2019 Annual Report

Higher Purpose:

To be a catalyst for connections that inspire curiosity through thoughtful storytelling + meaningful experiences with a sense of place.

Giving Back

2019 Recap

Attendees

25,746

people attended the 2019 festival


75.6% female Average age: 46.8 89.9% college educated 57.7% reported a household income of $150K + 42% reported a household income of $200K +    

11,071

out of town attendees


Top 5 Origin Metro Areas include: New York, NY Washington, DC Atlanta, GA Charlotte, NC Columbia, SC

In the market for

91%

wine

84%

airline tickets

39%

kitchen equipment 

33%

hotel room or vacation rental

12%

television

12%

car

5%

house in Charleston

Economic Impact

$18,600,000

Measured economic impact over 5 days

$955

average spend per person

$0.95

per dollar spent producing CHSWFF is mission-based

$2,800,000

Total taxes generated

By the Numbers

146

media mentions


Total impressions: 565,097,417

Top press hits

1,232,482

total website page views

*July 1, 2018 – March 31,2019


212,312 unique users

Top states: SC, NC, GA, NY, FL

Social Media

Types of Events

Culinary Village

Located in Marion Square, the Culinary Village is the heart + soul of the festival. 3 days  7 Neighborhoods 12,296 Culinary Village guests 167 Chef Demos

Get a taste of the Village

Giving Back

We strive to be a good steward of our city + its foodways by being mindful of our ecological footprint and supporting the community in which we live.

3,258

Food rescued and donated to One80 Place

20,720

pounds of recycling diverted from a landfill

1,360

pounds of compostables diverted from the landfill

12

One80 Place Training graduates + current enrollees that participated in a paid externship

2

Scholarships were funded to College of Charleston students

29

Interns + fellows participated in making the 2019 festival a success

4

Awards were given out to members of the culinary + hospitality community

Talent

Local Chefs

Guest Chefs

Wine

Beer + Booze

Artists + Experts

Farmers + Purveyors

Partnerships

Our Partners are an integral part of what we do and who we are here at Charleston Wine + Food.

2019 Partners

NOTE: Attendee data reported in this annual report was obtained via an online survey designed using Qualtrics.com and distributed by College of Charleston Office of Tourism Analysis. The survey was sent via email to all ticket holders who purchased their tickets online. The response rate was 25.9%.   Download PDF