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All Andros Crab Fest

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Entertainment at the Crab Festival.
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Description of Event

The annual All Andros Crab Festival, held the second weekend in June, was started in 1997 by the Central Andros Local Government and community. The purpose of the event is to stimulate the local economies through domestic and international tourism. It celebrates the Crab-catching ways of Andros Island, which is referred to as "The Land of Crabs," because of its success with harvesting land crab. During the summer months, land crabs are plentiful because it is the rainy season. The crabs burrow beneath the ground to keep cool in the moist earth.

Crab Fest, as it is known locally, attracts thousands of visitors each year, who come to enjoy festivities based on the heritage and culture surrounding the crabbing industry, the crab culinary experience on the Island featuring dishes like crab and rice, crab soup, crab and dough, plus great Bahamian Entertainment. Highlights include Crabs cooked in 101 ways, a Crab Cultural show, the releasing of the crabs, a Crab Culinary Contest, a Crabs of Andros life cycle display, and Rake and Scrape Music.

The venue is Queen's Park in Fresh Creek, Central Andros, which is 2.5 miles from the Andros Town Airport.

Traveling to Fresh Creek Andros by air is a short 15 minute ride from the New Providence, the major international hub for The Bahamas. Guests may also choose the option of traveling by boat from New Providence.

As this is a tropical climate visitors to the Festival site are encouraged to wear hats, sunscreen and drink lots of water as temperatures tend to be a bit warm during June.

Contact the Andros Tourist Office  for more information (242) 368-2286 or (242) 368-2891.

Admission Fee (if any): Adults $5.00 / Children $3.00

Ages Festival is Appropriate For: All Ages

Accessibility Notes: The festival site is on flat terrain and it is easily accessible, except when it rains, then it becomes muddy.

 Pet Friendly Notes
Pets on a leash are permitted at the festival, but may be startled by loud noises.

For More Information, Contact:

Mr. Wayne Cleare
General Delivery, Andros Town, CS
(242) 368-2100 · fax (242) 471-8048 Cell

Cris Basden wrote on April 19, 2016: I'm a student of Central Andros High, This year I plan to use the Andros Crab Fest Venue to see friends from the years 1978 - 1981, catch up on old times and meet their families. Hey we still run the bus services that transported you, your children, and Grand. 35yrs coming reunion for most of us. See ya!

Connie Bend wrote on May 28, 2014: I am from the United States and I attended this festival around 2008. I can't wait for this year's festival. I enjoyed catching crabs and of course eating crab N rice!! Oh My Andros I can't wait!!


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Latitude: 24.718490000
Longitude: -77.800272000
Elevation: 3 FT (1 M)
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