Blue Crab Festival FAQs
  • The festival is Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Admission is $5 per person (per day) at the gate. Children 12 & Under are free.
  • The event is at the Historic Little River (SC) Waterfront. Parking at these locations is $5/car and includes shuttle ride to & from festival entrance.
  • Festival T-Shirts will be available for $15 each or 2 for $25 beginning at the festival. T-shirts are not available before the festival. Other wares or shirt styles (if available) may be priced differently.
    • Many size/color varieties will sell out. Any leftover shirts will be available for purchase at the Little River Chamber beginning late in the week following the festival for a limited time.
  • Blue Crabs and other fresh seafood will be available for purchase from vendors and local restaurants within the festival.
    • The $5 Admission into the festival does not include food.
    • There will be several crab/seafood meals/options from the vendors/restaurants. There is only one all-you-can-eat option, which requires advance tickets.
    • The festival itself does not sell food or meal tickets.
  • There will also be other food vendors at the festival selling non-seafood items.
  • No outside food, beverages or coolers will be admitted.
  • There will be limited seating available for entertainment and dining.
    • You are welcome to bring your own chair. An easy to carry, collapsible chair that you can easily carry or fit on a bus seat with you is advised.
  • The Entertainment Schedule features live beach music.
  • Many vendors do take credit cards, but you should plan to bring some amount of cash just in case. There will also be ATMs inside the festival.
  • No pets. Only ADA compliant Service Animals.
  • No Concealed Weapons
  • A Water Taxi ($15 round trip – includes parking & event admission) is available. Call Myrtle Beach Watersports at 843-249-0870 for info.
  • Vendor spaces are first-come, first-served and were filled by early March. Subscribe to receive vendor applications as published:
  • Having a friend, taxi, or rideshare pick you up?
    • GPS address for the festival is 4460 Mineola Ave, Little River. However, much of this road is blocked off for pedestrian safety. Please listen to the security officers.

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2019 Festival Tabloid
2019 Festival Tabloid (includes map)