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Beaufort Shrimp Festival set for Friday, Saturday

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From staff reports

It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated events of the year in Beaufort.

The 28th annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival will take place Friday and Saturday at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The festival will run from 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

The participating restaurants include:

– The Serg Group – This group includes numerous Hilton Head Island restaurants, such as Black Marlin Bayside Grill, Skull Creek Dockside, Poseidon, Skull Creek Boathouse and others.

– Duke’s Barbecue

– Belly Full by Tyger: Mobile Grilling, Soul and Seafood

– Sea Eagle Market

– Cappy’s Farm Fresh

– Meg’s Sweet Treats: A Custom Treats Lab

– Tout Sweet Macarons

– Island Fudge

– Bruster’s Ice Cream

There will be plenty of music both days. On Friday, country singer Lauren Hall will kick things off at 5:30 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. the Elton John tribute band, Still Standing, will take the stage at the Waterfront Park pavilion.

Live music Saturday will be provided by Broke Locals (11:15 a.m.), Parris Island Rock Band (12:30 p.m.), Walker Dean (2 p.m.) and Katie Godowns (3 p.m.).

ot only will attendees be able to buy the best shrimp in the Lowcountry, they can purchase the offical T-shirts and a keepsake shrimp necklace. And there is also an Arts & Crafts Market that runs both days – noon to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

There is no admission fee. More information can be found at https://beaufortshrimpfestival.com/.

And, you never know, the word is that Forrest Gump might just make an appearance.

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