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World Famous Blue Crab Festival

World Famous Blue Crab Festival

If you love crabs, you’ll want to be in Little River, South Carolina, May 19-20 for the 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival. Event organizers say: “What began in 1981 as a small waterfront gathering, has grown into a premier event that draws visitors from all over the country.” It is not the “World Famous” Blue Crab Festival.

Bring your family & friends to enjoy fresh, local seafood from a waterfront restaurant or get your favorite festival food fix. Enjoy scenic views, live entertainment, and shop for a unique souvenir or gift from a crafter. A kids zone will offer a variety of entertainment & activities.

This year’s festival is expected to attract more than 50,000 people with food, music and more. The commercial crabbing industry and the hard-working watermen who have supported this community appreciate the recognition this festival brings to their trade.

Besides being one heck of a good party, The World Famous Blue Crab Festival is continually voted as one of the best events along the South Carolina coast. The event also serves as a fund-raiser for local needs and nonprofit groups.

bluecrabfestival.org

By Bob Arrington, Southern Boating May 2018
Photo: Little River Chamber of Commerce

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