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The Dorothea Benton Frank

F A N F E S T

 

APRIL 11-14, 2019

Charleston,
South Carolina

 
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WE’re BAAAAck!

The Dorothea Benton Frank Fanfest 2019

It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since a very large group of friends descended on Charleston, South Carolina for an unforgettable weekend of all things Dottie Frank. Well we’re coming back and we’ve got even more fun in store as we’re celebrating the publication of her 20th novel, the upcoming Queen Bee, on sale May 14th. We hope you will join us for four days of books, food, laughter and Lowcountry fun the way only friends of DBF can deliver! Find out more

 
 
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Schedule of Events

Tours, Tastings & Parties

Did you know that Charleston in the oldest and largest city the U.S. state of South Carolina? Steeped in history and culture, Charleston is frequently named the best city in which to live. You’ll see why as you take a scenic walking tour of downtown Charleston. Amongst a backdrop of stately architecture and manicured gardens, you will explore the rich, cultural heritage of one of America's most charming cities. From the Colonial period, through the War Between the States and Reconstruction, to her current renaissance, an incredible timeline of events will come alive. Charleston isn’t the only destination that makes a cameo in Dorothea’s books. Island hop with us over to Sullivans Island, her childhood home and current residence and then over to Isle of Palms to the spectacular Wild Dunes Resort.

 
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cocktail reception & banquet at the mills house

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savannah bee honey tasting
& product sampling

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walking tour of historic downtown charleston

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charleston harbor cruise aboard the carolina queen

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pool party at wild dunes resort

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visit fort moultrie national park

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quality time with dorothea benton frank throughout

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chef’s lunch at the obstinate daughter

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book signings and Q&A

 
 
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PARTICIPANTS

Brands
& Vendors

We couldn’t be more honored to host some of the most interesting and innovative brands to hail from the Lowcountry. Below are just some of the small businesses that will be at our 2019 event.  Enjoy honey tastings and beauty product samplings, a vodka tasting, and learn how The Bee Cause is empowering students, teachers, and community members to experience the wonder, ingenuity, beauty, and power of the honey bee. See the full list here.


 
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SAVANNAH BEE COMPANY

Hyde specializes in simple, durable, unisex, and eco-friendly leather bags and wallets. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien. Curabitur sagittis erat eu pulvinar laoreet.

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garden & gun

Handmade from recycled cloth, Marta’s womenswear is about comfort that conforms to people’s humanity. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut, sollicitudin maximus ex. Phasellus nec mollis sapien.

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the bee cause

The designers at Thorne combine ergonomic stitching with classic materials like organic denim and leather. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula.

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The designers at Thorne combine ergonomic stitching with classic materials like organic denim and leather. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula.

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dixie vodka

Brine brings you one of the oldest forms of food preservation and adds a Californian twist. Aliquam feugiat tortor nec scelerisque consequat. Integer at tempor ligula. Nam arcu lacus, eleifend vel sem ut.

 
 
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Location

Downtown Charleston

 

Our accommodations are part hotel, part campground. Feel free to book a room, pitch a tent, park your trailer, or simply sleep under the stars. Slots will fill up fast, but we’ve secured rooms at other nearby motels so you’ll never be far from the action.

 
 
 
 
 
 
The people you love never leave you ...
— Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivans Island
 
 
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