at no cost.

For sponsorships or to donate auction items and other general information, contact Dean Clark at or 832-595-4590.

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