Whoever first pried open an oyster shell and guessed that it might be edible was truly bold. But aren’t you glad they did? We are. This Sunday, January 27th, from 10:30am-5:00pm, The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association is hosting the 30th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina. The largest celebration of oysters in the world, this festival is well worth the trip to Charleston. Get your tickets on Ticketfly (only $12!), to participate in the oyster shucking and eating contests, listen to live music, and drink wine and beer.
Local restaurants and vendors will also be selling a variety of delicious Southern food, and there will be a designated children’s area and entertainment for the whole family, including jugglers, aerial artists, and bounce castles.
If all this isn’t enough, the festival is also a charity fundraiser, benefiting The Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes, Hollings Cancer Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.
So what the shuck are you waiting for? Head on over!
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