The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center cancelled the festival event for October.
“Due to the continued uncertainty that surrounds the Covid-19 pandemic, the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has chosen to cancel the World Famous Blue Crab Festival that was combined with the Little River ShrimpFest scheduled for October 10-11, 2020,” says Jennifer Walters, President /CEO of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.
“We have continuously monitored the guidance of local, state and national officials and agencies and researched all viable options. And, in light of Governor McMaster’s recent orders for festivals and outdoor events, there is just too much ambiguity to try to plan and execute a successful event for October.”
The decision did not come lightly to the staff and board of directors of the chamber. The health and safety of the community, festival vendors, sponsors and patrons is their top priority.
“The World Famous Blue Crab Festival and the Little River ShrimpFest belong to Little River and we felt that the health of our community is too valuable to risk by hosting a large community event in the midst of this health crisis. It is emotionally painful and financially challenging,” says Walters. Both chamber festivals contribute $4.25 million annually in economic impact to Horry County.
17th Annual Little River ShrimpFest
October 9-10, 2021
Don’t miss the 16th Annual Little River ShrimpFest on Saturday, Oct. 10th and Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront.
Festival goers can expect to enjoy 2 stages of live music, a kids zone, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and more than 100 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Shrimp and 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. Fun for the whole family!