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World’s Largest Oyster Festival Returns to Charleston, S.C. on Jan. 31

On Sunday, January 31, 2016, the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc. (GCRA) invites guests to attend the 33rd Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival  at Boone Hall Plantation, the world’s largest oyster festival . Out-of-town attendees can pair their Festival plans with a weekend stay in Charleston at a number of nearby hotels offering special room rates and packages. By day, guests can join in the shucking fun at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival and by night, relax in the comfort and luxury of some of the city’s most beloved accommodations. 


The Lowcountry Oyster Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $17.50 in advance/ $25 day of the event. VIP admission is $100 and includes access to a private lane at the entry gate as well as food, beverages and oysters in a designated tent. Children ten and under are free with paying adult. Tickets are available for purchase at


Please see below for a collection of hotel packages offering special savings and promotions for the Lowcountry Oyster Festival:

World's Largest Oyster Festival Returns to Charleston, S.C. on Jan. 31

Wild Dunes Resort – “Charleston Lowcountry Oyster Festival Package”

Available for a one-night stay on January 31, 2016, this package is $180 per night, based on double occupancy and includes:

  • Accommodations in a Village at Wild Dunes guestroom or studio
  • Two general admission adult tickets to the Lowcountry Oyster Festival

*Additional room nights and tickets may be added for an additional fee.

World's Largest Oyster Festival Returns to Charleston, S.C. on Jan. 31

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – “Ultimate Romance Package”

Available for two-night stays now through Janaury 31, 2016, this package begins at $255 per night, based on double occupancy and includes:

  • Welcome drink, bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries
  • A private carriage tour in historic downtown Charleston
  • A sunset dinner for two with specially created chef’s menu
  • Breakfast for two in the Indigo Grille one morning
  • Mimosas with in-room breakfast delivered one morning

World's Largest Oyster Festival Returns to Charleston, S.C. on Jan. 31

Luxury Isle of Palms Weekend Stay – “Exclusive Properties”

Available January 28February 29, 2016, this Weekend Stay package begins at $5,210 for a four-night stay and includes:

  • Accommodations in a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom home (sleeps 16 people) including ocean views, rooftop hot tub, infinity edge pool, wrap-around porches, 750-gallon saltwater acquarium and gourmet kitchen
  • $400 credit towards a private chef service of choice


For a complete list of available packages at participating Charleston hotels and resorts and to book reservations, visit


About Lowcountry Oyster Festival:

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival serving over 80,000 pounds of oysters and has been named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Event highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” contests, complete with live music.  In addition to $12 buckets of oysters (which include approximately three dozen oysters) available for purchase, the festival will showcase a variety of food options from local restaurants and food trucks, ensuring that event goers can eat to their hearts content. A selection of domestic and imported beers and wine will also be available. All food and beverage tickets are sold separately. For more information and to join the #LowcountryOysterFest conversation, follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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