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 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.

MASKS REQUIRED · SOCIALLY DISTANCED · CASHLESS

• 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

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

           -Food Court Restaurants: TBD

           -Food Trucks: TBD

• Kids Area: TBD

Tickets will go on sale November 30th, 2020. See FAQs for ticket prices and additional information regarding the event and COVID-19 protocols.

 

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Frequently asked Questions

  • How much does it cost and what is included?

    General Admission*available for sale November 30, 2020

    $17.50/advanced; $25 day of –  (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$150 before December 31, 2020 and $180 starting January 1st, 2021. 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. 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

  • What is new this year to adhere to suggested COVID-19 protocol guidelines?
    • The event will be cashless (food & beverage tickets will be purchased with debit or credit cards only)
    • Socially distanced (vendors and lines will be spaced a minimum of 6′ apart)
    • All attendees must wear a mask (unless seated and enjoying oysters or cold beer)
    • Additional hand washing stations and sanitizing stands placed throughout the event
    • All volunteers and event staff will be masked, frequently hand washing and sanitized, and following CDC guidelines.
  • 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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost and what is included?

    General Admission*available for sale November 30, 2020

    $17.50/advanced; $25 day of –  (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$150 before December 31, 2020 and $180 starting January 1st, 2021. 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. 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

  • What is new this year to adhere to suggested COVID-19 protocol guidelines?
    • The event will be cashless (food & beverage tickets will be purchased with debit or credit cards only)
    • Socially distanced (vendors and lines will be spaced a minimum of 6′ apart)
    • All attendees must wear a mask (unless seated and enjoying oysters or cold beer)
    • Additional hand washing stations and sanitizing stands placed throughout the event
    • All volunteers and event staff will be masked, frequently hand washing and sanitized, and following CDC guidelines.
  • 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.

Event Information

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

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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.

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!