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It’s prime oyster season, and that means that the 2018 Lowcountry Oyster Festival is approaching. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the event at Boone Hall Plantation. And if enjoying a great oyster shooter isn’t enough, you can go all out on oysters at this event. So, if you love oysters, make sure you head to Boon Hall Plantation on Sunday, January 28th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for the world’s largest oyster festival.
Join your friends and neighbors for some good old fashioned shucking and eating in a picturesque setting. Buckets and buckets of oysters will be shared and memories will be made. So what are the pertinent details you need to know about the 35th Lowcountry Oyster Festival? Glad you asked.
Prior to the event, general admission tickets for the Lowcountry Oyster Festival are available for $17.50. You can purchase them online here. You can also buy them in person at Boone Hill Farms, or any official Visitors Center. The day of the event, general admission tickets will be $25 at the gate. Food is not included in general admission tickets. Children under 10 are allowed free admission with an accompanying paying adult.
Food tickets may be purchased once you enter the gate. Oyster buckets are Market Price. There will be a Food Court featuring fare from a variety of favorite Charleston restaurants. Items generally range from $2 to $6. No outside food, coolers or pets are allowed at the festival. Gloves and oyster knives will be available for purchase inside the grounds. And you better gear up because there will be 80,000 pounds of oysters to shuck.
VIP tickets for the Lowcountry Oyster Festival are currently available for $125 and if any spots remain, they will be $150 at the gate. VIP tickets include admission to the event and a VIP tented area with unlimited oysters, a catered buffet, and beverages. The VIP tent will also have tables and chairs so you can sit down and enjoy your food.
The festival is presented by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association. And it’s not just a good time for attendees. The event gives back to the community. Proceeds from the Lowcountry Oyster Festival benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.