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29 May 2015
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Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto are in full swing right now, and the city is hoppin’ with cultural events of all kinds.  Most take place on and around the downtown peninsula, which is an easy drive from all our SC vacation rentals, whether you’re in one of our Isle of Palms luxury rentals or a Folly Beach house Charleston.

If you’re here staying in one of our luxury beach house rentals SC, especially one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, the festival is coming to you.  This weekend is the official Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest on the IOP, and it kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30th.  Just head out of your luxury house on Isle of Palms and walk, bike or golf cart over to Front Beach to check out the fun.

Believe it or not, this marks the 27th annual installment of the competition.  They award a lot of great prizes, not to mention the much-coveted bragging rights.   It’s a very family-friendly event, and if you’re here in a Charleston beach house with a group of friends and loved ones, you just might want to enter a team and give it a whirl.

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category:

  • Adult’s event (Ages 21 and older)
  • Family event (At least one adult & one young adult or child)
  • Young Adult’s event (Ages 15 – 20)
  • Children’s event (Ages 14 and under)
  • Best Architectural
  • Most Creative

Speaking of which  -entries do get pretty creative, indeed, and it’s always a lot of fun to watch the designs develop and unfold from the sands of the island.

Here’s a link to the town’s website with more information, pictures, videos (including an aerial video) of past winners as well as a registration form for this year’s competition:

For more information, call 886-8294 OR visit the website

E-mail your questions to:  [email protected]or[email protected]

If you’re in one of our beach rentals Charleston, there’s nothing like a festival event competition taking place on – and literally made up of  -  the beach itself!

To give you an idea of what people enter, here’s a list of winners from last year:

Winners for 2014

  Best of Children's
1st - Site AA - Frozen - Olaf's Minions

2nd - Site W - Minecraft Serpent
3rd - Site T - Piccolo Octopus

Best of Young Adults
1st - Site A - 9-11 Tribute

2nd - Site 2 - Recharging for Summer
3rd - Site B - Turtle Topia

Best of Family
  1st - Site 27 - Bee on Me

2nd - Site BB - Lego on Vacation
3rd - Site 25 - Peace

Most Creative
1st - Site 22 - Finion

2nd - Site 4 - Mr. Spoleto Head
3rd - Site 20 - Couch

Best Architectural
1st - Site 14 - Game of Sand

2nd - Site 5 - Colosseum
3rd - Site 35 - Piccoloctopus

Best of Adults
1st - Site 19 - IOP - Spoleto

2nd - Site 21 - Frozen in the Summer
3rd - Site 18 - Spo-Le-To Frogs

Best of Show - Overall
Site 12 - Raising the Flag over Iwo Jima

So check out this and some of the many other events of Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto going on now.  Here’s a link to a previous blog with more about it: Time for peak season – and First Flush

And remember, when you are looking for rental homes South Carolina, especially beach house rentals Charleston SC, call EP for the best in the biz.


All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger