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Can’t-Miss Food Festivals

Foodies rejoice! If going to a restaurant is not enough, slurp up some oysters and other great Lowcountry food at this season’s hottest food festivals.

JAN. 29
Try shucking ’em and slurping ’em with the best at what’s claimed to be the world’s largest oyster festival. Order your oysters by the bucket and dunk the little mollusks directly into melted butter and cocktail sauce for a finger-lickin’ good time. Trucks will bring in more than 65,000 oysters for the event, but don’t worry, some non-oyster grub will also be available for those “fish are friends, not food” types, along with cold beer and live music. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Boone Hall Plantation, 10:30 am-5 pm, 1235 Long Point Road. 843.884.4371

For four days in March, prepare to be wowed again and again as the city’s best chefs join forces with visiting chefs, pastry artists, pit masters and culinary experts from around the world—including some James Beard and “Top Chef” finalists—to present a non-stop schedule of luncheons, wine lectures, cooking challenges, beer dinners, gospel brunches and access to tasting tents. Grand Pass tickets to get you into events all weekend long start at $360 each. Individual event tickets can also be purchased at