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Lowcountry Oyster Festival To Benefit Charleston Charities

(Photo Credit: boonehallplantation.com)

(Photo Credit: boonehallplantation.com)

Nothing says Charleston better than a good old fashioned oyster roast–for a cause.  The Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival, held at Boone Hall Plantation, features live music, contests, a food court and kids play area, with proceeds benefitting local lowcountry charities.

Named one of the top twenty events in the south by the Southeastern Tourism Society, the Charleston Restaurant Association’s oyster festival is set to benefit the Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Hollings Center and the Charleston County Schools Science Material Resource Center.

If oysters–80,000 pounds of them—don’t make your mouth water, a large selection of cuisine from local restaurants, food trucks and bakeries will be on hand to satisfy almost all southern cravings.  Eateries include, AW Shucks Seafood, Gilligans, Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ , Red’s Ice House, Wild Wing Café, Rollin South, Dukes BBQ, Hubee D’s, Dixie Supply Bakery & Café and Wando High Culinary Arts. Wine, local and domestic beer will also be available, along with a special appearance from the Budweiser “Build-a-Bar” trailer—a mobile bar equipped with big screen TV’s.

(Photo Credit: dead27s.com)

Award winning Charleston band, the Dead 27s, will play the main stage. (Photo Credit: dead27s.com)

Set to live music from Charleston’s award winning Motown-meets-classic rock band, the Dead 27’s, guests can enjoy the historic plantation, socialize with other lowcountry seafood and culinary enthusiasts, show off oyster shucking (or eating) skills in the contests, or bring the kids to the large children’s area. Offsite parking and shuttle service is available throughout the day. For more information visit their website.

WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Road
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Ph. 843-884-4371

$20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door; please purchase tickets here
VIP tickets also available

PARKING:  Shuttles run from 9:30 p.m.  –  5:30 p.m.
J.B. Edwards Elementary School
855 Von Kolnitz Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Laing Middle School
1560 Mathis Ferry Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

East Cooper Regional Medical Center
2000 Hospital Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464


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