2013 Skinful Halloween moves party to Hollywood

2013 Skinful Halloween moves party to Hollywood

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The annual Skinful Halloween party is changing venues in order to avoid Charleston's noise ordinance, organizers announced Tuesday.

The annual bash which has rolled on into the early morning hours over the years would have had to call it quits by 11 p.m. this year had they remained on James Island, according to a Facebook post from the organizers.

Instead, Skinful Halloween 2013 will be held Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. at a 70-acre farm near Hollywood. The event has previously been held at the Brick House Kitchen on Folly Road, near Grimball Road.

This year's party, headlined by Flavor Flav, will feature six music stages, burlesque pole dancing, hay rides, circus acts and more.

Shuttles will run to different locations throughout Charleston, and patrons are allowed to camp out at the site. 

Organizers say camping will be an "epic" addition to this year's event.  They called the move to Hollywood "the safest and coolest option."

The festival has been the subject of some controversy in the past, particularly two years ago, when a man was struck by an alleged drunk driver while trying to leave the festival.

Beau Froelich, 25, was crossing Folly Road following the 2011 Skinful party when he was hit by 31-year-old Matthew Fisher, according to authorities. Fisher was charged with DUI. Froelich died several days after the accident.

Fisher died in May 2012 when authorities say he sideswiped an SUV while riding a bicycle along Folly Road, just down the road from the Skinful incident.

Security was increased for the next Skinful party, and Charleston County sheriff's deputies were out in full force looking for drunk drivers.

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