A Taste of Beaufort food festival invades waterfront in May

You know we love our festivals here in Beaufort, especially one that combines our local food scene with lots of music and fun. One of the Lowcountry’s favorite foodie events, A Taste of Beaufort, returns this May 5th & 6th to downtown Beaufort’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. The two-day savory retreat features a total foodies’ delight with lots of Beaufort’s best dining spots serving up their best menu concoctions with incredible music, arts and crafts vendors, community fellowship and fun.

That’s a delicious Lowcountry affair.

The festival weekend officially begins at noon on Friday, May 5th with the opening of its Arts & Crafts Market, featuring up to 50 vendors offering a variety of handmade, local and unique goods. Area restaurants will begin serving up delicious seafood starting at 6 p.m., and live entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Pavilion Stage. Festival admission is free all weekend; tickets for food and beverage will be available for purchase.

On Saturday the 6th, the popular 5k Bridge Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. and the Kids’ Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m. Live entertainment, children’s games and activities, the Arts & Crafts Market and food vendors begin at 11 a.m. and last through the afternoon. Saturday’s music lineup includes three different bands from 11am to 5pm at the Pavilion Stage.

Participating restaurants include Emily’s Restaurant, Panini’s on the Waterfront, Sea Eagle Market, Plums Restaurant, Q on Bay, HIghway 21 Drive In, Gilligan’s, Carolina Tavern and more, according to the Main Street Beaufort website.

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