Sunday, January 27, 2008

25th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Roast

We moved here just in time to hit the "can't miss event", Boone Hall Plantation's 25th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Roast. The event boasts 65,000 pounds of fresh steamed oysters sold by the bucket (approximately 3-4 dozen) for just 8 bucks. We quickly learned that this is more of a giant kid friendly kegger than an oyster eating festival.

Being new to the area, we were complete amateurs at this oyster roast thing. First of all, everyone was having beer chugging tailgate parties in the parking lot before going into the giant keg party. We amateurs walked into the festival completely sober! Second, everyone brought their own chairs or at least a blanket to sit on picnic style. We amateurs had to sit on the ground to eat! Finally, it's BYO knife and glove for shucking the oysters. We amateurs had to stand in a separate line to purchase the knife and glove!

Oh, just wait until next year... We'll be old pros at this oyster roast thing!

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