The Southern Living Taste of Charleston Festival celebrates the best food that Charleston has to offer. It’s one of the region’s biggest food events and has been hailed by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the “top 20 events in the Southeast.” Past events at the Taste of Charleston include the Waiters Race, Kids Kitchen Sideshow, the best local food and drink, specialty and imported beer tasting tent, cooking demos, and food truck rodeo.


After 36 years, the Taste of Charleston was not held in 2017, but is set to make a return in 2018. The 2018 Taste of Charleston Festival time and venue are yet to be announced, but typically take place in September. Past Taste of Charleston festivals have been held in Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mount Pleasant, but organizers are scouting locations more central to Charleston, SC. The 2018 Taste of Charleston is to be inspired by successful “Taste” events like those in Chicago, Atlanta and Portland.

Food and drink tickets are sold separately during the event and children 10 and under are free.

The Southern Living Taste of Charleston is a fund raising event by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA). The GCRA also hosts Charleston Restaurant Week and Lowcountry Oyster Festival.

If you’re ready to sample the best food Charleston has to offer, grab a bite with Going Coastal Transportation! GCT has the perfect vehicle to the Taste of Charleston for any travel need. Going with an intimate group? Our Lincoln sedans are luxuriously private and comfortable, with complimentary bottled water, leather seats, and tinted windows. Check out the rest of our fleet to find the perfect transportation option for the Taste of Charleston.


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Going Coastal Transportation provides private charter and car services throughout Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding areas.

Going Coastal Transportation
5900 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC29406
Phone: 843-216-8483