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The Little River ShrimpFest, previously the Shrimp & Jazz Festival, is held annually on the 2nd weekend of October at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave). Join us for family fun, festival food, live entertainment, and business expos - but be sure to leave room for seafood sold by the local waterfront restaurants conveniently located within the festival grounds. 

$4 1-Day Advance Ticket
$5 1-Day General Admission
Children 12 & under free

Please, no pets or animals - Service Animals Accepted


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ShrimpFest 2016

Don’t miss the 12th Annual Little River ShrimpFest, where approximately 22,000 members of our community and visitors gather to celebrate this local favorite. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8th, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9th, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $5 at the gate. Located at the Historical 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.

To view photos taken at the 2015 ShrimpFest, click here.

For more information on the Little River ShrimpFest, visit the new website:

Vendor & Sponsor Applications

Applications are now being accepted and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Click-through the festival website to download your application: Vendors | Sponsors. Future participation: Click here to sign up for our emails to be notified when vendor applications are available.

Live Entertainment 

Check out these awesome bands that performed at the 2015 Little River ShrimpFest! 2016 schedule not yet available. 

Saturday, October 10th
Main Stage
12:15 - The Steppin' Stones
3:15 - A Nickel Bag of Funk
4:30 - Nathan & The Zydeco ChaCha's

Side Stage

Sunday, October 11th
Main Stage
10 - Maddie Hunt
11:45 - Alan Bibey and Common Ground
1:45 - Dino's School of Rock
3:00 - The Tim Clark Band

Side Stage

To be considered for the next Little River ShrimpFest, entertainers should email our Entertainment Director, Scott Byrd, at with a link to your EPK by June. Please note that due to a high volume of interest, we are not able to respond personally to every applicant.

Golf Cart Raffle

The Rotary Club of Little River and The Blue Crab Festival is raffling off a Golf Cart to benefit Camp Chemo! The drawing will be held on the Main Stage at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday! Visit their booth to purchase a ticket to support this worthy cause and stay to see them pull your winning ticket on Sunday!

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