Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival - October 10th - 18th, 2015

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11th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival October 10 - 18, 2015

Where Fine Art & The Bounty of the Sea Come Together

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, October 10, 2015

INSHORE FISHING TOURNAMENT 7:00AM- 4:00PM May River Excursions will be hosting the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival first ever adult fishing tournament at the Oyster company park. There will be a cash prize for the largest catches. Instructions will be discussed at the Captain's Meeting Friday night (Oct 9) @6 pm at the Sipping cow/ Peppers Court. Contact Chris @ 843-304-2878 or Eric at MarshgrassAdventures.com or (843) 684-3296 for more info. Entry fee of $25 per angler.

THE BLUFFTON HERITAGE DISCOVERY TOUR 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival collaborating with Celebrate Bluffton present their inaugural tour of historic properties. This self-paced tour is filled with stories of the remarkable people and events that have contributed to the charm and character of our Lowcountry town. Whether your Bluffton roots are just taking hold or stretch back generations, spend a few minutes with one of the guides at each location and you’ll have a new appreciation of our heritage.

Our tour includes the following properties:

• Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church- Members of the current congregation will share the history of the church, including its antebellum origin and its purchase by freed slaves, and how new programs for its members and the community continue to celebrate the legacy of its founders.

• Palmetto Bluff- In the early 20th century, this magnificent landscape attracted Richard T. Wilson, a wealthy NY banker, who built a mansion in what is now Wilson Village. Come and see some of the artifacts from excavations of the mansion and hear how the Wilson family brought society and sometimes drama to Beaufort County.

• St. Luke’s Church and Cemetery- Built in 1824 to serve as the church of St. Luke’s Parish, this building retains many fascinating and original architectural features. Find out how the parish was established, what happened to the original church and who is buried in the surrounding cemetery. 2

• Buck Island/Bluffton Cemetery- You may find that some of the stories of the early Bluffton residents and their descendants buried here are haunting, whether or not you believe in ghosts.

• The Garvin House- Constructed c. 1870 by freed slave Cyrus Garvin, this property provides a glimpse into Bluffton’s African American society during Reconstruction. Discover what historians have learned by looking at the structure and sifting through old documents. After the tour, come back to the Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church where you can enjoy the sweet sounds of voices in harmony. The concert begins at 4:30 PM and you’re also invited to stay for dinner! An authentic Lowcountry Gullah supper will follow at 5:30 PM and will include storytelling and more music. Tickets for the tour and the dinner will be available on or around September 1. Come and be captivated by our history!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Kick off the week's festivities strolling through Old Town Bluffton viewing FRIENDS OF BLUFFTON ARTIST’S 4rd ANNUAL INVITATIONAL LOCAL ARTIST SHOWCASE, a celebration of exceptional hand-made, original local art including oil and acrylic paintings, pottery and much, much more.

11:00AM - 4:00PM Musicians will entertain throughout the day on the main stage along with Bluffton School of Dance and The May River Theatre presenting songs from their performances. Art Exhibits, Music and More on Calhoun Street. Stage 2: Craig Coyne 11:00am-12:45pm Lee Tyler Post 1:15pm-3:45pm Stage 3: Nick Primiano 11:00am- 1:00pm Bill Dupont 1:30pm-4:00pm

EMPTY BOWLS 11:00AM – 4:00PM

A true celebration of Art & Cuisine! Join us at Jacob Preston Studio, 10 Church Street, and help feed the hungry through our donation to local food charities. Buy a handmade bowl by local potters and choose from a variety of soups to fill it. Enjoy the soup while visiting with the potters: Jacob Preston, Tim Holsinger, Brynne Bowler, Taylor Cook, Manuel Lopez, James O’Connell, Travis White, Alex Waddell, Scott Kinsey.

BOAT PARADE ON THE MAY BLESSING OF THE FLEET GOSPEL MUSIC CHURCH OF THE CROSS 4:00PM

Bring your lawn chair, view the Boat Parade and enjoy Gospel music by Lavon Stevens on the bluff or join the parade in your own boat. Make plans now to gather at the sandbar before 3:00 PM and process to the Church of the Cross. OYSTER FEST, 5:00 - 8:00PM, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park 3 First Oyster Roast of the Season, Shrimp Boil & BBQ, Music.

Bluffton Shrimpboats

Monday, October 12, 2015

KAYAK & PADDLE BOARD TOURS ON THE MAY RIVER, MONDAY - SATURDAY

There will be two tours available: an "early bird" tour at 8:00AM for $20.00 and a 10:00AM tour for $25.00 per person. Price includes kayak or paddle board and 1 1/2 hour tour around the May River. Anyone that has a kayak or paddle board and wants to "tag along" can do so for free. There is a 17 person maximum for each tour, so be sure and call 843-684-3296 for reservations.

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY - SATURDAY

Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air. $20/ per person...subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

DINNER & LEARN TOUR AT WADDELL MARICULTURE CENTER 5:30PM

21 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton Reservations required. $30/per person. Call Mary at 843-815-2472 or 843-815-2474 Join Al Stokes, Manager/Wildlife Biologist IV, as he presents a tour of the Waddell Mariculture Center followed by a Crab-Pickin' and Oyster-Shuckin' Demonstration by the ladies of The Bluffton Oyster Company. Guests will benefit from the results of their hard work as a prelude to the Dinner Buffet. The buffet, catered by the Toomers, includes Gumbo 2 Ways (chicken and seafood), Caesar salad, cornbread, cookies and tea. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. New- special viewing of Beaufort County’s water quality video.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

KAYAK & PADDLE BOARD TOURS ON THE MAY RIVER, MONDAY - SATURDAY

There will be two tours available: an "early bird" tour at 8:00AM for $20.00 and a 10:00AM tour for $25.00 per person. Price includes kayak or paddle board and 1 1/2 hour tour around the May River. Anyone that has a kayak or paddle board and wants to "tag along" can do so for free. There is a 17 person maximum for each tour, so be sure and call 843-684-3296 for reservations.

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY - SATURDAY

Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air. $20/ per person...subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

4 KAYAK & PADDLE BOARD TOURS ON THE MAY RIVER, MONDAY - SATURDAY

There will be two tours available: an "early bird" tour at 8:00AM for $20.00 and a 10:00AM tour for $25.00 per person. Price includes kayak or paddle board and 1 1/2 hour tour around the May River. Anyone that has a kayak or paddle board and wants to "tag along" can do so for free. There is a 17 person maximum for each tour, so be sure and call 843-684-3296 for reservations.

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY - SATURDAY

Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air. $20/ per person...subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

AUTHOR NIGHT - "CELEBRATE THE LOW COUNTRY YESTERDAY & TODAY"

Make plans now to attend this exciting evening celebrating the rich history and culture of the Gullah people through "brush, pen and spoon"! Two well known artists/authors, Pearce W. Hammond and Patricia Elaine Sabree, join cookbook author, Chef Sallie Ann Robinson, in sharing their stories of the Gullah people and enjoying Sallie Ann's Old Fuskie Crab Rice dish as the finale. 5:30PM Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided by Southern Spice Catering and Events; 6:00PM Showtime, at the Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park. Cost: $10 donation per attendee, proceeds to the Waddell Mariculture Center. Book sale and signing. Cooking demo. Art display and sale. Reservations required: call Mary at 843-815- 2472 or 843-815-2474.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

WINE TASTING, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Enjoy a new culinary event during seafood week. 25 wines both domestic and imported; red, white and sparkling; perfectly paired with seafood hors d'oeuvres. Corks Wine Company, 14 Promenade Street, Suite 306. $20 per person; advance reservations required. (843) 815-5168.

KAYAK & PADDLE BOARD TOURS ON THE MAY RIVER, MONDAY - SATURDAY

There will be two tours available: an "early bird" tour at 8:00AM for $20.00 and a 10:00AM tour for $25.00 per person. Price includes kayak or paddle board and 1 1/2 hour tour around the May River. Anyone that has a kayak or paddle board and wants to "tag along" can do so for free. There is a 17 person maximum for each tour, so be sure and call 843-684-3296 for reservations.

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY - SATURDAY

Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air. $20/ per person...subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

5 Friday, October 16, 2015

KAYAK & PADDLE BOARD TOURS ON THE MAY RIVER, MONDAY - SATURDAY

There will be two tours available: an "early bird" tour at 8:00AM for $20.00 and a 10:00AM tour for $25.00 per person. Price includes kayak or paddle board and 1 1/2 hour tour around the May River. Anyone that has a kayak or paddle board and wants to "tag along" can do so for free. There is a 17 person maximum for each tour, so be sure and call 843-684-3296 for reservations.

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY - SATURDAY

Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air. $20/ per person...subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY AT THE HEYWARD HOUSE 4:00PM- 6:00PM

Pat Conroy will be joining Bluffton resident and author, Ellen Malphrus, to celebrate the launch of her debut novel, Untying the Moon, from 4-6pm at the Heyward House in Old Town Bluffton. For the first time in its history The Arts & Seafood Festival is proud to welcome beloved author, Pat Conroy. 'Untying the Moon' will be available for sale and Ellen will personally sign each copy. This special event is free and open to the public. Wine and hor d'oeurves will be served. There will be prize drawings and a chance to win books signed by Conroy and Malphrus.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

KAYAK & PADDLE BOARD TOURS ON THE MAY RIVER, MONDAY - SATURDAY

There will be two tours available: an "early bird" tour at 8:00AM for $20.00 and a 10:00AM tour for $25.00 per person. Price includes kayak or paddle board and 1 1/2 hour tour around the May River. Anyone that has a kayak or paddle board and wants to "tag along" can do so for free. There is a 17 person maximum for each tour, so be sure and call 843-684-3296 for reservations.

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY - SATURDAY

Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air. $20/ per person...subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

10K ROAD RACE & 5K FUN RUN 8:00AM – 10:30AM Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Join us for a run through Old Town Bluffton with scenic river and marsh views. Compete in a fast-paced 10K or complete the 5K with the entire family! Both events will be professionally chip timed.

6 CHILDREN’S FISHING TOURNAMENT, BLUFFTON OYSTER CO.

10:00AM –12:30PM Register between 10:00 - 10:30AM at The Bluffton Oyster Company. Weigh-In at 12:30PM at the Bluffton Oyster Company. There is no fee. Prizes will be awarded.

ART & SEAFOOD STREET FEST 10:00AM – 5:00PM HISTORIC DISTRICT BLUFFTON FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Enjoy our juried art show featuring over 100 local and regional artists from 10 different states, displaying an array of fine art: oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, pottery, ceramics, water color and much, much more. Local seafood and low country cuisine served by area restaurants. Cherish our Waterways and Low Country Environmental Exhibits. History of Bluffton at The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Favorite bands will entertain on three stages throughout the day: Main Stage: Everybody's Favorite 10:00am-12:20pm Julie Gribble 12:45pm-2:30pm Spike Ivory 3:00pm-5:00pm Stage 2: Tommy Sims 10:00am-11:30am Jordan Ross 12:00pm-2:30pm Lee Tyler Post 2:45pm-5:00pm Stage 3: Reid Richmond 10:00am-12:15pm Chiggers 12:45pm- 2:15pm Half Empty 2:30pm-5:00pm ART IN THE PARK 10:00AM – 5:00PM DuBois Park on Boundary Street Presented by Sea Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Children's art activities under the pavilion brought to you by Creative Outlet SC. Visit the stations around the tent and create your very own masterpiece. Prizes, games, pirates, fun and much, more for the budding artists of all ages. Family oriented magic show with Gary Maurer 1:00PM

ROCKIN’ ON THE DOCK 6:00PM - DUSK BLUFFTON OYSTER CO.

Seafood Extravaganza Tasting Live music by Gary Byrd and the Outlaws Fireworks at Dusk End the full day of activities with a grand finale. Eat great local seafood and watch the fireworks for a night to remember!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ART & SEAFOOD STREET FEST 10:00AM – 4:00PM HISTORIC DISTRICT BLUFFTON FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY 7

Enjoy our juried art show featuring over 100 local and regional artists from 10 different states, displaying an array of fine art: oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, pottery, ceramics, water color and much, much more. Local seafood and low country cuisine served by area restaurants. Cherish our Waterways and Low Country Environmental Exhibits.

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

Favorite bands will entertain on three stages throughout the day: Main Stage: Bam Jazz 11:00am-1:15pm Night Train 1:45pm-4:00pm Stage 2: Gary Pratt 11:00am-1:00pm Blue Ridge Arrangement 1:30pm-4:00pm Stage 3: John Emil 11:00am-1:15pm Jeff Beasley 1:45pm-4:00pm ART IN THE PARK 11:00AM – 4:00PM DuBois Park on Boundary Street Presented by Sea Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Children's art activities under the pavilion brought to you by Creative Outlet SC. Prizes, fun and much, much more for the budding artists of all ages. Family oriented magic show with Gary Maurer 1:00PM

The “ART OF CUISINE” IRON CHEF CHALLENGE in Neptune’s Galley on the corner of Calhoun Street and Bridge Street. Presented by The Big Green Egg 10:00AM – 1:00PM Get cooked up with Cooking Demos on the Big Green Eggs; learn from the experts and enjoy the demonstrations while the chefs set up. 1:00PM-2:30PM Join the fun and watch top chefs from the area compete to create the best seafood dishes. No Parking in Downtown Bluffton. Free Shuttles from Red Cedar Elementary (Bluffton Parkway to Red Cedar Street) Saturday, 10/17only: 10:00AM - 9:00PM Sunday, 10/18only: 10:00AM – 5:00PM For more information 843-757-BLUF (2583)

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