It’s Oyster Season!

Fields to Families is hosting its second annual Oyster Roast at Bowen’s Island Restaurant on Folly Beach from 2-5:00 p.m. Founded in 2006, Fields to Families is a nonprofit organization located in Charleston, South Carolina, that helps the hungry in the community gain access to nutritious fruits and vegetables. They depend on farmers who give their unused fruits and vegetables, volunteers who help pick produce, community members who give extras from their gardens, and recipient agencies who help distribute this nutritious food to the hungry and needy. Our very own MPA program is helping Fields to Families glean vegetables this Saturday, January 28!!

Tickets for the oyster roast are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and food is included in the price of the ticket! You can purchase tickets at by clicking the “donate” button and purchase as many tickets as you would like. Please write “Oyster Roast” in the message box at the bottom. You will be put on a will call list. In addition to oysters, you can expect greens, hot dogs and desserts from Whole Foods Market Mt. Pleasant, live music by Sweet T and Chuckwagon with Jamage Control, and auction items. This event is BYOB, so don’t forget your favorite beverages!! Contact Tina at with any questions.

Boone Hall will also be hosting its 29th annual oyster roast on the same day from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. They will have 65,000 pounds of oysters, rain or shine. The event will include an “Oyster Shucking & Eating Contest,” selection of domestic and imported beers, and live entertainment from Eddie Bush and The Mayhem.

There will also be other types of food from Gilligan’s Steamer and Raw Bar, A.W. Shuck’s Seafood Restaurant, North Towne Greek Restaurant, Red’s Ice House, Wild Wing Cafe, Grindz Burgers & Brew, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, and Hyman’s Seafood Company. Tickets are $12 and can be bought at

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