12th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival April 18


April 18; 12:00 pm5:00 pm

The 12th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival is April 18, 2015, from noon to 5 pm, along Paris Avenue in Port Royal, SC.

Spring is the time for soft shell crabs and the Old Village in Port Royal is the place to get them in any form imaginable. Soft Shell season only comes once a year and is too short for these delicious treats from the sea.

Local restaurants will serve up varieties of soft shell crab in clever variations. If crab isn’t your thing, barbeque, burgers, ice cream, other seafood and more also will be available.

Organizers expect food vendors, artists and crafters lined up on Paris Avenue. In addition to live music, there will be an all-ages cornhole tournament, Childrens activities and entertainment for individuals of all ages. Once again, a classic car show will feature dozens of old-school vehicles.

The festival will also feature the annual crab race where approximately 5,000 rubber crabs are “adopted” by festival attendees for $10 each. The crab will be dropped into Battery Creek at 5:00 pm and the owner of the crab to cross the finish line at the Observation Deck will receive a $2,000 cash prize. Additional cash prizes will be awarded for the 2nd to 10th crab finishers.

Admission is free.

For more information and to adopt a crab, go to www.PortRoyalCrabRace.com.

Visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 592-1892 for more information of the Soft Shell Crab Festival.