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Middleton Place Foundation Event Calendar

Attendees of Middleton Place Special Events receive 10% off the room rate at The Inn at Middleton Place. Click here or call 843-556-0500 to reserve.

September 11 & 12: Sports & Leisure Days

Date: Friday & Saturday, September 11 & 12
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission

When not working or dealing with the daily activities of everyday life, people of the 18th and 19th centuries sought ways to relax and to entertain themselves.  Through the mediums of art, sport, gardening, and food, a culture of leisure, pleasure, and entertainment developed.  Departures from everyday life included painting, gardening, tea ceremonies, and such sports as cricket, croquet and lawn bowling.  Join public historians and interpreters at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark for an interactive day of Sport and Leisure. More details to come.

September 18 & 19: Rice Harvest Programming

Dates: Friday & Saturday, September 18 & 19
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 3 p.m.
Cost: free with General Admission

It’s harvest time on the plantation! Join a costumed interpreter at the rice field overlook for a hands-on demonstration of how Carolina Gold rice was harvested. Learn about the complex planting and harvesting processes of rice from field to plate.

September 27: Harvest Moon Dinner

Date: Sunday, September 27
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Cost: TBA

Executive Chef Brandon Buck will prepare a meal focused on local vegetables and Carolina Gold Rice paired with wine. Celebrate the fall season under the light of the full Harvest Moon.

October 25: Hunter Moon Dinner

Date: Sunday, October 25
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Cost: TBA

Executive Chef Brandon Buck will pair a variety of wild game with seasonal beers around the coming of the Hunter Moon, which historically served as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

November 14 & 15: Plantation Days

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: free with General Admission

Craftworkers demonstrate the skills practiced by slaves as they prepared the antebellum plantation for winter. Different aspects of 18th and 19th century plantation life will be explored including domestic skills, African American culture and Gullah storytelling.

November 27 & 28: Holiday Market

Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 27 & 28
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: free to shop

The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market including local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops.

December 4 & 11: Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House

Dates: Fridays, December 4 & 11
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: TBA

Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House, located in Downtown Charleston – decorated for the holidays as it would have been in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston’s last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War.

December 12: Family Yuletide in the Stableyards

Date: Saturday, December 12
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: TBA

Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor. Stableyards artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. Seasonal refreshments provided.

December 17, 18 & 19: Grand Illumination and Buffet Dinner

Date: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 17, 18 & 19
Times: 6 - 8 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: TBA

Celebrate the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the occupying British troops. Warm fires, dramatic presentations and buffet will help make Grand Illumination a memorable part of the season.

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