Wine + Food Events in the Carolinas

Food and wine events are just the excuse you need to visit these cool southern cities

South Carolina Food and Wine Festivals

1. Charleston Wine + Food Festival

What: Charleston Wine + Food infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March.
Why: the food & wine experiences around the town are one-of-a-kind (and you have a LOT to choose from!) – note: the main tasting village was crowded, lines were long, and while it was fun and I’d recommend going, there were just a few wines to taste
When: March
Where: Charleston, SC
Read more: Check out our blog post Charleston Wine + Food Festival
Follow: @chswineandfood
Go: Check out the schedule & tickets

Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s Culinary Village

2. HILTON HEAD WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL

What Food, music, wine tastings, and local vendors set up for this tasting event in the beautiful Celebration Park across from Coligny Plaza in Hilton Head
Why: beautiful Lowcountry spring weather, delicious sips and tasty bites from the region’s culinary leaders.
When: March
Where: Hilton Head, SC
Follow: @hhifoodwinefest
Go: Check out the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival site for details and to make your plans!

3. Columbia Food & Wine Festival

What: 4 days of cool food & wine events around Columbia, SC
Why: A bus brewery tour, cooking classes, wine dinner at the historic Hampton-Preston Mansion were a few of the creative events held in the past
When: March
Where: Columbia, SC
Follow: @columbiafoodandwine
Go: Plan your visit to the Columbia Food & Wine Festival

4. Brookgreen Spring Wine Festival

What Food trucks, live music, and wine tastings
Why: Brookgreen Gardens is the prettiest location you can imagine for a wine event
When: May
Where: Murrells Inlet, SC
Go: Plan your visit to the Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens

5. euphoria Greenville

What Food, music, and tasting in the coolest SC town of Greenville with more than 30 events with chefs, music, and beverage professionals.
Why: Greenville is a cool city, so visiting while the wine is pouring is a fantastic idea
When: September
Where: Greenville, SC
Follow: @euphoriagreenville
Go: Start planning and sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date, events and schedule will be announced in August

6. Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden

What: an evening of wine tastings at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Why: Riverbanks Botanical Garden is a beautiful setting, and this is a relaxed event with the right amount of people to make it fun and easy to walk up to tables for a tasting
When: TBD
Where: Columbia, SC
Follow: @riverbankszoo
Go: Check out the Riverbanks Wine Tasting page for updates

North Carolina Food and Wine Festivals

Highlands Food & Wine

What 4 day event in the Highlands in North Carolina
Why: This festival is a weekend experience with music (2022 featured Old Crow Medicine Show!), food and wine tastings, special events, and more in the mountains of NC
When: November
Where: Highlands, NC
Follow: @highlandsfoodandwine
Go: Check out all of the events at HighlandsFoodandWine.com

More Food & Wine Festivals

Wine Women & Shoes

What: From wine tasting and designer pop-up boutiques, to mingling with charming Shoe Guys and the fashion show finale, your guests will remember the many “WOW” moments while supporting a great cause
Why: raise money for excellent local causes while shopping and drinking wine
When: dates vary in each city
Where: all over 
Follow: @Winewomenandshoes
Go: Check out the cities & dates

more wine travel ideas: spend a Foodie weekend in Charlotte, guide to wine tasting in Sonoma, favorite Hilton Head restaurants, bring your favorite bottle (s) of wine and glamp out in an air-conditioned Tipi in Virginia

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