Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2020: The shrimp must go on

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From staff reports

Adapt and overcome. That’s what the 26th Beaufort Shrimp Festival is all about for 2020.

Due to limitations on large gatherings and concerns about public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beaufort Shrimp Festival has been re-imagined.

Instead of a single weekend event, Beaufort will celebrate the fall shrimp season and highlight the region’s culinary traditions spanning three weeks, from Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 4.

Locals and visitors, alike, are invited to the area’s restaurants, shops, and outdoor venues across the Beaufort region to enjoy the best of Lowcountry food and lifestyle.

Throughout Shrimp Festival Season, participating restaurants region-wide will feature a specially priced fresh shrimp “tasting menu” item and entrée and local shops will feature seafood-themed promotions.

Check www.BeaufortShrimpFestival.com for the latest information and up-to-date list of participating restaurants to sample the bounty of our Lowcountry waters and celebrate the long tradition of the shrimping industry in Beaufort.

WANT TO GO?

What: The 26th Beaufort Shrimp Festival

When: Friday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Oct. 4.

Where: Participating restaurants and shops across the Beaufort Region.

Participating restaurants: Beaufort Inn (Beaufort), Breakwater (Beaufort), Bricks on Boundary (Beaufort), Cuthbert House Inn (Beaufort), Fat Patties (Port Royal), Fish Camp on 11th (New Orleans), Hearth Wood Fired Pizza (Beaufort), Madison’s (Port Royal), Marker 244 (Port Royal), Mezes Mediterranean Grill (Beaufort), Morgan River Grill (Dataw Island), Mr. Seafood (Beaufort), Old Bull Tavern (Beaufort), Plums (Beaufort), Q On Bay (Beaufort), Salt Marsh Brewing (Port Royal), Saltus River Grill (Beaufort).

For more information: BeaufortShrimpFestival.com.