Aug 31 2011

Edisto Fish and Shag Fest

Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday; it means fall is officially on its way and summer is just about over. But this weekend, summer is still in full effect.

Think about what summer on Edisto means to you. You might be thinking of floating over waves in a tube, tearing through Big Bay Creek on a boat, kicking back on the porch drinking an ice cold beer, and then heading out to listen to some good tunes with friends and family. If that’s your idea of summer then you’re in luck because this weekend Edisto is the place to be.

To begin with, the second annual Fish and Shag Fest starts Friday at Big Bay Creek right next to the marina. It lasts for two days and promises fun for the whole family. Admission is $2 and free for anyone 10 and under.

On both Friday and Saturday, DJ Pat Patterson will be blasting the tunes from 3-7 pm. On Friday from 8 to 11 pm, the Camden, SC based band Second Nature will play a mix of everything from Big Band hits to beach music to top 40 hits.

The festival continues Saturday at 10 am. There will be a food drive for the Edisto Food Pantry, arts and crafts for purchase, sponsor and vendor booths, children’s activities, and food and drinks. Music will be playing from 3-7 and then the Catalinas take the stage from 7 to 10.

The Catalinas is a Myrtle Beach based band that has been around in some fashion since 1957. They’ve opened for The Monkees, the Four Tops, and The Tempations in the past. The Catalinas will be playing when the shag competition begins at 8 pm on Saturday. This competition is open to both amateurs and seasoned professionals.

The Fish and Shag Fest is just one of the many things Edisto has to offer over Labor Day Weekend so whether you’ve already made plans to be here or want to be here, plan a trip – it’ll be well worth your while.

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