39th annual Blue Crab Festival continues Sunday in Little River

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LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (WBTW) — One of the largest festivals in the Southeast, the Blue Crab Festival in Little River, is happening this weekend.

More event are planned between through 5 p.m. on Sunday, and the festival’s director, Hubert Bullard, anticipates 25 thousand to 35 thousand people will make their way to the Little River Waterfront.

“Were excited because it’s one of the first events of the year that has happened since the beginning of COVID since March of 2020,” Bullard said, adding that nearly 300 vendors will be there.

“There’s just a lot of good energy, the people are having a good time,” clothing vendor Jeanne Storeim said. “There’s great food, great entertainment, a good variety of vendors and stuff so it’s just a fun thing to do.”

Storeim, who came from Florida, said she was a bit worried with the gas shortage but is glad she made it. “We come a long way to do this, it’s a great place to come.”

Bullard said they had a few cancellations with vendors scared to chance it with getting here.

“We think we’ll probably be somewhat impacted by the gas shortage, they’re might not be as many people going on vacation this weekend or coming to their weekend homes so we don’t know that but we think we’ll still have a great crowd.”

Masks aren’t required, but vendors are socially distanced and hand-sanitizer stations are set up. For more information on tickets, parking, and more visit the Blue Crab Festival website here.

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