Tips + Tricks for Ticket Launch
It’s that time of year again! Tickets for the 2019 Charleston Wine + Food festival drop on August 29th at 8am with a fresh lineup of events guaranteed to please foodies + winos alike.
Whether you’re a seasoned CHSWFF connoisseur or this is your first time tackling ticket launch, combing through over 110 events and finding the perfect schedule can be a tad overwhelming.
We’ve heard your feedback and we’re here to help!
So, grab your pen (and a bottle of wine) and take notes, as we share the tips + tricks to conquering Charleston Wine + Food Ticket Launch like a pro.
Choose Your Adventure
One of the first things to think about is what you want to get out of your time at CHSWFF. Do you want to dine on world-class cuisine from a James Beard Award winner? Are you more of vinovore looking to learn from top winemakers? Or do you prefer to grab your glitter and sashay + slay your way through a dragtastic brunch? Knowing what kind of experiences you are looking for will help you to narrow down what types of events to search for. Use our “Event Type” filter to see what Signature Events or Excursions we’re offering up and cut your search time in half.
It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint
We get it. There’s only so many hours in the day and you want to go to as many events as possible. Be careful not to wear yourself out after one day, though. CHSWFF takes place over five days, which means there is plenty of time to sink your teeth into delicious bites + sip on crafty cocktails. We suggest spreading out your schedule and giving yourself time in between each event. Take a nap, freshen up, or check out our wellness program and sweat it out with a high-energy workout. Whatever it is you do, we promise your mind + body will appreciate the break.
Don’t Wait Too Long
You know that sweet pasta-making class you have at the top of your list? Well, someone else probably has it at the top of their list, too. We have a variety of intimate + exclusive experiences with a small number of tickets available. Since CHSWFF tickets are first-come, first-serve, waiting to purchase your tickets could mean you’ll lose out on your spot.
Did you know we post a full schedule preview on our website the day before tickets go on sale? On August 28th at 8am, you can go to our website and see Every. Single. Event. a full 24 hours before they go on sale. Pretty sweet, right? Take some time on the 28th to look through the events and mock up a list of what tickets you might want to purchase. Being prepared ahead of time will save you time + stress on August 29. Bonus Tip: Use the “Favorite” button to compile all of your favorite events into one easily-accessible list.
Have Your SquadUp Account Ready
If you have purchased tickets to CHSWFF before, you will have already made a SquadUp account. Refresh your memory and make sure you have your username and password ready to go. Forgot your login info? No worries, you can reset your account here. If this is your first time attending CHSWFF, you’ll be prompted to create an account at checkout.
Not All is Lost
Did that brunch you were REALLY looking forward to sell out before you could get your tickets? Don’t worry, there’s still hope! Charleston Wine + Food is excited to announce a partnership with Lyte. Lyte powers The Official Charleston Wine + Food Ticket Exchange where you may request or return tickets to sold out events.To get your place in line, simply add yourself to the waitlist for any event that is sold out and if a ticket becomes available, transactions will be processed immediately in the order in which they were requested. #lifechanged
We’re Here to Help!
If you’re still feeling a little stressed about buying your tickets, don’t worry, we have your back! Give us a call at (843) 727-9998 or drop by our office on August 29 from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and one of our team members will be happy to help you navigate through planning your best CHSWFF experience. Even better? We’ll have Dough Boyz, Roadside Seafood and Life Raft Treats on-site for lunch because what problems can’t be solved by a few carbs + ice cream?
See you on August 29! May the odds be ever in your favor.