Truman Metts of the Custom 4+2 band, which performed during the Saturday afternoon oyster shuck sponsored by Santee Cooper, said this year’s crowd seemed larger than in years past.
“It seems like more people came out this year,” he said. “A beautiful day for it, for sure.”
With temperatures hovering near 70 degrees and a pristine blue sky chasing away the rain and the cold weather from the week before, oyster fans came from near and far to don the gloves, sharpen the knives and shuck a few buckets.
“This is my third bucket of oysters,” said Fred Adkins of Summerville as he pried open a fat morsel.
Adkins passes on the hot sauce and lemons and sucks back his oysters the way they’re supposed to be eaten. He said he has attended many Shuckin’ in the Park festivals here and he always comes back for more.
“I love oysters,” he said.
Activities were available for the whole family and food vendors were on hand to provide pleasant alternatives to the oysters in a bucket.
For the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of Shuckin’ in the Park’s electricity needs were powered by renewable Green Power from Santee Cooper.
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Annual fest shows off some mussels

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fred Adkins of Summerville digs into his third bucket of oysters at the 14th Annual Oyster Shuck Fest at Old Santee Canal Park. DAN BROWN/INDEPENDENT

A sure sign of spring in the Lowcountry are its oyster festivals, and this past weekend, the 14th Annual Oyster Shuckin’ in the Park festival at Old Santee Canal Park attracted oyster fans from everywhere.
Truman Metts of the Custom 4+2 band, which performed during the Saturday afternoon oyster shuck sponsored by Santee Cooper, said this year’s crowd seemed larger than in years past.
“It seems like more people came out this year,” he said. “A beautiful day for it, for sure.”
With temperatures hovering near 70 degrees and a pristine blue sky chasing away the rain and the cold weather from the week before, oyster fans came from near and far to don the gloves, sharpen the knives and shuck a few buckets.
“This is my third bucket of oysters,” said Fred Adkins of Summerville as he pried open a fat morsel.
Adkins passes on the hot sauce and lemons and sucks back his oysters the way they’re supposed to be eaten. He said he has attended many Shuckin’ in the Park festivals here and he always comes back for more.
“I love oysters,” he said.
Activities were available for the whole family and food vendors were on hand to provide pleasant alternatives to the oysters in a bucket.
For the fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of Shuckin’ in the Park’s electricity needs were powered by renewable Green Power from Santee Cooper.

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