The next few weeks will feature some great bird fairs, expos and conventions, especially in the South and Midwest of the United States.
Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair
North Atlanta Trade Fair
July 31, August 1
Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair will take place on Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Admission will be $5 for those above 13, and free for children 12 and below; these tickets are valid throughout the weekend. This fair will feature an array of exotic birds on display and sale, such as Cockatiels, Finches and Parrotlets, where you can buy directly from their breeders. There will also be several bird experts present for people with any questions regarding their feathered friends. Lots of different vendors will be set up, selling feed, medicines, toys, cages, nesting boxes, accessories and other items.
Madison Exotic Bird Fair
The Madison Exotic Bird Fair will go on from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, and will be $2 admission. There will be a variety of interesting species of birds and discount supplies.
Ohio Bird Fair
This Ohio Bird Fair will be from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and costs $3, and free for children 12 and under. Along with the different birds, feed and products, they will have a 50/50 drawing at 3:00, and a door prize at 4:00.
Honeywell Minnreg Building
This Bird Expo will be presented by Congo Express, and will occur from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Admission will be $4, or free for those 12 and under, and there will be many opportunities to see or purchase different birds and useful products.
AFA 2010 Convention
Hilton Bayfront Hotel
Saint Petersburg, Florida
The American Federation of Aviculture will put on its 36th Annual Convention for three days in downtown Saint Petersburg. Registration for this event costs $200-275, and there will be presentations and demonstrations regarding bird behavior, breeding, conservation, health and nutrition, along with magic shows, raffles and a silent auction.
All Exotic Bird Expo
Central Florida Fairgrounds
The All Exotic Bird Expo will have a large variety of seminars and bird trick shows throughout the day, and there will be an array of exotic birds and bird-related items on sale. This show will cost $4 for members, $5 for non members, and free for children under 10, so long as they are accompanied by an adult. There will also be a free door prize entrance per ticket.