The Old Village Association of Port Royal has announced the date
and line-up for the upcoming 15th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival.
Perhaps one of the most popular and always-anticipated Lowcountry
events, the big day this year is on Saturday, April 21st from 11am
Port Royal goes nuts over soft shell crabs and the Annual Soft
Shell Crab Festival will be full of them (yes, crabs and nuts). The
opportunity for soft shell crab is quick. It only comes once a year
and the fun community festival offers a day of food and enjoyment,
and a fantastic opportunity to savor one of our Lowcountry
And, boy…do they come. If you’ll be one of the usual crowd of
8,000+, expect a day full of fun.
Taking over Paris Avenue, live music will be performed by Souls
Harbor and two other local bands and there will be tons of food,
plenty of artisan craft vendors, local dancers from Larew Dance
Center and an expanded kids’ fun zone.
The Beaufort Classic Car & Truck Club will be on hand showing off
their spectacular collection of vehicles. Local organization Bikers
Against Bullies will also be on hand with anti-bullying messages for
kids, and the Rotary Club of Beaufort will host their annual Charity
Crab Race along Battery Creek. This year, the winner receiving a
$2,000 cash prize and an available top prize of $40,000 to one
possible winner and 10 chances to win $5,000! To enter the race,
It’s always a good time to
indulge in the sites of the beautiful wetlands and historical charm
that Port Royal has to offer, while experiencing food, drink, and
fun for the majority of the afternoon.
As always, admission is free.
Please, no pets, per Port Royal Town Ordinance