Ladies and gentlemen, seafood lovers of all ages, it’s time to get excited: The world-famous Little River Blue Crab Festival is back for 2023 on May 20-21! If you’ve never experienced this culinary extravaganza, you’re in for a treat. And if you’re a seasoned crab lover, you know this festival is not to be missed.

Here are a few reasons why the Little River Blue Crab Festival is the place to be:

  1. The Food, of Course

Let’s start with the obvious: the food. The Little River Blue Crab Festival is all about seafood, and particularly crab. You’ll find a variety of crab dishes, from classic steamed blue crabs to crab cakes and crab dip. But the festival is about more than just crab. You’ll also find shrimp, oysters, clams, and other seafood delicacies. And if seafood isn’t your thing (although we can’t imagine why), there are plenty of other options, including BBQ, pizza, and funnel cakes. With so many food options, it is impossible not to find something to satisfy your taste buds.

What’s more, the festival vendors take pride in sourcing their seafood locally. Visitors can rest assured they’re getting the freshest and highest quality seafood. The vendors are knowledgeable about the seafood dishes and are happy to share tips on how to enjoy them.

  1. Live Music

What’s a festival without music? At the Little River Blue Crab Festival, you’ll be treated to live music all weekend (two stages). From beach music to rock and roll, there’s something for everyone. And when you’re not busy chowing down on crab, you can dance the day away.

  1. Arts and Crafts

If you need a break from all the food and music, you can wander through the festival’s arts and crafts vendors. You’ll find handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings, woodworking, and more. If you’re looking for a souvenir to remember your trip, you’ll find it. The friendly artisans love talking about their work.

  1. Fun for the Whole Family

The festival isn’t just for adults. There are plenty of activities for kids, too. They can enjoy carnival rides, face painting, and games. There are plenty of kid-friendly food options, too. It offers an excellent opportunity for families to spend quality time together.

  1. Support a Good Cause

The Little River Blue Crab Festival is not only about having fun and enjoying delicious seafood. It also is an opportunity to give back to the local community. The festival is sponsored by the Little River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Proceeds from the festival go toward supporting local business and tourism initiatives.

This festival is a must-attend event for seafood enthusiasts and music lovers alike. It’s charming coastal backdrop attracts people from all walks of life to celebrate the beginning of the crab season. With so many activities and food options, there’s something for everyone. And the best part is, you’re not only treating yourself to a good time but also supporting the local community. So, mark your calendars for the 2023 Little River Blue Crab Festival on May 20-21 and get ready to experience one of the best festivals on the East Coast. See you there!