Charleston, South Carolina

Made in the South Weekend

A weekend celebrating the Made in the South Awards finalists in Charleston, South Carolina


With its annual Made in the South Awards , Garden & Gun honors Southern artisans who raise the bar on design and style. Now in their ninth year, the awards recognize standouts in six categories—food, drink, style, home, crafts, and outdoors. A highly anticipated editorial feature about the winners and runners-up celebrates the unparalleled design, craftsmanship, and ingenuity that are alive and well in the region today.

In November 2018, G&G will host a two-day experience in Charleston, South Carolina, to showcase these innovative artisans and their craft. Join us this year for a concert with G&G favorite artists, Amanda Shires and Aaron Lee Tasjana marketplace and Meet the Maker conversations with Made in the South Awards winners and runners-up at G&G’s headquarters, and a special Made in the South Awards dinner with Asha Gomez.


Tickets available August 2018.


Friday, November 9 

Kickoff Concert 
G&G kicks off the Made in the South Weekend with soulful musical performances from Amanda Shires and Aaron Lee Tasjan in downtown Charleston featuring the very best in Southern sound.

Join us for a pre-show meet & greet with Amanda Shires hosted by G&G’s Editor-in-Chief, David DiBenedetto, and President & CEO, Rebecca Darwin.

Saturday, November 10

Made in the South Marketplace & Meet the Maker Conversations
Peruse the Made in the South Marketplace featuring home, food, drink, style, outdoor, and crafts category finalists and stay for inspiring conversations with editors and featured makers at G&G’s headquarters.

Saturday, November 10

Made in the South Awards Dinner 
Made in the South Awards 2018 winners are honored at a festive dinner at the historic Aiken-Rhett House featuring a globally-inspired meal prepared by acclaimed Southern chef, Asha Gomez, along with great cocktails by Miles Macquarrie, and live music.