One of the most popular, not-to-be-missed, events in the southeast is the annual Southeast Crab Feast. Starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, the festival will be held in Wilmington, NC at Hugh MacRae Park, 314 Pine Grove Drive. The family-friendly festival includes freshly steamed southeast blue crabs, heavily seasoned low country boil, fresh fish & chips baskets, steamed Carolina oysters, and lots of live music and fun.
Here are the nitty-gritty facts of the event directly from the Southeast Crab Feast website:
* Bring your own chairs, tables and/or blankets.
* No coolers, drinks and/or alcohol is allowed at most events.
* At our All-You-Can-Eat Blue Crab events, we do not provide condiments such as personal seafood seasoning, mallet, shucking knife, butter, hot sauce, crackers, etc. Please bring your own condiments and show to our staff upon check-in.
* Advance on-line tickets will be held at Will Call for pickup at the event. You can claim your ticket purchase by presenting a valid ID (Driver’s License or other government issued form of I.D.) upon arrival.
* All ticket purchasers understand that their voice, name and image may be recorded by various mechanical and/or electrical means for marketing purposes.
* All ticket purchasers agree to not having any allergies to crabs, shrimp, oysters, potatoes, beef sausage, corn, Old Bay Seasoning when purchasing tickets to Southeast Crab Feast events. Your consumption of seafood is of your own free will.
* All ticket sales are final.
The Southeast Crab Feast LCC started in 2010 as a group of family, friends and associates who live in the city but enjoy the coastal heritage of local blue crabs, low country boil, fish and chips, and oysters. While it started as a small gathering it has evolved into a multi-city popular event due to the demand of fresh ocean seafood and delicious outdoor cooking.
Events are currently hosted in Charlotte, Atlanta, Raleigh, Columbia, Greenville, Fayetteville, Savannah, Wilmington, Yemassee and more cities will be added in the future. A portion of all proceeds from events are donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.