Covid-19 Update

The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center remains diligent in closely monitoring all aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We currently do not have the appropriate indicators and/or firm guidelines from local authorities for hosting a large outdoor event such as the World Famous Blue Crab & Little River ShrimpFest.  While we cautiously continue to plan for the festival in October, new vendor applications have not been released and will not be available until August 1, 2020 at the earliest. 

We appreciate your patience with us as we navigate this situation through the upcoming months.  Please continue to be conscientious with CDC guidelines to protect your health and those around you to help contain and prevent the further spread of this virus.  We all want it to be over.

 All updates will be posted to our websites for your convenience. You can also subscribe to our vendor emails to receive applications for future events as soon as they are published.

Potential Vendors

2020 Application Not Yet Available

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. You are encouraged to subscribe to our vendor emails to receive applications for future events as soon as they are published.

Credit Cards accepted for Sponsorship & Vendor Payments; A $10.00 fee will apply for payment processing.


  • There is no set deadline for applications as batches of vendors are regularly accepted/denied. As such, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
  • To request a specific location or other need, please list it under “Special Requests” on your vendor application.
  • Read through rules attached to the vendor application, as most of your questions are answered there. Accepted vendors should also read through your vendor packet thoroughly.
  • Retail & tax questions should be addressed to the SC Department of retail. Learn more at DOR.SC.GOV or call 1-844-898-8542. 
    • If you are a non-profit, see if you are exempt from sales tax and the retail license requirements here
  • The Little River ShrimpFest is the sole purveyor of “Little River ShrimpFest” official merchandise. The sale of items using the term “Little River ShrimpFest” is prohibited.
  • For additional questions, you may contact the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 843-249-6604 or 

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