Events: Columbia, South Carolina I-Oyester Festival (11-13-09)
14th Annual SC Oyster Festival
14th Annual SC Oyster FestivalSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 | 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.Robert Mills House (1615 Blanding Strett) & Hampton-Preston Mansion (1616 Blanding Street)$5 in advance$10 at the gateFree for children 12 and underJoin Historic Columbia Foundation and Liquid Assets, Inc. for the 14th Annual South Carolina Oyster Festival and help support the Foundation’s mission. This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Historic Columbia Foundation.
The South Carolina Oyster Festival is Columbia’s largest outdoor oyster roast with more than 5,000 pounds of fresh oysters served steamed and fried. The family-friendly event will feature lots of free children’s activities along with inflatable amusement rides for a nominal fee, live music, tours, food and drinks. Experience a full day of activities on our historic grounds with oysters by the serving, a variety of foods, soft drinks, beer, and a special wine pavilion. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and strollers. And, don’t forget to bring your oyster shuckers and gloves or purchase them at the festival.
The fun doesn’t stop there! Enjoy two stages of live entertainment throughout the day featuring the area’s most popular bands. One of Charleston’s favorites, Blue Dogs, will make their third Oyster Festival headlining appearance. The band has been touring and pleasing crowds since the early 90s. Other performances include Woodwork Roadshow, offering a clever presentation of traditional and progressive acoustic music; Tom Hall and the Plowboys, rock with elements of zydeco, folk, and bluegrass with a Cajun flavor; The Blue Iguanas, local Columbia bluegrass traditionalists; Casual Kings, an up and coming rock quartet; and Columbia’s own Danielle Howle, one of the nation’s finest singer/songwriters of our generation.
*Tour the Robert Mills House from noon-4 pm for free.
Tickets are available at the Robert Mills House Museum Shop, California Chicken Grill, Bawa Oyster Company, and online at http://www.etix.com. Entry to the festival is located on both ends of Blanding Street bounded by Henderson and Pickens Street, one block from Taylor.
CONTACT INFORMATIONFor more information and a band schedule, call 803.252.2128 or visit www.scoyster.com.