Wild and Crazy For Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
January 23, 2018 § Leave a comment
SEWE’S Three Day Celebration Kicks off February 16 – February 18
Though it does not officially take place during spring, the arrival of SEWE in mid-February is the unofficial kick-off of the festival and tourist season in Charleston. It draws tens of thousands of participants, about 60% of them from out of town. It is followed in rapid succession by The Charleston Wine & Food Festival, Fashion Week, The Cooper River Bridge Run, and Spoleto.
A few days before it begins, town starts filling up with wildlife and hunting enthusiasts, easily spotted in their camouflage and orange attire, and the hunting dog population (especially chocolate and yellow Labs) seem to multiply exponentially. Nature conservationists, artists and art collectors are attracted to the family-friendly event, which includes art exhibits, retriever demos, chef demos, fly-fishing demos, birds of prey flight demos, a decoy auction and more.
Most of the events take place in the heart of downtown near Marion Square and Brittlebank Park on the banks of the Ashley River off Lockwood Boulevard. If all the excitement builds up an appetite, stroll on by any of our downtown locations (Tabbuli, Queology, Eli’s Table and Toast!) to fill up on a delicious meal. For more information about SEWE visit sewe.com (Photograph by Elias Carlson).