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.
—Music: Our headliner this year will be “The Distinguished Gentleman.” They are are an 8-piece party band in Charleston, SC that plays the best of timeless rock and soul….from Elvis to Daft Punk. See them in action here.
—Contests: The Oyster Shucking and Eating Contests will begin at noon. Sign-ups will be from 10-noon underneath the main stage tent.
—Don’t like oysters? We have plenty of other options…
Food Court Restaurants: Zeus Grill & Seafood | Red’s Icehouse / Tavern & Table | Rebel Taqueria | Hyman’s Seafood | NICO | Toast / Eli’s Table
Food Trucks: Ben & Jerry’s | Crave Kitchen & Cocktails | Gilligan’s
—FREE Children’s Area: 2 Jump Castles | “Pluffmud Mayhem” Theatre (Shows: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm) | Dancing with Dinosaurs | Spin Art | Bubble Therapy | Climbing Wall | Lowcountry Environmental Craftivities and Education | Noisy Oyster Percussion Play Area | Cookie Decorating | “Sweetgrass Palace” | Lowcountry Oyster Crafts | Photo Booth | Limbo with Local Mascots | Juggling | Hooping | Stilt Performers | Egg Toss | Marshmallow Hurricane | *subject to change without notice per weather or other scenarios
—VIP Area: Our exclusive VIP area includes unlimited oysters, food, and beverages catered by Queen Street Hospitality. Seating and tables are provided.
VIP Menu: APPS – Meet & Cheese Board | Wings | Pickled Vegetables | Deviled Eggs | Pork Rinds | Fruit Display || ENTREES – Oysters | Frogmore Stew | Carving Board | Brisket | Pork || SIDES – Mac & Cheese | Brunswick | Greens | Corn Pudding
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.