FOOD & RETAIL VENDORS

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN CHALLENGE AS A FOOD OR RETAIL VENDOR?

Welcome to the Southern Fried Chicken Challenge. This page was designed to provide you with information about our organization and events, as well as to answer any questions you may have about becoming a vendor or getting involved.

Participation in the Southern Fried Chicken Challenge is an excellent way to gain exposure for your restaurant or retail business.  In our first year we saw over 1,800 entrants, and in this year, 2018, we are expecting to double that! Approved vendors are carefully selected to represent the best of the best in and around Charleston. Those selected will enjoy a number of benefits including social media promotion, inclusion on our event website, a one-on-one interview with the chef, and newsletter ad placement.  Vendor packages include two 8’ tables, 10’x10’ tent, and 10 complimentary tickets to the event.

The Southern Fried Chicken Challenge supports several local charities including MUSC Children’s Hospital, Charleston Animal Society, and YESCarolina.

The 2018  application is now open for food vendors and retail and arts and crafts vendors to participate in the Southern Fried Chicken Challenge. If you are interested in participating in the Southern Fried Chicken Challenge, please fill out the form Vendor Applications. Applications will be accepted until space is full.

Food Vendor Highlights:

  • Double 2017 attendance
  • Increased marketing efforts
  • Promote each vendor on social media, website, and monthly newsletter
  • One-on-one interview with chefs
  • Chef and restaurant bio on the website
  • 10’x10’ tent included
  • Two 8 foot tables
  • Ten complimentary event tickets
  • Special promo code assigned to each vendor