Fin Fest 17 – Charitable Donation to SC Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association

The Palmetto Parrot Head Club would like to thank all of our attendees, volunteers, and sponsors for helping make Fin Fest 17 a success.

PPHC Secretary & Treasurer Debra Ranney reports the PPHC will be donating $2,600 to the SC Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association at their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Please plan to attend the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this coming October with your fellow Parrot Heads.



Fin Fest 17 – Best Hand Grand Prize

Fin Fest 17 Card Sharks Pokeer Crawl prize for Best Hand is a Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker! Wow, how great would it be to have this in your home bar? You can not win without registering so why not do it now? We hope you will join us Saturday, June 11, 2016 as we crawl through Columbia’s ‘Famously Hot’ Vista.

Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker

Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker

Fin Fest 17 – Card Sharks Poker Crawl Rules

1. Must be 21 to participate.
2. Fee: $25 in advance; $30 day of event (with t-shirt). No refunds.
3. Registrants receive one poker hand scoring sheet per registration. ONE PERSON = ONE CARD.
4. The Poker Crawl officially runs from 2pm-6pm. ALL SCORING SHEETS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TIN ROOF BY 6:30pm Judges keep official time!
5. You must have your scoring sheet with you at all stops to draw a card.
6. You must draw your own cards! NO CARD POOLING OR SHARING. NO EXCEPTIONS!
7. You are required to draw cards at all locations. You need five (5) cards to complete your poker hand.
8. Participants will “cut” the deck themselves at each stop. Card drawn will be marked on your scoring card by the Crawl stop host. If you draw a duplicate card, you must draw again.
9. Your scoring sheet will be stamped at each Crawl stop. Your sheet must have at least 5 DIFFERENT stamps in order to submit a hand.
10. High hand prizes: Hands with 5 of a kind are not permitted. High hands will be ranked as follows: 1) Royal Straight Flush 2) Royal Flush 3) Straight Flush 4) Four of a Kind 5) Full House 6) Flush 7) Straight 8) Three of a Kind 9) Two Pair 10) Pair and 11) High Card.
11. Low hand prize: Straights & Flushes do not count as combos. Aces are counted as low (below 2s).
12. YOU DECIDE YOUR BEST HAND. A hand consists of 5 cards drawn during the Crawl. You are responsible for writing your best hand into to space provided on your scoring sheet. No exceptions!
13. In the event of a tie, the winning players will pick a card from the deck, high card wins.
14. You must be present at the Crawl awards ceremony to receive any prizes. Prizes awarded to Best Hand and Worst Hand.
15. Additional rules may be put in place the day of the Crawl at the judges’ discretion. Announcements will be made prior to the start if any changes are required. All decisions by the judges are final.

The Palmetto Parrot Head Club and its sponsors are not responsible for attendee’s behavior, or for any accident or injury which may occur.

Please drink responsibly.

Fin Fest 17 – Registration Is Now Open

The Palmetto Parrot Head Club is happy to announce the opening of Fin Fest 17 – Card Sharks Poker Crawl registration. Attendees can register online or by mail (print form).

Advanced registration is $25/crawler and includes a poker crawl t-shirt. To guarantee a t-shirt, mailed registration must be postmarked by May 31 while online registration must be received by June 4.

Fin Fest 17 will take place in Columbia’s Famously Hot Vista on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Registration will begin at 1pm and the Poker Crawl will run between 2pm-6pm. After picking up their poker card, crawlers will make their way to each bar stop gathering their best, or worst, Poker hand. Participating bars include:

Tin Roof
Hickory Tavern
Liberty Tap Room
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Oyster Bar [opens @ 4pm]

Crawlers must return their cards by 6:30pm back at the Tin Roof to be eligible for prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the Best and Worst Poker Hands. The top prize is a Margarita Frozen Concoction Machine.

So come along and have some fun…register now!