Sunday, February 6, 2022

About the Festival

Who’s ready to do some oyster shucking? How does 60,000 pounds of oysters sound? The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival! Highlights include live music on the main stage by Andrew Beam and the Bluestone Ramblers, raw oyster eating and shucking contests, 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.

*Please note: this year’s event is cashless.  Guest will purchase food & beverage tickets with a credit/debit card at satellite ticket tents throughout the event.

The Charleston Restaurant Foundation (CRF) mission is to support the charitable deeds of the Lowcountry Hospitality Association, which serves the geographical area of Charleston, South Carolina.   Its focus is to advocate its member restaurants by providing them the resources they need so that their guests can savor and celebrate Lowcountry cuisine.  Annual fundraising events enable the CRF to give back to the community that has so generously supported its members.  To date, those fundraising efforts have enabled the CRF to donate over One Million ($1,000,000) Dollars to local charities.

Entertainment:

Schedule of Events

  • 10:00 am Event begins
  • Main Stage: Bluestone Ramblers
  • 12:00 pm By Main Stage: Oyster Shucking Contest
  • 12:00 pm Children’s Area: Theatre on the Half-Shell starring a S.T.E.A.M-ing show by JET STREAM JENNY
  • 1:00 pm By Main Stage: Oyster Eating Contest
  • 1:00 pm Children’s Area: Theatre on the Half-Shell starring a S.T.E.A.M-ing show by JET STREAM JENNY
  • 1:30 pm Main Stage: Andrew Beam Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the son of a bluegrass picking preacher, Andrew learned about roots music at its actual roots: bluegrass festival, church socials and front porch get-togethers. A Clemson University alum, Andrew has built a strong fanbase in the Southeast and assembled an all-star band, so welcome to Beam Country…Beam like the whiskey, Country like the music!
  • 2:00 pm Children’s Area: Theatre on the Half-Shell starring a S.T.E.A.M-ing show by JET STREAM JENNY
  • 5:00 pm Event ends

Kids Area: PLUFF-A-PALLOOZA

  • 2 BOUNCY HOUSES; 1 FOR UNDER 5 AND ONE FOR 6 UP (open 10:30am-4pm)
  • THEATRE ON THE HALF-SHELL starring a S.T.E.A.M-ing show by JET STREAM JENNY (12, 1, 2pm)
  • SPARKY in the Air – aerialist ongoing
  • BUBBLE THERAPY
  • CLIMBING WALL
  • LOWCOUNTRY MARINE MAMMAL NETWORK LEARN ABOUT  OCEAN MAMMALS
  • NOISY OYSTER  PERCUSSION PLAY AREA
  • COOKIE DECORATING WITH “PLUFF-MUDD” FROSTING
  • “SWEETGRASS PALACE”  MISS TRUDIE QUEEN OF SWEETGRASS
  • LOWCOUNTRY TRADITION OF SWEETGRASS WEAVING
  • LOWCOUNTRY OYSTER CRAFTS
  • PHOTO BOOTH
  • S.T.E.A.M Machine – Pedal Powered Spin Art
  • LIMBO WITH LOCAL MASCOTS  – CLYDE THE COUGAR- COLLEGE OFCHARLESTON
  • LEO – CHARLESTON BATTERY   CHARLIE FROM THE RIVERDOGS COOL RAY SC STINGRAYS
  • JUGGLING WITH DEENA-JUGGLEENA
  • HOOPING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
  • STILT PERFORMERS
  • EGG TOSS
  • MARSHMALLOW HURRICANE

     *scheduling and performers subject to change without notice

 

 

 

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Frequently asked Questions

  • How much does it cost and what is included?

    General Admission – $22 –  (online & official Visitor Centers). 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 may purchase food & beverage tickets separately with a debit or credit card. This is a cashless event.

    VIP$175. These frequently sell out, so encouraged to buy in advance. VIP has its own supply of unlimited food (including steamed oysters) and beverages under the tent. Food not within VIP is not included and can be purchased separately with a debit or credit card. 21+ section. No kids allowed. This is a cashless event. See main event page for menu.

  • 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 $1 – $6.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost and what is included?

    General Admission – $22 –  (online & official Visitor Centers). 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 may purchase food & beverage tickets separately with a debit or credit card. This is a cashless event.

    VIP$175. These frequently sell out, so encouraged to buy in advance. VIP has its own supply of unlimited food (including steamed oysters) and beverages under the tent. Food not within VIP is not included and can be purchased separately with a debit or credit card. 21+ section. No kids allowed. This is a cashless event. See main event page for menu.

  • 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 $1 – $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.

  • 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. These spots are first-come first-serve.

Ticket Information

Gates open at 10:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm.

Rain or shine event. No pets, coolers or outside food and beverages, please. Oyster knives and gloves will be available for purchase at the event.

GENERAL ADMISSION

$22

Tickets are available at Boone Hall Farms, or at any official Visitors Center.

KIDS AMISSION
(10 and Under)

FREE

General admission tickets for children ten and under are free with a paying adult.

VIP TICKETS

$175

Sold Out

It is encouraged to buy these in advance to ensure your spot before they sell out. Tickets include admission and a VIP tented area with tables and chairs and unlimited oysters, food, and beverages.

Our Sponsors

Event Information

Sunday, February 6, 2022

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. Handicap ​parking is available and rideshare is suggested! Please note that there is NOT preferred parking this year due to construction taking place.

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!