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Taste of Folly Returns this Month

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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 VisitFolly.com/Taste-Of-Folly.

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