Sunday, January 31, 2021
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

About the Festival

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.

This is a charitable fundraiser.  2020’s selected benefitting charities were: MUSC Hollings Cancer Center | Ronald McDonald House Charities | Coastal Conservation Association of SC | Shriners Hospitals for Children | Charleston County School District | Bread & Butter Charleston. Our Education Partners are: The Culinary Institute of Charleston | College of Charleston

—Music: TBD

—Contests: TBD

Don’t like oysters? We’ll have plenty of other options…

  • Food Court Restaurants: TBD
  • Food Trucks: TBD

Kids Area: TBD

 

Stay tuned for what’s to come for our 2021 Festival!

 

Frequently asked Questions

  • How much does it cost and what is included?

    General Admission*not available for sale for 2021 Festival yet*

    $17.50/advanced; $25 day of-  (online, Boone Hall Farms, official Visitor Center). Children 10 and under are free with an adult general admission ticket. Includes entry into event.  The general admission ticket grants you access into the festival. Once inside, you purchase food & beverage tickets separately.

    VIP – stay tuned

  • What am I allowed to bring inside of the festival?

    Allowed: Strollers | Wagons | Foldable Chairs | Oyster Knives and Gloves

    Not allowed: Pets | Coolers | Outside Food and Beverages | Foldable Tables

  • Is the event rain or shine?

    Yes, the event will be rain or shine!  Think of the Oyster Festival like you do mail delivery – good anytime!

  • How much does the food cost?

    Food can be purchased from a variety of vendors. Food items range from $2 – $6.

    Oysters are available by the bucket, steamed. One bucket is around 2 1/2 dozen oysters and is market value.

Oyster Roast
Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost and what is included?

    General Admission*not available for sale for 2021 Festival yet*

    $17.50/advanced; $25 day of-  (online, Boone Hall Farms, official Visitor Center). Children 10 and under are free with an adult general admission ticket. Includes entry into event.  The general admission ticket grants you access into the festival. Once inside, you purchase food & beverage tickets separately.

    VIP – stay tuned

  • What am I allowed to bring inside of the festival?

    Allowed: Strollers | Wagons | Foldable Chairs | Oyster Knives and Gloves

    Not allowed: Pets | Coolers | Outside Food and Beverages | Foldable Tables

  • Is the event rain or shine?

    Yes, the event will be rain or shine!  Think of the Oyster Festival like you do mail delivery – good anytime!

  • How much does the food cost?

    Food can be purchased from a variety of vendors. Food items range from $2 – $6.

    Oysters are available by the bucket, steamed. One bucket is around 2 1/2 dozen oysters and is market value.

  • How long is the event?

    *Gates open at 10am and the event ends 5pm. For a full schedule of events and offerings, please see our event page on the website. *tentative for 2021 Festival

  • Is there a cost for parking?

    There is no charge for general parking and the attendants will guide you into a parking space. Handicap parking is available for free and there is a lot for preferred parking which costs $20 cash. These spots are first-come first-serve. For guests entering the event using the Highway 17N entrance, there are park and ride shuttles running continually through Boone Hall that take you from the parking lot to the entrance.

  • How do I get to the event?

    There will be 2 entrances. The Main Entrance is located at 1235 Long Point Road. You may also enter at 2330 US Highway 17. If arriving via Uber, Lyft or taxi please give them the 1235 Long Point Rd. address. The drop-off will be at a designated loop near the main plantation house.

Event Information

Sunday, January 31, 2021
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Boone Hall Plantation

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Parking

There is no charge for general parking​! ​​Attendants will be available to guide you to a parking spot. For guests entering the event using the Highway 17N entrance, there ​are park and ride shuttles ​that will take you to the festival entrance. Handicap ​parking is available. For ​$20.00 CASH ONLY preferred parking is available first come first serve.

Lodging

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Directions

For your convenience their are two entrances. The Main Entrance is located at 1235 Long Point Road. The Hwy 17 Entrance is located at 2330 US Highway 17. If arriving via Uber, Lyft or taxi use The Main Entrance

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Benefitting Charity

Interested in being considered as a benefitting charity of this event? Contact us!