Luxury beach house rentals SC are great to stay in any time of the year, and this is no exception.  This week marked the official start of fall, and sure enough, pumpkin-flavored everything is showing up in coffee shops and restaurants all over the Lowcountry.

First off, a quick follow-up to that last BLOG  –  this weekend is the 36th annual Taste of Charleston at Boone Hall Plantation.  It’s a chance to sample some of the best cuisine that the Lowcountry has to offer, all in one convenient and very beautiful locale.  The tents are set up on the large back lawn behind the main house at Boone Hall for the main event on Sunday, and tonight is the Iron Chef Competition downtown at the Gaillard.  The festival has been described as a “sea of culinary enchantment.”

New to the event this year is the Cooking Well Village, with cooking demos and chef cook-offs, co-sponsored with the South Carolina Hospital Association.  It promises to bring an element of healthy eating to the annual foodfest.

Live music this year will be by the rowdy group from New Orleans, Cowboy Mouth, who plays a “unique style of rock & roll gumbo.”  Sounds like a lot of fun.

Boone Hall is convenient to all our SC vacation rentals, either a Folly Beach house Charleston or a luxury house on Isle of Palms.  It’s an especially easy drive from our Isle of Palms vacation rentals  –  just cross the Connector and head up Highway 17 North a little ways till you see the signs.

You are encourage to carpool, and coolers, pets and tailgating are now allowed.  Here’s the official website:

Shrimp Fest near our luxury beach house rentals SC

Shrimp Fest near our luxury beach house rentals SC

Shrimp Fest near our luxury beach house rentals SC…

If you are here in one of our beach rentals Charleston this weekend, you can fill it with all sorts of deliciousness.  Wedged between the Iron Chef Competition tonight and the Taste of Charleston Main Event Sunday, check this out.  Tomorrow  –  Saturday, September 24th  –  you can head south down Highway 17 for the Edisto Shrimp Fest.  It’s a celebration of all things shrimp, and all ways to eat it.

Here are the specs:

  • Enjoy local shrimp prepared according to classic Edisto recipes;
  • Loads of arts and crafts vendors will be selling their creations;
  • Plenty of music –  DJ Jim Bowers spinning from noon – 5:00 p.m.,
  • Shag lessons at 4:00 p.m.
  • Shem Creek Boogie Band plays live from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Located at Bay Creel Park in Edisto (3702 Docksite Road),
  • Shrimp Fest lasts from 11:00 a.m. till 10 p.m. Admission is free until 5:00, then $5 after 5:00.  Kids 12 and under are free.
  • More info:

Edisto is a scenic drive from all our rental homes South Carolina, and a bit closer to Folly Beach house rentals Charleston SC.

Little Mozart Circus near our luxury beach house rentals SC

Little Mozart Circus near our luxury beach house rentals SC

And, how about some Mozart near our luxury beach house rentals SC…

Also going on tomorrow is a kind of cool event, especially tailored for the young folks in your Charleston beach house.  It’s the Little Mozart Circus, put on by Chamber Music Charleston.

Here’s more from the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs  –

Chamber Music Charleston will present the 8th Annual “Little Mozart Circus” on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:30am-1:30pm at Marion Square.  This free, family-oriented event includes a variety of mini-performances under the Main Tent, interactive performance opportunities under the Side Tent and numerous small tents hosted by local music schools and arts organizations.

A highlight of the circus is the interactive musical experiences under the Side Tents, such as the Music and Arts Instrument Petting Zoo and various Play-Ins.  Try your hand at playing a violin, trumpet, flute or any number of other instruments under the guidance of professional educators and accomplished students at the Instrument Petting Zoo.  Bring your own instrument and join the Suzuki Violin or Cello Posse Play-In, where violinists and cellists of all ages are welcome participate in the fun and share the joy of playing favorite pieces with friends.  Participation for the group Play-In activities are free of charge and advance registration is encouraged but not required.  Information, including specific repertoire, is available at

So enjoy some delicious Lowcountry cuisine and seafood (all hail, the mighty shrimp!), and when you are looking for luxury beach house rentals SC  –  namely Isle of Palms luxury rentals  –  remember to call Exclusive Properties.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger