Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival Returns!

Bring Back the Fun in 2021!

Welcome Back!

The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is returning to Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens for the first time since April 2019. The 2020 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s event will take place from April 29 through May 2. The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival is back by popular demand but is still taking precautions to keep guests safe.

Included with Admission

Access to the Family Festival side of the event which features a petting zoo, acrobatic dog shows, pig races, a three-story slide tower, two giant jump pillows, playground area, contests, live entertainment, vendor exhibits, access to the festival ride side of the event, free parking, and more. Tractor rides to the u-pick strawberry fields also included during designated u-pick hours as long as berries are available.

Tickets for Festival Rides must be purchased separately from admission.

U-Pick Strawberries

U-Pick strawberries will only be available a limited number of hours during the time the festival is open. U-Pick strawberries will be $2.49 lb. and for health and safety reasons, purchase of a one gallon bucket for $2.00 will be required for picking berries.

Festival Schedule

THURSDAY APRIL 29: 6 PM – 10 PM
THIS NIGHT ONLY – Free admission with three canned goods per person that will be collected and donated to local food banks.

FRIDAY APRIL 30: 12 PM – 10 PM

SATURDAY MAY 1: 10 AM – 10 PM

SUNDAY MAY 2: 12 PM – 8PM

PLEASE NOTE, sale of admission tickets to the event will end one hour before closing each day.

Life is different in Mount Pleasant. Here, you can watch the sunrise on the dock while sipping your morning coffee with your feet dangling in the water. In the afternoon, sneak away to the beach or go on a shopping expedition where you'll find one-of-a-kind treasures. For the evening, kayak or paddleboard to dinner. On the creek, you will find nationally-recognized cuisines and unforgettable views. Discover the magic of Mount Pleasant today!

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American Pickers to Film in South Carolina

American Pickers to Film in South Carolina

Submit Your Collection!

Be Featured on American Pickers

Do you, or someone you know living in Mount Pleasant, have a collection of fascinating antiques and other hidden treasures? Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz from the hit History Channel series American Pickers are looking for large, rare collections and things they have never seen before! Enter a local collection of remarkable items with a unique story and you could appear on the show.

Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Submit your collection prior to March 2021.

A message from the American Pickers team regarding COVID-19 - "We understand that with the proliferation of COVID-19, we are all facing very uncertain times. We at American Pickers are taking the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and protocols for safe filming as outlined by the state and CDC. While we plan to be in South Carolina this March, we will continue to re-schedule if conditions change for the worse. Regardless, we are excited to continue to reach the many collectors in the area to discuss their years of picking!"

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to americanpickers@cineflix.com, call 855-OLD-RUST, or on Facebook at @GotAPick.

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Around The Town: October 14 – October 20, 2020

Around The Town
October 14 - October 20, 2020

Visit Mount Pleasant this week to experience Halloween attractions, outdoor movies, fundraisers, and more fun local events around the town!

Upcoming Events:

Check For Updated Operations due to COVID-19 Policies

Fall Flicks at Carolina Park: Remember The Titans

Where: Carolina Park Recreation Complex

When: October 16 at 6:00 p.m.

What: Come out to Carolina Park Recreation Complex Friday nights in October to eat dinner & watch an outdoor movie!

Pink Promenade Catwalk + Cocktails

Where: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

When: October 17 at 11:00 a.m.

What: Towne Centre and Roper St. Francis Healthcare are proud to present our 2nd annual Pink Promenade, a special catwalk + cocktails fundraiser to benefit Roper St. Francis Foundation Breast Cancer Program.

Outdoor Movie: Goosebumps

Where: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

When: October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

What: Sunset views and blockbuster movies with the Charleston Harbor in sight! Make plans to join us at Holy City Drive In.

Buy Local Season is coming to Mount Pleasant!

Buy Local Season is an annual consumer awareness campaign by Mount Pleasant and Lowcountry Local First that encourages our residents to buy local and keep holiday dollars flowing within our community. This year, the campaign is expanding from one month to two - making it a truly Buy Local Season, running November 1 - December 31. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support local!

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Halloween Attractions in Mount Pleasant, SC

Halloween Attractions in Mount Pleasant, SC

Is the USS Yorktown haunted?

Come aboard a WWII aircraft carrier for a ghost tour, enjoy South Carolina’s largest multi-attraction haunted event and more spooky season activities!

Photo by the Town of Mount Pleasant

USS Yorktown Ghost Tours & Costume Contest

Come aboard The USS Yorktown and hear the stories of the American Heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be here today. Commissioned in 1943, the “Fighting Lady” was once manned by over 3,000 people and designed to fight off enemies all over the globe during WWII. Hear stories of the ultimate sacrifice and heroism of the people who once inhabited this ship, and dedicated their lives to the service of our country aboard this great ship. Patriots Point will also be holding a family-friendly costume contest on Halloween weekend. Visitors who arrive in costume from October 31 - November 1 will receive admission for the price of a children's ticket.

Boone Hall Fright Nights

Boone Hall Fright Nights is South Carolina's Largest Multi-Attraction Haunted Event. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, SC on Boone Hall Plantation, Boone Hall Fright Nights features terrifying haunted attractions in one location. Step inside a battered prison where escape is not an option. Wander through Tiny's Toy Factory where the maniacal ringmaster sends his clowns. Descend deep into the woods to combat beasts, demons, and barbaric creatures... surviving this final battle is not guaranteed.

Photo by Boone Hall Plantation
Photo by Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch Drive Through Halloween Trail

Stay in your vehicle and drive along a Halloween trail to view all the exciting scenes with “creatures” and colorful themed displays along the way. After you exit the drive-through trail, there will be directions to where you can park, so your group can exit your vehicle to explore the corn maze together socially distanced from others. There will also be an opportunity to pick out that perfect pumpkin for your family. Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and various colors will be available for purchase from a display area close to the Boone Hall Farms Roadside Produce Stand. Photo ops and festival food options also will be available.

Day-Of Halloween Celebrations

Island Vibes Day of the Dead Halloween Party at Locals

Live music with Seitu Solomon Steelpan. $150 Cash Price Costume Contest for Best Solo/Couples costume. $100 House Cash for best Sugar Skull costume.

Trick-or-Treat After Party at Saltwater Cowboys

Trick-or-treat yourself. Join SWC on the deck for tunes with Strawberry Squad and spooky good specials!

Halloween at Woodward Tavern

Calling all ghouls and ghals! It’s party time at Woodward Tavern. Come celebrate Halloween with dancing, games, prizes, and fun for all ages.

Carol's Balloon Art at Towne Centre

Carol's Balloon Art will be celebrating Halloween creating the most magical masterpieces just for you! Visit Carol in front of Belk on Halloween.

Costume Party at The Basement

Drink Specials, in-house prizes, costume contest winner picked at 9:00! Stop by, stay for a few or the whole night!

Full Moon Halloween at Crafty

Have a spooktacular time this Halloween at Crafty. This Saturday, from open to close!

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Boone Hall Plantation Reopening With Health Measures

Boone Hall Plantation Reopening with
Health Measures in Place

Boone Hall Plantation is reopening this week and they are taking serious measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here is a list of precautions that staff will be taking at Boone Hall Plantation:

Visitors will be able to take personal tours of the outside areas at their own pace. Gullah, beehive, farming, and horticulture presentations will be held outdoors and social distancing rules will be enforced for the audience. The inside of the plantation house is not currently open to the public. 

 

Dates that Boone Hall Plantation is planning to reopen:

Until Boone Hall Plantation announces that they are opening every day, they will be open on Thursdays through Sundays. For the most up to date information, contact Boone Hall Plantation directly.

 

Dog-Friendly Activities

Find Dog-Friendly Activities in Mount Pleasant

Activities for you and your favorite four-legged friends!

Photo courtesy of @therapydogannie via Instagram

Shem Creek Park

Take a relaxing stroll with your leashed dog up and down the boardwalk from Coleman Boulevard to near the mouth of the creek. This area offers a panoramic view of Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor. You can look into the marsh to find several different forms of wildlife including fish, birds, crabs and more. Often you will be greeted by dolphins swimming in and out of the creek.

Pitt Street Bridge Park

If you are looking for a longer walk, the Pitt Street Bridge is just the place! Start by adventuring through the gorgeous Old Village Historic District and end up at the Pitt Street Railroad Bridge. This is the former railroad causeway that connected Mount Pleasant to Sullivan's Island. You can now walk your leashed dog and enjoy stunning views of the sunset.

Palmetto Islands County Park

Palmetto Islands County Park is over 900 acres of a tropical wonderland. You can walk with your leashed companion at this lovely park, which also includes a fenced off-leash dog run.

Boone Hall Plantation

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Boone Hall Plantation with your pup, who must be leashed here. Taking a self-guided tour of the surrounding gardens is a must-do to soak in the sights. Stop an smell the roses that have been growing for over 100 years! Dogs are not allowed on house tours.

Memorial Waterfront Park

Located at the base of the Cooper River Bridge, this is titled the "Crown Jewel of Mount Pleasant". Memorial Waterfront Park offers wide-open views of the Charleston Harbor and plenty of green lawn to spend time with your playful pooch. All dogs should be leashed here.

Many businesses in Mount Pleasant offer dog-friendly environments and fun activities. While you are here make sure to ask around to find your favorites!

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Around the Town: July 8 – July 14

Around the Town
July 8 - July 14

The 15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival is this Saturday at Memorial Waterfront Park and we couldn’t be more excited! The festival promotes and honors the contributions of Gullah people’s history, culture, and traditions with a focus on the sweetgrass basket art form that has been passed down in our community for generations. 

The festival isn’t the only fun thing to do in our Town this week! Go shagging on the pier, listen to live music on the creek, or get a group together to play trivia! Check out the list below for more details and fun ideas! 

Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market

Tuesday, July 9, 3:30pm – 7pm | Moultrie Middle School, FREE

The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is where our community meets to share in a vibrant array of locally grown and SC Certified produce. Stroll through the market to find a bounty of just-picked vegetables, fruits, and fragrant flowers along with local seafood, fresh-cooked meals, baked and canned goods, and locally produced snacks.

Also available each week for your assistance are the Clemson Extension Master gardeners, seasoned volunteers who can help solve most pesky gardening problems.

 

Wednesday Dock Series

Wednesday, July 10, 5pm – 7pm | Muddy’s Bar at Vickery’s Shem Creek

Join us on hump day for happy hour with some live music at Muddy’s Dock Bar! In addition to our normal happy hour specials, we’ve got: $5 Svedka drinks, $4 Sweetwater cans, and $2 jello shots benefiting the ARK Foundation. Clint Powell will be playing 5-7! Who doesn’t want to be in the sand with a cold beer listening to good tunes. . . plus the view ain’t bad either!

 

Team Trivia

Thursday, July 11, 7pm – 9pm | On Forty-One

Join us every Thursday at On Forty-One in Mt. Pleasant for TEAM TRIVIA! Come on out and Show Us Your Smarts to win fabulous prizes! It’s always Free To Play, and the fun will start at 7:00 pm, so bring some friends and make a night of it!

 

Tropical Fridays Happy Hour

Friday, July 12, 5pm – 7pm | The Mill Street Tavern

Join us EVERY Friday at The Mill Street Tavern for a trip to the Caribbean and back. Seitu Solomon will be your tour guide using the sounds of the steelpan to lead the way. Paired with incredibly low drink prices for happy hour! An island excursion doesn’t get easier than this. See Ya There!

 

15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival

Saturday, July 13, 10am – 3pm | Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, FREE

The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant is designed to promote and bring attention to the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continues to exist in our town and surrounding communities today.

Offering free admission, entertainment and activities, the Sweetgrass Festival also provides an opportunity for local basket makers to showcase, promote and market their sweetgrass merchandise to locals as well as cultural tourists from around the country.

Additionally, the Sweetgrass Festival provides an opportunity for engagement, interaction and exposure to the Gullah People’s cultures. Informative and interesting educational sessions will enlighten and entertain participants of all ages.

 

Shaggin’ on the Cooper

Saturday, July 13, 7pm – 11pm | Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, $8 – $10

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze and dance the night away under the stars. Event sponsored by DASANI and 92.1 and 102.1, “The City”. July 13: Gates open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 8 p.m. Music: The Sneakers

 

La Fete Nationale – Bastille Day Party

Sunday, July 14, 5pm – 9pm | Bistro Toulouse

Special Features from Chef Matt: Foie Gras Torchon, Vichyssoise with Cured Salmon, Petite Croque Monsieur, Côte de Bœuf au Jus with Pomme Puree, Choucroute Garnie with House made Sausage & Roast Pork, Whole Loup de Mer, French Flag Profiteroles. All items are a la carte. Additional favorites from our Dinner Menu will also be available.