EVENTS: Taste of Folly


FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCBD) – Calling all foodies! The Taste of Folly kicks off this weekend!

The annual event will showcase everything Folly with a special emphasis on our eclectic culinary scene.

Taste of Folly kicks off Friday, January 17 with a cocktail competition and will continue on Saturday, January 18 with a Street Festival on Center Street.


Cocktail Competition, January 17th, 7pm to 10pm:

The Cocktail Competition is from 7 pm to 10pm on Friday, January 17th at Tides. 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.

Street Festival, January 18th, 10am to 4pm:

The festival will run from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, January 18th. The streets will close at 7am and reopen at 6:30pm. Admission is $5 in advance, but is free for Folly residents (must show valid driver’s 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 1pm, you will enjoy 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 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 its second year, come show off your shucking skills during prime oyster season, starting at 2:30pm 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.


Taste will have two (2) stages showcasing Folly musicians at Ashley, East Erie & Huron. Additional details regarding the lineup coming soon!

Kids Area:

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.

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