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Beaufort Shrimp Festival



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


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



Above: Daniel Hackenberger took his kids for a quick game of giant chess at the West Street Extension during First Friday. At left is son Bradley Hackenberger, who seemed to pick up the game pretty quickly. Just out of camera range are Christian and Scott Hackenberger. Photos by Bob Sofaly Keep Reading