The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) returns next month! SEWE began in Charleston, South Carolina in 1983 and has grown to be the largest wildlife and sporting event in the country. This year it will be held the weekend of February 16-18. SEWE describes itself as a “three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink, and the people who honor them all.” ( 

You can go to to visit SEWE online. 

It can also be found on social media at the following links:


General admission tickets are $50 for the weekend, $25 per day for Friday and Saturday, and $15 for Sunday. Tickets include all exhibits, which are held from 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-5pm Sunday. While online ticket sales have ended, you can visit to view locations where tickets can be purchased in advance. Tickets can also be purchased during SEWE at the exhibit locations.

More than 40,000 people attend the Exposition each year, making it one of the highlights of Charleston’s calendar. It generates about $50 million per year and includes over 500 artists, exhibitors, and wildlife experts from around the world.

Most events are held in downtown Charleston, and for those that are not transportation is provided to and from the Charleston Visitors Center. Exhibits will be located at Brittlebank Park, Charleston Place hotel at 205 Meeting Street, Marion Square, the Marriott hotel on Lockwood Drive, and Gaillard Center at 95 Calhoun Street.

Visit SEWE is excited to announce its Featured Artist and Featured Paining for the 2018 event, marking 36 years of excellence in wildlife art, conservation and the sporting life. Kathryn Mapes Turner has been named the 2018 Event’s Featured Artist. Her painting, Unbridled, has been selected as the Featured Paining and subject of the official SEWE 2018 poster.

Additional art will be displayed in the Charleston Place Ballroom and Grand Hallway at 205 Meeting Street. Art includes the work of numerous renowned painters and sculptors

In addition to the exhibits, a wide array of events will be offered, such as art auctions, chef demonstrations, Dockdogs® competitions, dog retrieving demonstrations, educational events, fishing-related events, children’s events, and social events. Visit for full descriptions and schedules.

Most of all, have fun! SEWE is one of Charleston’s biggest and most popular yearly events, and offers a little (or a lot) for everyone!