FAQs

What do you receive with admission to the Culinary Village?

A Culinary Village ticket is all-inclusive and provides unlimited tasting, sipping, sampling, chef sightings + demos, interactive experiences, live music and more. Guests will also receive a commemorative wine glass. Learn more about the Culinary Village here.

Where do I check in?

Guests may enter the Culinary Village from three of the four corners of Marion Square: King Street and Calhoun Street; King Street and Tobacco Street; and Meeting Street and Calhoun Street. Check back for an updated map of the Culinary Village, including all entrance points.

PLEASE NOTE: the corner of the park located at Meeting Street and Tobacco Street will not be accessible for guest entrance. Guests looking to enter the Culinary Village at this corner of the park will be redirected to the other three available entrances.

Where are the restrooms located?

Restrooms in the Culinary Village will be located on both sides of Tobacco Street – behind The Hub’s 2019 location. Check back for an updated map of the Culinary Village.

Where can I find water?

Water will be available in barrels provided by S. Pellegrino / Acqua Panna throughout the Culinary Village.

Do you recycle?

Of course! Look for blue recycling bins and composting waste stations throughout the Culinary Village.

Do you have a lost and found?

Yes. Our lost + found is located at the Guest Services Center directly outside of the Culinary Village on King Street across from the Francis Marion Hotel.

Is glassware included in my Culinary Village ticket?

Yes. You will receive one commemorative wine glass. One glass will be issued per guest. Please treat it with kindness.

What items are prohibited in the Culinary Village?

No backpacks, coolers, or large purses are permitted at festival events. All bags must measure 14” x 14” or less and all bags + persons are subject to search. Marion Square is a smoke-free property, and all Charleston Wine + Food events are non-smoking.

What is the Culinary Village local ticket?

Charleston Wine + Food offers a discounted Culinary Village ticket to Charleston locals on Sunday, March 8. If you are a full time resident of the Charleston tri-county, you may purchase a local ticket with a $40 discount. A local ticket is valid for Charleston tri-county residents only (Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties); Charleston Wine + Food reserves the right to refund any discounted tickets not purchased by locals.

What does it mean to be a local? Do I meet the requirements to purchase a local ticket?

You are a local if you permanently reside year-round in the Charleston tri-county (Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties). A local ticket is valid only for South Carolina residents with a zip code beginning in 294. Proof of eligible residency, including a valid South Carolina driver’s license or state ID card is required for purchase + admission.

What forms of ID are accepted in the Culinary Village to validate local tickets?

A South Carolina ID with a tri-county zip code is the only form of identification that can be used to validate local tickets. Bills, mortgage payments, passports, and school IDs are not accepted forms of verification.

I own a home in Charleston but permanently reside somewhere else. Why am I not considered local?

Charleston Wine + Food offers several local ticket discounts as a thank you to those who live full time in the Charleston tri-county (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties). These individuals dine in our restaurants, shop in our stores, and support the local food, beverage, and hospitality industry year-round.

My friend, mom, boyfriend, sister, etc. is a local, but I am not. Can I still purchase a local ticket?

Charleston locals are able to purchase tickets on behalf of family + friends. However, a South Carolina ID with a tri-county zip code (beginning in 294) is required to gain entry to the Culinary Village. The name on the ticket MUST match the name on the ID at check in. If you purchase a discounted local ticket on behalf of someone else, you MUST check in together, no exceptions. Charleston Wine + Food staff will be on site adjusting tickets, need be.

I accidentally purchased a local ticket by mistake. What do I do?

Please email ticketing@charlestonwineandfood.com to have your ticket adjusted to General Admission.