Beaufort Shrimp Fest & 5k

October 5th & 6th 2018
Join us for the Southeastern Top 20 Event of the year!

The 24th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Fest

Join us for this annual festival featuring local area restaurants serving a variety of signature shrimp dishes and other favorites. This award-winning Beaufort tradition will feature live entertainment, a Saturday morning 5K run/walk, and an interactive and informative educational fair dedicated to highlighting our coastal waterways, unique ecology, shrimping and fishing industries, Hunting Island State Park and more!  The festival is Friday 10/5 6-10pm and Saturday 11am-8pm (New Hours!).  Festival favorites Deas Guyz will perform Friday and Hometown favorite & Season 12 American Idol winner Candice Glover will top off the evening on Saturday.  All activities at the event are free and open to the public.  Food tickets are $1 each and can be  used to purchase  food and beverages.

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Something For Everyone!

The City of Beaufort presents the 2018 Beaufort Shrimp Fest! This Free Community Event is fun for the whole family! Music, tasty food, and education is the theme for this 2 day event! If you’d like to be a sponsor/partner, click below.










5K Registration

Run the course where the movie Forrest Gump was filmed. This Forrest Gump themed 5K will take you through historic downtown Beaufort.

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Participating Restaurants

We’re excited to have these local restaurants participating in this years Shrimp Fest!

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Beaufort Lodging

Check out some of our lodging options for you and your family when you’re visiting the Beaufort Shrimp Fest!

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If you’re looking to get into the action, and volunteer your time, give us an email! We’d love to have you!

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Come get Schooled!

Coastal Waterways & Marine Wildlife Education Fair

This year’s festival will feature a Coastal waterways and Marine wildlife education fair.  Festival goers will have the opportunity to learn more about our beautiful marshes, unique coastal wildlife, Hunting Island State park, the local shrimp and fishing industries and more.  Tours onboard a working shrimp boat will be open to everyone and there will be cast net demonstrations and contests.  Come meet and learn from the marine biologists, park rangers, shrimpers, researchers, and conservationist who work to help us understand and appreciate our beautiful natural wonders.  Don’t miss it 


Thank You To Our Partners

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Beaufort Shrimp Fest!