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South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival Returns to Charleston

South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival

The 8th annual South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival returns with jerk chicken, a pepper eating contest, live reggae music, and wine. The festival takes place from noon to 7 p.m. on August 29th, at Brittlebank Park, Charleston.

The SC Reggae Jerk Wine Festival will provide you with a musical experience, dance to reggae music by the Dubplates and to Soca music by Atlanta radio personality Wayne Hall . Jerk samples provided by Chef Ty and wines suitable for jerk pairing, other Jamaican food and drinks, a raffle, wine tasting, a Dominoes tournament, a Jamaican Ludo game, and a great opportunity to network and dance, a favorite Jamaican pastime.

Festival organizer Lorna Shelton Beck and Chef Tyrone Shelton , who are both originally from Jamaica, works with a nonprofit called the Healthy Lifestyle Network. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Healthy Lifestyle Network and the Shelton Project in their fight against childhood sexual abuse in Jamaica, as well as provide funding for young children to attend summer camps with activities such as football (soccer) and learn about environmental stewardship.

Scotch Bonnet Tickets, the festival's VIP option, are $40 per person and include a free jerk sample and a commemorative glass with wine. General admission tickets are $25, and festivalgoers must purchase their own drinks and food.

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