The Downs Byrd Memorial 23rd Annual Oyster Roast is here Honoring the late James H. Messervy.

Endless Local Oysters. Complimentary Beer & Wine. Live Music. Dancing. Live Auction. & MORE!

Join us on February 4th, 2023 at 6 PM!

Proceeds from the event benefit the hundreds of animals that Dorchester Paws cares for on a daily basis. Every dollar makes a difference so we are able to continue our transformative, life-saving mission to instill humane principles into society through the prevention of cruelty to animals and end unnecessary euthanasia in Dorchester County.


DATE: Saturday, February 4th

TIME: 6 – 10 PM.

LOCATION: Summerville Country Club

ADDRESS: 400 Country Club Blvd, Summerville SC

INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET: Local Oysters, Beer & Wine, Soft Drinks, Seafood Boil, Dessert, and a whole lot of fun.


BAR OPTIONS: Beer & Wine are complimentary. Liquor will be sold via a cash bar with proceeds benefiting Dorchester Paws.

WHAT TO WEAR: Dress warm as the event is mainly outside on the tennis courts and in the outdoor pavilion.

RAFFLE: There will be a 50/50 raffle.

GAMES: We will have a wine toss where you can win a bottle of wine. We will also play the Heads & Tails game, where you have the chance to win millions! There will be more games added soon!

TERMS & CONDITIONS: The event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given for inclement weather. All sales are final. We do ask those attending to drink responsibly.

COVID PROTOCOLS: This event will comply with all current CDC guidelines.

“I had such an awesome time and can’t wait until the next one! Everything was set up beautifully, and the oysters were delicious. Never did we have to wait for oysters to be on our table! The event was amazing and we had so much fun supporting the animals!”


“This is the best oyster roast! It’s a fun time to share with friends, and give back to the animals!”


“We had a wonderful time, with wonderful food and music! It was great to be part of such a wonderful night supporting Dorchester Paws!”


My husband and I are old timers and attend each oyster roast. It’s always a fun time and we look forward to it every year!


The oysters are always fabulous and the venue is beautiful! This is the best oyster roast I attend each year!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Place your company at the forefront of the community when you show your support for Dorchester Paws and our animals at the Oyster Roast!

Want to donate to the LIVE Auction?

We are only accepting 10-15 LIVE auction items to be auctioned off at the event.

If interested in donating an item, please contact Danielle at


Purchase your tickets online for the 23rd Annual Oyster Roast on February 4th!

Tickets are $75. Everyone will need a ticket to enter. Those 5 years of age and under will not need a ticket.

If tickets remain, they will be sold at the door for $100.

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