Charleston, S.C. Hosts The 34th Lowcountry Oyster Festival Event
You might say “aw, shucks” to this event.
The world’s larger oyster festival takes plays Jan. 29, in Charleston, S.C. Known as the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, it goes through 80,000 pounds of oysters in a single day and has been named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” contests. In addition to $12 buckets of oysters (which include approximately three dozen oysters) there’s food from local restaurants and food trucks, beer, wine and live music.
All food and beverage tickets are sold separately.
The location is the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 34th anniversary of the world’s largest oyster festival here in Charleston and look forward to another successful event complete with food and fun for the whole family,” shares Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Secretary/Treasurer Athan Fokas.
“We encourage guests to bring not only their oyster shuckers but their appetites as well.”
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $17.50 in advance and $25 the day of the event. VIP admission is $100 and includes access to the VIP lane at the entry gate and VIP tent with food, beverages and oysters. Children ten and under are free with paying adult. Tickets are available at: www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/lowcountry-oyster-festival.
The festival is a rain or shine event. No pets or coolers allowed. Boone Hall Plantation is located at 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
There are two entrances into the event: the main Boone Hall entrance off Long Point Road and the entrance off Highway 17. Preferred parking is available for $20 on a first-come, first-served basis.