Sunday January 29th 2012
Lowcountry Oyster Festival
Boone Hall Plantation
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Eighteenth-century satirist Jonathan Swift once wrote: "He was a bold man who first ate an oyster." Perhaps that man was from the Lowcountry, where oysters have been on the menu for hundreds of years. The oyster seems to have earned a passionate spot in the hearts of most Lowcountry residents.
The Oyster Fest is a one day tribute to the mighty mollusk so many of us know and love. It is little wonder that the Oyster Festival has been the highlight of Charleston’s “January-doldrums” for the past 29 years. Early on Sunday morning, two gigantic tractor trailers filled with 65,000 pounds of oysters roll onto the polo fields at Boone Hall Plantation. Oysters are sold by the bucket. Aside from plenty of oysters, there’s a “Food Court” offering taste-tempting selections from some of the Lowcountry’s most popular restaurants. Activities Include: the Oyster Shucking Contest, Oyster Eating Contest, live band on the main stage, Children's Area, and more.
• Year Event Started : 1982
• Event Hours : 10:30am - 5pm
• Admission Fee
• Fee : $12 advance tickets, $15 day-of event Advance tickets may be purchased at any of the 10 area Southcoast Community Banks, Boone Hall Farms or the Mount Pleasant Visitor’s Center, and by going to our website.
• Food Vendors
NOW ENJOY SOME PHOTOS TAKEN AT RANDOM DURING THE DAY