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Taste of Folly Returns this Month



The 2020 Taste of Folly Festival will be held on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th out on the Edge of America. The event will showcase everything “Folly” with a focus on the eclectic culinary scene. 

Here’s a look at the this year’s event schedule:

Friday, January 17th

  • 7 pm – 10 pm: The Taste of Folly Blue Chair Rum Cocktail Competition

    • Taste craft cocktails made by the Folly restaurants and bars and vote for your favorite
    • $20 admission in advance, $25 at the door, which includes a free sample of all cocktails

Saturday, January 18th

  • 10 am – 4 pm: Street Festival on Center Street
    • The streets will close at 7 am and reopen at 6:30 pm
    • Admission is $5 – purchase in advance or pay at the door.
      • Folly residents (must show valid drivers license) and kids 12 and under are free
    • Cooking Demonstrations
      • Select restaurants will have live demonstrations at their booths throughout the day
    • Hot Dog Eating Contest
      • On the Ashley stage starting at 1 pm
      • Free to enter
        • Sign-up in advance online or at Bert’s Market or the day of the event
        • Prizes given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
    • Chili Cook Off
      • A Taste of Folly tradition, the Chili Cook Off will feature individuals from around the region
      • Running from 11am to 3 pm on Center Street while supplies last
      • $5 per person to taste and vote
      • $20 to enter the Open Division
      • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
    • Oyster Shucking Contest
      • Back for it’s second year, come show off your shucking skills during prime oyster season
      • Starting at 2:30 pm on the Ashley Stage
    • Server Olympics
      • Ever run through tires with a tray of drinks? Nothing easy about it. Folly waiters will perform their customary duties while going through obstacle courses
      • Several heats will be scheduled throughout the day
      • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
    • Music
      • Two stages showcasing Folly musicians at Ashley, East Erie, and Huron
    • Kids Area
      • Check out the Kids Kitchen by Good Clean Fun with Pots & Pans Percussion, Soapy Sudsy Kitchen, and pasta making
      • Free inflatables for jumping fun and culinary-inspired arts and crafts with the Folly Beach Library

Times and activities are subject to change, so check Visit Folly on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit

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