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Beaufort Shrimp Fest blessed by beautiful weather

By Pamela Brownstein

Last weekend marked the 20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival sponsored by Main Street Beaufort, USA. Although the Friday night concert saw rain, the show still went on and a dedicated crowd enjoyed the live music.

But by Saturday morning, the rain had cleared and beautiful blue skies and cooler temps blessed runners at the Shrimp Fest 5K. The gorgeous weather last all day and Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park was packed with families and community members listening to music, touring shrimp boats, playing in the children’s activity

People of all ages participated in Saturday’s Shrimp Festival 5K. Here, runners make their way over the Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge toward the finish line on Bay Street. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
People of all ages participated in Saturday’s Shrimp Festival 5K. Here, runners make their way over the Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge toward the finish line on Bay Street. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

area, taking part in the Rotary Adopt-A-Shrimp Race, and most of all eating the delicious food offered by local restaurants. Of course, shrimp was the featured ingredient, and there were so many tasty and creative dishes. Here are some of the winners:

BOOTH DECORATION

Tie for Second place: Foolish Frog and Southern Graces

1st Place: Sea Eagle Market

BEST SHRIMP DISH

3rd Place: Sea Eagle Market

2nd Place: Gilligan’s

1st Place: Southern Graces

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

3rd Place: Sea Eagle

2nd Place: Emily’s

1st place: Foolish Frog

SILVER CUP

3rd Place: Foolish Frog

2nd Place: Sea Eagle

The winner of the 2014 Beaufort Shrimp Festival Silver Cup is Southern Graces.

Young runners wait for their trophies after the Beaufort Shrimp Fest 5K last Saturday, Oct. 4. Photo by Captured Moments.
Young runners wait for their trophies after the Beaufort Shrimp Fest 5K last Saturday, Oct. 4. Photo by Captured Moments.

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