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2023 Schedule of Events

2.17
9:00 AM—10:00 AM
VIP

Private Preview Hour

Purchase your favorite piece of art, before SEWE opens to the public.

2.17
10:00 AM—12:00 PM
Special Event
Presented by Charleston County Park & Recreation

Intro to Archery at Johns Island County Park

Share the love of archery with your family. Bring the kids and learn basic archery instruction at beautiful Johns Island County Park. Then practice your archery skills on both block […]

2.17
10:00 AM—5:00 PM
General Admission

Coast to Coast: The Pacific Decoy Collection of Richard and Dorothy Wheeler

Richard and Dorothy Wheeler began collecting decoys in 1960 and were founding members of the Pacific Flyway Decoy Association. Their collection contains important examples by the region's premier makers from […]

2.17
10:00 AM—5:30 PM
General Admission

DockDogs® Competitions

Champion dogs showcase jumping & retrieval talents

2.17
10:00 AM—6:00 PM
General Admission

Copley Fine Art Decoy Exhibit and Auction Preview

Copley Fine Art Auctions will hold a preview of select lots from their Winter Sale 2023.

2.17
10:00 AM—6:00 PM
General Admission

The Sporting Showroom at the Charleston Marriott

New at SEWE 2023. For the ultimate sportsmen and women, located on the second floor of the reimagined Charleston Marriott.

2.17
10:30 AM—11:30 AM
General Admission

Sheep and Duck Herding Demos

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.

2.17
10:30 AM—11:30 AM
General Admission

Forrest Galante: Live Storytelling

As an American outdoor adventurer, television personality and wildlife biologist, Forrest Galante will entertain and enlighten SEWE patrons with live presentations. Galante hosts Discovery Channel's flagship Sharkweek every year, and now has multiple wildlife shows on the air, including Mysterious Creatures with Forrest Galante and Extinct or Alive. Seating is first-come, first-served.

2.17
10:30 AM—11:30 AM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by National Marine Mammal Foundation

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

NMMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications […]

2.17 - 2.18
11:00 AM—12:00 PM
Non-Ticketed

Birds of Prey Flight Demos

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the […]

2.17
11:30 AM—12:30 PM
General Admission
Presented by Purina ProPlan

Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels “7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog”

The Wildrose British Labrador demonstration pack with the professionals of canine nutrition, Purina ProPlan, will be featured at Brittlebank Park.

2.17
12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Chef Demo • Culinary Institute of Charleston Pastry Chef Kelly Wilson with A.J. Freeman of Freeman Farms

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented […]

2.17
12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by National Marine Mammal Foundation

National Marine Mammal Foundation Dolphin Doctor Hands-On Workshop Experience

NMMF will conduct interactive Dolphin Doctor: On the Front Lines of Marine Mammal Medicine workshops for SEWE participants. This program focuses on marine mammal medicine, science, and technology, and applications […]

2.17
12:30 PM—1:00 PM
General Admission

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis at Brittlebank Park. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.

2.17
12:30 PM—1:30 PM
General Admission

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce the wonders of the natural ecosystems and give SEWE attendees an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and much more. Seating […]

2.17
1:00 PM—2:00 PM
General Admission

Boykin Spaniel Society presents “Meet the Gundogs” Retriever Demonstrations

Retriever Demonstration “Meet the Gundogs” Dogs of various breeds and ages put on demonstrations of retrieving skills. Able handlers will be on site to answer questions and tell you how […]

2.17
1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Chef Demo • Vern’s Chef Dano Heinze and Bethany Heinze with Jonathan Cox of Lowcountry Fungi

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented chefs team up with their favorite farmers for a weekend of demonstrations and tastings showing why South Carolina is one of the best states in the nation for food-lovers.

2.17
1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by Purina Pro Plan

Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

The high-flying Purina® Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines. Come watch the team perform amazing flying disc routines.

2.17
1:00 PM—2:00 PM
General Admission

Special Decoy Lecture with Dick McIntyre

Join Dick McIntyre, owner of Collectable Old Decoys, as he discusses the art and history of the decoys made and used in the Carolinas. Details: Topaz Room in the Charleston […]

2.17
2:00 PM—3:00 PM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Chef Demo • Circa 1886 Pastry Chef Ashley Cardona with Jeremy Storey of Storey Farms

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented […]

2.17
2:00 PM—3:00 PM
General Admission

Sheep and Duck Herding Demos

Watch collies artfully muster sheep and ducks through various obstacles with only a few verbal commands.

2.17
2:30 PM—3:30 PM
General Admission
Presented by Ducks Unlimited

Wings Over Water: Film Showing Presented by Ducks Unlimited

Wings Over Water, a film co-produced by Ducks Unlimited and narrated by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, will showcase the importance of the Prairie Pothole Region of North America as a […]

2.17
3:00 PM—4:00 PM
General Admission
Presented by Beacon Community Bank

Quick Draw/Speed Sculpt and Auction

Artists paint or sculpt an original piece in just one hour.

2.17
3:00 PM—4:00 PM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Chef Demo • 2023 SC Chef Ambassador and 39 Rue De Jean Chef Marcus Shell with Marvin Ross and Jada Ross of Peculiar Pig Farm

Certified SC returns to Marion Square with a tent featuring the Palmetto State’s finest specialty food vendors and the Fresh on the Menu cooking stage, where South Carolina’s most talented […]

2.17
3:00 PM—4:00 PM
Non-Ticketed

Birds of Prey Flight Demos

One of the most educational and entertaining shows during SEWE, see amazing flight demos up-close by a variety of raptors including falcons, eagles, owls and hawks and learn about the […]

2.17
3:00 PM—4:00 PM
General Admission
Presented by Purina ProPlan

Retriever Demonstration with Mike Stewart from Wildrose Kennels “7 Habits of the Highly Successful Gundog”

The Wildrose British Labrador demonstration pack with the professionals of canine nutrition, Purina ProPlan, will be featured at Brittlebank Park.

2.17
4:00 PM—4:30 PM
General Admission

Orvis Fly Fishing Demonstration

Fly fishing casting lessons with Orvis at Brittlebank Park. Try your hand at angling or improve upon your skills with the fly fishing professionals on-site.

2.17
4:30 PM—5:00 PM
General Admission

National Marine Mammal Foundation Short Films with Panel Discussion

The NMMF will showcase three short films featuring NMMF-led conservation stories at the Gaillard Center during SEWE weekend. These showings will include a panel discussion and Q&A featuring NMMF scientists […]

2.17
4:30 PM—5:30 PM
Non-Ticketed
Presented by Purina Pro Plan

Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog Demonstrations

The high-flying Purina® Pro Plan Performance Team is a collection of some of the world’s most athletic canines. Come watch the team perform amazing flying disc routines.

2.17
5:00 PM—7:00 PM
Special Event
Presented by The Dewberry

Bourbon & Oysters

A celebration of art and nature with MacArthur award-winner & South Carolina author, poet, ornithologist, and hunter-conservationist - Dr. J. Drew Lanham. 

2.17
6:00 PM—10:00 PM
Special Event
Presented by SCWA

SCWA Annual Sportsman’s Ball

Sportsman’s Ball will feature an impressive live auction, silent auction, raffles, drinks, and great food. Tickets are available now.

2.17
6:30 PM—10:30 PM
Special Event

Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast & Lowcountry Cookout

One of the largest Ducks Unlimited events in North America hosted by Ducks Unlimited and East Cooper Chapter.

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