21+ Only

The Weekender

Riverfront Park

The Weekender is the ultimate ticket for the festival enthusiast who is looking to conquer the event like a pro and in VIP fashion. It offers an elevated Culinary Village experience along with General Admission access into two marquee festival events – The World of ‘Cue and Shucked. Grab your friends, mark your calendar, and get ready to fest! 

Culinary Village

The Culinary Village is Charleston Wine + Food’s largest sampling experience and has long been the cornerstone of the festival. Create community, make memories, and savor the flavors of this daytime celebration of food, drinks, and fun as you enjoy bites + sips, chef demos, immersive experiences, live music, retail therapy, and more! The Weekender pass includes:

  • Your ticket to the Culinary Village on Friday, March 3; Saturday, March 4; and Sunday, March 5
  • One hour early access to the Culinary Village
  • Complimentary round-trip shuttle from Downtown Charleston 
  • A feast of flavors to sample + savor, featuring a lineup of local chefs + caterers serving up bites of Lowcountry staple dishes
  • A smorgasbord of wine, beer, and spirits samplings, along with non-alcoholic offerings 
  • Larger food portions provided by beloved local food purveyors + vendors, available for purchase
  • A retail destination featuring regional artisans, pop-up farmer’s market, Book Nook with daily meet + greets and author signings, and official CHSWF merchandise
  • A demo stage featuring competition, culinary, cocktail, and even comedy!
  • Live music
  • Commemorative CHSWF glass (retails for $15)
  • Commemorative tote bag
  • Commemorative festival badge + lanyard
  • Dedicated entrance
  • Dedicated restrooms throughout the Culinary Village
  • Exclusive VIP experience including a badge-holder lounge with food samples and a complimentary bar curated with local mixologists and wine + beer offerings

NEW IN 2023 we are:

  • Introducing NEW areas dedicated to food sampling inspired by the foodways of the Lowcountry; this is in addition to the Snack Shacks and Exhibitors that you know + love! 
  • Incorporating interactive chef demos that will include your favorite chefs demoing local ingredients for sample 
  • Offering larger food portions provided by beloved local food purveyors + vendors, available for purchase
  • Bringing back favorites like the Beer Garden, Corkyard, and Artisan Market
  • Enhancing entrances to expedite entry 
  • Adding MORE restroom facilities and VIP restrooms 
  • Offering the option to book round-trip transportation from downtown Charleston (an add-on to the General Admission ticket; included in The CV Pass and The Weekender)

Signature Events

This pass also includes your ticket to The World of ‘Cue and Shucked! Grab your friends and get ready to fest!

Know Before You Go

  • ALL BAGS MUST BE CLEAR except for small personal clutches (no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″)
  • This ticket grants you access to all three days of the Culinary Village, Hip Hops: The Remix, and Cocktail Queens
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable between events
  • Round-trip daily shuttle service from Downtown Charleston to Culinary Village is included in your pass
  • This event is all-inclusive: all food + beverage samples and experiences are included with the purchase of a ticket. You will also be able to purchase larger bites, artisanal goods, and CHSWF retail within the event landscape
  • All guests must be 21+ (no infants, children, or pets)
  • Food allergies: accommodations cannot be made at this event
  • Attire: wear what makes you feel most comfortable, keeping in mind this event takes place outdoors and the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. You can expect a 7-10 minute walk from the parking lot and shuttle / rideshare drop off areas
  • Event details are subject to change
  • This event will take place rain or shine
  • If the event is sold out and has an active waitlist, you may return your ticket through Charleston Wine + Food’s Official Ticket Exchange powered by Lyte
  • Click here for additional information you should know before you go