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Little River Shrimp Fest

Shrimp anyone? The Little River Shrimp Fest is back for the 11th year on October 10th and October 11th. It’s the perfect time to fill up on the freshest Little River seafood and other delicious foods. You can catch the festival along the Little River waterfront from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person each day and kids 12 and under get into the event for free.

Last year, the event brought in approximately 22,000 visitors for a fun-filled weekend. As you walk around the festival, you can expect to see face painting, stilt walkers and balloon artists, perfect for the entire family. There are over 150 vendors that attend with unique finds for everyone. Some of the vendors include arts and crafts, community organizations and business expos.

You can enjoy fresh local seafood served along the waterfront restaurants. It’s not unusual to see a shrimp and grits cook-off or two at this event. During the day, there will be live performances happening from some of the top bands along the Grand Strand. Artists include The Steppin’ Stone, Nathan & The Zydeco ChaCha’s, Alan Bibey and Common Ground, The Tim Clark Bank and A Nickel Bag of Funk.

For anyone that is attending the event and posting photos to social media, it is encouraged to use the hashtag #LRShrimpFest for a chance to win prizes! The Little River Shrimp Fest is a great day for everyone; we recommend checking it out.