The Atalaya Festival
The 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival
September 22-24, 2017
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The 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-24, 2017 at
Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet.
Featuring more than 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.
Friday, Sept. 23
Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information call 803-734-0767 or Huntington Beach State Park 843-237-4440.
- Daily festival admission fee is $10 for adults. Once you purchase admission, you may return throughout the weekends with your festival ticket.
- Visitors 15 years old and younger are admitted free.
- Admission to the park during the festival is also free.
- Free festival admission to Park Passport Plus holders (brown passport), and three guests.
- Stroller and wheelchair access can be difficult due to uneven surfaces, stairs, crowds and narrow hallways.
- Please no dogs or other pets at the festival.
The three-day festival is hosted in Atalaya, the former home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. The Moorish-style winter home and sculpture studio was built during the Great Depression by the New York philanthropists, and will host over 100 artists and their work during the weekend of the festival.
Visitors will also be treated to live music by accomplished local musicians on a stage in the courtyard, as well as a food court with seafood, barbecue and other culinary delights.
The festival spotlights the park’s natural beauty and the amenities offered to visitors year-round. Located along U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park offers several hundred thousand visitors a year one of the most pristine beaches on the Grand Strand. The 2,500-acre park’s freshwater lagoon, salt marsh and maritime forest also are outstanding examples of the state’s natural coastal environment, and the park is widely regarded as one of the best birding sites along the East Coast. Its natural history is highlighted in the park’s environmental education center.