Why the Hilton Head Oyster Festival is One of the Best Fall Events

Hilton Head Oyster Festival Come one, come all! Hilton Head Island is a mecca of entertainment during the fall season, and you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun! One particular event we have on our calendars is the Hilton Head Oyster Festival! This annual celebration of fresh seafood and music is the perfect addition to your itinerary and includes a little something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Here’s what you need to know about the Hilton Head Oyster Festival and what you can expect from this year’s event.

The Hilton Head Oyster Festival is just the beginning! When you request your free Hilton Head Vacation Guide, you’ll receive instant access to even more local events and recommendations for island attractions, activities, dining, entertainment, and much more.

More About the Hilton Head Oyster Festival

This beloved tradition highlights steamed, fried, and stewed oysters. For those who don’t particularly have a taste for oysters, there are plenty of other delicious food options to choose from including pulled pork, chili, and seafood chowder. The festival will be held at Shelter Cove Community Park on November 10th and 11th, so be sure to secure your tickets today!

What to Expect at the Hilton Head Oyster Festival

With so many things to see, do, and taste at the Hilton Head Oyster Festival, you could spend the entire day taking it all in! In addition to eating your fill of local oysters and seafood, you and your family may also enjoy live entertainment, a kid zone, marshmallow roasting, a Sports Lounge for football games, a wine pull, and more. There will also be local artisan pop-up shops for unique shopping opportunities you won’t find anywhere else!


Proceeds collected at the Hilton Head Oyster Festival will go to support the Island Recreation Center. This local organization is responsible for many of the island’s special events and helping to provide scholarships to local students. With your help, their vision to improve the quality of life for island residents can continue to become a reality.

Other Hilton Head Events Coming This Fall

If you’ll be staying with us this fall, here are even more Hilton Head festivals that you won’t want to miss!

Hilton Head Turkey Trot

If you’re looking to shake things up this Thanksgiving, we invite you to the 29th Annual Hilton Head Turkey Trot! This island event hosts a 5K, 10K, and Fun Walk that is safe, exciting, and festive. It’s a great way to kickstart your Turkey Day holiday and share an unforgettable experience with your family.

Hilton Head Concours

The Hilton Head Concours D'elegance and Motoring Festival is one of the nation’s fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast events. The best part? It’s held right in our Lowcountry coastal paradise!

Music to Your Mouth

If you love great food, music, and making a difference in the community, then we’re excited to share a local Lowcountry event that you won’t want to miss! Music to Your Mouth is a festival of mouth-watering events that celebrate the authenticity of old-fashioned Southern food and music.

Plan the Ultimate Fall Beach Vacation With Beachside Getaway

With properties located all over Hilton Head Island, our beach vacation rentals are the perfect place for you and your friends and family to relax and enjoy the getaway of a lifetime. Unlike typical Hilton Head hotels, our fine beach vacation rentals provide ample space, homey amenities, and convenience to all of your favorite attractions and beaches. It’s everything you need and more for the beach getaway of your dreams!

Find your favorite vacation rental today! We look forward to welcoming you to the island soon.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Hilton Head Vacation Guide for great recommendations on things to do and see!

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