Oysters are not something generally considered an acquired taste. You either love them at first bite or hate them immediately; there is no middle ground. But if you are an oyster aficionado, the 35th annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival takes place on January 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in nearby Mountain Pleasant. You might want to start planning your South Carolina getaway now, as this is one of the most popular events in Isle of Palms!
What to Expect at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival
First and foremost, you can expect oysters—lots and lots of oysters—80,000 pounds of oysters to be precise! Considered the most popular festival in the Southeast, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival has oyster shucking and oyster eating contests, beer, wine, live music, and a children’s area to keep the youngest members of your family happy and engaged. Local restaurants will also be represented, providing meals that will satisfy even the pickiest of appetites!
The best part about this festival held at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant is that it isn’t just about the oysters; this successful fundraiser has been raising money for charity for almost 35 years now, and a portion of every dollar you spend here will go to some very worthy recipients. The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, The Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Charleston County School’s Science Materials Resource Center will be this year’s beneficiaries of your oyster obsession. So go ahead, have another beer, suck down another oyster, and be someone’s hero!
Book your luxury Exclusive Properties vacation home away from home today and come take part in one of our favorite events in Isle of Palms!