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Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival
Boone Hall Plantation
January 2007

Sponsored by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, the Oyster Festival is the World's Largest Oyster Roast, with 65,000 pounds of oysters to be shelled, cooked and eaten. Several activities and contests take place during the course of the festival. The Oyster Shucking Contest will decide who is the fastest and most efficient at shucking oysters. A panel of judges will evaluate recipes during a cook off where local chefs rival one another while contesting to create the best oyster dish. The Oyster Eating Contest is self-explanatory; see how many the winner can choke down this year. Several local restaurants participate in the Food Court, vending Charleston's favorite foods (not all oysters). Some restaurants included are; A.W. Shucks, Charleston Crab House, Gilligan's, Northtowne Greek, Wild Wing Café, and Backstage Deli. Beverages, beer and soft drinks, will also be sold. Oysters come by the bucket, sold at market price and served with crackers and cocktail sauce. Local bands will provide music from the main stage so you can enjoy a piece of indigenous music with your oysters. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to Hollings Cancer Center, The Travel Council, the Charleston Ronald McDonald House, and the Charleston County Science Materials Resource Center.

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