Upcoming Pet Expos: This Weekend

Lots of awesome pet expos and events are going on this weekend! They are all family-themed, and some of them even let you bring your pet!

America’s Family Pet Expo

Orange County Fair & Event Center

Costa Mesa, California

April 16-18

This giant pet fair will feature over 1,000 animals!

Admission will be $12, $10 for seniors (60+) $6 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Its hours will be 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Saturday and 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Sunday.

They will feature dog breed displays and education, dog grooming demonstrations, an adoption makeover and fashion show, a cat show and education, bird interactive fun, fish exhibitions, reptile education, a creepy crawly critter show, a free flight bird show, a kids’ aquarium decorating contest, pet experts, breeders and trainers, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a pet comedy theater.

Scott Smith’s All Animal Expo

DuPage County Fairgrounds

Wheaton, Illinois

April 18

This all-animal expo will go on from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, and costs $5 for admission for everyone over 11.

It is mostly based around reptiles, but there will also be all sorts of pets, ranging from birds to small exotic animals like sugar gliders, ferrets and hedgehogs. For those into poisonous pets, they will feature some tarantulas and scorpions. For those into normal pets, there will be some kittens and puppies. They will even have some small livestock like chickens. There will be assorted foods for sale, including live crickets and rodents, as well as supplies for sale.

Pet Expo

Hamburg Field House

Hamburg, Pennsylvania

April 18

This expo will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and costs $3 admission for everyone over 5. Leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome to attend as well.

This event will feature many different demos, such as on dog obedience and protection, search and rescue and pet CPR. There will also be some cute contests for dogs, like best dressed, biggest, smallest and “my dog will eat that.” Other features include an “ask the trainer” booth, as well as services for dogs like mircochipping, nail clipping, ear cleaning. While your dog is being pampered, you can check out the massage facilities. There will also be a DJ and some prizes.

Northwest Pet & Companion Fair

Expo Center

Portland, Oregon

April 17, 18

This large pet expo will go on Saturday from 9:30 AM-6:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Well-behaved pets are welcome, if you pay $1, or donate a can of pet food. For humans, admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $20 for a family pass. The event will have all sorts of animals and supplies on sale and display.

Upcoming Animal Expos

There are a few unique all-animal and exotic animal expos coming up in different areas of the country next month. One of the shows is even pet-friendly!

Scott Smith’s All Animal Expo LLC

February 6, 21

DuPage County Fairgrounds

Wheaton, Illinois

These multi-species expos will be open to the public from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Admission is $5, but free for children under 10.

This show has over 100 tables, and is largely reptile based. They will hold all sorts of other animals, like puppies and kittens that are not bred in mills, and birds like canaries and parrots. Small exotic animals will also be featured, like sugar gliders, hedgehogs and ferrets. Chinchillas and rabbits will also be present, along with tarantulas, scorpions and seahorses! They will even have some small livestock, like chickens and ducks.

Of course there will also be discounted supplies for many of these animals, such as cages, tanks, bedding, toys and decorations. Many food items, like crickets, mice and rats, will also be available for purchase.

Super Pet Expo

NJ Convention & Exposition Center

Edison, New Jersey

February 12-14

This all-weekend show will take place on Friday from 4:00 PM-9:00 PM; Saturday from 10:00 AM-7:00 PM; and Sunday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. There will be over 150 pet related vendors, along with unique educational and entertaining activities. One of the entertainers will be Mutts Gone Nuts, which will be a dog trick comedy show. There will also be a Puppy Playground, which is over 5,000 square feet of space for your dog to play and socialize. There will even be a venomous snake exhibit! Leashed pets are welcome to accompany you; just read the pet waiver beforehand.

Super Pet Expo

Valley Forge Convention Center

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

February 26-28

See the above description. It is the same show as in New Jersey, just at a different location!

34th Unique Animal Expo & Pet Fair

Washington County Fairgrounds

Hillsboro, Oregon

February 27, 28

This is the “Oldest and Largest Combined Animal Expo in the Pacific Northwest!” This fair will take place from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on both days. It costs $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 5-12, and free for children under 5. This expo will feature 114 vendor booths. There will be an exhibit area, which will have one section for live birds, one section for live reptiles, and one for live mammals, each with supplies for sale.