It's that time of the year again: Time for the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival! Each year, the culinary excellence and culture of Charleston is celebrated during a weekend-long festival around the city. The extensive guest list includes some of the most locally and nationally renowned chefs, personalities, authors, pitmasters, farmers, drink masters and more. This year, Every Day with Rachael Ray will be a media sponsor and host two culinary events: A Sandwich Showcase and At Home with Celebrity Tastemakers, where guests can meet the celebrity chefs and authors behind some of the year's hottest cookbooks, and sample some of their brand new recipes. As usual, our Editor-in-Chief, Lauren Purcell, will be attending the events, so be sure to check out her coverage on her Twitter and Instagram.

Will you be in Charleston over the weekend? You can still attend the events! Click here to buy tickets for the Sandwich Showcase and hereto buy tickets for the Celebrity Tastemakers event.

And just to get you excited, here are a few of Lauren's pics from last year's festival!

Lauren helps NYC celebrity chef April Bloomfield break down a pig
Enjoying a fabulous lunch at Husk Restaurant
Letting the pros at Xiao Bao Biscuit choose dinner
Slurping down local oysters at The Ordinary
Starting the morning off with a Bloody Mary from The Grocery

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