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The Best Charleston Events & Activities

Let our Charleston events calendar inspire your next stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. From weekly farmers markets to annual arts festivals, guests at our boutique hotel enjoy easy access to some of the most beloved local happenings.

Taste of Folly

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Taste of Folly

Saturday, January 19, 2019 January 19, 2019 Andrew Pinckney Inn

Saturday, January 19th

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


$5 Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails at all of the participating restaurants

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 Bert’s Market or the day of the event

Prizes given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners

Chili Cook Off

Features individuals from around the region

Running from 11 am 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

Starting at 2:30 pm on the Ashley Stage

Server Olympics

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

Live Music

Three stages showcasing Folly musicians at Ashley, East Erie, and Huron

Kids Area

Kids Kitchen by Good Clean Fun with Pots & Pans Percussion, Soapy Sudsy Kitchen, and pasta making

Free inflatables

Culinary-inspired arts and crafts with the Folly Beach Library

For everyone’s safety animals, coolers, bikes, skateboards, scooters or similar items will not be permitted into the event. Large bags and backpacks are subject to search.

Taste of Folly