Little River Shrimp Fest

Oct 10-11, 2015

4460 Mineola Avenue
Little River, South Carolina 29566
2015-10-10 12:00:00 2015-10-11 12:00:00 America/New_York Little River Shrimp Fest

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, where approximately 22,000 members of our community and visitors gather to celebrate this local favorite. Held annually the 2nd weekend of October, this year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566).

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.

History:
In 2004 when the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center was re-chartered, the Board of Directors decided to commemorate the new organization by creating a fall festival event for the community. As the height of the summer season wanes, an event like the Little River ShrimpFest held in the shoulder season creates opportunities for tourism and extends our economic impact.

Originally called the Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival, the name was changed to ShrimpFest in 2012 to broaden the appeal from its jazz influences to all genres of music. We are a family friendly event offering live entertainment from jazz to country, to pop, to rock – not to mention our beach music heritage. Past festivals have showcased national acts such as: Tim Reynolds, Elyse Testone, Nathan & the Zydeco ChaCha’s, Marlena Smalls, Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

The Intracoastal Waterway is Little River’s playground. Our roots lie in the shrimping and fishing industries so what better way to showcase the Little River waterfront than by offering a bevy of traditional seafood specialties? Shrimp is highlighted and cooked in unique and creative ways exclusively by our local restaurants. Land lubbers are not to worry, of course, we offer your festival food favorites as well.

While great music and food are showcased, the backbone of the festival is our vendors. Once a juried art show, the festival has grown to 150+ vendors offering unique arts & crafts and featuring our local businesses and community organizations. An old fashioned southern street festival, Mineola and Waterfront Avenues are blocked to vehicular traffic and these vendors line the streets where festival patrons can enjoy a stroll under the moss draped live oaks.

The mission of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center’s is to promote community improvement, tourism and commerce by proactive leadership and community involvement. The Little River ShrimpFest is the ideal event to embody this mission. As our tagline reads, “There is Something Here for Everyone!”

More details: https://festivalrooster.com/festivals/little-river-shrimp-fest/
Historic Little River Waterfront Izzy West info@littleriverchamber.org

Izzy West

info@littleriverchamber.org

8432496604

Little River, South Carolina

Don’t miss the 11th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, where approximately 22,000 members of our community and visitors gather to celebrate this local favorite. Held annually the 2nd weekend of October, this year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566).

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.

History:
In 2004 when the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center was re-chartered, the Board of Directors decided to commemorate the new organization by creating a fall festival event for the community. As the height of the summer season wanes, an event like the Little River ShrimpFest held in the shoulder season creates opportunities for tourism and extends our economic impact.

Originally called the Little River Shrimp & Jazz Festival, the name was changed to ShrimpFest in 2012 to broaden the appeal from its jazz influences to all genres of music. We are a family friendly event offering live entertainment from jazz to country, to pop, to rock – not to mention our beach music heritage. Past festivals have showcased national acts such as: Tim Reynolds, Elyse Testone, Nathan & the Zydeco ChaCha’s, Marlena Smalls, Bonerama and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

The Intracoastal Waterway is Little River’s playground. Our roots lie in the shrimping and fishing industries so what better way to showcase the Little River waterfront than by offering a bevy of traditional seafood specialties? Shrimp is highlighted and cooked in unique and creative ways exclusively by our local restaurants. Land lubbers are not to worry, of course, we offer your festival food favorites as well.

While great music and food are showcased, the backbone of the festival is our vendors. Once a juried art show, the festival has grown to 150+ vendors offering unique arts & crafts and featuring our local businesses and community organizations. An old fashioned southern street festival, Mineola and Waterfront Avenues are blocked to vehicular traffic and these vendors line the streets where festival patrons can enjoy a stroll under the moss draped live oaks.

The mission of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center’s is to promote community improvement, tourism and commerce by proactive leadership and community involvement. The Little River ShrimpFest is the ideal event to embody this mission. As our tagline reads, “There is Something Here for Everyone!”

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