|The event's program|
My favorite oyster roast is the Lowcountry Oyster Festival held at Boone Hall Plantation. With all the history and beautiful scenery Boone Hall has to offer, it truly is a sight for sore eyes. This year marked the 31st year that Boone Hall has put on this event and it did not disappoint.
|Boone Hall Plantation|
|Horses I saw while walking into the event|
The event started at 10 a.m. and the place was a packed by 10:30 a.m. The weather was in the 60s, so a light jacket was all you needed. With this being the largest oyster festival in the world, people from all over come out to join in the festivities. Whether you are a participant or a spectator, you can't miss the "oyster shucking" or oyster eating contests.
|A picture taken of the crowd early on in the event|
If oyster's are not your thing, don't worry, there is plenty of other food options available. This year there were seven participating restaurants that set up food tents, along with several food trucks as well. For entertainment, there was a couple bands that played throughout the day and even a play area for the kids. All the lines fill up pretty quick so its a must to get in and get your tickets for beverages and food.
|(Dead 27's) The band entertaining the masses|
If oyster's are your thing though, you have definitely come to the right place. Raw and steamed oysters are offered by the bucket. Plus, all the essentials are provided to compliment your perfect oyster. If you do not have your own glove or oyster knives there is an option to purchase them.
|Workers steaming oysters|
|Local "shucking" oysters|
|A woman enjoying some oysters|
Once you have your bucket and your "shucking" tools, it's time to get down and dirty, and with a total of 80,000 pounds of oysters this year, you should have no problem leaving this event satisfied.
|Bucket of oysters|
The event costs $20 to get in, plus the tickets you purchase while inside. There are shuttles available to take you to and from Boone Hall throughout the day. You can also find additional information on the website.
So if hanging out with friends, listening to music, and eating great food, all while enjoying beautiful scenery sounds like a good time, you don't want to miss this event next year.