Friday, October 5, 2012

Lake Carolina's Wine and Food Festival

The lovely folks running Lake Carolina's Wine & Food Festival shot me an email and asked if I would put some information about their event on the blog.  Rarely do I refuse a request to promote something local (and if I do, it's usually because it's lost in my inbox).  Add to that the fact that all proceeds from the event go to Children's Charities of the Midlands, and I'm totally on board.  

The event is next Saturday, October 13 from 2 - 5 p.m.  Meaing that you will totally be home in time to watch the Carolina / LSU game.  For a mere $30, there will be live music, a tailgate tent (where you can watch football), food samples from local restaurants (including Solstice, which is one of my favorites), wine samples from area wineries, and a silent auction.  And, if you're the running type, there is a 10K in the morning that you can register for separately.

Let's recap: $30, three hours outside on what will surely be a beautiful October day in Columbia, food samples, wine samples, a big screen tv for football, and live music.  Plus it's for a good cause.  Totally a no-brainer.

The full press release including ticket information & 10K registration info below:

Experience the Culinary Culture of the South!

Tickets are now on sale for Lake Carolina’s 10th Annual Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 2pm – 5pm.  The festival kicks off at 8:00am with the Wine Glass 10K sponsored by Velocity Distance Project and continues with wine & food tastings in the afternoon.

Lake Carolina’s 10th Annual Wine & Food Festival pairs Columbia’s best culinary chefs with the area’s finest wineries for a mouthwatering afternoon on the Village Green.  Festivities include live entertainment, chef demonstrations a Silent Auction and more.  Savor the flavors on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 2-5pm. 

Proceeds from the 2012 Wine & Food Festival benefit Children’s Charities of the Midlands, a non-profit corporation formed specifically to raise funds and contributions primarily for the betterment and improvement of the health, welfare and education of children and youth in the South Carolina community.  

Visit for tickets and information.

The Details:  $30 per ticket, must be 21yrs. of age or older.  Includes parking, event entrance, wine tastings and food samplings.  $15 per child 12 years and under.
The Where:  Lake Carolina Village Green, 100 Lake Carolina Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29229
The When:  Saturday, October 13, 2012 2pm – 5pm
The How:  Buy Tickets at or at the Lake Carolina Sales Center.  To register for the Wine Glass 10K, click here.

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  1. I wish I could go to this! Sounds like so much fun, but we will be stuck in kid soccer you-know-what. (I mean, it's great that they like to exercise and all, but what about all those food and wine festivals? lol)