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Shuckin’ in the Park Oyster Roast is March 12 at Old Santee Canal Park



03/01/2016

<p>Photo by Jim Huff/Santee Cooper</p>

Photo by Jim Huff/Santee Cooper

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The annual Shuckin’ in the Park Oyster Roast, now entering its 17th consecutive year, is Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner. Park gates open at 9 a.m.

In addition to oysters, this briny feast will feature activities for children, including a free jump castle. Plus, the first 100 people through the gate for the festival will receive a free, 12 ounce souvenir cup.

Enjoy live entertainment from Customs 4 and Friends, whose blend of beach music, oldies and popular music has made them a local favorite. While you’re there, you can also explore the natural beauty of the historic park, nestled within the backwaters of Biggin Creek and tour the park’s interpretive center and Stony Landing House.

For the sixth consecutive year, 100 percent of Shuckin' in the Park's electricity needs will be powered by renewable Green Power from Santee Cooper. Green Power is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

If oysters aren’t your cup of brine, there will be hamburgers, hot dogs and the famous Shuckin’ fish stew for sale. Admission is $3 in advance and $5 at the gate the day of the event. Buckets of oysters are $10 and serving begins at 1 p.m. Advance tickets are now on sale at the Old Santee Canal Park, 900 Stony Landing Road, Moncks Corner. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

Small coolers are allowed, but visitors are asked to keep their pets and golf carts at home. For more information, call the park at 843-899-5200 or visit www.oldsanteecanalpark.org.

Santee Cooper is South Carolina's largest power provider, the largest Green Power generator and the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper powers South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.santeecooper.com