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Tides Folly Beach, 1 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC
Friday, January 17, 2020, 7 – 10pm

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: Cocktail Competition at The Tides Hotel

        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 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
        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
            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

Event Type: Food and Drinks, Other