Bluffton Rotary Serves Up Local Oysters, Entertainment

Written By: Lisa Carroll
Bluffton RotaryBluffton, SC – The Rotary Club of Bluffton will hold its famous 23rd annual winter Oyster Roast from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park in Old Town Bluffton RAIN or SHINE. This is a highly popular event that brings out area residents and visitors to enjoy the oysters, entertainment, bonfire and the beautiful May River scenery at sunset.

This year’s event chairman, Scott Mutterer, says the annual oyster roast is one of those laid-back Lowcountry traditions. “It’s a way to reconnect with friends after the hustle of the holidays. What could be better than great food, great music and all your friends cozied up by the fire?” Mutterer says.

Guests can shuck and dip all the salty, steamed, freshly picked May River oysters they can handle. For the non-oyster lovers, the event will offer chili to warm the soul; tasty steamed hot dogs and brats; and the famous, homemade Rotary hand-cut fries. Soda, beer and wine will be available for an additional cost. Local favorite Low Country Boil returns to entertain the crowd with their bluegrass sound.

Several Rotarians will also volunteer their time to serve food and drinks to the masses; 600 tickets are available and usually sell out. Bluffton Rotary President Dot Jeger says, “It’s just a good time… a time when the community comes together to enjoy each other and the local favorites Bluffton has to offer.”

Come experience a Bluffton tradition, dig into tasty May River Oysters and help support the Bluffton Rotary’s efforts in the community and around the world. Advance tickets are $25 per person, $30 day of the event. This event often sells out so call for tickets at 843-815-2277, go online at or ask any Bluffton Rotarian for tickets. For the latest event updates, like the Bluffton Rotary Annual Oyster Roast on Facebook.