You Need to Get a Taste of the Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival

You’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate autumn when you plan a trip to the Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival. From mouthwatering cuisine to craft beer and family-friendly activities, this one-of-a-kind festival has something for everyone! Read on for tips on how you can make the most of your trip. And, if you are looking for more ways to get a taste of Hilton Head, you’ll find it all in our free Vacation Guide. Get your copy for local recommendations on the best brunch spots, barbecue restaurants, and more, so that you can spend less time planning and more time having fun.

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Your Guide to the Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival

About the Festival

The inaugural Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival is coming this September 2019. This four-day event celebrates one of the Southern diet’s biggest food staples, shrimp! And, the catches don’t get any fresher than this. Party down with shrimp tasting contests, beloved dishes like shrimp and grits, craft beer, and more. Afterward, you can dance off your indulgences with live music. 

With fun zones for the kiddos, face painting, bounce houses, and more, there is something for people of all ages at Hilton Head Island’s newest seafood festival! If you thought the festivities couldn’t get any better, it all takes place in the beautiful Sea Pines community, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Harbour Town Yacht Basin and the island’s famous candy-striped lighthouse.

What’s Included with Your Ticket

One of the best aspects of the Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival is that shrimp tastings are included with your ticket! The festival’s restaurant lineup includes Coast Oceanfront Dining, The Crazy Crab, Quarterdeck, and more. As a bonus, your ticket also includes free gate admission into the resort-style community, Sea Pines.

Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival 2019 Details

  • Hilton Head shrimp Festival 2019 tickets are now available for sale. Adult admission is $20 and children eight years old and under are free. Purchase your tickets by visiting the Shrimp Festival website.
  • Shrimp Festival dates are Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22.
  • The event takes place outside on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. During September, the weather is typically beautiful! You can expect low temperatures of 68 and highs of 85.

Stay Near It All with Beach Properties of Hilton Head

Our Sea Pines homes and villas are only a few minutes from the Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival, so you’re only a short walk away from your beach getaway after a day filled with festivities. Guests staying in the Sea Pines Resort also enjoy the closeness to a variety of attractions, like the Sea Pines Beach, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, championship golf, and the Harbour Town Yacht Basin.

When you are ready to start planning your trip to this year’s festival, browse our collection of Hilton Head Island vacation rentals. If you need any help selecting the perfect home, take advantage of our digital concierge. Submit your preferred criteria, including your budget and desired amenities, and we will deliver our handpicked recommendations within the next 24 to 48 hours. Planning your island getaway couldn’t be easier!