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Beaufort is located in Beaufort County southwest of Charleston between Port Royal and the Coosaw River along Highway 21 near the Intracoastal Waterway.

Beaufort, known as the Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands was discovered by the Spanish in 1514 and chartered by the British in 1711. Enjoying great prosperity in the eighteenth century as indigo and rice plantations thrived, Sea Island Cotton also brought tremendous wealth to the area prior to the Civil War.

Today, Beaufort boasts tabby ruins, historic forts, elegant homes and majestic plantations. Gullah culture and cuisine are reminders of Beauforts 500-year history. In addition to a variety of historical and natural attractions, the area is home to three major military installations the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, the Marine Corps Air Station and the Naval Hospital.

There is also a Beaufort, North Carolina.

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Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Woodbine Crawfish Festival Woodbine GA April26-27 The annual Crawfish Festival is a family oriented event and offers something for all ages from children's amusements to arts & crafts, to cloggers, square dancers and live bands.
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Hazlehurst BBQ Fest Hazlehurst GA May3-4 The competition is sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association.
Seafoodfest on the River Savannah GA May3-5 There is something for everyone as the price points and medium are wonderfully varied. Also make sure you check out the hot new stuff up and down River Street in over one hundred shops, restaurants and pubs!