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12 Mar 2024
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Foodies and wine aficionados rejoice! The annual Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival is coming up fast, so it's time to start making plans for this incredible event. Starting on March 24, 2024, the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival puts on a week of fun and tasty events, culminating with the Public Tasting event on March 30. 

The team at Beach Properties of Hilton Head is here to get you ready for one of the island’s biggest festivals of the year. Continue reading for information on the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival, how you can get tickets, and where you should stay for the culinary festivities.

Events at the 2024 Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival

What sets the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival apart from other festivals is its comprehensive lineup of events throughout the week. The festival kicks off on March 24 with the Craft Beers at the Beach event, where you can sample over 50 craft beers from local breweries. From hoppy IPAs to easy-drinking lagers, you’ll sip a wide variety of local brews. 

The festivities continue on March 27 with the Sip and Stroll event at Shops at Sea Pines Center, where you can shop until you drop with a glass of wine in hand. In addition to all of the shopping at Shops at Sea Pines, there's also a pop-up market with handmade crafts from local artisans. Live music from talented bands and musicians offers a great soundtrack for your shopping and sipping experience.

For more wine tasting opportunities, head to Lucky Beach Bar + Kitchen on March 28 for Stay Gold. This event combines live music, Lowcountry cuisine, and Double Gold wine sampling from the international judging competition. See, swirl, sniff, sip, and savor the best of the best wines available while enjoying the festive atmosphere. Another option is the Grand Tasting, where attendees can sample award-winning wines. However, the Grand Tasting event is already sold out.

The main event is the Public Tasting event at Lowcountry Celebration Park on March 30. This is the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival’s largest event, featuring over 250 wines from around the world, chefs competing in the Outdoor Gourmet Challenge, a craft beer garden, live music, and more. This is your chance to discover a new favorite wine, taste delicious food from talented chefs, engage with new people, and enjoy Hilton Head Island’s beautiful weather. 

If any of these enticing events caught your attention, be sure to get your tickets in advance! These events are very popular and can sell out. To purchase tickets, visit the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival page on Eventbrite.

Lodging for the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival

The Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival is one of the largest outdoor wine festivals on the East Coast. If you’re visiting from out of town, you’ll need a home base where you can relax after the events. That’s where the team at Beach Properties of Hilton Head comes in; we offer a wide variety of vacation rentals on Hilton Head Island, ranging from villas to vacation homes. Browse our accommodations, and once you’ve found your ideal lodging, make a reservation online or by calling 800-671-5155.