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2018 Festival: Charleston Wine + Food

October 23, 2017



Time and time again, the folks at Charleston Wine + Food designate an entire year in preparation for the annual food festival here in Charleston, SC. The ending of one successful festival year begins the brainstorming for the following year. 


The theme for the coming festival is “Where else but Charleston?" Focusing on historical and unique aspects that Charleston has to offer — because after all where else but Charleston, can you wine and dine in the midst of a beautiful downtown surrounded by culture in a city ranked #1 numerous times?


No where else, but here!


Not only does Charleston Wine + Food offer a mouth-watering experience and a large economical impact for Charleston but also a charitable contribution to the RISE (Raising Individual Skills for Employment) Program at ONE80 Place. These students help prepare nearly 500 meals a day for ONE80 place and learn valuable skills to take them into their future careers. 


Through my capstone class at the College of Charleston I have been able to work alongside these talented and innovative people. As a Charleston Wine + Food Fellow I have also been able to see what great ideas and events they all have cooked up for this year’s festival— and trust me you wont want to miss it. 


Let’s take a look into some of the tasty and unique experiences they have to offer!


Culinary Village:

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

12:00 PM- 5:00 PM, $75 


General access to Marion Square amenities.


This ticket includes five hours of tastings, space to lounge, food/beverage vendors, and main stage access of various musical performances and chef demonstrations.

Rev + Rosé:

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Ride

9:00 AM- 10:15 AM, $45


Three words. Rooftop spin + rosé. 


This signature event features a rooftop location and a spin class from CHS Revolution. 


It offers a 360 degree view, first while you exercise and then while you sip!


Hurry, this event is selling out by the minute!

Shuck It: Oysters 101

Thursday, March 1

9:30 AM-1:30 PM, $150 


This hands-on experience takes place at Rappahannock Oyster Bar where the art of shucking oysters will become yours. 


You'll taste your way through the ins and outs of oysters. 


I wouldn't be salty about attending this event!




The 2018 Festival is right around the corner and will run from February 28 to March 4. They’ve got everything from the Culinary Village, signature events, signature dinners, beverage workshops, brunches and lunches, excursions, and hands-on classes!


If the these events weren't enough to entice you, take a look at the other (over) one-hundred events in store on their website:

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