Know Before You Go

Community Table

 In 2022 we’re taking ownership of “Togetherness.” Love thy neighbor. Support local business. Rally for our community; for good food, good drink, and good company. Together is just better. 


We are taking deliberate steps to develop an organization and a festival that is safe + inclusive for everyone – our participants, guests, volunteers, teammates, and community members. 


We can’t do it alone. Remember: we are a community, and everyone deserves a seat at the table.

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 involvement in our community gathering. We hope you will enthusiastically support our organizational code of conduct, which is a pretty basic recipe for “Being a Good Human:”



*For the record: 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.


If you feel victimized in any way as a part of your participation at Charleston Wine + Food, please report immediately.

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




Health + Safety

Charleston Wine + Food is requiring all guests, staff, talent, and vendors to provide proof they are fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 OR provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The test must have been taken within 72 hours of each day you are attending.


As circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are changing day-by-day, we are working hand-in-hand with the Medical University of South Carolina and will remain in close communication with you regarding the how, when, and where of proving entrance ability and obtaining credentials, so all you need to worry about is sampling, sipping, and festival-ing together. These protocols and practices are subject to change at the discretion of Charleston Wine + Food and based on city, state, and federal recommendations and/or mandates.


*According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: ±

2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or


2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending Charleston Wine + Food, you expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by the event organizers, and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against the event organizers and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.   


We ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you:


Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19;


Within 48 hours prior to attending the festival, you have experienced 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);


Within 14 days prior to attending the festival you have traveled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19

So, what do I do if I meet one of the above qualifications? 


If you have purchased a ticket, please refer to our COVID-19 refund policy.


If you are participating in the festival as Talent, please email


If you are working the event as staff, an independent contractor, volunteer, or vendor, please contact your Charleston Wine + Food point of contact.


COVID-19 Refund Policy




We strive to be a good steward of our city and its foodways and to produce the most sustainable + environmentally-friendly festival possible.




Charleston Wine + Food seeks to create welcoming + inclusive spaces with facilities that are physically accessible (ADA compliant) and open to people of any gender, or “gender neutral,” as an important way to show full welcome + inclusion. We are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure attendees have access to all festival goods + services, regardless of ability.

Wheelchairs and Parking

We encourage guests and participants to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. ADA accessible parking and options for charging motorized wheelchairs varies by the venue. Please email with any questions regarding wheelchair accessibility or parking options.


While the type of restroom facilities will vary by venue, we will have physically accessible (ADA compliant) and gender neutral restrooms at the Culinary Village (The Lawn and NightCap). If you have specific questions regarding facilities at offsite events, please contact


While nursing facilities will vary by venue, we will have dedicated, private nursing spaces available at The Culinary Village (The Lawn and NightCap).  If you have any specific questions regarding nursing facilities at offsite events, please contact

ASL Interpreters

American Sign Language interpreters will be available for a few of our larger performances within the Culinary Village @ Riverfront Park. To inquire whether interpreters will be at an event you are attending, please contact no later than 30 days prior to the event.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted throughout the festival. They must be properly trained and under proper care of their owners; remain by the handler’s side at all times and be harnessed, leashed, or tethered; be housebroken and relieve themselves outdoors; and be up to date on all legally required vaccinations. Anyone bringing a service animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury the animal causes. No emotional support, therapy, or companion animals will be permitted.


A safety plan for medical emergencies is in place for all festival events, and EMS personnel will be available at our larger-scale offerings. Additionally, a fully-equipped medical site staffed by trained personnel is located at the Culinary Village @ Riverfront Park. Check the Charleston Wine + Food mobile app for exact locations.

Dietary Needs

If you are attending an in-restaurant brunch, lunch, or Signature Dinner and have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please email no later than Friday, February 18. The chefs at these events will do their best to accommodate special dietary needs, but we emphasize this is only a request. 

While chefs provide a variety of food offerings at events, all other events are not able to accommodate special dietary needs or food allergies.

Additional Service Requests

Charleston Wine + Food will consider any request by an attendee with a disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices, or procedures or for auxiliary aids + services that will permit the attendee equal enjoyment of the festival. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to ensure our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request. 


In continually striving to make our festival more accessible, we encourage you to contact us at for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or services, please reach out to us. We welcome + encourage any feedback and suggestions from our attendees.