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Looking for a shell of a good time? Head to Shelter Cove Community Park November 13th - 15th 2015 for the Hilton Head Island Oyster Festival for three days of mouth-watering food and fun in the autumn sun, savoring South Carolina’s famously sweet and briny bivalves.


Ready to start slurping? Hunker down with a bucker of oysters for just $12. That’s right—a dozen clams gets you a whole bucket of oysters. Not into the raw bar? No problem. Local seafood restaurant Captain Woody’s Bar and Grill is serving up these sumptuous shellfish in a variety of ways. Steamed, fried, roasted or raw—no matter how you like your oysters, you won’t go away hungry. 

You don’t have to love seafood to have a good time. Have a hot dog, chow down on some chili, grab some gumbo, or for something sweet, sit by the fire and roast up marshmallows with the kids. 

The festival is about more than just snacking on shellfish. Dozens of arts and crafts vendors will be showing (and selling) their wares, and there’s a silent auction with prizes like gift certificates to local restaurants, locally made artwork and passes to play a few holes at nearby golf courses.

Kids can burn off some steam at the Kid Zone, with bouncy houses and carnival games to amuse and entertain tykes of all ages. Live music will keep everyone’s toes tapping while you enjoy the festivities. 

There’s a $6 entry fee, but all proceeds go to benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund, so you’ll be doing good while having a good time. For more information call (843) 681-7273. Visit