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Awendaw Blue Crab Festival

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It all began in 1994 when a small group of residents gathered under the live oak tree at Town Hall to eat a few bushels of crabs. Since then the Awendaw Blue Crab Festival has grown to an annual event celebrating Awendaw life where over a 100 bushels of Lowcountry blue crabs are steamed and served plain with lemon or in two unique flavors: garlic or Cajun. The Awendaw Blue Crab Festival is an exciting event that hosts over 2,000 folks from all over the country. Some visitors even enjoyed Lowcountry blue crabs for their very first time.

After the festival's modest beginnings at Town Hall, it relocated to Camp Sewee on Doar Rd for several years. In 2017  the Church at SeWee Bay hosted the event.  Today the festival is at its permanent home, The Town of Awendaw Municipal Park, located at 7900 Doar Road.  Although Awendaw Park is still under construction, the almost complete 50-acre lake serves as the backdrop for the event.  The Festival is a family event with live music, dancing, games, a jump castle, local crafters and food vendors and events for children.  The festival is supported by many key sponsors and vendors. If you are interested in being a sponsor or a vendor, please let us know.  Vendors please download the applications.


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