Celebrate Jamaica at the Sixth Annual SC Reggae Jerk Festival as you feast on the scrumptious jerk seasoned foods and sway to Reggae music, both originated in Jamaica. This charity event will once again be held at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Sunday August 25, 2019 from noon to 7:00 pm. 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 Well Charged Reggae Band, voted the Best Reggae Band in Charleston, Sahara Reggae Band, and Rohan de Great. Meetup with two local performers making a name in the Charleston market, Gatorman and Black and Breezy. Enjoy other activities like Jamaican Ludo and Dominoes games, Pepper Eating Contest, and a great opportunity to network and learn about various wines. Guests will be able to send greetings to family in the Jamaican Diaspora as the popular Dervan Malcolm will broadcast live from the festival. 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. Ticket entitles 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 6 hours of live music by two Bands, and Soca time with Wayne Hall from Reggae Vibes Radio. 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.