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The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Begins Friday

Credit: SEWE (Facebook)

Credit: SEWE (Facebook)

The 2014 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) will be held from February 14th to the 16th throughout the downtown area. SEWE, which debuted in February of 1983, is a weekend-long celebration of the sporting life and wildlife art. Since its beginning 31 years ago, the exposition has grown to be the largest event of its kind. It's also one of the city's most popular events. Here's a look at this year's SEWE schedule:

Friday, February 14

  • 9 am
    • DockDogs Registration Opens - Brittlebank Park
    • VIP Private Viewing Hour - Charleston Place
  • 10 am
    • All Exhibits Open - Multiple Locations (until 6 pm)
    • DockDogs Competitions - Brittlebank Park (until 5:30 pm)
  • 11 am
    • Birds of Prey Flight Demos - Marion Square
    • Cast Net Demos - Brittlebank Park
    • Chef Demo: Nathan Thurston (Stars) - Marion Square
    • Jack Hanna Presentation - Charleston Music Hall
  • 12 pm
    • Chef Demo: Simon Andrews (Swamp Fox) - Marion Square
    • Retriever Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 1 pm
    • Chef Demo: Nathalie Dupree - Marion Square
  • 2 pm
    • Chef Demo: Holly Herrick - Marion Square
    • Decoy Auction by Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter - Charleston Marriott
    • Jack Hanna Presentation - Charleston Music Hall
  • 3 pm
    • Birds of Prey Flight Demos - Marion Square
    • Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt - Charleston Place
  • 3:30 pm
    • Fly Fishing Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 4 pm
    • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show - Charleston Music Hall
    • Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show - Marion Square
    • Retriever Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 6 pm
    • "Lowcountry Color" Special Exhibit Reception - Reinert LePrince Fine Art

Saturday, February 15th

  • 9 am
    • DockDogs Registration Opens - Brittlebank Park
  • 10 am
    • All Exhibits Open - Multiple Locations (until 6 pm)
    • DockDogs Competitions - Brittlebank Park (until 5:30 pm)
  • 10:30 am
    • Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show - Marion Square
  • 11 am
    • Chef Demo: Fred Neuville (Fat Hen) - Marion Square
    • Jack Hanna Presentation - Charleston Music Hall
    • Saltwater Inshore 101 - Brittlebank Park
  • 11:30 am
    • Birds of Prey Flight Demos - Marion Square
  • 12 pm
    • Chef Demo: John Ondo (Lana) - Marion Square
    • Retriever Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 1 pm
    • Chef Demo: Marc Collins (Circa 1886) - Marion Square
    • Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show - Marion Square
  • 1:30 pm
    • Kids Cast Net - Brittlebank Park
  • 2 pm
    • Chef Demo: Miles Huff (Culinary Institute of Charleston) - Marion Square
    • Duet & Quartet - Charleston Place
    • Jack Hanna Presentation - Charleston Music Hall
  • 3 pm
    • Birds of Prey Flight Demos - Marion Square
    • Fly Fishing Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 4 pm
    • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show - Charleston Music Hall
    • Litter Trashes Everyone Puppet Show - Marion Square
    • Retriever Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 7 pm
    • SEWE Soiree

Sunday, February 16th

  • 9 am
    • DockDogs Registration Opens - Brittlebank Park
  • 10 am
    • All Exhibits Open - Multiple Locations (until 4 pm)
    • DockDogs Competitions - Brittlebank Park (until 5:30 pm)
  • 11 am
    • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show - Charleston Music Hall
    • Retriever Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 1 pm
    • Birds of Prey Flight Demos - Brittlebank Park
    • Chef Demo - Marion Square
  • 2 pm
    • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show - Charleston Music Hall
    • Chef Demo: David Pell (Coast Bar & Grill) - Marion Square
    • Fly Fishing Demos (Brittlebank Park)
  • 3 pm
    • Chef Demo: Jason Reed (Boone Hall Farms) - Marion Square
    • Retriever Demos - Brittlebank Park
  • 4 pm
    • DockDogs Finals - Brittlebank Park

Online ticket sales are now closed, but you can still buy them in advance at these locations.

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