Don’t Miss “Taste of Folly” this Year

Don't Miss "Taste of Folly" this Year

Have you ever visited Folly Beach during January? If not, then you don’t want to miss this amazing Folly Festival this year. Come visit Folly Beach during the weekend of January 18th – January 20, 2019 for a weekend on the Edge of America! And staying in one of our Folly Beach vacation rentals will help you be ready for the fun, filled weekend. You will be able to enjoy some of Folly’s eclectic food that you may find here locally on your next getaway. Let’s look at what the schedule looks like for the fun filled weekend in Folly Beach.

Let the Friday Night Fun Begin

Beginning the weekend off on Friday, January 18th come enjoy the Cannon Distillery Cocktail Competition from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You are able to take craft cocktails made by the Folly Restaurants and bars where you will get to vote for your favorite. There is a $20 admission fee for each adult to the event, but you will get free samples of all the cocktails that are served. What a fun way to enjoy your Friday night out.

It’s “Taste of Folly” Time

Saturday is when all the fun begins on the streets of Folly. The streets will close at 7:00 am and will reopen at 6:30 pm. The admission to the event is $5 per person but kids 12 and under are free. There will be several different things happening on this day that you don’t want to miss out on. The street festival will begin at 10:00 am and will end at 4:00 pm on Center Street. Go and see what kind of fun and amazing things you can find. We promise you won’t be disappointed in the choosing.

Don't Miss "Taste of Folly" this Year

If you are more interested in cooking demonstrations, there will be select restaurants that are going to have live demonstrations at their booths throughout the day. And if you have ever been told you love hot dogs too much, then head over to Bert’s Market to enter into the Hot Dog Eating Contest. This is a free event for you to take part in so why not go and have a little fun while eating hot dogs. If chili is more your style, then head over to Center Street from 11 am to 3 pm and participate in the Chili Cook Off. For $5 per person you will be able to taste the chili’s that are being judged and vote on your favorite. Not only are you able to take part in the Hot Dog Contest, but you can also enter into the Oyster Shucking Contest too. Beginning at 2:30 pm at the Ashley Stage, you and your family can enjoy this contest to see who can shuck the most and the fastest in a certain amount of time.

Kids Area & Live Music

For those of you who will be traveling with little ones, then take advantage of coming to Taste of Folly and let them enjoy the Kids Area. There will be a Kids Kitchen by Good Clean Fun that comes complete with pots & pans percussion, soapy sudsy kitchen and pasta making. Plus, there will be free inflatables for them to enjoy and get all their energy out and culinary-inspired arts and crafts from the Folly Beach Library. And if you’d like to be able to enjoy some live music with the family then head over to one of the 3 stages where you can enjoy some Folly musicians.

Don't Miss "Taste of Folly" this Year

If you haven’t gotten to take advantage of coming to Folly during the month of January, then you must book your trip today. We still have availability for you and your family to getaway to the beach away from the cold air. And if you think that you won’t be able to find a deal, then just ask as we have some of the cheapest oceanfront option all over Folly Beach for you to take advantage of. We at Folly’s Best Rentals wanted to let you know that now is the time to book your vacations for February and March. There are a few things happening that benefit the Morris Island Lighthouse which is so very dear to our island. We can’t wait to see you this winter as we celebrate many things happening on Folly Beach!

Spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach This Year

Spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach this Year

Making new holiday traditions with the family are always special but spending Thanksgiving Day in Folly Beach can be a new tradition this year. The first of November marks the start of the holiday season, where everyone in the family begins making their Thanksgiving Day plans. They are trying to figure out who’s home it will be at. But instead of trying to figure it out, just make plans to spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach in your oceanfront vacation rental. Soon after Thanksgiving, Christmas music will be a regular on the radio as people go shopping on Black Friday. There are plenty of things for you and your family to do while you vacation here for the holidays. Let’s look at why you must spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach this year.

Quality Time with Family

Spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach this Year

When you think of Thanksgiving, you think of spending as much quality time with your family. Many families have made coming to Folly Beach a tradition each year for Thanksgiving because there will be plenty of space for everyone. Staying at home can be stressful because many of us want our home to be perfect, meaning we stress over everything. But when you spend a holiday in Folly Beach, it’s more relaxing and you will want to spend as much time with the whole family. Spend the day cooking in your vacation rental or go out to eat instead.

Perfect Fall Weather

Fall has officially made its way to Folly Beach and we have to say that the temps have been perfect for spending the day soaking up the sun. While the weather has a little chill to the air, it’s still much warmer than living up north. One of the most amazing times to visit Folly Beach is during the fall months. The weather during the day seems to warm up for you and your family to get plenty of sunshine and play in the sand. And at night the air has a small chill to it, but not so much to where you wouldn’t want to take a walk on the beach with a loved one. This is the perfect time of the year to come celebrate Thanksgiving with your family.

The Views

Spend Thanksgiving in Folly Beach this Year

Even during the off-season, Folly beach is nothing but beautiful. Spending Thanksgiving watching the waves roll in and out from your oceanfront vacation rental is what everyone dreams of. You may happen to see some fishing boats off in the distance or people taking pictures on the beach for their Christmas cards. With 12 miles of beach and beauty, how could you not want to vacation here? Take a stroll along the beach or have your family’s holiday pictures taken on the beach. There is a plenty of things that you can enjoy while you vacation here.

Shop Until You Drop

After Thanksgiving, while the Christmas music begins to play, go shop until you drop at the Charleston Tanger Outlet Mall. We know that most everyone likes to get the best deals for Christmas shopping. While you can find some pretty amazing deals at the outlet mall, you can also find some great deals at some of the local shops too. Folly Beach is known for having some of the best gifts to give to others for the holidays. Don’t miss out on any of them this year.

There are many other reasons why you should spend Thanksgiving here in Folly Beach, but these are just a few we thought you would enjoy. If you and your family are ready to spend Thanksgiving here, please look at our vacation rental inventory today. You may be surprised to find the perfect home to rent for the holiday weekend!

Folly Beach Safe After Hurricane Florence

For more than a week, we were just like the rest of the East Coast were wondering when Hurricane Florence would make landfall. The forecast was pretty consistent in showing where she would make landfall and knew that this was an intense storm. Many residents in North Carolina were already evacuating their homes and heading more inland to take shelter from the storm on Monday, September 10, 2018.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, we received word that all Coastal Counties were on a mandatory evacuation. Wednesday, September 12th our office closed at noon to be sure that we could safely evacuate the area just in case Florence decided to make landfall near our beautiful island. 

As the world watched one of the strongest storms inching closer and closer to the United States, we realized how large this storm really was. Beginning on Thursday, September 13th, the rain began in Eastern North Carolina and the wind was ripping through. By Friday, September 14th it had made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina and we were still not sure if our area would be impacted. At 8 p.m., the core of Tropical Storm Florence had crossed from North Carolina into South Carolina, still throwing around 70 mph winds.

The next several days Florence showed her fury and decided to make a slow movement towards our state, South Carolina. Folly Beach did receive rain from the hurricane and some wind as well, but we were in the clear.

Folly Beach is Open

Folly’s Best Rentals opened back up for business on Saturday, September 15th as the curfew ended at 1:00 pm. We watched the news and saw the devastation that Hurricane Florence left in her path. Many residents in the Carolina’s have lost everything due to flooding, trees and just the devastation that Florence brought with her. While we feel very lucky to have had no damage or flooding to our area, our hearts go out to everyone in the Carolina’s who have been affected. If you are looking to help those who have been affected, making a donation to United Way Hurricane Florence Recovery will go a long way.


If you have a fall vacation coming up in the next few weeks, please monitor the road conditions in South Carolina. There are still many roads that are closed including many roads in North and South Carolina due to flooding or damage from the storm. We want to make sure that our guests get here to Folly Beach safely for their vacation!

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Coming to Folly Beach during September can be so much fun for you and your family. After Labor Day, things can settle down in Folly Beach, but it doesn’t mean the fun has to. This year the Sea and Sand Festival is happening from September 21st-23rd on Folly Beach. Staying in one of our oceanfront vacation rentals can keep you close to where all the action is happening for this fun festival. Let’s look below at what there is to come for the festival this year.

Miss Sea & Sand Pageant

The Miss Sea & Sand Pageant is back for its 5th year crowing 9 winners based on their age, category, hobbies, volunteer activities, awards and their love for Folly Beach. This is open to all females from the ages of 4 years and up and males 7 years and under. The pageant categories this year are Tiny Miss, Little Miss, Junior Teen, Teen, Junior Miss, Miss, Misses and Little Mister. There will be additional awards given as well. Watch these cuties and beauties strut their stuff starting at 7:00 pm September 21st at Folly River Park. Admission is free for this event.

Sea & Sand Festival

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Join us on September 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Center Street for a day of fun in the sun. This year the Sea & Sand Festival will include arts, crafts, fashion vendors and live music. There will be kid activities and some pretty amazing Folly Beach Restaurants servings up some awesome food. Admission is $6 in advance and $10 at the door but you don’t want to miss out on the fun going on that day. Please note that you cannot bring animals, coolers, bikes, skateboards, and other similar items to the festival. This is for everyone’s safety as we like to keep everyone safe during this event.

Sea & Sand Side Show for the Kids

Bringing the kids this year is perfect as there will be an area just for the kids. There will be Bubble Therapy, face painting, mermaid visits, jugglers and even some inflatables. From a Kids Kitchen to Arts & Crafts for the kids there will be something for all kids of all ages. And worried about the inflatables for the younger kids, there will be one reserved just for toddlers. There is going to be a few more things for the kids to enjoy during the festival this year.

Sandcastle & Volleyball Competitions

Come Stay in Folly Beach for the Sea & Sand Festival

Spending the day on the beach by the pier on the sand is just what you need for the final day of the festival. You will be able to see some pretty amazing sandcastles and there will even be some volleyball competitions that day. Don’t leave the weekend without experiencing this amazing event! You will want to return each year after visiting this one.

While there are some other amazing events happening during this festival these are just a few that we thought you’d enjoy. If you are still looking for a Folly Beach vacation rental for your fall trip, check out what availabilities we have. We can’t wait to see you for the Sea & Sand Festival and for your fall vacation!