SEWE could see record attendance this year

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The largest wildlife expo in the country is back in town this weekend and, for many, just in time.

"I'm really glad we have good weather for it," says Nick Schizas. "It would have been terrible to have this great event with torrential downpours and very cold weather, but they lucked out and so did we."

We were a little worried there, but once we started seeing the forecast on Wednesday, Thursday, we knew it was going to be a beautiful weekend," says SEWE's marketing director Mary Roberts. "It's perfect SEWE weather."

In years past, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has seen about 40,000 people come through. Organizers are hoping they will exceed that number.

"It's awesome," says Caroline Eiserhardt. "It is absolutely fabulous. I think everyone has had cabin fever, and they're just ready to go, break loose."

"Right now we're seeing about 40,000. We're expecting with this kind of weather and kind of the cabin fever and people being cooped up the past couple of days, we're expecting a really big crowd," says Roberts.

The expo goes through Sunday evening. Tickets $20 on Saturday and half that on Sunday. Kids ten and under get in free.