Fall Festival at Freshfields Village Welcomes Cooler Days




 Contact: Mike Touhill

Freshfields Village




Fall Festival at Freshfields Village Welcomes Cooler Days

Free Family Friendly Entertainment and Live Music to be featured October 5-7

September 6, 2012 (Johns Island, SC)—Cooler days and nights have arrived on Charleston’s sea islands, and Freshfields Village thinks that’s worth celebration. Mark the arrival of the season at the  Fall Festival, which will host festivities Friday, October 5 through the 7th. Sponsored in part by King Street Grille and Anheuser-Busch, the festival has plenty of family fun scheduled over the weekend, which will wrap up with the American Music Celebration, a series of national roots music acts.

October 5: Palmetto Soul! will hit the Freshfields Village Green stage from 6 to 9 p.m. with a free concert of an eclectic range of music from any era or genre. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to relax and comfortably enjoy this outdoor performance. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

October 6: From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., families will really get into the fall spirit with a day packed with fun events such as live music and children’s activities, as well as a special Farmer’s Market featuring local seasonal goods and produce. The Chris Crosby Duo will perform on the Village Green, and kids can play for hours with free jump castles, a climbing wall, face painting, golf games from The First Tee of Greater Charleston and more. At 1:00 p.m. the nationally acclaimed storyteller and playwright, Sharon Murray, also known as The Gullah Lady, will introduce audiences to the rich traditions of the Gullah culture.  Guests can also experience local artwork and watch live demonstrations by the Kiawah & Seabrook Artists Guild.

October 7: Conclude the weekend at the  7th Annual American Music Celebration, which will feature free concerts from three national roots music acts, sponsored by the Town of Kiawah, Bill and Marilyn Blizard, and the Lowcountry Blues Bash. Musicians will perform from 2 to 7 p.m. on the Village Green and will include:

  • Miss Wanda Johnson & The Upstate Rhythm Section: Wanda will perform a selection of rhythm and blues songs with her homegrown Upstate band.
  • Travis “Moonchild” Haddix Blues Orchestra: Travis Haddix is one of America’s most prolific blues/soul artists and brings his seven-piece band for a rare tour of the Lowcountry.
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats: Harmonica expert Rick Estrin brings his southern California roots and original songwriting to Freshfields Village for his appearance in South Carolina.

This festival is a prelude to Freshfields’ vibrant holiday event schedule, which kicks off with the  Holiday Festival on Friday, November 23.

About Freshfields Village:

Freshfields Village is located on Johns Island between Kiawah and Seabrook islands. With over 60 locally owned shops, galleries, restaurants, services and businesses, Freshfields offers something for all ages and interests. Visit www.FreshfieldsVillage.com or www.facebook.com/FreshfieldsVillage for information about new retail stores, restaurants, and special events.


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