2024 Attending Media

Thank you for your interest in Charleston Wine + Food! The Marketing + Communications Department is always eager to welcome journalists + influencers who are excited about sharing the experiences + flavors of our talented culinary community.

To ensure that our attending media and influencers are able to get the most out of their Charleston Wine + Food experience, we’d like to get to know you a little better. Please complete the application form in its entirety by Friday, December 1, 2023. Please know we take great care in reviewing each request as we go through the difficult process of issuing our limited number of press credentials, and that submitting an application does not guarantee you will receive credentials for the 2024 festival. Incomplete forms or those not received by the deadline may be subject to delays or compromised levels of support. 

Any media / influencer seeking approval for credentials / travel support must apply individually. If you are looking to bring a photographer, videographer, etc. they must apply separately and reference who they are intending to attend with. 

2024 Guidelines + Resources


    Charleston Wine + Food festival will take place March 6-10, 2024.


    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 2024 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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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 2024 festival procedures or protocols.

Access + Credentials

Approved Media / Influencers will receive one (1) designated Media or Influencer Badge allowing access to various festival events as an attendee. You will be notified in writing from Charleston Wine + Food’s Marketing + Communications team on the status of your application.

Your Festival badge MUST be visible AT ALL TIMES on your person. These badges are NON-TRANSFERABLE and NOT FOR SALE. 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.


Check back soon!


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.

2024 Media and Influencer Badge Application