Fifth Annual South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival Set For August 26

Celebrate Jamaica as you wine and dine at this upcoming charity event, the Fifth Annual SC Reggae Jerk Wine Festival. It will be held from noon to 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 26 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Sample the succulent taste of Jamaican jerk paired with wines while enjoying Reggae music. Guests receive a complimentary engraved 9oz wine glass to commemorate the event, as well as a complimentary jerk sample paired with wine.

Sway or dance to the sounds of reggae music performed by the conscious reggae sensation Phorein, Sounds of Sand Steel Band and the Dubplates. Enjoy other activities like Jamaican Ludo and Dominoes games, Pepper Eating Contest, and a great opportunity to network and learn about various wines. Entry to the festival entitles festival goers complimentary admission to stroll through the historic Magnolia Gardens.

A portion of proceeds will go to benefit Healthy Lifestyle Network, a 501c3 organization dedicated to helping children and adults in Charleston and to fight childhood sexual abuse in Jamaica. Donations of school supplies, soccer balls sizes 3 & 4, shin guards, arts & crafts, cotton fabric, and hand quilting thread are welcomed.

Advanced tickets are $40 per person including fees on Eventbrite. Tickets entitles the purchaser to receive upon entry a wine glass, a sample of jerk chicken paired with a sample of wine, complimentary garden admission, wine tasting, wine presentation and access to vendors with various Caribbean foods, arts and crafts and six hours of live music by two bands, members of the Dubplates, and the Jamaican sensation Phorein. Tickets for adult designated drivers and young adults less than age 21 years are $25, which also includes garden admission, but wine glass and wine tastings are not included. Tickets at the Festival event gate, not the Magnolia kiosk, are $40.00 on the day of the event. Children under 12 are free, but no special preparations for the children will be included. Parking is free.

Coupons, discounts, complimentary passes and annual memberships to Magnolia are not valid for this event. Magnolia visitors must purchase a separate ticket for the jerk and wine festival. For more information, go to or purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

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