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. This year's festival runs March 1-5, 2023.
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 Riverfront Park
+ Introducing NEW areas dedicated to food sampling inspired by the foodways of the Lowcountry; this is in addition to the Snack Shacks and Exhibitors that you know + love!
+ Incorporating interactive chef demos that will include your favorite chefs demoing local ingredients for sample
+ Bringing back favorites like the Beer Garden, Corkyard, and Artisan Market
+ Enhancing entrances to expedite entry
+ Adding MORE restroom facilities and VIP restrooms
+ Offering larger food portions provided by beloved local food purveyors + vendors, available for purchase
+ Offering the option to book round-trip transportation from downtown Charleston (an add-on to the General Admission ticket; included in The CV Day Pass and The Weekender)
Important Information For Your Trip:
- The Charleston Food and Wine Festival dates are March 1-5, 2023
- 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 2023 Charleston Wine and Food Festival takes place the first 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.
Every day is a culinary vacation in Charleston, SC. Don't miss our Charleston Foodie Guide for tons of restaurant recommendations throughout the city. Bookmark this page for future suggestions and suggestions for visiting friends!
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