Tickets for the 2020 Charleston Wine + Food festival hit the web on August 28, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off the 15th year with you! We’ve got a fresh lineup of new events, as well as a few fan-favorites that are making a reappearance (we can’t contain our excitement, either!).
Whether you are a seasoned CHSWFF connoisseur or a first-time attendee, we are happy to welcome you to the Holy City for a flavorful experience. We also understand that combing through 120+ events and piecing together the perfect schedule on ticket launch day can be a bit daunting, but don’t stress – we’re here to help!
So grab a bottle of wine and take notes; these are the tips + tricks to tackling Charleston Wine + Food Ticket Launch like a pro.
Mark Your Calendars
Google, iPhone, daily planner – all of ‘em!
8:00 AM Monday, August 26: Full Schedule Preview
8:00 AM Wednesday, August 28: Tickets on Sale
Plan Your Festival Experience
We hear you – you want time to curate your perfect Charleston Wine + Food experience! That’s why the full event schedule – that’s right: EVERY. SINGLE. EVENT. – will be available for preview on our website at 8:00 AM EST on Monday, August 26 – that’s 48 hours prior to ticket launch! Take some time over these two days to look through the schedule and make a list of the events you’d like to attend. Being prepared ahead of time will save you time + stress on August 28.
Choose Your Adventure
We believe experiences are everything here at Charleston Wine + Food, and knowing the types you are most interested in will help you narrow down the search. From hands-on classes to late-night bashes, intimate dinners, and educational excursions, we’ve got something for everyone! Which experience is your perfect fit?
Filter, Filter, Filter
Do you know the time of day, type of event, or overall vibe you are looking for? Whether you are a libation lover, wellness warrior, good-time guru, or conversation starter, our updated event schedule filter will help narrow down the event schedule based on your interests + priorities. (Because we get it – searching the schedule for the perfect event can be a tad stressful!)
Don’t worry about your SquadUP ID or password!
If you’ve purchased tickets in the past, you may remember creating a SquadUP ID and password (and similarly, you may not!). To expedite the checkout process and limit the headache of password regurgitation, you do not need to log in to your SquadUP account to purchase tickets.
Tickets will remain in your cart for 30 minutes. At checkout, you will be asked to enter an email address where you would like the tickets sent. Later on, should you wish, you can download the SquadUP App or visit SquadUP.com, use that email address to create or log into your account, and access all festival tickets.
Don’t wait too long
You know that must-have Signature Dinner or intimate Excursion you have at the top of your list? A few hundred other people likely have it at the top of their lists, too. We offer a variety of intimate + exclusive experiences with a limited amount of tickets available; waiting to purchase tickets might mean you’ll be left experiencing the ultimate FOMO.
There’s a waitlist for that!
Did that brunch or cooking class you were really looking forward to attending sell out before you could get your tickets? Don’t worry, there’s still hope! You can request or return tickets to sold-out events by visiting the Official Charleston Wine + Food Ticket Exchange powered by Lyte. Simply follow the prompts on the exchange to secure your place in line; if a ticket becomes available, transactions will be processed immediately and automatically in the order in which they were requested.
We’re here to help!
The Charleston Wine + Food team wants your ticket buying experience to be as stress-free as possible! Give us a call at 843-727-9998 or drop by our office on August 28 from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and one of our team members will be happy to help you navigate through planning your best Charleston Wine + Food experience! Even better, we’ll have Circe’s Grotto and Life Raft Treats on-site for lunch!
We can’t wait to see you on August 28! Cheers to 2020!