Since the busy season is over, the Folly Beach locals can throw a party and take back the beach. Follypalooza, a carnival style, family friendly event with arts, music, games, food and more will be Saturday October 24, 2015. Come on out and enjoy the fall sunshine, listen to some tunes, and see your Folly friends, while benefiting the Folly Angels.
Last year I remember the great chili served up by the loggerheads crew, the goat curry from Chico Feo, and the Corn on the Cob seasoned perfectly from the Taco Boy truck. There is so much food to choose from, you really can’t go wrong. The music is another of my favorite parts of the festival, and this year all the bands are local. Come see my buddy Nathan play in Deadwin, just one of the acts I am looking forward to. The Folly Beach Jazz All-Stars is another act that should draw a big crowd, as they are Folly favorites, and can really jam. Arts and Crafts will be on display throughout the event, so pick up some stained glass, candles, jewelry, and more.
Kids games are the biggest part of the festival, as a boardwalk style atmosphere is created on Center Street. My kids loved the field goal kick and ring toss the best, but you will also see an inflatable obstacle course, a mechanical bull, and games for kids of all ages. You can win prizes at these games, which makes the little ones so excited, and all the proceeds are benefiting those in need.
Lastly, the people are the best part of the event. Getting the chance to see your friends, relax and chat, and meet new ones is what it is all about. I can usually count on running into some long lost pals, and catching up, while enjoying a cold beverage and watching some great music. This year, I am helping out near the obstacle course running the beanbag toss, so stop by, say hi, and we’ll be new friends too. See you there!
1:30 – 3:00 Noelle Brown & The Troublemakers
3:30 – 5:00 Deadwin
1:30 – 3:00 Thomas Champagne
3:30 – 5:00 Jazz on the Edge Allstars
FollyPalooza Set to Take Place on Saturday, October 24
Annual street festival returns to Center Street to raise money for local cancer patients
Folly Beach, SC – The 8th Annual FollyPalooza will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 10 am – 5 pm on Center Street to raise money for local cancer patients. The family-friendly event will feature a silent auction, live entertainment by several artists, local food and art vendors, kids activities and more. The annual fundraiser directly supports Folly Beach neighbors, who due to medical ailments, are in dire need of financial support. Founded in 2007, FollyPalooza’s mission is to primarily raise money for cancer patients, but also help those with other critical illnesses and medical issues on a case-by-case basis.
Entrance into the festival is free, with money raised through the silent auction, 50/50 raffle, date auction and carnival games. This year’s event will feature over 50 food and art vendors on Center Street and at Folly Beach County Park, as well as a local art competition at the Community Center. In addition to the local vendors, attendees will enjoy live entertainment on two stages with performances by Deadwin, Noelle Brown & The Troublemakers, The Outervention, Jazz on the Edge Allstars, Champagne with Friends, Jefferson Coker Band and more. Other activities include mechanical bull rides, carnival games, jump castles, and face painting for kids.
Wristbands are required to drink on Center Street inside the festival perimeter, and will be available to those 21+ at the Information and T-Shirt Booth for $1 each. You can also purchase tickets for the carnival games, raffle and silent auction at this location. This is a dog friendly event. Chairs and blankets welcome, no coolers or tents.
The sponsors for this year’s event include Holy City Brewing Co., Dos Equis, Thurmond Kirchner Timbes & Yelverton Law Firm, Peter McCoy/McCoy & Stokes Attorneys at Law, Dunes Properties, Planet Follywood, Follywood Productions & more.
If you are interested in participating or sponsoring this event through various sponsorships, silent auction donations, volunteering or monetary donations, please contact the organization’s Board of Directors at Follypalooza4Cancer@Gmail.com. For more information on FollyPalooza, find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FollyPalooza.