September 18th – October 4th
Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands, South Carolina

Savor the best fresh-caught shrimp in the world during the 26th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, featuring unique shrimp dishes from the region’s foremost restaurants and chefs.

Due to limitations on large gatherings and concerns about public health during the COVID19 pandemic, the Beaufort Shrimp Festival is being reimagined for 2020!

Instead of a single weekend event, Shrimp Festival Season will celebrate the fall shrimp season and highlight the region’s culinary traditions spanning three weeks, from September 18th through October 4th, 2020.

We invite locals and Southeastern visitors to restaurants, shops, and outdoor venues across the Beaufort region over three successive weeks to enjoy the best of Lowcountry food and lifestyle.

Throughout Shrimp Festival Season, participating restaurants region-wide will feature a specially priced fresh shrimp “tasting menu” item and entrée and local shops will feature seafood-themed promotions.

Keep checking this website and our Facebook event page for the latest information and up-to-date list of participating restaurants to sample the bounty of our Lowcountry waters and celebrate the long tradition of the shrimping industry right here in Beaufort!

2020 Shrimp Festival Participants

Old Bull Tavern | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Old Bull Tavern

205 West Street, Beaufort [map]

Madison's Restaurant | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival


925 10th Street, Port Royal [map]

Morgan River Grill | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Morgan River Grill

100 Marina Drive, St. Helena Island [map]

Heart Wood Fired Pizza | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Hearth Wood Fired Pizza

802 Bay Street, Beaufort [map]

Fishcamp on 11th Street | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Fishcamp on 11th Street

1699 11th Street, Port Royal [map]

Breakwater Restaurant & Bar | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival


203 Carteret Street Suite 102, Beaufort [map]

Fat Patties | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Fat Patties

831 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort [map]

Bricks on Boundary | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Bricks on Boundary

1422 Boundary Street, Beaufort [map]

Plums Restaurant | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Plums Restaurant

904 Bay Street, Beaufort [map]

Saltus River Grill | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Saltus River Grill

802 Bay Street Suite C, Beaufort [map]

Mr. Seafood | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Mr. Seafood

1281 Ribaut Road, Beaufort [map]

Q on Bay | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Q on Bay

822 Bay Street, Beaufort [map]

Salt Marsh Brewing | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Salt Marsh Brewing

831 Parris Island Gateway, Beaufort [map]

Mezes Mediterranean Grill | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Mezes Mediterranean Grill

906 Port Republic Street, Beaufort [map]

Marker 244 | Port Royal, SC

Marker 244

1 Landing Drive, Port Royal [map]

Cuthbert House Inn | 2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Cuthbert House Inn

1203 Bay Street, Beaufort [map]

The Beaufort Inn | Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Inn

809 Port Republic Street, Beaufort [map]

Shrimp Festival 2020 Passport

Get your Shrimp Festival 2020 Passport, your ticket to the best fresh seafood and a chance to win some great prizes!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick up a Shrimp Festival Pepsi Passport at any participating 2020 Shrimp Festival restaurant, at the Beaufort Visitors Center, or at the Beaufort Regional Chamber offices.
  2. Dine-in or get take-out at participating restaurants anytime throughout the 2020 Shrimp Festival season, September 18 – October 4.
  3. Collect a sticker from each eatery you visit. Passport holders who collect five or more stickers are eligible to enter the drawing to win prizes!
  4. Turn in or mail your completed passport to the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce by October 7th to qualify for a chance to win one of our many prizes! See Passport Rules for details.
2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival T-shirt

2020 Beaufort Shrimp Festival T-Shirts Now Available!

Remember this year’s Shrimp Festival with a custom-designed “The Shrimp Must Go On!” t-shirt. Only $18 for short-sleeve and $24 for long sleeve!

Event Sponsors

Home2 Suites by Hilton | Beaufort, SC
AlphaGraphics | Beaufort, SC

Sponsorship Opportunites Available

To get in on the Shrimp Festival 2020 celebration, email Ginger Olszewski at All businesses who love promoting fresh, locally caught seafood are invited to sign up.

Special Thanks to Our Partners

Greater Beaufort - Port Royal Convention and Visitors Bureau
Beaufort Area Hospitality Association