Annually, the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival brings environmental and community groups together for the festival.

Monday, October 16th

Dinner & Learn


Tours available at 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm, 21 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton. Only closed toe shoes.

Reservations required. $45/ per person. Proceeds to Waddell Mariculture Center. To make your reservation: blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.org

Tour the Waddell Mariculture Center, view the updated facilities, and learn from Director Erin Levesque how important this research facility is to our area and our resources. The tours will be given at five times, 4:00PM, 4:30PM, 5:00PM, 5:30PM and 6:00PM followed by dinner at Toomers Bluffton Seafood Restaurant, 27 Mellichamp Drive, Historic Downtown Bluffton. The dinner buffet includes Gumbo 2 Ways (chicken and seafood), Caesar salad, cornbread, cookies and tea. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. During dinner presentations will be given concerning preservation of our natural resources by Kim Jones and Al Stokes.

Tuesday, October 17th

May River Oyster Farm Tour

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at Public Dock at the end of Calhoun Street.

Come enjoy a rare opportunity for an up-close-and-personal experience with May River Oyster Company’s pioneering oyster farm in collaboration with the Bluffton Seafood Festival and May River Excursions.

This 2 hour tour brings you out to a working oyster farm where the farmers demonstrate the techniques and methods used to produce some of the best oysters in the world. Afterward enjoy lunch at Bluffton Seafood House in Historic Downtown Bluffton. Limited availability.

Call 843-304-2878 to reserve. $105/ person (incl. lunch).

Saturday, October 21st

Take a Kid Fishing Tourney

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wright Park

Take a Kid Fishing Tournament sponsored by Bluffton Marine Sports and Supplies, Boat Floats, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, Spartina Marine Education Charters, and managed by the Bluffton Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association.

Register between 9:30-10:30AM at Wright Park. Weigh-In at 12:30PM at Wright Park. Children 13 and under welcome with parents. There is no fee. Prizes will be awarded.

Bring your own fishing equipment if possible; limited equipment will be available on a first come first serve basis.

To pre-register call Tom at 912-210-1222.

Monday- Sunday

May River Boat Tour

Monday-Sunday, every hour on the hour
Meet at Public Dock at the end of Calhoun Street.

Join May River Excursions Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air.

$35 per person, subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the public dock at the end of Calhoun Street in Wright Park.

Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878