Cooler weather in Charleston means that it is oyster roast season! Oysters are at their peak in the cooler months, and it’s widely known that any month that ends with “R” is good for oysters. Restaurants, neighborhoods, and charities all have regular oyster roasts to celebrate this local treasure. Pack some cocktail sauce, grab a shucking knife and fold out chair, then head out for some delicious fun.

charleston oyster roastBest Charleston Oyster Roasts

HALOS Oyster Roast – October 18, 2015 at Harborside East (28 Bridgeside Blvd, Mt. Pleasant SC)

Support the HALOS (Helping and Lending Outreach Support) mission for abused and neglected children and caregivers. The HALOS oyster roast features oysters, beer, wine, chili, hotdogs, live music, a jump castle, games, and a silent auction! Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door.

Lowcountry Blues Bash – October 11, 2015 at Bowen’s Island Restaurant

Support the Alston Wilkes Society at Bowen’s Island this weekend! The oyster roast features tons of live music, oysters, a silent auction, and entertainment! All proceeds support to AWS’ rehabilitative and prevention services. Tickets are $25 per person! 

Lowcountry Oyster Festival – January 31, 2016 at Boone Hall Plantation

Don’t miss the world’s largest oyster festival, supporting many local charities! You can participate in oyster shucking and oyster eating contests, along with live music, beverages, a Charleston food court, and lots of fun activities for kids! Tickets are $17.50 in advance and $25 at the door.

Have Your Own Oyster Roast!

Are you ready to host your own event? Oyster roasts are very easy and one of the best fall activities! Friends get bundled up and sit around a fire, drinking and talking through the day. Be sure to add s’mores and hot dogs to the grill to make it kid friendly!

how to host an oyster roast charleston sc

1. According to Southern Living, you’ll need a bushel of oysters for every five guests. The best places to buy oysters in bulk are our local seafood market like Crosby’s Seafood and Huff’s Seafood.

2. Build your own oyster pit for a place to cook your oysters. Put four masonry blocks over a fire, and place a large sheet of metal of the fire, on the blocks. Roast the oysters in a single layer on the metal sheet.

3. Oysters need to be steamed, so you’ll need to cover the oysters with a soaking wet burlap sack. Cook the oysters up to 10 minutes depending on how you like them steamed. After ten minutes, move the oysters with a clean metal shovel to a newspaper lined table. Repeat as many times as needed to cook all of your oysters!

4. Once the oysters are cooked, supply your guests with shucking knives so they can get to work! Serve homemade dipping sauces to really impress your guests.

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