Every year, the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival showcases world-class wine while highlighting Lowcountry culture and cuisine. The week-long event not only provides wine and culinary experiences that are sure to tempt the senses, but it has also been proudly supporting the community for 39 years. Proceeds from the wine auctions held during the Grand Tasting and Public Tasting events benefit the John F. & Valerie Currie Educational Scholarship Fund. If you like wine and you like food, this event may be one to schedule a vacation around. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival.

When and Where is the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival

The 39th Annual Wine and Food Festival kicks off on March 21st with the Uncorked event at the Shipyard Beach Club from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Event organizers recommend bringing your favorite bottle of wine to share with old and new friends to start the festivities off right. The festival has scheduled events through March 30th, but act fast because tickets are selling out fast!

There are several different venues for the various events scheduled during the festival.

Shipyard Beach Club
Thursday, March 21st 6:30p-8:30p

Craft Beers at the Beach
The Westin HHI Resort and Spa
Sunday, March 24th 2p-5p

Sip and Stroll
The Shops at Sea Pines Center
Wednesday, March 27th 4p-7p

Stay Gold: A Lowcountry Wine, Food, and Music Experience
Lucky Beach Bar + Kitchen
Thursday, March 28th 6:30p-8:30p

Grand Tasting
Country Club of Hilton Head
Friday, March 29th 5:30p-7:30p

The Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival Public Tasting
Lowcountry Celebration Park
Saturday, March 30th 12p-3p

Where Can I Buy Tickets?

Tickets are available online and at the door, but event organizers recommend purchasing them as far in advance as possible because events sell out quickly.

What to do at the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival

You can eat, drink, and be merry! There are so many fun events planned to delight the senses and tickle your tastebuds. Bring your friends and meet some new foodies. This kind of festival is a great way to indulge in world-class wine and delectable Lowcountry cuisine. Knowing the proceeds from their wine auctions go to supporting the community sure doesn’t hurt either!


This is just one of many festivals you can plan a trip to Hilton Head around in the coming months. And if you feel like you’ve overdone it during the “food” part of the festival, just rent a bicycle for the remainder of your trip and you’ll be good to go!