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Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Features Pre-Festival Activities in January

Vicki Shivers - Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hilton Head Island is gearing up for one of its favorite annual events and to our delight, the festivities begin a bit earlier this year! Experience the wine, fresh local seafood and other culinary delights at the Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival.

 

The popular Festival kicks off this year in January with the official opening festivities at the “Uncork the Festival” on January 27th. Also included in the pre-festival January activities is the International Wine Judging & Competition which will be held January 28-29th on the Island. The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival is among a limited few wine and food festivals throughout the country that incorporate an international judging component in its wine competition.


The Official Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival gets underway on March 5-10, 2012. The annual event has grown from a small wine tasting to one of the East Coast’s largest tented wine festivals. The “Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners” will be held  March 5-8, the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction will be held on March 9, and the most popular event of the Festival, “WineFest” will be held on Saturday March 10 at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation.

 

This is your opportunity to be a part of the largest public outdoor wine tasting event on the East Coast! There will be over 400 wines, live entertainment, food samplings from Island restaurants as well as live and silent auction. Come out and support your favorite local food and beverage staff member at the Waiter’s Race and Bartenders Challenge, which is always a crowd favorite. You also will not want to miss the Outdoor Gourmet Pavilion which features cooking demonstrations by local chefs and your chance to taste some of the best food in the Low Country.

 

For additional information regarding Festival events and ticket sales contact (843) 686-4944 or visit www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com