The 46th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival
We are proceeding with planning for the 2021 Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival to be held September 24-26, 2021!
**We're expanding the festival outside of the castle walls for 2021 to allow for more space and social distancing!**
Our application for artists, food vendors and entertainment has CLOSED. We are not accepting anymore applications for the 2021 show.
Featuring nearly 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 local food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.
For more information call 803-734-0767 or Huntington Beach State Park 843-237-4440.
Daily admission for the festival is $15 per adult (age 16 and older). Your ticket will allow you to return at any time/day during the festival at no additional charge! Admission may be purchased at the festival gate in the park.
If you are an ALL Park Passport (bright yellow passport) holder, present your passport to receive free admission to the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival for four. All four people must enter the festival together and present the valid passport. You may purchase an ALL Park Passport at any park office.
- Friday, Sept. 24 - gates open at noon and close at 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 25 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 26 - gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
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.