Get ready for a shuckin' good time at the 2021 Beaufort Oyster Festival!

The Inaugural Beaufort Oyster Festival kicks off January 7 – 17, 2021 to celebrate our Carolina Sea Islands Oyster Season!

Photo courtesy of the Beaufort Area Hospitality Association.

The Beaufort Area Hospitality Association is excited to introduce the inaugural Beaufort Oyster Festival – Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands as a new Heritage Event for Greater Beaufort. The full event is scheduled January 7 – 17, 2021. The Festival Weekend will be January 14-16, 2021 in various locations throughout the northern part of the county.

The full event is conceived as an 11-day festival week coinciding with Tides to Tables in conjunction with South Carolina Restaurant Week and culminating in a weekend of mini festival events throughout Northern Beaufort County. Area businesses, agri-tourism and eco-cultural businesses, agencies and non-profits will be invited to participate in the event throughout the week in educational, artisan and oystering programs and demonstrations.

Tides To Tables Restaurant Week

Every year, the entire state of South Carolina turns into foodie heaven for Restaurant Week. This 11-day celebration from January 7-17, 2021 attracts people from all over the country to come try the amazing culinary creations by South Carolina’s top chefs. Hundreds of restaurants are offering special menu items, promotions, and incredible discounts.

Beaufort welcomes back in it’s second year “Tides to Table,” a special event in the seaside town of Beaufort to celebrate the “Queen of the Sea Islands,” the elegant oyster. With some of the freshest and highly sought-after oysters coming straight out of our local waters, it only makes sense to collect all of the oyster fanatics in this idyllic town for a week of seafood bliss.

COVID-19 Precautions

The Beaufort Area Hospitality Association is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our region. We have been asked how COVID-19 may impact upcoming events including The Beaufort Oyster Festival. BAHA is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19. At this time, the upcoming Beaufort Oyster Festival will take place as planned.