Downtown Charleston will become a wildlife lover’s dream the weekend of February 13, 14, & 15, 2015 when the Southeastern Wildlife Exhibition comes to town. The first Southeastern Wildlife Exposition was held in 1983 with 100 different exhibitors and around 5,000 visitors. Today, the Exposition, also known for short as SEWE, is the largest event of its kind in the nation. With over 500 artists, exhibitors and wildlife experts this three day event expects around 40,000 people to be in attendance.
In fact, SEWE has grown so large that the event holds exhibits in seven different locations downtown! Over the years, SEWE has brought wildlife exhibits, ranging from live tigers, lions and bears, to birds and livestock to the area. This year, there will be birds of prey flight demonstrations, dog shows, and a Busch Wildlife sanctuary show with animals such as alligators, bobcats, foxes, and snakes! Other events this weekend include art exhibitions, wildlife education programs, fishing demos, and cooking demos. SEWE also has events that cater specifically to children which include a kids casting net class and puppet shows!
Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased as either three day admission tickets, or as single day tickets online or at the event sites. With tons to see and do this weekend it’s bound to be a fun weekend at the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, don’t miss out!
Contributed by Lindsey Wright