October 1st & 2nd



Savor the best fresh-caught shrimp in the world during the 27th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, featuring unique shrimp dishes from the region’s foremost restaurants and chefs.



Friday, October 1st

Arts & Crafts Market

Time: 12pm – 10pm

On Stage

5pm: Host Mike Partain

6:15pm: Welcome & Opening Remarks

7pm – 10pm: The Tams

Saturday, October 2nd

Run Forrest Run 5K

7am: Check In

8am: Race Starts

Festival Open: 11am – 4pm

11am: Kazoo Performance at Circle of Palms

11am – 5pm: Educational Activities

Arts & Crafts Market

Time: 11am – 5pm

On Stage

11am: Host Mike Partain

11:30am: Bull Grapes

1pm: The Parris Island Rock Band

2pm: Sea Island Rotary Shrimp Race

3pm – 4pm: Dixie Land Jazz Ensemble with Vocalist

2021 Shrimp Festival Participants 

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The Island Fudge Shoppe
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Sea Eagle Market

Interested in becoming a craft vendor?

We are now accepting applications for crafters who want to showcase their creative talent!

Please download our form HERE, fill it out and send it to wildscshrimp@yahoo.com.

    Beaufort Shrimp Festival T-shirt

    Pre-order your 2021 Beaufort Shrimp Festival T-Shirt!

    Shirts are ready for Pre-order and pre-orders will close on September 9th.

    Pickup is in our office (500 Carteret Street) from September 20th until the 28th from 9 am – 4 pm.

    Shirts will be available in person at the Shrimp Festival.

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    Event Sponsors

    Gilbert Law Firm

    Marine Federal Credit Union

    Best Western Sea Island Inn

    Coldwell Banker Access Reality

    JH Heirs

    Beaufort Shrimp Festival
    Kinghorn Insurance
    Sutcliffe Golf Cars
    Sea Island Rotary
    The Greenery

    The Tabby Shore

    WHHI – TV

    Big D’s Royal Tees

    Sponsorship Opportunities Available

    To get in on the Shrimp Festival 2021 celebration, email Ian Scott at ian@beaufortchamber.org. All businesses who love promoting fresh, locally caught seafood are invited to sign up.


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    Run Forrest Run 5k

    The Beaufort Digital Corridor presents the 2021 Beaufort Shrimp Festival Run Forrest Run 5K Run/Walk, October 2, 2021, at 8:00 AM on Bay at Newcastle Street. Run the course where the movie Forrest Gump was filmed! This Forrest Gump-themed 5K will take you through historic downtown Beaufort and over the famous Woods Memorial Bridge. Take your picture with Forrest Gump at the start/finish line.

    Run Forrest Run 5K Sponsors

    Beaufort Digital Corridor
    Grounded Running

    DPP Travel

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    13th Annual Charity Shrimp Race

    Sea Island Rotary Club

    Highly trained and motivated rubber shrimp will mount their inner tubes and take to the water on Saturday, October 2nd, as the Sea Island Rotary Club presents the 13th Annual Charity Shrimp Race in conjunction with the 2021 Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival. Great prizes, lots of fun – all while helping to raise money for our community!

    To purchase a shrimp for your chance at the $30,000 grand prize, please visit www.seaislandrotary.org.

    Cast your net and help our community through your sponsorship of a shrimp. Don’t miss out on this wonderful event.

    Special Thanks to Our Partners

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