FeastivALL is FestivALL's annual fundraiser which began in February 2013. This dinner and silent auction has raised thousands of dollars in support of FestivALL's mission and was a key part of the initial success and funding of FestivALL Fall. Each year, FeastivALL has welcomed a sell-out crowd to Berry Hills Country Club.
The event includes a five-course meal that in the past has been prepared by notable chefs such as Cafe Cimino's Tim Urbanic, Paul Smith, Paco Aceves, Heath Ax and more. The twist on the dinner is the competitive wine and beer pairing chosen by experts John Brown and Rich Ireland respectively. After each course, guests vote for their favorite pairing. Both wine and beer have taken the victory, and 2017's event will be another tie-breaker year.
The evening also offers a silent auction which includes items such as vacation getaways, eateries, local and regional performing arts packages, luxury items, jewelry, handcrafted works, art and more. FeastivALL is hosted by Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage and former FestivALL director. Other entertainment rounds out the evening. Past entertainment includes guests from Charleston Light Opera Guild, pianist Bob Thompson, Michael Lipton and Vinyl Village.
In the true spirit of FestivALL, FeastivALL is known for its festive atmosphere.
2018 details TBA.