2008 Record year for Charleston International Airport

Chelsea Bacher, who was headed to Cleveland for the holidays in December, gets help with her bags from friend Charles Daly at Charleston International Airport. Seven major airlines serve Charleston International, with Delta Air Lines the dominant carrier.

How does dinner for 12 prepared by Charleston chefs Michelle Weaver, Sean Brock and Mike Lata sound? Or a golfing The Ocean Course at Kiawah and staying at the resort’s luxurious Sanctuary?

Both are among hundreds of items up for bid in silent and live auctions as part of the The 2012 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival. The festival, which runs March 1-4, is offering an online preview and pre-registration at http://charlestonwineandfood.com/culinary-village/auctions/.

Items will be sold at the Farm Feast Auction from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Courtyard by Marriott Historic Charleston Hotel. The event includes food prepared by local and guest chefs, wine, cocktails and live music. Tickets are $75 and are available for purchase on the festival website.

All auction proceeds will benefit the festival’s charitable efforts, including this year’s Signature Charity, Charleston Chefs Feed the Need; the Emerging Charity, Lowcountry Local First’s Incubator Farm and Training Facility; and culinary scholarships at The Art Institute of Charleston, Culinary Institute of Charleston and College of Charleston.