2008 South Eastern Wildlife Exposition 

The Essential SEWE: Schedule and Information

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Three-Day Pass: $35
Day Pass: $15 (Fri. And Sat.), $10, Sunday
Children Under 10: Free With A Paying Adult

Event Locations:
Brittlebank Park (170 Lockwood Blvd.)
Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed (375 Meeting St.)
Charleston Marriot (68 Wentworth St.)
Charleston Place (130 Market St.)
Gaillard Auditorium (77 Calhoun St.)
Marion Square Park (Corner of Calhoun and King streets)
Mills House Hotel (115 Meeting St.)
Riviera Theatre (225 King St.)

More Information:
(843) 723-1748
www.SEWE.com

Twenty-six years ago, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition was started as a "small winter diversion," but looking at the number of events scheduled for this year's SEWE, that's hard to believe. Since then, SEWE has grown into the nation's "largest wildlife art and nature event," bringing with it three days of art, presentations, and parties, not to mention plenty of four-legged and fowl-loving fun. Tickets are still available, but don't dilly dally to the box office or the telephone; they're predicted to sell out fast.

Despite the 40,000 SEWE attendees expected to converge on Charleston this weekend, VIP tickets are still available. These, unlike the three-day and day passes, may only be purchased over the phone: (843) 723-1748. There are different levels of VIP tickets (Patron, Benefactor, Bronze, Silver, Gold) which provide increasing numbers of tickets to special events, like the very popular Saturday Night Soiree (be sure to check out exactly what each package includes online). Advance day passes (both of the three- and one-day variety) are available at the Charleston Visitors Center (375 Meeting St.), Gaillard Auditorium (77 Calhoun St.), Mt. P/IOP Visitor Center (311 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.), Kiawah Island Visitor Center (200 Beachwalker Drive), and the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum (4975-B Centre Point Drive). During SEWE, day passes can be purchased at Charleston Place (130 Market St.), Gaillard Auditorium (77 Calhoun St.), Marion Square (Corner of Calhoun and King streets), and Brittlebank Park (Lockwood Blvd.).

Wednesday, February 13
  Featured Artist's Reception (Badge required); Sponsored by The Mills House Hotel.
The Mills House Hotel
5:30 p.m. Benefactors admitted
7 p.m. Patrons admitted
Thursday, February 14
1-5 p.m. Preview Afternoon (Badge required)
  Charleston Place & The Mills House Hotel
7 p.m.

Preview Night Gala and Sale (Appropriate badge required)

  Charleston Place
Friday, February 15
9:30 a.m. DockDogs® — Registration Opens
  Brittlebank Park
10 a.m.-6 p.m. All exhibits open
10:30 a.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave #1
  Brittlebank Park
10:30 a.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Marion Square
11 a.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
  Gaillard Auditorium
11:30 a.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
11:30 a.m. Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  Marion Square
Noon Cast Net Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
12:30 p.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave #2
  Brittlebank Park
1:30 p.m. Quick Draw Competition
  Charleston Place Ballroom
1:30 p.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Marion Square
2 p.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
3 p.m. Jack Hanna Presentation
  Gaillard Auditorium
3 p.m. Quick Draw Auction
  Charleston Place Ballroom
3:30 p.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave #3
  Brittlebank Park
4 p.m. Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  Marion Square
4 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
5 p.m. DockDogs® — Extreme Vertical
  Brittlebank Park
6 p.m.

Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast (Separate ticket required) Enjoy great food, beverages, music, a live auction, and more. For advance tickets: (843) 224-5142 or www.sc.ducks.org
Tickets on sale at door if still available.

  Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed
Saturday, February 16
9-10 a.m. Early Bird Hour (Badge required)
 

Charleston Place, The Mills House, Charleston Marriott

9:30 a.m. DockDogs® — Registration Opens
  Brittlebank Park
10 a.m.-6 p.m. ALL EXHIBITS OPEN
10:30 a.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave #4
  Brittlebank Park
10:30 a.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Marion Square
11 a.m. Lecture: "Wildlife Art: A History"
  Riviera Theatre
11 a.m. Jack Hanna Presentation
  Gaillard Auditorium
11:30 a.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
11:30 a.m. Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  Marion Square
Noon Cast Net Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
12:30 p.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave #5
  Brittlebank Park
1:30 p.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Marion Square
2 p.m. Lecture: "A Commitment to Conserving Africa's Wildlife"
  Riviera Theatre
2 p.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
3 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
  Gaillard Auditorium
3:30 p.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave #6
  Brittlebank Park
4 p.m. Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  Marion Square
4 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
5 p.m. DockDogs® — Speed Retrieve™
  Brittlebank Park
7 p.m.

SEWE Soiree (Separate ticket required; attendees must be 21 or older.) Sponsored by Wachovia.

  Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed
Sunday, February 17
9:30 a.m. DockDogs® — Registration Opens
  Brittlebank Park
10 a.m.-5 p.m ALL EXHIBITS OPEN
10:30 a.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Marion Square
10:30 a.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave #7
  Brittlebank Park
11:30 a.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
11:30 a.m. Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  Marion Square
Noon Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
  Gaillard Auditorium
Noon Cast Net Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
1 p.m. DockDogs® — Big Air Wave # 8
  Brittlebank Park
1:30 p.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Marion Square
2 p.m. Retriever Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
2:30 p.m. Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
  Gaillard Auditorium
3 p.m. Fly Fishing Demonstrations
  Brittlebank Park
3 p.m. Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  Marion Square
3:30 p.m. DockDogs® — Amateur Finals
  Brittlebank Park
4 p.m. DockDogs® — Semi-Pro Finals
  Brittlebank Park
4:30 p.m. DockDogs® — Pro Finals
  Brittlebank Park
   
  * Schedule is subject to change
 

Features


The Roast with the Most

Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast

 

Little Lion
On the hunt with Moo Shu the Shih Tzu

 

Pride and Painting
Featured artist Peggy Watkins divides her time between Atlanta and Africa

 

Animal House
The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary talks animal health care

 

Ready, set, paint!
Wildlife artists face off in a timed competition

 

Animal Man
Jack Hanna always looks on the bright side of wildlife

 

Waterdogged
Dockdogs make a splash at SEWE

 

Bird Is the Word
The S.C. Center for Birds of Prey descends on SEWE
 
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