Things to Do Around Charleston this September

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This September, venture out with the family or friends to enjoy the fall weather and take advantage of local community events happening all around Charleston. Below are a few Charleston-area celebrations that we recommend.

  • Cast-Off Fishing Tournaments on the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers: On Sept. 1, head to the Mount Pleasant Pier to take part in a friendly fishing tournament. On Sept. 29, the tournament takes place at Folly Beach Pier.Charleston
  • Wine Down Wednesdays at Old Towne Creek County Park: For a relaxing night out with friends, head to the Old Towne Creek County Park on Sept. 5 and Sept. 9 to enjoy tasty local food, wine, and live music.
  • Charleston Restaurant Week: This year, Charleston Restaurant Week takes place Sept. 5-16 and showcases delicious local fare, from quick bites to fine dining. Come out to taste the local flavors! Charleston Beer Week takes place concurrently from Sept. 7-15, and you won’t want to miss it.
  • MOJA Arts Festival: Taking place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 7, the MOJA Arts Festival is a celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. The festival will feature live music, dance, theatre, visual arts galleries, and more. Many of the events are free, making it very family-friendly.

Of course, if you find you need a new or pre-owned vehicle to attend these events, come and visit us at Palmetto Ford.

Celebrate Good Taste at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival

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A fun community atmosphere, gourmet food, and a variety of wine samples await you at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. This annual celebration of good taste will take place from February 28 until March 4, 2018, and interested parties can attend more than 21 various events in a packed schedule that was lovingly put together by a passionate group of culinary enthusiasts. Now in its 13th season, the Charleston Wine and Food Festival is feeling lucky this year regardless, featuring a steadily growing world-class event.

 Charleston Wine and Food Festival

The guest list for the festival ranges from reputable chefs from all over the world to local favorites, farmers, and experts. There are also a number of difference experiences offered, from the central “Culinary Village,” to dining events at local restaurants, to brunches and beverage workshops, and even educational classes on Charleston cuisine. The festival is also mission-based, which means you can feel good about buying a ticket: 92 cents of every dollar the event makes goes towards funding the festival’s community efforts and giving back.

There are a number of packages for guests who want the full experience of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival (that would include several of us at Palmetto Ford), but you can also just as easily check out the online schedule and buy tickets for the events you want to attend a la carte. The choice is yours.

Check Out the 35th Lowcountry Oyster Festival

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If you’ve ever wanted to see 80,000 lb of oysters in the same place, then the 35th Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the place to be! Now in its 35th year, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the largest in the world. The event features everything from live music to oyster eating contests. Trust us when we say this is an event you don’t want to miss out on!

Named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by the Southeastern Tourism Society, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival features Oyster Shucking and Oyster Eating contests of the likes you’ve probably never seen before.

In addition to spectating the contests, attendees will enjoy live music, plenty of wine, a wonderful selection of beers, and a food court that features delicacies from local restaurants—one of Palmetto FordLowcountry Oyster Festival’s favorite features. A children’s area is available for use and ensures that kids can have a fun time at the festival while staying out of harm’s way.

Proceeds from the Lowcountry Oyster Festival will benefit The Ronald McDonald House, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston Country Schools Science Materials and Resource Center, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Pay a visit to Boone Hall Plantation on January 28th to enjoy some fresh oysters and support a good cause!