Travel: 3 fall food festivals worth the trip


August 31, 2022

Euphoria Food Festival scene in Greenville, South Carolina


Greenville, S.C.

Sept. 15-18 

This four-day festival of tastings, demos, wine seminars and live music kicks off with a multicourse wine dinner with Greenville native Tyler Florence. Participating chefs mostly hail from South Carolina’s upstate and low country regions, but some local talent will be on hand, including 300 East Culinary Director Ashley Boyd, Goodyear House Executive Chef Chris Coleman and Garren Kirkman, co-founder of Jon G’s Barbecue in Peachland. Ticket prices vary.

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

Turks & Caicos

Oct. 13-16

This four-day celebration of cuisine, wine and whiskey returns for the first time since 2019. Events include a champagne brunch on the private island of Parrot Cay, a cigar and whiskey mixology session at the new Rock House cliffside resort, and a Caribbean-Indian dining experience at Grace Bay Club’s Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar. Asheville chef Meherwan Irani (of Chai Pani and Optimist Hall’s Botiwalla) will lead a seminar on food trends.

Highlands Food & Wine


Nov. 10-13

Old Crow Medicine Show, Durand Jones & The Indications and The California Honeydrops are among the performers at this year’s four-day festival, which includes tastings, a food truck rally, wine dinners and more. Now in its sixth year, the celebration of food, wine and music is always a sellout, and the 2022 festival is no exception. This year, the festival has partnered with Lyte, a ticket exchange platform like StubHub, offering procrastinators another option to score tickets.

Photograph courtesy Euphoria

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