Soft Shell Crab Festival
The 11th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival is scheduled for April 19, 2014, from noon to 5 pm, along Paris Avenue in Port Royal, SC. Free admission!

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. The opportunity for soft shell crab is quick. It only comes once a year and the 11th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival is the chance to savor these delicacies. Local restaurants will serve up varieties of soft shell crab in clever variations. If crab isnít 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. Children activities, live music 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 ďadoptedĒ 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. For more information and to adopt a crab, go to