9th Annual Burning of the Socks has been postponed

March 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
South Carolina Maritime Museum
729 Front St
Georgetown, SC 29440
$30 for museum members, $35 for non-members
Hope McFaddin

9th Annual Burning of the Socks has been postponed – future date TBA

The South Carolina Maritime Museum invites you to usher in the coming of spring and the arrival of boating season at the 9th Annual Burning of the Socks on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 6 pm until 8 pm. In addition to the sock burning festivities, there will be a “Pig Pickin” with all the fixins, beer, wine, liquor, and live music.

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”draiser 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. 


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