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3 Mar 2015
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It’s a classic combo: wine + food, and it comes together each March in a uniquely Charlestonian way at the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

The 10th annual foodiefest starts now  -  Wednesday (March 4th) and lasts through Sunday the 8th.   There are more than 100 events scheduled over the course of the five-day festival.

One of the big perks of coming to a Charleston beach house, be it one of our Isle of Palms vacation rentals or a Folly Beach house Charleston, is that you can sample some genuine Lowcountry cuisine.  What has been local to us for decades has been discovered by the world… elevated, analyzed, copied… but mainly appreciated and given its due.

Though you may find it elsewhere, there’s nothing like enjoying it in its own back yard.

Most of the events take place downtown, at or near the main tented Culinary Village in Marion Square  -  an easy drive from all our SC vacation rentals: Isle of Palms luxury rentals and Folly Beach house rentals Charleston.  There will be local storytellers, authors, James Beard award-winning chefs, winemakers, the whole nine yards.

This is a popular time in town, so hopefully you were quick to snag one of our beach rentals Charleston, like a luxury house on Isle of Palms, as well as tickets to the festival events.  Above is the official poster, "Loaded Rice Barge," by noted artist Jonathan Green.


Things to look for:


Opening Night Gala  -  Marion Square, inspired by the Junior League of Charleston’s classic cookbook, “Charleston Receipts,” with live music by the V-Tones.  Presented by The Art Institute of Charleston.

On the Rocks (‘n Roll) with Marc Broussard & The Tarlatans

Cross Culture BBQ with 20 pitmasters

The Waffle House Smackdown!

Toasted: The Festival Finale, with live music at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge (Presented by JetBlue)


In the Culinary Village at Marion Square, there are many new things this year:

  • A new “Third Space” with over 60 interactive chef demos (presented by Summers Corner)
  • The new Hands-on Kitchen (by SCE&G)
  • An Artisan Market (by Rewined) 
  • The Grand Tasting Tent (by Baker Motor Company) 
  • A Cocktail Pop-Up (by Bulleit Bourbon & Co.) 
  • An expansive Biergarten (by Bay Street Biergarten)
  • Rose & Grilling (by Chateau d’Esclans)
  • Wine Retail Shop (by Bottles)
  • Cookbook Retail Shop (by Williams-Sonoma)
  • And, a new music stage.

Tickets range in price from $40 to $750, though you’d better believe that’s gonna include some ample and tasty food/bev.  All-inclusive day passes to the Culinary Village range from $70 to $85, and it’s a great way to feed and entertain everyone in your

Here’s the official website, where you can snag tickets that are still available:

Here's a link to the Post & Courier's suggestions:

And here's their breakdown of what tickets are still available:

So santé + bon appétit   -  and remember, when you are looking for rental homes South Carolina, namely luxury beach house rentals SC, just call Exclusive Properties.


All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger