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8th Annual Burning of the Socks - SC Maritime Museum

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The South Carolina Maritime Museum invites you to usher in the coming of spring and the arrival of boating season at the 8th Annual Burning of the Socks on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

In addition to the sock burning festivities, there will be a Gumbo Cook-off with Georgetown restaurants competing.

There will also be raffles and door prizes, beer, wine, liquor, and live music by John Lammonds and Robert Steuer.

The Burning of the Socks tradition began in the mid-1980s at a boatyard in Annapolis, Maryland. There, Captain Bob Turner, who managed the boatyard, got tired of winter weather. While working on boats all winter, his socks collected sawdust, bottom paint, caulk, and other boatyard leavings. In other words, his socks would stand up when he took them off at night. One year, on the first day of Spring, he took off his socks, put them in a paint tray, sprinkled on some lighter fluid, lit them, and then had a beer to celebrate. And so the tradition began, and there are now sock burnings in coastal communities across the country.

Tickets for this “fun”raiser are $30 for museum members and $35 for non (but soon-to-be) members. All proceeds will benefit the SC Maritime Museum.

For more information or to purchase tickets call the South Carolina Maritime Museum at 843-520-0111 or purchase tickets online here.