The Midwest has a few organizations that have been holding reptile shows a few times a year, for continuous periods of time. Because of such a strong history, there’s no doubt these will be quality. You can go to one if you are in the area, or make a fun trip out of it this autumn!
Kalamazoo Reptile Show
Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds
October 17; November 21
This is Michigan’s biggest reptile show, which occurs 12 times throughout the year! You will be able to buy a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians and other exotic animals. Every animal sold at the show is eligible for a free vet exam at Milwood Animal Clinic. There will be many vendors with services like sugar glider education and rescue, and captive bred boas, small mammals, and colorful bearded dragon morphs. Admission is $4 for anyone over 10, $2 for children under 10, $3 for Michigan students from the state universities, and free for children under 6.
All Animal Expo
Dupage County Fairgrounds
October 18; November 7; November 15
This show has over 100 tables, and occurs about 20 times throughout the year. It is open to the public 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. It costs $5 for anyone over 10. It is mostly reptile based, but there are vendors also with birds, sugar gliders, hedgehogs and more, so it’s the place to go if you love all sorts of pets. There will also be goods like dry beds, cages, air purifiers and quality food.
Saint Louis Reptile Show
Viking Inn and Conference Center
St Louis, Missouri
This event is held several times a year, and has been going on for over ten years in the St Louis area. It will occur from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, but you should get there before 3:00. It costs $6 for children 12 and up, $3 for kids 5-11, and free for children 4 and under. There will be breeders and dealers, mainly related to reptiles, but also some amphibians, small animals and other exotic pets, on over 50 tables.
Midwest Reptile Shows
Indiana State Fairgrounds
This event is held 6 times a year, this being the final event of 2009. There will be many vendors selling supplies like cages, customs wearables for reptile lovers, breeding tubs, insects, worms and frozen rodents. They will also hold live animals like poison dart frogs, boas, pythons, geckos and more! It is $5 for adults and children over 9. It will take place from 10:00AM-4:00PM.