Aww Shucks! It’s your 2020 guide to oyster roast season!

'Tis the season to get shuckin'! From weekly restaurant roasts to all the big annual events, here's everything you need to plan your 2020 oyster roast season!

Wagener Terrace Oyster Roast and BBQ

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Lowndes Grove, 266 Saint Margaret St., Charleston
Cost: $25 adults, $13 kids ages 6-12

A celebration with the Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association. Enjoy live music, cash wine and beer, oysters and BBQ. Funds support neighborhood projects.


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East Cooper Meals on Wheels Oyster Roast

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Palmetto Islands County Park
$10 – $35

Enjoy fresh, local oysters, plus live music from The Shakin’ Martinis Band, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, BBQ, hot dogs and other delicious treats. Proceeds will support daily meal delivery to our homebound residents in Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Daniel Island, Cainhoy, and Wando.

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Oyster Roast Benefit for James Island Outreach

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Bowens Island Restaurant
Cost: $30 adults, $15 kids ages 6-12, 5 and younger free

Catch a James Island sunset and all you can eat oysters! Event also includes hot dogs, chili, live music, beer and wine (to purchase), 50/50 raffle and cornhole.

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Knights of Columbus Annual Oyster Roast & Benefit

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Location: Gold Bug Island, 1560 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mount Pleasant
Cost: $30 age 12 and over, $8 kids

Oysters, fish stew, hot dogs, beer & wine, bake sale and gift basket raffles are all part of this event on Goldbug Island off Ben Sawyer Blvd. Benefits the Knights of Columbus.

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Fields to Families 10th Annual Roast

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Time: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Bowens Island Restaurant
Cost: $30 adults, Kids under 12 free

All you can eat oysters, side items and live music. BYOB- coolers welcome! Proceeds from the event will help Fields to Families provide fresh fruits and vegetables to Charleston-area families in need.

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Lighthouse Oyster Roast

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Summerville Country Club
Cost: $45 adults, $50 day of the event, Kids under 12 $25

All you can eat oysters, pulled pork sandwiches and other tasty food, beer and wine. Live music from Band of Oz and a chance to win great raffle prizes. Benefits Lighthouse for the Blind, an organization that creates opportunities for jobs, independence and empowerment for people who are blind in the Lowcountry.

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Shucked + Sauced

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Rose Pavilion at Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr., Charleston
Cost: $95

Hosted by the Charleston Parks Conservancy’s Perennial members, the event features local oysters from some of Charleston’s premiere restaurants, including: Chubby Fish, Amen Street, Nico, Obstinate Daughter, Delaney’s Oyster House, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and more! Also enjoy live music by Dallas Baker & Friends and drinks from Holy City Brewing, Oysterman Wine, Charleston Mix and Cathead Vodka.

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2020 Bud and Cecily Stack Memorial Oyster Roast

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Time: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms
Cost: $35 

Enjoy oysters, southern style chili, hot dogs, live music, silent auction and raffles all with a waterfront view. All proceeds go to local charities.

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Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant
Cost: $17.50

The world’s largest oyster festival, this one has been named as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Event includes the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” contests, live music on the main stage, wine and local beer, a variety of food options from local restaurants and food trucks, and products available for purchase from Red Clay Hot Sauce. Kids will love the elevated Pluff-a-Pallooza Children’s Areas, offering activities such as jump castles, cookie decorating, a “Sweetgrass Palace” and more. This year, local chefs will partner with several local oyster farms to present guests with their favorite version of the beloved oyster, in an all new Locals Tent.

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Bohemian Bull Oyster Roasts

Date: Every Thursday through January 30
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Bohemian Bull, 1531 Folly Rd., Charleston
Cost: $15

All you can eat oysters, live music and drink specials.

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Dorchester Paws 20th Annual Oyster Roast

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Dorchester Shrine Club, 2150 Beech Hill Rd., Summerville
Cost: $40

Endless oysters, beer and wine flowing, live music, dancing, live and silent auction. all proceeds benefit the hundreds of animals that Dorchester Paws cares for on a daily basis.

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Saltwater Cowboys Oyster Roasts

Date: Every Thursday through February 27
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Saltwater Cowboys, 130 Mill St., Mount Pleasant
Cost: $19.99

All you can eat oysters on the creek

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Daniel Island Grill Oyster Roasts

Date: Every Friday through February 
Time: 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Daniel Island Grille, 259 Sevens Farm Dr., Daniel Island
Cost: $12

All you can eat oysters (while they last), live music and karaoke.

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Oysters at Dill Sanctuary

Charleston Museum's Annual Oyster Roast at the Dill Sanctuary

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Location: Dill Sanctuary 1163 Riverland Dr.  Charleston, SC 29412
Cost: Advance tickets starting at $27.50 before 1/25; Starting at $45.00 after 1/25

Tickets are all inclusive and include two tours with Museum Archaeologists, oysters, BBQ, sides, live music with the Paul Quattlebaum Jazz Band and a cupcake and coffee or hot cocoa courtesy of The Holy City Cupcakes! And of course, one of the best Lowcountry views Charleston can offer. This event is BYOB so bring a cooler full of your favorite beverage, a blanket and couple of chairs, and enjoy!

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