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Wine Down Wednesday returns this fall to Old Towne Creek County Park September 30
9/3/2015 4:19:47 PM

Wine Down Wednesday returns to Old Towne Creek County Park this fall! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the Lowcountry to get a sneak peek of a future park property and enjoy a wine social, with the first event of the three-part fall series set for Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Old Towne Creek County Park is not yet regularly open to the public, but on select dates this fall, Lowcountry residents are invited to experience the beauty of this property during Wine Down Wednesday. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music while exploring this hidden gem located in West Ashley.

Wine Down Wednesday will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 30, featuring live music from Henri Gates, Oct. 14 featuring performers High Five Duo, and Oct. 28 with music from Hunter Hill.

Charleston County residents can register in advance for $15. Non-Charleston County residents and day-of admission is $20 per person. Admission fees cover wine, hors d’oeuvres and a commemorative wine glass. For more information on Wine Down Wednesday, visit

Old Towne Creek County Park, formerly Ashem Farm, was home to Charleston preservationist Emily Ravenel Farrrow and her St. Andrews Riding Academy. Located in West Ashley, the 67-acre estate is dotted with open fields mixed among groves of Live Oaks. The public is invited to come be inspired by the legacy of the Lowcountry’s nature and history with views from the park of South Carolina’s first English settlement at Charles Towne Landing, and the winding of Old Towne Creek through the salt marsh.

Currently, Old Towne Creek County Park is only open for special events and private rentals, but along with several other property holdings throughout the Lowcountry, it will one day become a county park available for regular use. Wine Down Wednesday is a great opportunity for the public to get a sneak peek of their future park. Other public special events at Old Towne Creek County Park this fall include the Brewsday series, which will be held on Tuesdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, and Oct. 20.

This event is brought to you by your Charleston County Parks. For more information, visit or call 843-795-4386.

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