Middleton Place
  • Wine Strolls - Wednesdays through June 25
  • Easter Eggstravaganza - April 19

Calendar of Events

2014 Middleton Place Foundation Events

Experience a different side of Middleton Place from hands-on educational demonstrations and dramatic presentations to wine tastings and dinners.

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.

March 12-June 25: Spring Wednesday Wine Strolls

Dates: Wednesdays, March 12-June 25
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $20/online, $25/gate ($5 off for Foundation members)

Sip and stroll in a different garden location each week while sampling old and new world wines. The season will close with a special Rum Stroll on June 25! Extend the evening with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant. Wine Stroll attendees receive 10 percent off dinner on the evening of the stroll. For reservations, call 843-266-7477.

Click here to purchase Wine Stroll tickets online >>

April 19: Easter Eggstravaganza

Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: begins at 10:30 a.m.
Cost: free with general admission (advance reservations are requested)

Bring a basket for the egg hunts which will take place in the Gardens. Once found, the hard-boiled eggs can be taken to the Stableyards to be dyed. Additionally, children play colonial games, participate in the Egg Roll and Egg Toss, hear classic stories and make Easter crafts. Beyond the Eggstravaganza activities, families may linger at Middleton Place and delight in the day's regular activities all afternoon.

Easter Eggstravaganza Update
Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 a.m.

The Easter Eggstravaganza will go on as planned, however Middleton Place did experience heavy rain and puddling overnight. Parents and their children are asked to dress accordingly. Come out for the event beginning at 10:30!

April 27: 7th Annual Lowcountry Local First Chef's Potluck

Date: Sunday, April 27 
Time: 4-7 p.m.  

The Chef's Potluck is one of the most popular events in the Lowcountry with more than 350 attendees in 2013. The event takes place at Middleton Place, where 12+ high-profile Charleston chefs partner with growers to prepare dishes using locally sourced ingredients.


Purchase tickets through Lowcountry Local First >>

May 3: Annual Sheep Shearing

Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: free with general admission

The Middleton Place Gulf Coast sheep receive an annual shearing during a demonstration using traditional steel blade shears in the Plantation Stableyards. Costumed interpreters will be on hand to educate visitors about the Gulf Coast breed, shearing, and wool processing.

Click here to purchase General Admission online >>

May 15-17: "Hands-On" Rice Planting

Dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 15, 16 & 17
Times: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
Cost: Free with General Admission

Join a costumed interpreter and learn how Carolina Gold rice was planted on Low Country plantations and about the African origins of rice and its cultivation in South Carolina in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Click here to purchase General Admission online >>

June 8: Spoleto Festival Finale + Beer Garden

Date: Sunday, June 8
Time: gate opens at 3:30 p.m., main stage performance at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30/adults; $10/children

Picnic on the Greensward in the afternoon and enjoy the 3rd Annual Beer Garden beginning at 3:30 p.m. with local beer, food and music. At 8:30 the attention turns toward the main stage performance which will close with spectacular fireworks.

Tickets at www.SpoletoUSA.org >>

June 25: Naturalization Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, June 25
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: free to the public 

Celebrate Arthur Middleton’s 272nd birthday and welcome our country’s newest Americans as they take the oath of citizenship at the home of an ardent patriot who signed the Declaration of Independence.

July 27: Sustainable Seafood Dinner

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

Savor the past while helping sustain the future of our coast! Join Chef Brandon Buck for a dinner of seafood courses paired with wines. The Middleton Place Restaurant has been named Sustainable Seafood Initiative Partner of the Year twice.

August 10: Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

Date: Sunday, August 10
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Cost: TBA

Executive Chef Brandon Buck will pair light, fresh, grilled and sautéed meats, and vegetables from the on-site Middleton Place Organic Farm, with Holy City Brewing’s best summer beers.

September 3 - October 29: Fall Wine Strolls

Dates: Wednesdays, September 3 - October 29
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $20/online, $25/gate ($5 off for Foundation members)

Sip and stroll in a different Garden location each week while sampling old and new world wines. The season ends with a Masquerade Wine Stroll Finale on Oct. 29!

Extend the evening with dinner at the Middleton Place Restaurant. For reservations, call 843-266-7477.

September 11-13: Carolina Gold Rice Harvest

Dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 11, 12 & 13
Times: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
Cost: Free with General Admission

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.

November 28 & 29: Holiday Market

Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 28 & 29
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: no admission required 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 5 & 12: Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House

Dates: December 5 & 12
Times: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: TBA

Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House – 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 13: Family Yuletide in the Stableyards

Date: Saturday, December 13
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 18, 19 & 20: Grand Illumination + Buffet Dinner

Dates: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 18, 19 & 20
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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