Food & Fun the Main Attractions at 28th Annual Taste of Charleston Celebration

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ResortQuest Charleston invites visitors to Charleston's beach resorts and the surrounding area for discounts and special benefits on vacation rentals during the 28th Annual Taste of Charleston celebration.

Cooking Demo is a Crowd Pleaser at Taste of Charleston Celebration

top 20 event in the southeast

The 28th Annual Taste of Charleston will take place from October 10-12, 2008. Two new events have been added to the popular celebration, making it a 3-day food fest: the Iron Chef Competition and Taste of the Arts. Named a "top 20 event in the southeast" by the Southeastern Tourism Society for 20 consecutive years, the Taste of Charleston hopes to add to the 8,000 people that attended last year. General Admission is $12, with children under 10 years of age admitted free. Food tickets are sold in $1.00 increments at the event. No pets or coolers are allowed. For information about the celebration, log on to charlestonrestaurantassociation.com.

The main event on Sunday, October 12, at historic Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens in Mount Pleasant, offers samples from more than 40 area restaurants and a selection of specialty and imported beers. Activities include cooking demonstrations, contests (waiters racing while balancing wine glasses on trays is a crowd favorite), and a Kids Corner, complete with petting zoo. Live bands entertain on the main stage throughout the day.

Those who enjoy art will also appreciate the Taste of the Arts event on Saturday, October 11. Participating galleries in historic downtown Charleston will offer appetizers and desserts from local restaurants. The Iron Chef Competition on Friday, October 10th, will pit some of Charleston's high profile Chefs in a culinary battle and will also serve as a public introduction to the new $10 million Palmer Campus at the Charleston Culinary Institute.

ResortQuest is offering visitors to Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Isle of Palms and Wild Dunes exciting and exclusive ways to save, all while staying in fully-equipped private homes, villas and cottages. The area offers miles of pristine beach, championship golf, tennis, biking, nature tours, shopping, dining, water-related activities and more. A program called ResortQuest Privileges offers special rates and discounts on activities, tours, dining, and shopping from area venues. Historic downtown Charleston is just a short drive away from the beaches. Call 1-866-253-3633 to find out about special discounts on lodging.

About ResortQuest
ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rental and resort real estate companies, provides a one-stop resource in North America's premier resort destinations. ResortQuest is the largest vacation rental company serving Charleston and the beach resort islands of Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes and Sullivan's Island. ResortQuest has offices located on Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island and Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

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