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Lowcountry Oyster Festival benefits local charities

Bring your gloves, your appetite and get ready to do some shucking. Bring your gloves, your appetite and get ready to do some shucking.
MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

The 33rd Lowcountry Oyster Festival kicked off Sunday at Boone Hall Plantation with festivities designed to benefit area charities.

Named one of the "top 20 events in the southeast" by the Southeastern Tourism Society, the event featured 80,000 pounds of oysters. 

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Oyster shucking and eating contests, live music, an open bar, and a food court with local restaurants were among the attractions. 

Proceeds from the event will go to The Ronald McDonald House of Charleston, The Hollings Cancer Center, The Omar Shrine Temple, and the Charleston County School District.  

Gates opened at 10 a.m. with festivities wrapping up at 5 p.m. at Boone Hall Plantation.

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