Southeastern Wildlife Exposition


SEWE 2023

SEWE is a showcase of everything to love about wildlife and nature through an incredible lineup of events, including fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations and after-hours gatherings.

Our entertainment brings together people of all ages and interests, from families, partygoers and sporting enthusiasts to conservationists, artists and artisans.

Explore the curated SEWE fine art gallery, get up close and personal with wildlife at a live show, or make a splash at the DockDogs® competitions. Browse ticket options and full event schedule to plan your SEWE experience.

One-of-a-kind entertainment for all ages. Tickets include admission to five venues, live shows and exhibits. Purchase tickets for Friday, Saturday, Sunday or a 3-day pass.



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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Charleston Marriott
Charleston Place Hotel
Marion Square
Brittlebank Park
Gaillard Center
SEWE Website



Southeastern Wildlife Exposition 
Dates and Times


Date: Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2023
Time: Varies by event
Admission: Friday $40; Saturday $40; Sunday $35; 3 Day Ticket $85


SEWE EVENTS


Wednesday February 15, 2023


Yeti X SEWE Kickoff
6 pm - 8 pm
Yeti Charleston

YETE X SEWE KICKOFF

Are you YETI for SEWE? Join the 2023 Featured Artist, Ryan Kirby, for happy hour at the YETI store on King Street to kick off SEWE week. Watch as Kirby paints an original piece on a YETI cooler, which will be raffled off at the end of the evening. SEWE gift bag, light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and White Claws® are included with your ticket.  Limited tickets are available. Must be 21+ to attend.


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Charleston Safari Club Annual GALA 2023
6 pm - 11 pm
The Harbour Club at Westedge

Charleston Safari Club Gala

The Gala benefits the Youth Outdoor Education Camp in March. The Gala will feature an open premium bar, decadent food, raffles, Night Market, Interactive Displays, live entertainment and dancing. 


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Thursday February 16, 2023


Live Art Series: Mother-Daughter Duo
1 pm - 3 pm
Charleston Place

Live Art Series Mother Daughter Duo

As part of our new live painting series, watch SEWE’s mother and daughter pairs create a duet painting. This event requires a VIP ticket.


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Private Preview Afternoon
1 pm - 5 pm
Charleston Place

Private Preview Afternoon

Purchase your favorite piece of art at our Private Preview Afternoon presented by Peninsula of Charleston. Before SEWE opens to the public, you’ll already have insider access to preview and purchase original art inside the Fine Art Gallery. This event requires a VIP ticket.


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Signature Gala & Sale
7 pm - 11 pm
Charleston Place

Signature Gala Sale

An excuse to dress up in your SEWE best. Don your favorite gown or tux for this black-tie event, featuring a visit from exotic animals, live auction, wild fare and an open bar. Join in on the fun, mix and mingle with other VIPs and meet SEWE artists in the Fine Art Gallery at the Charleston Place. This event requires a VIP ticket.


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Steep Canyon Rangers
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Steep Canyon Rangers

In partnership with SEWE, the Gaillard Center is excited to bring NC-based, Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers to the Lowcountry on February 16 to officially kick off SEWE weekend. Get ready for an incredible fiddle-filled evening, you won’t want to miss. 


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Friday February 17, 2023


Private Preview Hour
9 am - 10 am
Charleston Place

SEWE Private Preview Hour

Purchase your favorite piece of art. Before SEWE opens to the public, you’ll already have insider access to preview and purchase original art inside the Fine Art Gallery.


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Intro to Archery 
10 am - 12 pm
Johns Island County Park

SEWE Intro To Archery 2.17.23

Share the love of archery with your family. Bring the kids and learn basic archery instruction at beautiful Johns Island County Park. Then practice your archery skills on both block and 3D targets. Archery equipment will be provided, but participants are also welcome to bring their own.


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Coast to Coast: Pacific Decoy Collection of Richard and Dorothy Wheeler
10 am - 5 pm
Charleston Marriott

Coast to Coast Decoy Collection of Richard and Dorothy Wheeler

Richard and Dorothy Wheeler began collecting decoys in 1960 and were founding members of the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association. Their collection contains important examples by the region’s premier makers from Southern California up to British Columbia. This is the greatest opportunity ever presented on the East Coast to view the best of the West.


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DockDogs® Competitions
10 am - 5:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

SEWE is proud to host one of the nation’s most popular DockDogs® events. Watch dogs of all kinds and skill levels compete in various water jumping competitions. “Waves” of competition held throughout the day Friday through Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. All competitors must be pre-registered. For more info and to pre-register your dog, visit dockdogs.com.


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Copley Fine Art Decoy Exhibit and Auction Preview
10 am - 6 pm
Charleston Marriott

Copley Fine Art Auctions will hold a preview and offer the opportunity to view world-class paintings and fine bird carvings from their Winter Sale 2022.


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The Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott
10 am - 6 pm
Charleston Marriott

The Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott

Located in the Crystal Ballroom at the Charleston Marriott, the reimagined Sporting Showroom combines carefully curated exhibitors and outfitters with a setting that allows for meaningful conversation and research. Showroom exhibitors include sporting guides, outfitters, taxidermy and more. VIP attendees will have exclusive access to the new VIP lounge in the Charleston Marriott hotel.


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Sheep and Duck Herding Demos
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brittlebank Park

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.


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Forrest Galante
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gaillard Center

Forrest Galante Live Storytelling

As an American outdoor adventurer, television personality and wildlife biologist, Forrest Galante will entertain and enlighten SEWE patrons with live presentations. Galante hosts Discovery Channel’s flagship Sharkweek every year, and now has multiple wildlife shows on the air, including Mysterious Creatures with Forrest Galante and Extinct or Alive. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Square

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

MMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications to the conservation of marine mammals worldwide. Hands-on educational activities can be adapted for all ages, including mock wild dolphin health checks with inflatable dolphins; ultrasound demonstrations featuring real examples of baby dolphin, lung, and cardiac images from those impacted by oil spills; satellite tag tracking of animals; crossbow dart sampling; and entanglement examples.


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Birds of Prey Flight Demos
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marion Square

Birds of Prey Flight Demos

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.


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Retriever Demonstrations with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels "7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog"
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart

The Wildrose British Labrador demonstration pack with the professionals of canine nutrition, Purina ProPlan, will be featured at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.
Sporting dog demonstrations will be feature our unique, balanced training techniques for upland and waterfowl gundogs as well as adventure companions. Enjoy personal interactions with the Labradors, the trainers, and the ProPlan team throughout the day, all on hand to answer questions and provide tips.


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Chef Demo • Culinary Institute of Charleston Pastry Chef Kelly Wilson with A.J. Freeman of Freeman Farms
12 pm - 1pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop
12 pm - 1pm
Marion Square

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

NMMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications to the conservation of marine mammals worldwide.


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Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration
12:30 pm - 1pm
Brittlebank Park

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration SEWE

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis at Brittlebank Park. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.


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Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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Boykin Spaniel Society Presents "Meet the Gundogs" Retriever Demonstrations
1 pm - 2 pm
Brittlebank Park

BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY PRESENTS “MEET THE GUNDOGS” RETRIEVER DEMONSTRATIONS

Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Able handlers will be on site to answer questions and tell you how you can get involved.


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Chef Demo • Vern’s Chef Dano Heinze and Bethany Heinze with Jonathan Cox of Lowcountry Fungi
1 pm - 2 pm
Marion Square

SEWE Chef Demo 2.17.23

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Competitions
1 pm - 2 pm
Marion Square

Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

The high-flying Purina® Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines. Come watch the team perform amazing flying disc routines.


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Special Decoy Lecture with Dick McIntyre
1 pm - 2 pm
Charleston Marriott

Special Decoy Lecture with Dick McIntyre

Join Dick McIntyre, owner of Collectable Old Decoys, as he discusses the art and history of the decoys made and used in the Carolinas.


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Chef Demo • Circa 1886 Pastry Chef Ashley Cardona with Jeremy Storey of Storey Farms
2 pm - 3 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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Sheep and Duck Herding Demos
2 pm - 3 pm
Brittlebank Park

Sheep and Duck Herding Demo SEWE

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.


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Wings Over Water: Film Showing Presented by Ducks Unlimited
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gaillard Center

WINGS OVER WATER: FILM SHOWING PRESENTED BY DUCKS UNLIMITED

Wings Over Water, a film co-produced by Ducks Unlimited and narrated by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, will showcase the importance of the Prairie Pothole Region of North America as a breeding and nesting habitat for birds. Through stunning visual storytelling, Wings Over Water will draw attention to this often-overlooked region and what it means for North American wildlife. After the film, there will be a Q & A with the film’s producers. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt and Auction
3 pm - 4 pm
Charleston Place

Quick Draw Speed Sculpt

Artists paint or sculpt an original piece in just one hour.


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Chef Demo • 2023 SC Chef Ambassador and 39 Rue De Jean Chef Marcus Shell with Marvin Ross and Jada Ross of Peculiar Pig Farm
3 pm - 4pm 
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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Birds of Prey Flight Demos
3 pm - 4pm 
Marion Square

Birds of Prey Flight Demos

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.


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Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels "7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog"
3 pm - 4pm 
Brittlebank Park

Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart

Sporting dog demonstrations will be conducted at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday presenting our unique, balanced training techniques for upland and waterfowl gundogs as well as adventure companions.
Enjoy personal interactions with the Labradors, the trainers, and the ProPlan team throughout the day, all on hand to answer questions and provide tips.


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Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration SEWE

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis at Brittlebank Park. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Short Films with Panel Discussion
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Gaillard Center

National Marine Mammal Foundation Short Films with Panel Discussion

The NMMF will showcase three short films featuring NMMF-led conservation stories at the Gaillard Center during SEWE weekend. These showings will include a panel discussion and Q&A featuring NMMF scientists and veterinarians.


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Boykin Spaniel Society Presents "Meet the Gundogs" Retriever Demonstrations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY PRESENTS “MEET THE GUNDOGS” RETRIEVER DEMONSTRATIONS

Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Able handlers will be on site to answer questions and tell you how you can get involved.


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Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Marion Square

Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

The high-flying Purina® Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines. Come watch the team perform amazing flying disc routines.


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Bourbon and Oysters
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Dewberry

Bourbon and Bubbles SEWE

Join us for a celebration of art and nature with MacArthur award-winner & South Carolina author, poet, ornithologist, and hunter-conservationist – Dr. J. Drew Lanham. Gather around a fire to listen to the author’s “head and heart” approach to the Southeastern birds featured in John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. Libations and lite bites will complement this event.


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SCWA Annual Sportsman's Ball
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Omar Shrine Temple

SCWA Annual Sportsman’s Ball

This SCWA wild game feast features dinner, cocktails, raffles and offers a silent and live auction. Tickets and reservations will begin on December 1st, 2022.


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Bobwhite Boogie
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

Bobwhite Boogie SEWE

The Low Country Chapter of Quail Forever would like to cordially invite you to join us for the ‘Bobwhite Boogie’ at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina on Friday February 17, 2022, 6-10PM. Dinner, drinks, raffles, games, and much more. Entertainment by Dallas Baker & Friends.


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Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Cookout
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Charleston Visitor Center

Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Cookout

Join East Cooper Ducks Unlimited for their 26th Annual Oyster Roast and LowCountry Cookout on Friday, February 17, 2023 at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed. Only 1,500 tickets are available (No Sales at the Door). Indulge in oysters and a classic Lowcountry cookout, featuring an open bar, music, raffles and live and silent auctions. Admission also includes a 2023 membership to Ducks Unlimited.


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Saturday February 18, 2022


Private Preview Hour
9 am - 10 am
Charleston Place

SEWE Private Preview Hour

Purchase your favorite piece of art. Before SEWE opens to the public, you’ll already have insider access to preview and purchase original art inside the Fine Art Gallery.


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Birds of a Feather Ladies Brunch Benefit
10 am - 2 pm
Union Station Charleston

Birds of a Feather Brunch Benefit

Buzz out of the Lowcountry and into the hive, to raise your glass for Birds of a Feather Ladies Brunch Benefit in support of bees and pollinators. This bespoke event features a three-course lunch and a premiere bar. Enjoy a wide array of entertainment, including live painting by SEWE artist, Amy Lay, one-of-a-kind raffle packages, a live auction with Lowcountry Live’s Erin Kienzle, and special appearances by some of SEWE’s feathered friends.


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DockDogs® Competitions
10 am - 5:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

SEWE is proud to host one of the nation’s most popular DockDogs® events. Watch dogs of all kinds and skill levels compete in various water jumping competitions. “Waves” of competition held throughout the day Friday through Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. All competitors must be pre-registered. For more info and to pre-register your dog, visit dockdogs.com.


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Copley Fine Art Decoy Exhibit and Auction Preview
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Charleston Marriott

Copley Fine Art Auctions will hold a preview and offer the opportunity to view world-class paintings and fine bird carvings from their Winter Sale 2022.


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The Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Charleston Marriott

The Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott

Located in the Crystal Ballroom at the Charleston Marriott, the reimagined Sporting Showroom combines carefully curated exhibitors and outfitters with a setting that allows for meaningful conversation and research. Showroom exhibitors include sporting guides, outfitters, taxidermy and more. 


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Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Brittlebank Park

Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show SEWE

The marionette show “Litter Trashes Everyone” is sponsored by Palmetto Pride and is performed by Columbia Marionette Theatre.


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Sheep and Duck Herding Demos
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brittlebank Park

Sheep and Duck Herding Demos

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.


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Forrest Galante: Live Storytelling
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gaillard Center

Forrest Galante Live Storytelling

As an American outdoor adventurer, television personality and wildlife biologist, Forrest Galante will entertain and enlighten SEWE patrons with live presentations. Galante hosts Discovery Channel’s flagship Sharkweek every year, and now has multiple wildlife shows on the air, including Mysterious Creatures with Forrest Galante and Extinct or Alive. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Square

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

MMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications to the conservation of marine mammals worldwide. Hands-on educational activities can be adapted for all ages, including mock wild dolphin health checks with inflatable dolphins; ultrasound demonstrations featuring real examples of baby dolphin, lung, and cardiac images from those impacted by oil spills; satellite tag tracking of animals; crossbow dart sampling; and entanglement examples.


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Exhibition Tour with Copely Fine Art Auction's Decoy Specialist Colin S. McNair
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charleston Marriott

EXHIBITION TOUR WITH COPLEY FINE ART AUCTION’S DECOY SPECIALIST COLIN S. MCNAIR

Please join Copley Fine Art Auctions’ Decoy Specialist Colin S. McNair for an exhibition tour. 


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Birds of Prey Flight Demos
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marion Square

Birds of Prey Flight Demos

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.


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Retriever Demonstrations with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels "7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog"
11:30 pm - 12:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart

The Wildrose British Labrador demonstration pack with the professionals of canine nutrition, Purina ProPlan, will be featured at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.
Sporting dog demonstrations will be feature our unique, balanced training techniques for upland and waterfowl gundogs as well as adventure companions. Enjoy personal interactions with the Labradors, the trainers, and the ProPlan team throughout the day, all on hand to answer questions and provide tips.


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Chef Demo • Chef Emily Meggett author of Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island with Greg Johnsman of Marsh Hen Mill
12 pm - 1 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Marion Square

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

MMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications to the conservation of marine mammals worldwide. Hands-on educational activities can be adapted for all ages, including mock wild dolphin health checks with inflatable dolphins; ultrasound demonstrations featuring real examples of baby dolphin, lung, and cardiac images from those impacted by oil spills; satellite tag tracking of animals; crossbow dart sampling; and entanglement examples.


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Orvis Fly Fishing Demo
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Brittlebank Park

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration SEWE

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis on the front lawn at the Gaillard Center. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.


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Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show SEWE

The marionette show “Litter Trashes Everyone” is sponsored by Palmetto Pride and is performed by Columbia Marionette Theatre.


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Chef Demo • Malika Canteen Chef Maryam Ghaznavi with Local Farmer
1 pm - 2 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.  


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Boykin Spaniel Society Presents "Meet the Gundogs" Retriever Demonstrations
1 pm - 2 pm
Brittlebank Park

BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY PRESENTS “MEET THE GUNDOGS” RETRIEVER DEMONSTRATIONS

Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Able handlers will be on site to answer questions and tell you how you can get involved.


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Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Competitions
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Marion Square

Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

The high-flying Purina® Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines. Come watch the team perform amazing flying disc routines.


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Special Decoy Lecture with Dick McIntyre
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charleston Marriott

Special Decoy Lecture with Dick McIntyre

Join Dick McIntyre, owner of Collectable Old Decoys, as he discusses the art and history of the decoys made and used in the Carolinas.


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Meet and Greet with Forest Galante
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Ryder Hotel

Meet and Greet with Forrest Galante SEWE

Come meet SEWE’s newest guest speaker, Forrest Galante, after his 10:30 show at the Gaillard Center. Galante will be present to meet guests and answer questions. Show your SEWE ticket for 10% off food and beverage at The Little Palm Bar. This event is open to the public.


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Combing the Caw Caw Wilderness
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Combing the Caw Caw Wilderness

The Caw Caw Interpretive Center just south of Charleston contains a variety of South Carolina Lowcountry habitats that are known for their beauty and wildlife. Join a naturalist to explore a cypress/tupelo swamp, freshwater marsh, saltwater marsh, and bottomland hardwood forest. Eagles, turkeys, otters, waterfowl, and more are often observed from the trails at Caw Caw. There’s no better way to learn about the wilds of the South Carolina Lowcountry.


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Chef Demo • 2023 SC Chef Ambassador and Kounter Chef Rob Masone with Crescent Farm Famers
2 pm - 3 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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Sheep and Duck Herding Demos
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brittlebank Park

Sheep and Duck Herding Demos

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.


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Live Art Series:Opposites Attract
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charleston Place

Live Art Series Opposites Attract

As part of our new live painting series, watch SEWE artists Lori Dunn and Jen Starwalt paint in two opposing mediums.


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Whiskey Tasting Experience
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Charleston Marriott

Whiskey Tasting Experience SEWE

New on SEWE Saturday, only 60 tickets will be sold for this exclusive whiskey-tasting experience with a curated selection of fine whiskey, lite bites and enlightening conversation in an intimate setting. Learn about the iconic brand’s old-time Tennessee whiskey-making process and explore the vast profiles of their most notable flavors with Jack Daniels Master Distiller, Chris Fletcher, in the NEW Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott, directly across from Brittlebank Park.


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Cocktails & Conservation with Garden & Gun
2 pm - 4 pm
Garden & Gun Headquarters

Cocktails & Conservation with Garden & Gun

Join Garden & Gun editor in chief David DiBenedetto and Durrell Smith, a Georgia-based wingshooter, podcaster, and co-founder of the Minority Outdoor Alliance—an organization that encourages individuals of all backgrounds and ethnicities to pursue outdoor activities—for a spirited conversation about gun dogs and bird hunting. A 2021 winner of Outsider magazine’s Breaking Barriers Award, Smith will also share more about his nonprofit’s efforts to make hunting and fishing more inclusive. This event is hosted at the G&G offices in Charleston’s historic Cigar Factory and paired with creative cocktails and good company.


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Wings Over Water: Film Showing Presented by Ducks Unlimited
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Wings Over Water: Film Showing Presented by Ducks Unlimited

Wings Over Water, a film co-produced by Ducks Unlimited and narrated by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, will showcase the importance of the Prairie Pothole Region of North America as a breeding and nesting habitat for birds. Through stunning visual storytelling, Wings Over Water will draw attention to this often-overlooked region and what it means for North American wildlife. After the film, there will be a Q & A with the film’s producers. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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Birds of Prey Flight Demos
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marion Square

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.


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Chef Demo • Chef Amethyst Ganaway with Local Crabber Tia Clark of Casual Crabbing
3 pm - 4 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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Retriever Demonstrations with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels "7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog"
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brittlebank Park

Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart

The Wildrose British Labrador demonstration pack with the professionals of canine nutrition, Purina ProPlan, will be featured at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.
Sporting dog demonstrations will be feature our unique, balanced training techniques for upland and waterfowl gundogs as well as adventure companions. Enjoy personal interactions with the Labradors, the trainers, and the ProPlan team throughout the day, all on hand to answer questions and provide tips.


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Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show SEWE

The marionette show “Litter Trashes Everyone” is sponsored by Palmetto Pride and is performed by Columbia Marionette Theatre.


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Orvis Fly Fishing Demo
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration SEWE

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis on the front lawn at the Gaillard Center. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Short Films with Panel Discussion
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Gaillard Center

National Marine Mammal Foundation Short Films with Panel Discussion

The NMMF will showcase three short films featuring NMMF-led conservation stories at the Gaillard Center during SEWE weekend. These showings will include a panel discussion and Q&A featuring NMMF scientists and veterinarians.


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Boykin Spaniel Society Presents "Meet the Gundogs" Retriever Demonstrations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY PRESENTS “MEET THE GUNDOGS” RETRIEVER DEMONSTRATIONS

Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Able handlers will be on site to answer questions and tell you how you can get involved.


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Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Competitions
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Marion Square

Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

The high-flying Purina® Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines. Come watch the team perform amazing flying disc routines.


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SCWA Annual Duck Shuck Oyster Roast
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Omar Shrine Temple

SCWA ANNUAL DUCK SHUCK OYSTER ROAST

With live music, live and silent auctions, raffles and hot oysters, this casual party is a fun evening. Tickets and reservations will begin on December 1st, 2022.


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SEWE SOIREE
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Charleston Visitor Center

SEWE Soiree

Celebrate SEWE Saturday with a live band and oyster shucking surrounded by friends. This popular party is held annually in the heart of downtown at the Visitor Center Bus Shed, a covered, open-air venue best suited for jeans and boots. Experience classic Southern cuisine, including local oysters, barbecue and wild game, dancing and an open bar.


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2023 Lowcountry Social
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

2023 Lowcountry Social

Dust off your boots for the seventh annual Lowcountry Social and celebrate the best of the South. Enjoy local oysters and BBQ from renowned pit masters, bluegrass music by the fire and an open bar under the stars at Brittlebank Park. Each guest will be entered to win exclusive outdoor prizes from SEWE partners throughout the evening


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Sunday February 19, 2022


DockDogs® Competitions
10 am - 4:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

SEWE is proud to host one of the nation’s most popular DockDogs® events. Watch dogs of all kinds and skill levels compete in various water jumping competitions. “Waves” of competition held throughout the day Friday through Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. All competitors must be pre-registered. For more info and to pre-register your dog, visit dockdogs.com.


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Copley Fine Art Decoy Exhibit and Auction Preview
10 am - 5 pm
Charleston Marriott

Copley Fine Art Auctions will hold a preview and offer the opportunity to view world-class paintings and fine bird carvings from their Winter Sale 2022.


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The Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott
10 am - 6 pm
Charleston Marriott

The Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott

Located in the Crystal Ballroom at the Charleston Marriott, the reimagined Sporting Showroom combines carefully curated exhibitors and outfitters with a setting that allows for meaningful conversation and research. Showroom exhibitors include sporting guides, outfitters, taxidermy and more.


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Sheep and Duck Herding Demos
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Brittlebank Park

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.


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Forrest Galante: Live Storytelling
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Caillard Center

Forrest Galante Live Storytelling

As an American outdoor adventurer, television personality and wildlife biologist, Forrest Galante will entertain and enlighten SEWE patrons with live presentations. Galante hosts Discovery Channel’s flagship Sharkweek every year, and now has multiple wildlife shows on the air, including Mysterious Creatures with Forrest Galante and Extinct or Alive. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience
10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Marion Square

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

MMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications to the conservation of marine mammals worldwide. Hands-on educational activities can be adapted for all ages, including mock wild dolphin health checks with inflatable dolphins; ultrasound demonstrations featuring real examples of baby dolphin, lung, and cardiac images from those impacted by oil spills; satellite tag tracking of animals; crossbow dart sampling; and entanglement examples.


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Exhibition Tour with Copely Fine Art Auction's Decoy Specialist Colin S. McNair
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charleston Marriott

EXHIBITION TOUR WITH COPLEY FINE ART AUCTION’S DECOY SPECIALIST COLIN S. MCNAIR

Please join Copley Fine Art Auctions’ Decoy Specialist Colin S. McNair for an exhibition tour on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am.


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Live Art Series:Pencil it In
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charleston Place

Live Art Series Pencil It In

As part of our new live painting series, watch SEWE artists sketch in pencil, scratchboard & graphite.


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Special Lecture Series with Copely Fine Art Specialst, Colin S McNair
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charleston Marriott

SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES WITH COPLEY FINE ART SPECIALIST, COLIN S. MCNAIR 2.19.23

Walking exhibition tours will be led by Copley Fine Art Auctions’ Decoy Specialist, Colin S. McNair, during SEWE weekend.


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Birds of Prey Flight Demos
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marion Square

Birds of Prey Flight Demos

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the important role they play in our eco-system.


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Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels “7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog”
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Charleston Place

Retriever Demonstrations Meet the Retrievers

Sporting dog demonstrations will be conducted at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday presenting our unique, balanced training techniques for upland and waterfowl gundogs as well as adventure companions. Enjoy personal interactions with the Labradors, the trainers, and the ProPlan team throughout the day, all on hand to answer questions and provide tips.


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Chef Demo • Chef Rashaunda Grant with Local Farmer
12 pm - 1 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Marion Square

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

MMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications to the conservation of marine mammals worldwide. Hands-on educational activities can be adapted for all ages, including mock wild dolphin health checks with inflatable dolphins; ultrasound demonstrations featuring real examples of baby dolphin, lung, and cardiac images from those impacted by oil spills; satellite tag tracking of animals; crossbow dart sampling; and entanglement examples.


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Orvis Fly Fishing Demo
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Brittlebank Park

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration SEWE

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis on the front lawn at the Gaillard Center. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.


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Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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Chef Demo • Topsoil Chef Adam Cooke with Brett Gates of Noonday Farms at Landrum
1 pm - 2 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.  


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Boykin Spaniel Society Presents "Meet the Gundogs" Retriever Demonstrations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brittlebank Park

BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY PRESENTS “MEET THE GUNDOGS” RETRIEVER DEMONSTRATIONS

Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Able handlers will be on site to answer questions and tell you how you can get involved.


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Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Competitions
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Marion Square

Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

The high-flying Purina® Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines. Come watch the team perform amazing flying disc routines.


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Chef Demo • 2023 SC Chef Ambassador and Indigenous Underground Chef Erica McCier with Farmer Josh Johnson
2 pm - 3 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.  


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Sheep and Duck Herding Demos
2:00 pm - 3:00 am
Brittlebank Park

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.


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Cocktails & Conservation with Garden & Gun
2 pm - 4 pm
Garden & Gun Headquarters

Cocktails & Conservation with Garden & Gun

Join Garden & Gun editor in chief David DiBenedetto and Durrell Smith, a Georgia-based wingshooter, podcaster, and co-founder of the Minority Outdoor Alliance—an organization that encourages individuals of all backgrounds and ethnicities to pursue outdoor activities—for a spirited conversation about gun dogs and bird hunting. A 2021 winner of Outsider magazine’s Breaking Barriers Award, Smith will also share more about his nonprofit’s efforts to make hunting and fishing more inclusive. This event is hosted at the G&G offices in Charleston’s historic Cigar Factory and paired with creative cocktails and good company.


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Wings Over Water: Film Showing Presented by Ducks Unlimited
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gaillard Center

Wings Over Water: Film Showing Presented by Ducks Unlimited

Wings Over Water, a film co-produced by Ducks Unlimited and narrated by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, will showcase the importance of the Prairie Pothole Region of North America as a breeding and nesting habitat for birds. Through stunning visual storytelling, Wings Over Water will draw attention to this often-overlooked region and what it means for North American wildlife. After the film, there will be a Q & A with the film’s producers. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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Retriever Demonstrations with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels "7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog"
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brittlebank Park

Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart

The Wildrose British Labrador demonstration pack with the professionals of canine nutrition, Purina ProPlan, will be featured at the Southeastern Wildlife Expo.
Sporting dog demonstrations will be feature our unique, balanced training techniques for upland and waterfowl gundogs as well as adventure companions. Enjoy personal interactions with the Labradors, the trainers, and the ProPlan team throughout the day, all on hand to answer questions and provide tips.


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Chef Demo • Cudaco Chef Shaun Brian with Jeff Massey of Livingston’s Bulls Bay Seafood
3 pm - 4 pm
Marion Square

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.


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DockDogs® Finals
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

SEWE is proud to host one of the nation’s most popular DockDogs® events. Watch dogs of all kinds and skill levels compete in various water jumping competitions. “Waves” of competition held throughout the day Friday through Sunday, with finals Sunday afternoon. All competitors must be pre-registered. For more info and to pre-register your dog, visit dockdogs.com.


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SEWE Raffles
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

SEWE Raffles 2023

Crush your outdoor lifestyle look this year and become the envy of your crew. Or take your liquor bar to the next level with a coveted collection of rare whiskey. Purchase tickets for one of the SEWE 2022 raffles to win brag-worthy prizes. All raffles will be drawn at 4:00pm on Sunday, February 20th.


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Orvis Fly Fishing Demo
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brittlebank Park

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration SEWE

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis on the front lawn at the Gaillard Center. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.


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National Marine Mammal Foundation Short Films with Panel Discussion
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Gaillard Center

National Marine Mammal Foundation Short Films with Panel Discussion

The NMMF will showcase three short films featuring NMMF-led conservation stories at the Gaillard Center during SEWE weekend. These showings will include a panel discussion and Q&A featuring NMMF scientists and veterinarians.


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Boykin Spaniel Society Presents "Meet the Gundogs" Retriever Demonstrations
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Brittlebank Park

BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY PRESENTS “MEET THE GUNDOGS” RETRIEVER DEMONSTRATIONS

Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Able handlers will be on site to answer questions and tell you how you can get involved.


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