Festival 101

As we get closer to the festival (40 days to be exact!), there are a few things you should keep in mind as you begin thinking about your Lowcountry travel plans. Here are a few things any festival-goer needs ...Read More

Meet our Artisan Market Exhibitors

The Culinary Village, taking center stage in Marion Square, is the heartbeat of the five day festival. Welcoming approximately 9,000 guests Friday, Saturday and Sunday the first weekend in March, the village offers a grandiose tasting experience featuring wine, ...Read More

And the winner is...

Congrats to Ryan Welliver of The Cocktail Club! His fabulous rumtastic cocktail, “Storm the Beach”, was chosen to be our 2017 Official Cocktail. In addition to industry bragging rights, Ryan will receive a trip to NYC to sling drinks alongside ...Read More

Meet The Finalists: Ryan Welliver

Our fourth and final contestant, Ryan Welliver, was born and raised in South Carolina.  He’s pullin’ out all the stops for the competition and will definitely be a force to be reckoned with during Wednesday’s finals.  Good luck Ryan!  You’re ...Read More

Meet The Finalists: Jeremiah Schenzel

Meet our third Cocktail Competition finalist, Jeremiah Schenzel, resident bartender at Scarecrow in downtown Charleston. Jeremiah is sure to bring the heat this holiday season with his own rum-inspired, hand-crafted cocktail.  Catch him behind the bar at Scarecrow slinging ...Read More

Meet The Finalists: Allen Lancaster Jr.

Meet the second of our four 2017 Cocktail Competition finalists, Allen Lancaster of The Bar at The Spectator Hotel.  Allen’s experience and wisdom behind the bar are sure to give him a leg up in the competition.  Check out our ...Read More

Meet The Finalists: Anthony Kearse

Meet our first of four 2017 cocktail competition finalists, Anthony Kearse!  Anthony is the resident bartender at Feathertop in downtown Charleston, but is sure ready to bring some Louisiana flair to the Lowcountry and spice up the competition!  We ...Read More

Top Chef Bingo

This is not your Grandma’s game of BINGO. To celebrate the season premier of Top Chef Charleston we decided to throw a little shindig with the help of our friends at Bay Street Biergarten and although we aren’t crowning a Top ...Read More