Everything You Need to Know About the Hilton Head Oyster Festival

Foodie visitors of Hilton Head flock to this area every year in pursuit of the most delicious oysters! Our area’s location at the seaside means that the Lowcountry boasts fresh-catch oysters year-round, but fall and winter are prime harvest time for these mollusks. It’s no surprise that the Hilton Head Oyster Festival comes to town every November! This two-day event features oysters cooked any way you like ‘em, live music, drink vendors, and an oyster shucking contest! Don’t miss this iconic fall festival in the Lowcountry. Request a copy of our free HHI Vacation Guide for information on what do while you’re here!

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Have a Shucking Good Time at the Hilton Head Oyster Festival

This Year’s Event Details

This year, the Hilton Head Oyster Festival is set to take place on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, and Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Shelter Cove Pavillion. On Friday, attendees can expect to find tons of delicious, steamed oysters as well as catered food! Enjoy a Lowcountry boil. This southern staples typically consists of shrimp, crab, corn, potatoes, and creole seasoning. Or, non-seafood eaters can enjoy a spread of pulled pork! Southern Eagle and Carolina Tasting Room will set up shop as drink vendors for the events. 

Oyster Festival Highlights

Delicious oysters are the star of the show at this fall festival in Hilton Head. However, there’s also plenty of other fun to be had! On Friday, enjoy listening to live music from locals bands, watch football in the viewing area, and more! Friday night is just the appetizer for what the Hilton Head Oyster Festival has to offer. Come back on Saturday for a day-long event filled with live music, local artisan craft vendors, sports-viewing area, and an oyster shucking contest. This event also features a marshmallow roast and other family-friendly events!  

Get Your Tickets

Tickets for the Hilton Head Oyster Festival are available now! Ticket prices are for Friday, Saturday, or a combination. Price breakdown as follows:

  • Friday: $35—includes unlimited oysters, Lowcountry boil, and other catered food. Cash bar only. 
  • Saturday—$7 (free admission for children less than 10 years old). Then, purchase food tickets for various vendors, or use cash/credit card. 
  • Friday & Saturday Combo: $40
  • Festival Pack for Two: $30
  • Festival Pack for Four: $60

More Hilton Head Island Festivals

This oyster festival is just one of our favorite food-themed event in Hilton Head! Also in November, visitors can travel to nearby Savannah, Georgia, for the Savannah Food & Wine Festival. In the spring, visitors can get a taste of our area’s bounty at the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival.

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Bring your friends and rent a vacation home with Beach Properties during the Hilton Head Oyster Festival! We have a wide variety of homes in Hilton Head that are near Shelter Cove Pavilion. Check out these homes with availability during Hilton Head’s most iconic fall festivals. Make it a week-long getaway and save 25 percent! That’s a quarter of your lodging expenses for free! Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind deal today!

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