Beaufort Charities Oyster roast set for Saturday in Port Royal

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It’s the one they talk about all year long. And it’s coming Saturday.

Now in its 16th year, the Beaufort Charities Oyster Roast is the granddaddy of Beaufort County oyster roasts. As many as 2,500 people are likely to pack Live Oak Park in Port Royal from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The event will offer all-you-can-eat oysters from 1 to 8 p.m., two live auctions (3–4 p.m. and 7–8 p.m.) and a free kids zone. 

The Embers will provide the entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by Steel Rail Express from 8 to 10 p.m. A DJ will play from 1 to 3 p.m.

There will be cold beer, wine and liquor available. Bottomless beer cups are $13, while beer tumblers are $25. Bringing lawn chairs is advisable.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gate. For tickets and more info, go to

This year’s event is sponsored by SERVPRO, Lee Distributors, Sea Island Dentistry, Schiller and Hamilton Law Firm, Berkshire Hathaway Bay Street Realty Group and Meritus Builders.