Shrimp Festival this week in Yemassee | News | The Press and Standard

by | September 13, 2017 10:59 am

The Town of Yemassee will hold the annual Shrimp Festival at the Yemassee Municipal Complex on Wednesday-Saturday Sept. 13-16.
The festival started in 1993, when residents of Yemassee requested Mayor Jack Moore allow the town to host a shrimp festival that they hoped would turn into an annual event. Through the hard work of those residents’ volunteer efforts, the festival has followed the evolution of shrimp baiting and become a top event.
This year will be the 24th year of fun and games, arts and crafts, food and the celebration of the history and pride in Yemassee for everything shrimp in “Yemassee, the Gateway to the Lowcountry.”

Festival Lineup
Wednesday Sept. 13
Seniors Day at the Senior Center (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Rides and Games provided by “Magic Midway amusement” behind Yemassee Town Hall (101 Town Cir., Yemassee)

Thursday Sept. 14
Prayer Breakfast at Pilgrim Ford Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall. (7 a.m.)
Food and Concessions/Arts and Crafts at Yemassee Town Hall (2 p.m.-5 p.m.)
Magic Midway amusement (5 p.m.)
Opening Ceremony at Yemassee Town Hall (6:30 p.m.)
Taste of Yemassee in fire station behind town hall (7:15 p.m.)
Kids Time, fun for children and adults (8 p.m.)
Free Bingo (8:30 p.m.)
Fireworks (9 p.m.)

Friday Sept. 15
Food and Concessions at town hall (12 p.m.)
Magic Midway amusement (3 p.m.)
Karaoke & Music (5 p.m.)
Gospel Hour featuring Recording Artist “Carey Sanders,” “The Spiritual Nights” and Rev Billy Smith & Company” (6-7 p.m.)
Family Slide Dancer (7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
Kid’s Hour (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m.) *Audience needed for this.
Free Bingo (8:30 p.m.)
Street Dance (9 p.m.-until)

Saturday Sept. 16
Yemassee 5K Run/Walk (7 a.m.), lineup is at 6:30 a.m.
Shrimp Festival Parade (10 a.m.) Salkehatchie Rd and SC-68
Announcement of Parade Winners (1 p.m.) in fire station behind town hall
Gospel Hour (2 p.m.-3 p.m.)
Orangeburg Line Dancers (3 p.m.-4 p.m.)
Kids Hour (4 p.m.-4:45 p.m.) *Puppet Show, Talk to the Hands”
Karaoke Music (5 p.m.) in fire station garage behind town hall
Free Bingo (6 p.m.)
Comedian (7 p.m.)
Street Dance (9 p.m.-until)

For information call Councilman Jordan “JJ” Jinks, (843) 226-5293.

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