The Old Village Association of Port Royal has announced the date and line-up for the upcoming 14th 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 15th from 11am to 5pm.
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 enjoyment and a fantastic opportunity to savor one of our Lowcountry delicacies.
And, boy…do they come. If you’ll be one of the usual crowd of 8,000+, expect a day full of fun.
Live music will be performed by The Bull Grapes, Broke Locals and Trey’s Aliens and there will be plenty of artisan craft vendors and an expanded kids’ fun zone.
The Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club will be on hand showing off their spectacular collection of vehicles and the Rotary Club of Beaufort will host their annual Charity Crab Race along Battery Creek, with an available top prize of $40,000 to one possible winner and 10 chances to win $5,000! To enter the race, visit www.portroyalcrabrace.com.
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.