One of the most talked about events in Beaufort is the annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival that is held downtown in October.  The shrimp race is a popular fundraising event and 100% of net proceeds will benefit CAPA, Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, various local Beaufort children’s charities, and Rotary International projects.

This is how the race works.  A donation of $10 per shrimp is made (the shrimp are not real, but plastic). Each shrimp is given a unique number.  The day of the race, the shrimp are dropped in the Beaufort River, and the first 10 to cross the finish line will win a cash prize.  A lucky number is determined before the race for the chance to win $1,000,000.  If one of the first ten shrimp to cross the finish line has this number, the donator wins the money! 

The prize money for the top ten is as follows:

1st Place…..$2,000.00

2nd Place.....$1,000.00

3rd Place…….$750.00

4th Place…….$500.00

5th Place…….$250.00

6th Place…….$100.00

7th Place…….$100.00

8th Place…….$100.00

9th Place…….$100.00

10th Place.…..$100.00

Below are a couple of the organizations that the donated money will go to.


CAPA stands for Child Abuse Prevention Association.  It's miision statement is: CAPA breaks the destructive cycle of child abuse and neglect by equipping parents, children, and their caregivers with necessary skills, knowledge, and values.  It is a local non-profit organization that has community outreach programs as well as parenting classes. 


Hope Haven of the Lowcountry is a nationally accredited not-for-profit Children's Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center located in Beaufort, South Carolina. They provide state-of-the-art child forensic interviews, crisis counseling, victim advocacy, evidence-based mental health treatment, family support, law enforcement partnerships and educational programs


Their mission is to provide comprehensive services that lead to healing for child victims of abuse and adult victims of rape, sexual assault and incest. They also strive to increase the community’s awareness of these issues through education and outreach.

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