Taste of Folly

Friday, January 17 – Saturday, January 18, 2020

Taste of Folly will showcase everything Folly with a special emphasis on our eclectic culinary scene.

To purchase your Cocktail Competition tickets, please click here!
To purchase your Street Festival tickets, please click here!
Taste of Folly will showcase everything Folly with a special emphasis on our eclectic culinary scene. The weekend will begin with a Cocktail Competition on Friday night, the 17th, featuring craft cocktails from Folly establishments. Following the competition, Center Street will be taken over by Folly establishments on Saturday, the 18th, 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 Contests, and the Server Olympics. Complemented by four local bands, 40+ Folly art, craft, and fashion vendors, and a robust kid area, Taste of Folly will have something for everyone!

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. For tickets, please click here.

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 drivers license) and kids 12 and under are free. For tickets, please click here.

Cooking Demonstrations:

Select restaurants will have live demonstrations at their booths throughout the day. Specifics on times & booths will be released on Thursday!

Bert’s Market Hot Dog Eating Contest:

On the Erie 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. Starting at 11 am on Center Street while supplies last. $5 per person to taste and vote. $20 to enter, which includes free admission to the event for one person. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

The Washout Oyster Shucking Contest:

Back for it’s third year, come show off your shucking skills during prime oyster season, starting at 2:30 pm on the Erie stage. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

Server Olympics:

Ever run through tires with a tray of drinks? Nothing easy about it. Folly waiters will perform their customary duties while going through obstacle course at Erie. Running from 10 am to 12 pm, come check the servers out as they dart through our obstacle course! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Music:

Four great bands of various genres are sure to satisfy every music lover! Weigh Station & Bluegrass Buddies will kick the day off at 11:30 with Well Charged & Spazmatics bringing the day to a close! Live music will be at both Ashley & Huron Avenues.

Kids Area:

Check out the Kids Kitchen by Good Clean Fun with Pots & Pans Percussion, Soapy Sudsy Kitchen, still walkers, jugglers and pasta making – all for FREE! There will also be free inflatables for jumping fun at Ashley!
To purchase your Cocktail Competition tickets, please click here!
To purchase your Street Festival tickets, please click here!
Times and activities are subject to change, please check back or visit us on Facebook at Visit Folly for the most up-to-date information.
For everyone’s safety, pets, coolers, outside beverages, skateboards, bikes, etc. are not permitted in the event.

Rain Date: January 25, 2020

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