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.