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Rural Hill oyster roast Nov. 15


The Rural Hill Oyster Roast on Sunday, Nov. 15 will help recoup losses from the drought which curtailed the corn maze at the historic plantation in Huntersville.

The event runs from 2 pm to 6 pm.

The corn maze has been its largest fundraiser for more than 10 years. It helps raise money to provide low-cost educational programs to students throughout the year.

Nationally recognized chef and award winning author Dan Huntley will be cooking on-site. Tickets, at $10 each, buy a basket of eight to 10 steamed oysters, with lemon, cocktail sauce and crackers. Four oysters on the half shell, fire roasted and topped with garlic, pancetta, parmesan reggiano, are $8 per ticket.

Oysters must be pre-ordered prior to the event. To ensure you get what you want, you must purchase a ticket. If you think you’ll be eating three baskets, purchase three tickets.

Rural Hill will be pouring several beers and wines throughout the day by North Carolina brewers and wineries. There will be live music and hay rides as well.