It’s that time of year again, folks. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is back in Charleston, making a scene and bigger than ever. Starting this Friday, Feb. 14 begins the weekend affair of the exclusive event, SEWE.
Established in 1982, SEWE has thrived into a 40,000 attendee, worldwide and collaborated convention that integrates the best of the South’s wildlife experts and enthusiasts. Still attaining its goal, SEWE’s mission is to help wildlife and nature preservation while contributing to the local economy. With talented artist displays, homemade good eats, swanky apparel boutiques, sporting demos and many other intriguing exhibitions, SEWE will not only offer a weekend of southern entertainment, but also allow the opportunity for talented people to convene and share their passions for all things wildlife.
At least that is what I hear. I had the pleasure to speak with Evie Woods, a South Carolina native and owner (along with her husband, Grady Woods) of Lowcountry vineyard, September Oaks. When I asked what she was most looking forward to about this year’s expo, Woods quickly stated, “The fun part is the people. Being able to meet new people and seeing our old friends we made in the previous years is the best part.” Woods spoke highly of her neighboring vendors, Sallie’s Greatest Jams and Margaret Holmes homegrown vegetables, and of their friendship and insisted I visit them while at SEWE. To taste signature and one-of-a-kind wines, go to September Oaks’ vendor, which will be located in the South Carolina Certified Food tent in Marion Square.
As we southerners would say, “Y’all, come on out” for a weekend full of southern style and experience the only and largest event of its kind in the United States. Additional information on SEWE, such as tickets, booth locations and artist and exhibit details can be found online. The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition truly is the South at its finest…