Guide to the 2023 Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Shell, yeah.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival | Photo by Lowcountry Hospitality Association

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Get ready for 45,000 pounds of oysters. The 39th annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival is right around the corner so we’re giving you the lowdown on the worlds largest oyster fest.

The “rain or shine” event — hosted by the Charleston Restaurant Foundation — will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Boone Hall Plantation, located at 1235 Long Point Rd. in Mt. Pleasant. General parking will be free.

There will be buckets of oysters, live music on the main stage, raw oyster shucking and eating contests, wine and beer, and a food court featuring local eateries.

Food and beverage tickets will be available for purchase at the festival. You can also buy oyster knives + gloves at the event. Pets, coolers, and outside food and beverages are not permitted.

Stay tuned for the entertainment details + schedule of events for the 2023 fest.

General admission tickets are $23 + VIP tickets are $179. Snag yours.

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This year’s festival begins this week.