The Downs Byrd Memorial 22nd Annual Oyster Roast is here in celebration of Dorchester Paws 50th Anniversary.

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

Join us on February 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Summerville Country Club!

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.

Tickets will be $50 per person in advance. $65 at the door but don’t wait! Purchase today to secure your spot as tickets are limited.


DATE: Saturday, February 5th

TIME: 6-10 p.m.

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.

FOOD OPTIONS: Local Oysters, Seafood Boil, Chili, and Desserts provided by Simply Treasures and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

ICE CREAM TEAM: Will be on-site selling ice cream and some fun treats! Proceeds benefiting DP!

BAR OPTIONS: Beer & Wine are complimentary. Liquor will be sold via a cash bar with proceeds benefiting Dorchester Paws. Soft Drinks, Hot Chocolate and Coffee will also be served.

Beer: Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra & Wicked Weed craft beer.

Wine: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Chandon Brut & The Palm by Whispering Angel.

Liquor: Tito’s Vodka, Elijah Craig Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, & Lunazul Tequila.

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

MUSIC: Time & Pressure, the band, will be playing all night long!

CIGARS: Cigars will be available for purchase, brought by Coosaw Creek Cigar Club and proceeds will benefit Dorchester Paws.


You will have a chance to bid on:

  • Edmund’s Oast $100 Giftcard
  • A 2 hour Charter on a 24-foot Robalo from SoulShine Charters
  • A 3 day deer & hog combo hunt in Estill, South Carolina
  • A wheelbarrow full of 20 liquor bottles
  • A dessert party for up to 6 people, by an Executive Dessert Chef
  • Charleston Night Out Experience including certificates to Halls Chophouse, High Cotton, Gabrielle Restaurant and Tempest.
  • Bronze cats
  • The Ultimate Golf Experience featuring foursomes to Shadowmoss Golf & Country Club, Pine Forest Country Club, Stono Ferry, Legends Oaks, Summerville Country Club, Charleston Nationals, and Dunes West. This also includes a YETI roadie 24 insulated cooler.
  • A Cabin on Lake Lure, North Carolina that sleeps 10
  • An 1.58 ct, 14kt yellow gold Ladies 7″ Diamond Bracelet from Polly’s Fine Jewelry
  • A one hour Sunset Private Plane tour over the beaches of Charleston
  • Omakase for two at Sushi-Wa

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!

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 22nd Annual Oyster Roast on February 5th!

Tickets are $50. 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 $65.

Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors:


Thank You to Our Bronze Sponsors:


Thank You to Our Partners: