Who’s ready to do some oyster shucking? How does 80,000 pounds of oysters sound?
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests, live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste.
If you live in an apartment in Charleston, SC, you can enjoy the festival on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant. Gates will open at 10:00am and the event will end at 5:00pm.
Oyster Festival Details
The price of the ticket includes entry to Boone Hall Plantation, Parking, Expanded Children’s Area, Live Music on the main stage by Dead 27s and Oyster Contests.
Food and beverages are bought separately with Food Tickets available at the Food Ticket Tent inside the event. The Food Court will feature food from restaurants and food trucks and is available for purchase along with beer, wine, soda, water and coffee.
Oyster Lovers Info: Buckets of oysters are brought with food tickets for market price. Crackers, Cocktail Sauce, Hot Sauce & Horseradish are included in the bucket price and available while supplies last. Please bring your own oysters knives and gloves or purchase them on site.
Participating restaurants: AW Shucks Seafood Restaurant, Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant, Hyman’s Seafood Company, Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ, Red’s Ice House, The Windjammer and Wild Wing Cafe
Food Trucks: Rollin South, Dukes BBQ, BlackJack BBQ, Hubee D’s
Sweets: Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe, Wando High Culinary Arts
Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking Contests (to enter the contests, please come to the main stage the day of the event where the contests are set-up); Budweiser “Build-a-Bar” (it is a trailer that transforms into a bar with Big Screen TV’s, Fixed Bar Stools and much more…be sure to check it out); live music by Dead 27′s and an expanded Children’s area.
Complimentary Off-Site Parking at 3 Locations:
J.B. Edwards Elementary School: 855 Von Kolnitz Road, Mt. Pleasant
Laing Middle School: 1560 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant
East Cooper Regional Medical Center: 2000 Hospital Drive, Mt. Pleasant
Shuttles will run continuously from 9:30am to 5:30pm to and from the HWY 17N entrance of Boone Hall Plantation. Once you are dropped off at Boone Hall Plantation, you will take scenic tour through the historic patch to the Oyster Festival Entrance.
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a charity fundraiser benefiting: The Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.
More Information - charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/lowcountry-oyster-festival/