Low Country Oyster Festival

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Boone Hall Plantation

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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


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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.


$17.50 In Advance or $25 Day Of Event

Tickets are available at Boone Hall Farms, or at any official Visitors Center. General admission tickets for children ten and under are free with a paying adult. Advance ticket sales will end January 28th at 11:59pm.

Kids Admission
(10 and Under)

FREE for Children 10 and Under

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

Our Sponsors

US Foods
Blue Point Brewing Company
Town of Mount Pleasant
Charleston County
Biltmore Wines
Crews Subaru
Coca Cola

Event Information

Sunday, January 27, 2019
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Boone Hall Plantation

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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.


Welcome to the Lowcountry ya’ll! Need a hotel recommendation?



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


Benefitting Charity

Interested in being considered as a benefitting charity of this event? Click on application.

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Lowcountry Oyster Festival