Little River blue crab festival, shrimpfest canceled due to COVID-19

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus (May 2020)

LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (WMBF) – The Little River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Centers has canceled the 2020 fall festival.

“Due to the continued uncertainty that surrounds the Covid-19 pandemic, the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has chosen to cancel the World Famous Blue Crab Festival that was combined with the Little River ShrimpFest scheduled for October 10-11, 2020,” Jennifer Walters, president and CEO of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, said Friday.

Chamber officials said in light of S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster’s recent orders for festivals and outdoor events, there is “too much ambiguity” to try and plan a successful event for October.

Both festivals contribute $4.25 million annually in economic impact to Horry County, according to information from the chamber.

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