BEAUFORT — South Carolina native Vanna White is the guest of honor at this year’s Beaufort Shrimp Festival.

The festival opens on Friday on the Beaufort waterfront with a craft market, school tours, food booths and dancing.

White, the co-host of the television game show “Wheel of Fortune,” attends on Saturday to sign autographs and promote the state lottery’s new Wheel of Fortune instant ticket game.

The 17th annual festival also features a road race, a contest of taking the heads off shrimp and a children’s shrimp peeling competition.