Southeast Wildlife Exposition Underway Friday

It’s generally considered the opening of the Charleston tourist season, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Mary Roberts, Marketing Director of SEWE:

“The 31st Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, also called SEWE, is expecting 40,000 plus people from all over the country.”

And the South Carolina Department of Agriculture has had a growing presence at SEWE promoting SC Grown products and local chefs:

“We have been involved with them for several years now. How they are able to bring the local flavor and products is really something we can offer everyone.”

Roberts explains what draws people from all over the country to SEWE:

“One is the original art, its one of the most unique collections you will see at an event like this across the country. A lot come for the conservation exhibits and the wildlife you will see throughout the ten venues.”

The event has expanded to 10 venues in downtown Charleston, Roberts names a few:

“We have ten official venues this year including Marion Square and BrittleBank Park, the Charleston Place Hotel, Marriot, the Reinert LePrince Fine Art Gallery and the Charleston Music Hall.”

And some of the programs scheduled for those venues:

“This year we have a lot of new things including Julie Scardina who is a frequent guest on the TODAY show, she is coming to perform live with animals all weekend. We also have Jim and Jaime Dutcher of Living With Wolves. We will also have a two tank DockDogs”

Roberts explains that SEWE is a kid-friendly, pet-friendly affordable family event:

“It’s the biggest event of its kind in the nation. It has amazing artwork and events from an oyster roast to decoy auctions and sports. The tickets are well priced.”

For more information on the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition getting underway Friday and running through Sunday in Charleston visit . Marketing Director of SEWE, Mary Roberts. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.