The 2023  Awendaw Blue Crab Festival


The 26th Annual Awendaw Blue Crab Festival

Saturday, October 7th, 2023
11 am - 5 pm

Town of Awendaw Municipal Park
7990 Doar Road, Awendaw

Grab your mallet and crab cracker and join us for the ultimate Lowcountry pickin’ at the 26th Annual Awendaw Blue Crab Festival, returning to the gorgeous Town of Awendaw Municipal Park on October 7 from 11 am to 5 pm. 

Crabs will be served by the bucket with your choice of flavor – traditional, garlic, or cajun! If crabs aren’t your thing, no problem. We’ve got you covered with an abundance of local food trucks to satisfy all the cravings.

And that’s just the tip of the bushel. Come join us for this pickin’ good time featuring:
Live Music | Over 50 Art and Retail Vendors | Food Trucks | Beer and Wine
Free Kid Area | Hayrides |

General admission for 13+ is $10.
All 12 and under are free.
Buy your tickets right here to secure your entry into the event.

Want the VIP experience? Grab a VIP ticket for $150, which includes one bucket of crab, complimentary food and beverage, private bathrooms, tented seating in the heart of the event, with a great view of the stage. There will be a VIP entrance to avoid the lines. Check back here for additional details, but we can promise it will be well worth it! Limited spots are available. 

Important Event Information:
All crab buckets, beer, and wine, require tickets, which may be purchased at the Ticket & Merchandise booth. Note that this booth will only accept Credit or Debit Cards. No cash, checks, or e-pay applications will be accepted for these items. 

External art, retail, and food vendors may accept cash, an ATM will be available on site. 
Bring your phone for easier event access, whether you pre-paid or are purchasing on-site. No pets are allowed.
No outside beverages, coolers, or tents. Bicycles must be kept outside the fence. Please feel free to bring chairs and blankets. 
Free parking on-site until it lasts. 

Event History:

In 1994, a small group of Awendaw residents gathered at Town Hall to eat a bushel of blue crab under a grand oak tree. Poof, the idea for the Blue Crab Festival was born. Moving locations and growing with time, the event has found its permanent home at the Awendaw Municipal Park, a 300-acre plot surrounded by mother nature with a 50-acre blue water lake. While the Park amenities continue to improve, there is no better place to honor the Lowcountry blue crab than this little spot of heaven. 

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Vendor Tickets: Click here.

To purchase your  2023 crab tickets, click here.