2023 Attending Media

We’re so excited to have you participate in the 2023 festival. Please read through this page in its entirety for all of the overarching festival logistics you need to know to make your festival experience five star and reach out to your Charleston Wine + Food contact with any questions.

2023 Guidelines + Resources

  • 2023 FESTIVAL DATES

    Charleston Wine + Food festival will take place March 1 – 5, 2023.

  • HEALTH + SAFETY PROTOCOLS

    Protocols surrounding COVID-19 have been developed using guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC).

    Charleston Wine + Food is not requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to attend the 2023 festival. This is subject to change based on CDC and government mandates.

    An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By participating in Charleston Wine + Food you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

    Help keep each other healthy.

  • HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    By participating in Charleston Wine + Food, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party will comply with our health + safety measures. Attendees and participants who cannot confirm all of the below criteria must not enter Charleston Wine + Food events. If at any point during participation at Charleston Wine + Food you do not meet all of the criteria, please reach out to your CHSWF point of contact.

    + Are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain / achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea, fatigue, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

    + Do not need to quarantine due to close contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19

    + Are not under any self-quarantine orders

  • MEDIA RELEASE

    Through your participation in Charleston Wine + Food, you may be photographed or recorded. Participants hereby grant Charleston Wine + Food the right and license to publish, print, display, record and use (by photograph, film, tape, and any other method or device) the participant, and all of its credentialed employees’ and guests’, name, voice, image and likeness while at the festival (the “Recordings”), and use such Recordings for any and all purposes, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including and not limited to social media.

  • LOSS / THEFT

    Participants are solely responsible for the security of all goods, property, equipment, materials, product or any other items (“Participant’s Property”) that it or its agents, or other representatives bring to the Charleston Wine + Food festival. Charleston Wine + Food shall have no obligation or liability whatsoever for any loss, misplacement or theft of Participant’s Property unless such loss, misplacement, or theft directly arises from the Charleston Wine + Food’s willful misconduct.

  • CHANGES TO PROCEDURES + PROTOCOLS

    As we all have seen over the past few years, even the best of plans change. Written notice will be sent to all confirmed Media if any changes occur to our 2023 festival procedures or protocols.

Access + Credentials

As an attending Media / Influencer, you will receive one (1) designated Media or Influencer Badge allowing you access to various festival events as an attendee. This badge MUST be visible AT ALL TIMES on your person. These badges are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NOT FOR SALE, and no, we’re not kidding.

Your badge also serves as your entrance to your scheduled festival events. Badges will be scanned upon entry to events. If you have any questions about your badge, please reach out to your Charleston Wine + Food point of contact.

BADGE ACCESS

VIP Party
Opening Night
The World of ‘Cue
Hip Hops: The Remix
El Barrio
It’s a Park Party
Cocktail Queens
The Finale
Culinary Village
Industry Lounge
Media Happy Hour

CREDENTIAL PICK UP

Dates and locations coming soon!

 

CHSWF Code of Conduct

People First. Community. Good Stewardship.

These are the driving principles of Charleston Wine + Food…and we ask that they drive your own participation in our community gathering. We hope you will enthusiastically support our organizational code of conduct.

+ Be yourself! Participating authentically lends your uniqueness to the tapestry that is our festival.

+ Know that we have zero tolerance for harassment or discrimination. If you are a target, please let us know. Harassment and discrimination can include but are not limited to offensive comments pertaining to disability, physical appearance or body type, gender, gender identity, sexuality, mental or cognitive function, religion, body size, race, or ethnicity.

+ Violence and threats of violence will not be tolerated; the “heat of the moment” is not an excuse.

+ Deliberate intimidation, unwelcome sexual attention, and other aggressions like mis-gendering or harassing will not be tolerated.

 

If you experience harassment or discrimination in any way as a part of your engagement with Charleston Wine + Food, please report immediately to Colleen Troy at media@charlestonwineandfood.com.

Any violations of our code of conduct will be investigated immediately and mitigated.

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