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First Flush Fest’Tea’val At The Charleston Tea Plantation

The Charleston Tea Plantation and Clear Channel Communications are hosting the 6th Annual First Flush Fest’Tea’val, which will be held on Sunday, May 20.  Come enjoy wonderful music, food, beverages, arts and crafts and a free kids’ area.  Please don’t bring coolers. You won’t want to drink and drive. So, call Shuttle Hogs at 843-424-1323 for your transportation needs.

The Charleston Tea Plantation is located on historic Wadmalaw Island and the history of the Island dates back to mid-June of 1666 when it is believed that Captain Robert Sanford and the crew of the Berkeley Bay landed on the shores of what is now known as Rockville, South Carolina.  Today, Wadmalaw is considered to be one of Charleston’s most unspoiled islands.  It is approximately 10 miles long and 6 miles wide.  Home to The Charleston Tea Plantation, Wadmalaw provides the perfect environment for propagating tea.  With its sandy soils, sub-tropical climate and average rainfall of 52 inches per year, Wadmalaw possess idyllic conditions for the Camellia Sinensis plant.  This plant is currently used to produce both black and green teas and exists in over 320 varieties on the 127 acre grounds of the Charleston Tea Plantation.

Photo Credit: Charleston Tea Plantation

WHEN: Sunday, May 20, 2012.  11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Local bands and artists will be providing music for the festival.  The day’s schedule is as follows:

11:30 – 12 – Annalise Morelli
12:15 – 12:45 – Matt McKelcan
1 – 1:45 – Tyler Boone Band
2 – 2:45 – Gaslight Street
3:05 – 4:20 – Blue Dogs
4:45 – 6 – Long Miles

Charleston Tea Plantation
6617 Maybank Highway
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina 29487
Ph. 843-559-0383 Ext. 206

TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Kids under 10 are free.  Available here or by phone (843-559-0383, EXT. 206)

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