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Charleston: Get Ready for Garden & Gun's Jubilee

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The first ever Jubilee, a new festival that John T. Edge of the Southern Foodways Alliance says will bring the Southern mag Garden & Gun to life, is taking place at Charles Town Landing Dec. 6-8. Edge, a member of the fest's advisory committee, isn't the only big name on the bill. On the food side of things, events are already planned with famed pit master Rodney Scott, The Glass Onion's Sarah O'Kelley and Mike Lata and Brooks Reitz of The Ordinary.

According to a press release, Lata is taking part in a "Garden & Gun Club exclusive dinner and show," which is a "one-of-a-kind food/drink experience followed up by music from the legendary Junior Brown." O'Kelley will be creating a pop-up diner, letting festival-goers can get a taste of her West Ashley restaurant, without leaving the grounds. Other headlining events include The Ultimate Oyster Roast and Pit Master's Pig Roast, with Scott at the helm.

Jubilee is an extension of the Made in the South awards and is co-produced with Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Eater National has lots more on the event, but here's the full press release:


As a continuation of its commitment to celebrating the best of Southern culture, Garden & Gun, along with the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB), has announced the creation of Jubilee, a festival and marketplace held Dec 6–8, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina. Visit:

This Made in the South weekend will be a lively mix of sporting, shopping, food, music, and art, as well as special dinners and live entertainment on the grounds of the historic state park Charles Towne Landing.

G&G's Vice President and Brand Development Director Jessica Derrick developed Jubilee:
"This is the perfect way to extend the success we have seen from the Made in the South Awards franchise in the magazine. Jubilee takes it a step further by creating the ultimate expression of Garden & Gun. We want the men and women who read our magazine to pack up their bags, head to Charleston, and join us for this amazing weekend and gathering," Derrick says.

Confirmed participants thus far include: Billy Reid, Laura Vinroot Poole, Mark Sage, chef Mike Lata, John T. Edge, Natalie Chanin, Jon Carloftis, Ben Moïse, Stitch Design Co., Brooks Reitz, Paradigm Talent Agency, chef Sarah O'Kelley, Junior Brown, Hable Construction, Wall Candy, Billy Ray Sims, Hob Nob Entertaining, Charleston Beer Exchange, Peter Nappi, Magar Hatworks, Leica and outfitter John Burrell
Among the many features of the weekend:

· The Made in the South Marketplace featuring goods for sale from Southern tastemakers

· Meet the Makers Trunk Show offering both men's and women's apparel and sporting gear from leading Southern designers

· The Ultimate Oyster Roast as well as a Pit Master's Pig Roast

· The BoBo Intriguing Objects antiques tent from design guru Mark Sage and his team

· The Southern Pantry food tent filled with purveyors and their small-batch, big-batch, and hard-to-find food and drink items

· A Garden & Gun Club exclusive dinner and show featuring James Beard Award–winning chef Mike Lata, who will prepare a one-of-a-kind food/drink experience followed up by music from the legendary Junior Brown

Garden & Gun has partnered with the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for the festivities. Helen Hill, Executive Director of CACVB says, "With more than three centuries of well-preserved history on display at every turn, Charleston is one of North America's most architecturally significant and culturally vibrant destinations. While Charleston exists as an arbiter of style and design, the entire region is truly a preservationist's muse that invites and inspires visitors from around the world. We are delighted to host Jubilee and combine Charleston's heritage with the Garden & Gun lifestyle."

Tickets for Jubilee on sale July 15. For more information on Jubilee as well as travel packages and special perks for the weekend, visit:

Garden & Gun [Official]

The Ordinary

544 King Street, , SC 29403 (843) 414-7060 Visit Website


232 Meeting Street, , SC 29401 (843) 805-5900 Visit Website

Charles Town Landing

1500 Old Towne Rd Charleston, SC 29407