30th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston

There are certain events each year everyone looks forward to taking place in Charleston. One of the most popular and largest annual event to take place in South Carolina is Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, also known locally as SEWE. Taking place February 17-19th, SEWE has grown in 30 years to be the largest event of its kind in the nation, attracting over 500 artists and exhibitors from around the globe who present their offerings to over 40,000 attendees. A 3-day celebration of nature that has earned a reputation for excellence, SEWE now hosts the world’s foremost experts in wildlife and nature art as well as conservation research and environmental education.

Poster design by Dustin Van Wechel

Check out the wide array of SEWE events:

Friday, February 17

9:00 AMPrivate Viewing Hours Charleston Place
10:00 AMALL EXHIBITS OPEN Multiple Locations
10:30 AM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Eddie Moran of Mercato Gaillard Auditorium
11:00 AMLecture: “Intro to Plein Air Painting” by Heiner Hertling
11:00 AMFly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park
11:00 AMJack Hanna Presentation Gaillard Auditorium
12:00 PMRetriever Demonstration Brittlebank Park
12:30 PM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Frank Lee of Old Village Post House Gaillard Auditorium
1:00 PMLecture: “Legends of the Hunt” by John Seery-Lester Charleston County Library
2:30 PMLecture: “Carl Brenders: How and Why” by Carl Brenders Charleston County Library
2:30 PM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Marc Collins of Circa 1886 Gaillard Auditorium
4:00 PMRetriever Demonstration Brittlebank Park
4:30 PM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Simon Andrews of Swamp Fox Charleston Place

Saturday, February 18

9:00 AMPrivate Viewing Hours Charleston Place
10:00 AMALL EXHIBITS OPEN Multiple Locations
10:30 AM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Jeremiah Bacon of Carolina’s Gaillard Auditorium
11:30 AMRegistration for Casting Rodeo Brittlebank Park
12:00 PMRetriever Demonstration Brittlebank Park
12:30 PM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Steve Lusby of 82 Queen Gaillard Auditorium
1:00 PMJack Hanna Presentation Gaillard Auditorium
1:00 PMCelebrity Story Reading Charleston County Library
2:30 PM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Jason Houser of Muse Gaillard Auditorium
3:00 PMFly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park
3:00 PMLecture: “Animal Sculpture in America” by Robin Salmon/Brookgreen Gardens Charleston County Library
4:00 PMRetriever Demonstration Brittlebank Park
4:30 PM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Bob Waggoner of PBS’s U Cook with Chef Bob Gaillard Auditorium
7:00 PMSEWE Soiree Charleston Visitor Center

Sunday, February 19

10:00 AMALL EXHIBITS OPEN Multiple Locations
10:30 AM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill Gaillard Auditorium
11:00 AMRetriever Demonstration Brittlebank Park
12:00 PMCeasar Guerini Gun Raffle Charleston Place
2:00 PMFly Fishing Demonstration Brittlebank Park
2:30 PM“Wild in the Kitchen” Demo: Chef Jason Murphy of Holy City Hospitality Gaillard Auditorium
3:00 PMRetriever Demonstration Brittlebank Park

The mission of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is to continue to positively impact the local and statewide economies through increased tourism by showcasing the finest wildlife art available in the world by investing in and positively influence wildlife and nature education through specialized programming as well as assisting in the conservation of wildlife and the environment by creating awareness and contributing financially to designated programs.

WHEN: February 17-19th

WHERE: Various Charleston area locations

TICKETS: Available at most SEWE exhibit sites during the event. $40 for Three day general admission, $20 for Friday or Saturday, $10 for Sunday. Children 10 & under are admitted free.

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