A Taste of Beaufort Festival Brings Out Historic City's Lowcountry Flavor

Feb 11, 2013, 10:15 ET from Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce

BEAUFORT, S.C., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Taste of Beaufort returns to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park for its 14th year on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, and will feature local seafood and international dishes, as well as wine and beer samplings.

On Friday, Carolina Soul Band will perform from 6 to 10 p.m., plus, the Arts & Crafts Market will be open from noon to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, the 5K Run and Walk Through History begins at 8 a.m., with a Popcorn Run (for ages 7 and under) planned for 8:45 a.m. Advance registration is required. To register, individuals should visit http://www.active.com/running/beaufort-sc/a-taste-of-beaufort-5k-run-walk-and-popcorn-run-2013. Race packets will be available for pick up and registrations will also be accepted at the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce Tourism Division & Visitor Center.

Gullah Culture will be offering 90-minute tours of the Sea Islands on Friday and Saturday that include a visit to Penn Center and the Brick Baptist Church. For pricing and more information, call (843) 838-7516.

On Saturday, the Main Event! portion of the festival celebrates Beaufort cuisine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase at the festival. Individuals may also enjoy live music, children's activities, the Arts & Crafts Market, and Classic Car Memories' car show.

Main Street Beaufort USA produces the festival annually. For more information, visit www.atasteofbeaufort.com.

About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich history with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Beaufort is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its character and architecture. It is home to one of the largest population of Gullahs, a culture known for preserving its African linguistic and cultural heritage more than any other African-American community within the United States. The Marine Corps Recruit Depot for the Eastern Seaboard can also be found in Beaufort, in addition to the Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Hospital.

For more information about Beaufort, visit www.BeaufortSC.org.

SOURCE Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce