The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, and sporting demonstrations in Charleston, South Carolina. SEWE annually plays host to hundreds of artists, exhibitors, chefs, and experts in wildlife and nature art, along with more than 40,000 attendees. The event kicks off on Friday at several venues in Charleston’s historic downtown. Join the Local Palate at our tent in Marion Square for food and spirits samplings from favorite Southern restaurants—we’re talking bloody mary bars, oysters on the half shell, and more. Admission to Marion Square is free! Find the full schedule below.
TLP tent tasting schedule:
And don’t forget to stop by the Certified South Carolina chef demo stage, also in Marion Square, to watch chefs, purveyors, and other food folk cook up dishes using Palmetto State ingredients.
Friday, February 15
11 am: Hugh Weathers of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, Patricia Moore-Pastides of the University of South Carolina, and Pamela Jacobs of Burden Creek Dairy
12 pm: Chef BJ Dennis, Joseph Fields of Fields Farm, and Germaine Jenkins of Fresh Future Farm
1 pm: Randy Williams of the Culinary Institute of Charleston and Eric McClam of City Roots Farm
2 pm: Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott’s BBQ and Nick Pihakis of Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
3 pm: Cynthia Wong of Life Raft Treats and Patrick Myers of Lowcountry Creamery
4 pm: Jason Stanhope of FIG and Greg Johnsman of Geechie Boy Mill
Saturday, February 16
11 am: Brandon Velie of Juniper and Brittney Miller of Manchester Farms
12 pm: Katy Keefe and Jim Stein of McCrady’s
1 pm: Robert Stehling and Carson Stehling of Hominy Grill
2 pm: Chef Tonya Mitchell of the College of Charleston/Aramark, Mark Marhefka of Abundant Seafood
3 pm: The Lee Bros. and Friends
4 pm: Corrie and Shuai Wang of Short Grain and JackRabbit Filly and Caitlyn Meyer of Charleston Oyster Farm
Sunday, February 17
11 am: Sarah McClure of Southside Smokehouse and Nat Bradford of the Bradford Watermelon Company
12 pm: Scott Stefanelli of the Culinary Institute of Charleston, Teresa Smithmyer of Bulls Bay Saltworks
1 pm: Brandon Carter of FARM Bluffton and Josh Johnson of Old Tyme Bean Co.
2 pm: Angie Bellinger of Workmen’s Café and the Lee Bros.
3 pm: Jessica Shillato of Spotted Salamander Catering and David Anderson of Black Pearl Farm