Yesterday, my family and where invited to meet some out of town friends at Boone Hall for the 33rd Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Neither my husband nor I had attended this event in over a decade. So, we decided to get out of our comfort zone and head that way. 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.
The key is to get there early. We arrived about 10:30 and traffic was very manageable. The second trick is to find the local oysters! This year they were from Otter Island and were delicious! We brought along our 4 year old and spent a good bit of the day in the kid zone. They had a lot of great activities for the younger ones! It truly was an unbeatable day with perfect weather, beautiful scenery, live music and more oysters than you could shuck.
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is a charity fundraiser benefiting: The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.