Scenes from Shrimp Festival

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The 18th Annual Shrimp Festival was a big success last weekend with an estimated 10,000 people attending. Main Street Beaufort, USA, gave credit to the more than 200 volunteers who made the event possible. The winning restaurant was Emily’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar, with the Best Shrimp Dish, People’s Choice for the second year in a row. Sea Eagle Market received the Best Booth Decoration Award.

Some of the thousands of people who converged on the sea wall to see the shrimp boats during Shrimp Fest last weekend.
H.N Ford sets out some of the trophies for the annual Shrimp Festival’s 5K run last Saturday. All photos by Bob Sofaly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy Achurch, 3, of Beaufort, gets some help from her mother Evelyn while eating a shrimp fritter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Kennedy, right, Paige Holliday, center, and Vonnie Lockley of Plums plate up the restaurant’s signature shrimp salad sandwiches during the annual Shrimp Festival at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

 

 

 

 

Brian Knapp, left, jumps out to an early lead and never gave it up as he won the annual Shrimp Festival 5K run. Knapp’s winning time was 17:22.
Landen Lee Mills, left, of Lugoff, S.C. peels his shrimp during Shrimp Fest. The 8-year-old didn’t win the event but said it was a lot fun.