The one-of-a-kind event that celebrates everything wild returns to Charleston this weekend for a packed schedule featuring the crowd-pleasing DockDogs competition, birds of prey expo, live animal exhibits, tons of outdoor demos and hundreds of vendors ranging from local and regional artisans, artists, professional chefs, craftspeople, conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts.
You can browse everything from custom made knives, nature inspired wildlife paintings, a variety of foods from local restaurants and vendors,sculptures, custom duck calls, oyster shuckers, woodworking crafts, wildlife photography exhibits, custom fishing lures, hunting and fishing accessories, duck boats and canoes, handmade jewelry and much, much more!
This year many vendors and craftspeople will be setting up in the newly constructed Gaillard Center on Calhoun Street. The 3 year project cost $142 million and ranks as one of the most extravagant revitalized venues in Charleston. In addition, the Southeastern Wildlife Expo will also be occupying its normal locations including Birttlebank Park, Marion Square, Charleston Place hotel, Charleston Music Hall, the Charleston Marriott and several other locations.
Each venue will be holding unique events throughout the weekend. To see a full schedule of SEWE events click here. There is also shuttle service available that will be doing loops to different venues as well. To view a map of all of the venues and shuttle route click here.
The Southeastern Wildlife Expo opens all of its exhibits at 10 a.m. Friday morning, February 12th and continues through Sunday, February 14th. VIP ticket holders can take advantage of private viewings, exclusive events and more. General admission tickets run $50 and are good for all 3 days of the expo. Single day tickets can also be purchased for $25.
Online ticket sales ended on February 1st, but you can still get tickets at the Gaillard Center, the Charleston Visitors Center, Town of Mount Pleasant Visitors Center, the North Charleston Visitors Center and at select event venues downtown.
Visit the Southeastern Wildlife Expo website for more information.
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