2016 Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend named TOP 20 EVENT

12371145_10153773170133535_2354362723220797301_oBeaufort Wine & Food Weekend chosen as Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for April 2016!

The Southeast Tourism Society

The Southeast Tourism Society has Beaufort Wine and Food one of the STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for April, 2016.

This year’s Beaufort Wine and Food signature festival will take place is April 27 – May 1, 2016. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and Travel Media Press Room.

Beaufort Wine and Food is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and proceeds from its events benefit non-profits that excel in community enrichment and enhance quality of life in Carteret County.

Beaufort Wine and Food began as a weekend event in April 2004 and has evolved into an organization that holds fund raising events year round.  BWF has raised over $525,000 since its inception to donate to area non-profits. Memberships were initiated in 2013 to encourage continuing participation and to acknowledge those who regularly attend and support the fundraising events. Beaufort Wine and Food currently has over 300 members.

“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors and residents.  Events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.