Taste of Folly
Center Street will be closed on “Savory Saturday” and taken over by Folly establishments to serve up their best dishes and exhibit their skills through live demonstrations. What’s an event without some competition? Taste will feature Hot Dog Eating, One Pot Showdown, and the Oyster Shucking Contests. We are also thrilled to bring back our spin on the Chili Cook-Off by introducing the “One Pot Showdown”! All of this will be complemented by local bands, 50+ Folly art, craft, and fashion vendors, and a robust kid area. Taste of Folly will have something for everyone! Tickets will be $15 the day of for Savory Saturday.
The streets will close at 7am and reopen at 6:00pm but are open to the public from 10am – 4pm. Admission is $10 in advance [and $15 at the door] but is free for Folly residents (must show a 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. More info on the demonstration and times coming soon!
Hot Dog Eating Contest: On the Ashley stage starting at 11:30 am, you will enjoy some great entertainment on a January afternoon. Free to enter, sign-up in advance online! Sponsored by Berts! Prizes will be awarded!
Oyster Shucking Contest: Come show off your shucking skills during prime oyster season, starting at 2:30pm on the Ashley Stage. Sponsored by The Washout! Prizes will be awarded!
One Pot Showdown: Take one part chili cookoff, one part stew stampede, one part gumbo gauntlet, and ten parts culinary competition; heat to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally, and there you have the One Pot Showdown. Prizes will be awarded!
Live Music: Taste will have two (3) stages showcasing Folly musicians. Additional details regarding the lineup coming soon!
Kids Area: Check out the Kids Kitchen by Good Clean Fun with Pots & Pans Percussion, stilt walkers, jugglers, pasta making, and more! There will also be free inflatables for games and jumping fun!
A portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Folly will benefit Pet Helpers!