Sunday, January 29, 2023

About the Festival

Check back soon as we update the details of this event.  Tickets to go on sale this fall 2023!

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:

  • TBD

Schedule of Events:

  • TBD

Kids Area: PLUFF-A-PALLOOZA

  • TBD

 

     *scheduling and performers subject to change without notice

 

 

 

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.  This is a cashless event.

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

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

    Not allowed: Pets | Coolers | Outside Food and Beverages | Oversize, Folding 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-$12.

    Buckets of Steamed Oysters: Chesapeake Bay Selects Oysters $20 and Local Lowcountry Oyster Co. Cluster Oysters $22 will be served. One bucket is around 2 1/2 dozen oysters. Must purchase food & beverage tickets to purchase a bucket of oysters.

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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.  This is a cashless event.

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

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

    Not allowed: Pets | Coolers | Outside Food and Beverages | Oversize, Folding 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-$12.

    Buckets of Steamed Oysters: Chesapeake Bay Selects Oysters $20 and Local Lowcountry Oyster Co. Cluster Oysters $22 will be served. One bucket is around 2 1/2 dozen oysters. Must purchase food & beverage tickets to purchase a bucket of oysters.

  • 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.

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Event Information

Sunday, January 29, 2023

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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 multiple entrances. The Main Entrance is located at 1235 Long Point Road (Uber, Lyft or taxi please use this entrance). The Hwy 17 Entrance is located at 2330 US Highway 17.

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Benefitting Charity

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