[image-1]It’s that time of year, y’all. Seventy five degrees warrants boots and a jacket, right? Sure. And Oktoberfests are best paired with the holy trinity: steamed oyster, saltine, and a dollop of cocktail sauce. At least, that’s our preference. You can always just shoot ’em back til you’re all shucked out.

In chronological order, here are some oyster roasts to help you celebrate the best of the ‘R’ months:

Sun. Oct. 8 the sixth annual HALOS oyster roast takes place from 4 to 7 p.m at Harborside East in Mt. Pleasant. Your ticket buys you oysters, hot dogs, chili, beer, wine, and entertainment. All proceeds support the kinship children and families that HALOS serves.

Sun. Oct. 15 Charleston Outdoor Adventures hosts their oyster roast on Folly with all proceeds benefitting Charleston Waterkeeper. The morning starts at 9 a.m. with a three-hour paddle and trash sweep of the marsh and island, followed by games, libations, and bivalves aplenty. All supplies will be provided, but be sure to wear close-toed shoes.

Sun. Oct 29 Creekside Kitchen and Brewhouse teams up with MUSC for a roast from 1 to 4 p.m. to bring awareness to stroke, the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

On Fri. Nov. 3 head to the Bus Shed for the 13th annual Friends of the Hunley Oyster Roast and Silent Auction. For $45 enjoy endless BBQ and oysters, live music, and a la carte beer and wine.

Sun. Nov. 5 the Charleston Horticultural Society holds its second annual oyster roast at McLeod Historic Site from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Sun. Nov. 12 visit Bowens Island for a night of live music, drinks, all-you-can-eat oysters and a silent auction. All proceeds go to the Lowcountry Autism Foundation.

That same day, Wagener Terrace Neighborhood Association annual oyster roast and BBQ takes place noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Lowndes Grove.

Sun. Nov. 18 the Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast will take place  at Riverfront Park. More than 100 teams will fire up their chili to compete in three different categories: best in show, traditional, and unique. Last year the event had 9,000 attendees, more than 70 participating businesses, and 25 day-of adoptions.