A Taste of Beaufort festival back in town (update: photos, video)

At last year's event.

Update May 8: The festival has come and gone and likely left you with a tan, a few ounces heavier, and, hopefully, with some good memories.

If you couldn't make it, I'll shoot you over to WSAV 3 who for their short video report, or to The Island Packet for a couple photos.

- Update by Ken Hawkins.

Update May 7: Heads up, the hours are melting away to the big day at one of Beaufort's tastiest festivals.

The race and shagging were on Friday but the main event of feasting is today. 

Luckily that bit of iffy weather that overshadowed Friday night has moved on and we're do for a sunny day with little chance of rain and highs in the mid-80s. Nice.

The below preview will still serve you well, but know The Island Packet has also published a solid one with a few more details; read it here.

- Update by Ken Hawkins

First reporting March 7: Main Street Beaufort USA confirmed March 7 the location and dates for the 12th annual A Taste of Beaufort festival; May 6 and 7 at Beaufort at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

"Shaggin' With A Taste" will get the event rolling on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. DJ Jim Bowers will be playing some beach music while the Beaufort Shag Club will be teaching attendees the six basic steps of 'Shag'.

Saturday's event will start at 8 a.m. with a 5K Run/Walk and popcorn race for children under seven years old (follow this link to find registration forms).

After the race is concluded, the main event will be hosted in the same location from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henry C. Chamber Waterfront Park where some 15 restaurants from all over town will be serving their dishes, while live music and children's activities will be provided throughout. Tickets are available on-site, and are $1 per-person. Admission is free.