Is the Charleston Wine and Food Festival Worth a Trip?

The Charleston Wine and Food Festival is one of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s most anticipated culinary events. Held each year at the beginning of March, Charleston’s top restaurants offer all-inclusive, multi-course, prix fixe menus. Whether you are searching for brunch or an upscale dinner, you will find it all on the event calendar! Read on to learn more about this tasty winter event, but don’t stop your planning there. For recommendations on the best places to visit after you dine, download our free Charleston Sea Island Vacation Guides. They are full of suggestions on art galleries, museums, iconic landmarks, shopping, and more.

Your Guide to the Charleston Wine and Food Festival

Parties, Brunches, Workshops, Seminars, Excursions, and More!

Did you know that the Charleston Wine and Food Festival features over 100 different events? Special brunches, lunches, and dinner series are only the beginning! You can also look forward to hands-on cooking classes, workshops, and craft beverage seminars.

Whether you are craving Greek, Italian, or classic Southern cuisine, you will find a little bit of everything at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Day one kicks off with the Opening Night Party and continues with a jam-packed weekend filled with special events!

The Culinary Village at Marion Square

Marion Square is the primary hub of activity for the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. You will find the festival at the corner of King and Calhoun streets in the heart of downtown Charleston. This well-known park transforms into an enormous tented area called the Culinary Village; it is the anchor of the event and a must-see for anyone attending the festival.

Important Information For Your Trip

  • The Charleston Food and Wine Festival dates for 2019 are Wednesday, March 6, through Sunday, March 10.
  • The events at the Charleston Food and Wine Festival are very popular and always sell out. If you have your heart set on something, buy your tickets as soon as possible. Most events sell out at least six months in advance.
  • If you are planning a trip to the festival in downtown Charleston, make a day of it. Before or after you dine, take your time to explore the city’s market and historic homes. Carriage tours are another great option! This will truly complete your Charleston experience. Remember to download your free vacation guide for recommendations on more fun things to do.

The Ultimate Culinary Vacation

After a fun-filled day at the festival, head home to your oceanfront home on one of Charleston’s most beloved sea islands. The 2019 Charleston Wine and Food Festival takes place the second week of March, and it is one of the most beautiful times of the year to enjoy long walks on the beach and sunsets on the horizon. Only 40-minutes away from downtown Charleston, you will love the natural beauty, luxury amenities, and convenience that Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island offer.

Championship golfworld-class tennispristine beaches, and outstanding restaurants are a few perks that visitors and residents enjoy. Isn’t it time that you experienced them, too? Browse our handpicked collection of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island rentals today. It’s time to start planning your next trip!