Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The 30th annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival, taking place at Historic Boone Hall Plantation this Sunday, January 27, is set to donate proceeds to local charities.
The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Hospitality Heroes, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Charleston Science Materials Resource Center will be recipients.
The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will be hosting the 30th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival this Sunday, January 27, 2013. Located on the 700+ acre grounds of Historic Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant; the Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has consistently been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society. More than 10,000 guests and 80,000 pounds of oysters are expected throughout the day on the back lawn of the plantation. Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests, JetBlue® Ticket Giveaways, Budweiser’s Build-A-Bar, live music from Not So Serious, a selection of domestic and imported beers and a Children’s Area complete with jugglers, aerial acrobats, bounce castles and much more. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event, with no fee for children 10 and under with purchase of adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com or at any area Southcoast Community Bank, Mt. Pleasant and Downtown Visitors Centers or Boone Hall Farms. For more information about the event, please go to CharlestonRestaurantAssociation.com.
Download the FREE CRA smart phone app to have all of the info at your fingertips. You will have a complete directory of the CRA members, information about events like The Lowcountry Oyster Festival, Charleston Restaurant Week and The Southern Living Taste of Charleston. Go to your app store and search for Charleston Restaurant Association or CRA to download.