2019 Taste of Folly features A cocktail competiton, hot dog eating contest, chili cook-off, Oyster Shucking contest, Server Olympics, and Much more!
Special to Folly Current
The 2019 Taste of Folly will showcase everything Folly with a special emphasis on our eclectic culinary scene. The festivities kick off Friday, Jan 18, with the Cannon Distillery Cocktail Competition featuring craft cocktails from Folly establishments.
On Saturday, Jan. 19 the restaurants will take to Center Street to serve up their best dishes and exhibit their skills through live demonstrations. What’s a festival without some competition? Taste will feature a Chili Cook Off, Hot Dog Eating, and Oyster Shucking Contest, and the Server Olympics. Complemented by six local bands, 40-plus Folly art, craft, and fashion vendors, and a robust kids’ area, Taste will have something for everyone. More details on Taste activities below.
Cannon Distillery Cocktail Competition:
Friday, Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m.
Hosted by Cannon Distillery, the Cocktail Competition is from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, location to be announced. Taste craft cocktails made by the Folly restaurants and bars and vote for your favorite. $20 admission to the event, which includes a free sample of all cocktails.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The festival will run from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Jan. 19. The streets will close at 7 a.m. and reopen at 6:30 p.m.. 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.
Enjoy $5 Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails at all of the participating restaurants.
Taste will have three (3) stages showcasing Folly musicians at Ashley, East Erie and Huron avenues.
Select restaurants will have live demonstrations at their booths throughout the day. More info on the demonstrations and times is forthcoming, please check VisitFolly.com for updates.
Hot Dog Eating Contest:
On the Ashley stage starting at 1:00, this is some great entertainment on a January afternoon. 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 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:
Back for its second year, come show off your shucking skills during prime oyster season, starting at 2:30 p.m. on the Ashley Stage.
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.
Check out the Kids Kitchen by Good Clean Fun with Pots & Pans Percussion, Soapy Sudsy Kitchen, and pasta making. There will also be free inflatables for jumping fun and culinary-inspired arts and crafts with the Folly Beach Library.
Times and activities are subject to change, please check out www.VisitFolly.com for the most up to date information.