Park your camp chairs under a magnolia tree, and the South Carolina Oyster Festival will take care of the brews, bands, and bivalves! Multiple oyster vendors will shuck up pounds and pounds of fresh steamed and fried oysters on the grounds of Historic Columbia's largest mansions. It's one of Columbia's most popular festivals, with plenty of room to stretch out on the grassy lawns. This family-friendly event features children's activities, live music, lots of food vendors, beer, and wine. Other activities include arts and crafts, vendors, inflatable amusement rides, and tours of the historic Robert Mills House from 12-4pm ($2 for 12+ not included in this Dealsaver, 12 and under free). Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and strollers, as well as oyster gloves and shuckers (oyster gloves and shuckers can also be purchased at the festival).
Make sure to get tickets in advance for half the price at Pearlz Oyster Bar Columbia, the Robert Mills House Gift Shop, or here: http://tinyurl.com/pf6a6rb