Good Times are on the Menu at the Beaufort Shrimp Festival Sponsored by Hilton Head Volkswagen
A celebration of South Carolina Wild Caught Shrimp, the two-day festival serves up local food and fun for Lowcountry residents
By: NRAM Volkswagen
“We have sponsored this event for many years,” said Warner Peacock, President and CEO of the New River Auto Mall. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the best of our Lowcountry restaurants and to support the efforts of Main Street Beaufort.”
Here’s what the Beaufort Shrimp Festival has lined up for Lowcountry residents:
Friday, October 3: Starting at noon, those who want to kick the festival off early can browse through the Arts & Crafts Market or take a carriage, bus, walking, or boat tour of beautiful downtown Beaufort. A party in the park will take place at 6 p.m. featuring live music performed by The Company Band as local restaurants preview their shrimp dishes for Saturday's competitions
Saturday, October 4: At 8 a.m. the popular 5K Bridge Run/Walk will take place on a USATF-certified course, followed at 8:45 a.m. by the Popcorn Shrimp Run for ages 7 and under. The festival kicks in at 11 a.m. with children’s activities, the arts and crafts market, and live music throughout the day provided by The Brewer Band, Aunt Pearlie Sue, and The Bull Grapes. Local restaurants will compete for the “Best Shrimp Dish” and “Best Booth Decoration” as voted by festival judges and the “People’s Choice” award as voted by festival attendees. There will be alternative foods on hand, as well, for any shellfish intolerant fest-goers.
Also on Saturday, the Sea Island Rotary Club will host its 6th annual Charity Shrimp Race, which will feature $5,000 in cash prizes, as well as the chance to win the $1 Million Grand Prize. For more information, visit the Rotary Shrimp Race website.
To learn more about the festival or to register for the 5K Bridge Run/Walk, visit the Beaufort Shrimp Festival website or call (843) 525-6644.
As the presenting sponsor, Hilton Head Volkswagen is expecting this year’s Beaufort Shrimp Festival to be one of the best yet.
Hilton Head Volkswagen is part of the New River Auto Mall. New River Auto Mall, LLC owns 9 dealerships featuring 15 franchises, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, and Volkswagen. In addition to vehicle sales, the New River Auto Mall features a state-of-the-
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