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Food Truck Festival a rousing success

 By Mike McCombs  If there were any doubts going in, the 4th annual Beaufort Food Truck Festival, held Saturday in Port Royal, was a rousing success.  The festival, held for the first time in two years because of COVID-19 and after undergoing a few changed was packed.  “Things went phenomenally, honestly,” Lowcountry Jaycees President Nick… Keep Reading



A Shrimp Fest smash: Event draws record crowds after a Covid cancellation Above: Three thousand, nine hundred and forty-four plastic shrimp were released into the Beaufort River from the shrimp trawler Palmetto Pride during the annual Sea Island Rotary Club Shrimp Race with nothing more than the tide to carry toward the finish line. Photos… Keep Reading


Applauding success that comes with shared purpose

By Jennifer Tuckwiller Succulent shrimp, ice cold beer, rocking music, perfect weather and lots of smiling faces – all the essential ingredients for a great Lowcountry weekend were in abundance at the 2021 Beaufort Shrimp Festival.  Community festivals are beloved by locals and visitors alike. They foster the hospitable hometown feeling we all love about… Keep Reading


Food Truck Festival returns Saturday in Port Royal

 By Mike McCombs  The Lowcountry Jaycees are hosting the 4th annual Beaufort Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.  “I’m excited for it, looking forward to the best festival we’ve had yet,” Lowcountry Jaycees President Nicklas Mayrand said.  The festival is free and open… Keep Reading


Shrimp Festival back in Beaufort

 By Mike McCombs  “It’s gonna be awesome.”  Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray found it difficult to hide his enthusiasm when talking about the 27th annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, scheduled for this weekend at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.  Last year’s event was one of the many casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It’s been a long year… Keep Reading


OktoPRfest Fun

Above: Felicity Klinger, 3, had to get a unicorn painted on her face during the annual OctoPRfest on Saturday in Port Royal. Little Felicity was taking in the festival with her mom, Callie Klinger. Photo by Bob Sofaly. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the return of OktoPRfest to downtown Port Royal on Saturday. … Keep Reading

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