Locals & visitors alike axiously await the turn of Summer on the shore to shrimp on the waterfront! Shrimping is an integral part of life along the Carolina Shore. Carolina’s commercial shrimp calendar has three peak periods. In the spring, shrimpers capitalize on the influx of roe white shrimp, large, early-season shrimp that generally fetch higher prices and generate the most value for fishing effort. The summer months are defined by a peak in brown shrimp, which are similar to white shrimp in size and taste. In the fall and into winter, shrimpers once again bring white shrimp to the docks – this time the offspring of the spring roe shrimp. Just to give you an idea of the impact of the shrimping industry...in South Carolina alone, commercial trawlers harvested just shy of two million pounds (measured heads-off) with a $7.8 million dockside value. If shrimp is your passion....the the Little River ShrimpFest is just for you!
This year the Little River ShrimpFest will be held on the weekend of October 14th and 15th at the Historic Little River Waterfront. Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.
One of the most popular ways to enjoy a photo is framed on your wall! We will have photos available in 3 different sizes. Our photos are matted in either white or off white acid free matboard and include an acid free backer making them ready to hang in your favorite frame. They are enclosed in clear bags for their protection from the elements. The 3 sizes available will be:
- 8x10 (5x7 photo in an 8x10 mat) - $6.00
- 11x14 (8x10 photo in an 11x14 mat) - $9.00
- 16x20 (11x14 photo in a 16x20 mat - $14.00
Tell your friends & family about your great vacation! Send them a postcard from the beach. At just $1 a piece, send one to everyone! (Stamps will be available for purchase so you can avoid a trip to the PO)
We will have many of our photos available printed on cotton, stretched canvas. This is a beautiful look and they are ready to be hung as they are or you can mount them in a lovely frame to give them a 'floating' look. They will be available in a number of sizes from 8x8 up to 40x60 to fill a wall! Many sizes in between as well. Prices vary depending on size from $10 to $90.
These notecards are just beautiful! These are 5x7 cards with one of your favorite scenes on the front and blank on the inside. They are ideal for sending a hand written note (that's right...NOT an email!) to that special friend of yours! They also make a great birthday card, get well card....whatever the occasion and because they are 5x7, they are perfect for framing afterward if your recipient would like to remember it forever on his or her wall! Each card is individually wrapped in protective cellophane packaging. You won't find a Hallmark like this for only $2 each.
Bookmarks! What better way to remind yourself (or your friend!) of the great time you had at the beach. These bookmarks at 2x8 and feature 2 different scenes from the beach, one on each side. At just $1 each, you can get one for each of your books!
Here's a great way to keep your vacation memories alive! Slap one of these on your frig and every time you reach in there for a cold beverage, your memories of the Carolina shore will be right there with you! These magnets are business card size and will sell for just $1 each!
Coffee or Tea Mugs! What better way to enjoy your morning beverage than by reminding you of the beauty and the great time you had at the beach. These mugs hold 11oz of your favorite beverage and they measures 3.75 inches tall and are white ceramic with a number of choices of your favorite spots at the beach. They are Microwave and dishwasher safe. Please use a mild detergent, no bleach in order to keep your photo(s) bright. These will retail for only $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00.
Our Newest Additions!
We have just added photo tote bags to our assortment products available to you at the OIB Marketplace. We will have 3 styles: A grocery tote bag, a lightweight canvas bag and a beautiful heavyweight carry all beach tote bag. Please view the photos and descriptions below.
Just the right size to carry groceries and run errands, our customizable grocery tote is as fun as it is useful. Makes a great party favor or small business giveaway.
SIZE: 12x13. This tote will retail for just $ 12.00
Our versatile Everyday Canvas Tote is a must for everyday use! This tote is the perfect companion on a trip to the farmers market, game day, or the beach. It also makes a trendy gift bag for any celebration! Size: 15.5 x 15. This tote will retail for just $ 12.00
Tote all your essentials in a custom canvas bag. Just perfect for all your beach supplies. It also makes great gifts for moms, teachers, or coaches!
SIZE: 20.5x15.5x6. This tote bag will retail for only $ 20.00