Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival to benefit Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic

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Celebrate Labor Day weekend with wine, beer and Lowcountry food while raising money for Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic during the fifth annual Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival at Freshfields Village.

On Sunday, September 4, guests can sample more than 20 wines from around the globe, craft beers and a Lowcountry buffet from Hege’s Restaurant on the Village Green from 4 until 7 p.m. An African safari, oceanfront condo vacation at Seabrook Island and other items will be up for bid at a silent auction while the Cobblestone Quartet performs live jazz music. All proceeds will support Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, which provides free medical care to those in need on Johns, James and Wadmalaw islands. 

Barrier Islands Medical Free Clinic primarily serves the working poor with a staff of 31 physicians, 31 nurses and other volunteers. Since opening in April 2008, medical care has been provided to these communities through more than 11,000 patient visits.

Freshfields Village is dedicated to assisting programs that impact neighboring communities. Last year’s festival and silent auction raised over $40,000 for the clinic.


Tickets are $35 in advance at various ticket locations, or $40 at the gate. Junior tickets (age 10 to 20) are available for $20, and children under 10 are free. Advanced sale ticket holder names will also be entered in a special drawing to win a $150 gift certificate to any U.S. restaurant of their choice.

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: 

  • James Island: Hyams Garden and Accent Store, Paul's Hairstyling, Forsberg's Wine and Spirits
  • Johns Island: The UPS Store, Schoen Ace Hardware
  • Freshfields Village: Guest Services, Indigo Books and the kiosk at Freshfields Green (one week prior to event only)
  • Seabrook Island: Seabrook Island Real Estate
  •  Kiawah Island: Town Hall 

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides health care services at no cost to eligible people on the islands with the aid of volunteers, many of whom are South Carolina licensed physicians and nurses. Primary care, acute and chronic illness, diagnostic test and x-rays are among the services provided by the clinic at no charge. For more information, contact Sharon Johnson at (843) 266-9800.

For additional information on the festival, contact Freshfields Village at (843) 768-6491.