Enjoy Labor Day weekend with wine and craft beer at Freshfields Village

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic’s 7th Annual Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival 

Discover distinct flavors the way sommeliers and brewmasters do at Freshfields Village for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic’s 7th annual Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival on Sunday, September 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.  This outdoor event poses a perfect way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend with friends and family, while raising money to benefit the local clinic. The festival will feature fine wines and craft beers from around the world, Executive Chef Richard Hege’s Lowcountry Buffet and a silent auction that includes a two-bedroom villa in Tuscany as well as an African Safari. Tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the gate with all proceeds supporting Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, which provides free medical care to those in need on Johns, James and Wadmalaw islands. 

Participating breweries include Breckenridge, Frothy Beard, Holy City, Lonerider, RJ Rockers and Thomas Creek. In addition to craft beers, guests can sample several varieties of red and white wines from California, Oregon, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. A Lowcountry Buffet will be provided by Chef Richard Hege, and will feature a John’s Island shrimp boil, braised brisket, Betty Hege’s Southern Chicken & Pork Bog, a spread of Southern comfort food sides and desserts by Saffron Bakery and Café Mini.

Tickets can be purchased at Joye Law Firm (Rivers Avenue), Indigo Books, Seabrook Island Real Estate, The UPS Store (Maybank Highway), Schoen Ace Hardware, Sunrise Bistro, Forsberg’s Wine and Spirits, Hyams Garden & Accent Store, Paul’s Hairstyling, Dr. Marta Hampton’s office and Herold’s Pharmacy. For additional information about the event, contact Lori Leary at 843-768-3151. Sponsorships and silent auction items are still being accepted.

About Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic

Barrier Islands Free medical Clinic is a 501(c)3 non-profit medical facility that provides free medical care, diagnostic laboratory testing and specialty referrals to uninsured/ underinsured adults who reside in or work on Johns, James and Wadmalaw Islands. Since opening its doors in 2008, the volunteer clinic has provided over 20,000 free doctor visits. The clinic does not receive any state or federal support and relies solely upon contributions from fundraising, organizations, individuals and churches. For more information, visit http://www.bifmc.org.

About Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and John’s islands. With more than 55 locally owned shops, galleries, restaurants, services and businesses, Freshfields is an upscale lifestyle destination that also hosts cultural events, art exhibits and seasonal festivals throughout the year. Visit  FreshfieldsVillage.com or www.facebook.com/FreshfieldsVillage for information on new stores, events and other announcements.