Lowcountry Oyster Festival!
Oysters and Charleston go together like shrimp and grits! For the past 31 years the Lowcountry Oyster Festival has been bringing a variety of oysters, live music, and much more to the area! Today the Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the largest oyster festival in the world! This year’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival will be held on Sunday January 25th, 2015 at Boone Hall Plantation from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm!
On Sunday, the festival will have over 80,000 pounds of oysters for festival goers to enjoy! Not only will there be tons of oysters, there will also be a “food court” in which local restaurants will be supplying food. There will also be a selection of wine as well as domestic and imported beers. If you feel like you can shuck or eat oysters faster than anyone else, you can also compete in oyster shucking and oyster eating contests!
If the food doesn’t offer enough of an appeal, there will also be a children’s area called Pluff-a-Palooza, which will celebrate pluff mud, the natural habitat where oysters live! Some of the fun activities for children include a touch tank to learn and feel about the oyster’s habitat, live theatric performances, cookie decorating, oyster shell decorating, games, and more!
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival not only tons of fun, but is a charity fundraiser for The Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center!