Upcoming Reptile Shows and Expositions: This Weekend

No plans this weekend? So many excellent reptile shows and expositions are taking place on September 11th and 12th, so check to see if there is one in your area!

North American Reptile Breeder’s Conference and Trade Show

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, California

September 11, 12

The NARBC will take place on Saturday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Admission prices are $15 for adults, $8 for children under 13 and free for children under 5. Reptile vendors and experts will be there to communicate to the public. This show will also feature educated speakers to address the audience on subjects like going on African safaris, keeping tortoises and maintaining large snake collections.

Texas Reptiles Expo

Live Oak Civic Center

San Antonio, Texas

September 11, 12

The Texas Reptiles Expo will be from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on both days. Passes cost $8 for adults one day (or $14 for two days), and $3 for children under 10 for one day (or $5 for two days).

West Alabama Reptile Expo

Bessemer Civic Center

Birmingham, Alabama

September 11, 12

WARE will occur both days from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, and will have amphibians and insects in addition to reptiles. A raffle will be drawn hourly, and people will be face painting on Saturday. A few different educational seminars will be held, and there will also be an assortment of different vendors selling useful supplies. Admission to WARE is $5, or $1 for children under 12.

Central Reptile & Amphibian Breeder Show

Fountains Conference Center

Fairview Heights, Illinois

September 12

CRABS will feature vendors from different parts of the United States showing their captive-bred and high-quality import animals. The hours for this show are 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and it costs $5 for anyone over the age of 5.

Great Lakes Reptile Expo

Howard Johnson Star Plaza

Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 12

Vendors from around the Midwest will be set up at the Great Lakes Reptile Expo, selling cages, rodents, snakes, lizards and more. This exposition is $5 for adults, or free for children 10 and below.

Kansas City Reptile Show

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites

Overland Park, Kansas

September 12

This Sunday show will have a variety of vendor tables selling reptiles, and maybe even some small exotic animals. If you have a hungry reptile at home, this is a chance to buy anything from pelleted food to meal worms to crickets to live or frozen rodents. Those who are short on pet supplies have a chance to pick up bedding, toys, cages, tanks and decorative materials. The Kansas City Reptile Show is going to be held from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and will cost $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, or free for those under 5.

Upcoming Reptile Shows in the United States and Canada

The remainder of August 2010 will be very busy with reptile expos in many different states, as well as a huge one in Canada!

Kalamazoo Reptile Show

Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds

Kalamazoo, Michigan

August 21

The Kalamazoo Reptile Show will feature assorted reptiles, amphibians and other exotic animals to buy, sell and trade. Lots of professional animal breeders will be there for the public to ask questions. The animals sold at this show are also eligible for free veterinary exams at the Milwood Animal Clinic.

Admission for this event is $10 for people over 10, $2 for children 6-10 and free for children under 6; families will not pay over $15 collectively. The Kalamazoo Reptile Show will last from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.

National Reptile Breeders’ Expo

Ocean Center

Daytona Beach, Florida

August 21, 22

The National Reptile Breeders’ Expo will be a huge event that will feature a chameleon symposium, morelia symposium, turtle and tortoise preservation group lectures, auction and cold blooded creatures art show. There will also be a variety of vendors present.

Pittsburgh Reptile Show and Sale

Harmar House

Cheswick, Pennsylvania

August 22

The Pittsburgh Reptile Show and Sale will be from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, and the vendors will be selling all kinds of animals, like boas, pythons, bearded dragons, chameleons and more.

Reptile and Alternative Pet Super Show and Sale

National Guard Armory

West Palm Beach, Florida

August 28

This show will be in action from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and will cost $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and below. There will be lectures, demonstrations, door prize tickets and games. All kinds of reptiles, alternative pets and amphibians will be for sale, as well as herp food items, supplies, jewelery and other collectibles.

Midwest Reptile Show

Indiana State Fairgrounds

Indianapolis, Indiana

August 28

The Midwest Reptile Show will occur between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, and will be $5 for anyone over the age of 9. A plethora of different vendors will be set up, selling breeds of interesting reptiles and exotics, as well as frozen rodents and other foods for such pets.

Western Canadian Reptile Expo

Westerner Grounds

Red Deer, Alberta

August 28, 29

The Western Canadian Reptile Expo will be the largest reptile event in its area, and will also feature amphibians and invertebrates. Admission is $5 per person, or $15 per family.

Austin Reptile & Amphibian Expo

Dell Diamond United Heritage Center

Round Rock, Texas

August 28, 29

The Austin Reptile & Amphibian Expo will happen on Saturday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. It costs $8 for single admission, or $12 for both days. Children under 5 get in free as long as they are with an adult.

Many different captive-bred reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates will be on display and sale, along with supplies like books, enclosures, tools, feed and handmade arts and crafts. This event will also have reptile educational displays and raffle.

Upcoming Reptile Events in the Country

The remaining time in July 2010 is not short of amazing reptile events, ranging from expositions to presentations at museums to educational lectures. These activities are happening in several different states.

33rd International Herpetological Symposium

Radisson Suites Hotel Tucson Airport

Tucson, Arizona

July 21-24

This four-day event will include many different presentations and lectures regarding herptology, herpetoculture and reptile veterinary medicine. There will also be a variety of vendors selling reptile supplies, artwork and books. It costs $175 to attend the entire event, but people can also pay to attend the individual days.

All Ohio Reptile Show

Moose Lodge 11

Columbus, Ohio

July 24

The All Ohio Reptile Show will take place from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, and will cost $4 admission. Lots of non-venomous reptiles and assorted equipment will be on display and sale.

Dixie Reptile Show

Zamora Temple

Irondale, Alabama

July 24

The Dixie Reptile Show has a new location at the Zamora Temple. This show will go on from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. General admission will be $4 for adults, and $1 for children under 12.

Reptile Day

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Martinsville, Virginia

July 24

Reptile Day at the Virginia Museum of Natural History will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. There will be live reptiles, as well as activities, exhibits and crafts for children.

Lone Star Reptile Expos

Elks Lodge

Arlington, Texas

July 24-25

The Lone Star Reptile Expo will occur from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday, and from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday. Admission for one day is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under; for two days, it is $12 for adults and $5 for children. Many different types of vendors will be present, selling animals like snakes and bearded dragons, and supplies like crickets, cages and reptile snacks.

Evansville Reptile Show

Indiana National Guard Armory

Evansville, Indiana

July 24-25

The Evansville Reptile Show will begin at 10:00 AM both days, and there will be hundreds of reptile experts and breeders set up at the tables. Other vendors will also be selling housing, supplies, feeders and other products. There will also be some door prizes, educational programs and family fun activities at this event.

Lexington Reptile Expo

Lexington Convention Center, Heritage Ballroom

Lexington, Kentucky

July 25

The Lexington Reptile Expo will be from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and will cost $4.50 for admission, or free for children under 6. There will be a wide array of discount animals, supplies, feeder insects and rodents. This expo will feature not only reptiles, but also amphibians, birds, spiders, insects, chincillas, sugar gliders and more.

Upcoming Reptile Events

The next two weekends are packed with huge reptile expos, especially around the Midwest and the East Coast.

All-Maryland Reptile Show

Havre de Grace Community Center

Havre de Grace, Maryland

May 8

This reptile show will take place from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 2-6. There will be assorted reptiles and supplies for sale at this event.

Michigan Reptile Show

Taylor Town Trade Center

Taylor, Michigan

May 8

This reptile expo will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. It costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children under 10. It will feature all sorts of vendors, selling things like custom-made cages, rodents, reptile tubs, and different kinds of animals like tropical frogs and geckos.

Repticon Memphis

Southaven Arena

South Haven, Missouri

May 8, 9

This Repticon will go on Saturday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Admission will be $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under.

This event will feature raffles, the Cold Blooded Rescue League, a venomous reptile presentation and other live animal presentations. Vendors will be selling crickets, aquariums, supplies, and, of course, reptiles.

All Ohio Reptile Shows

Moose Lodge 11

Columbus, Ohio

May 8

This Ohio show will go on from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, and it costs $4 to get in. It will feature many live animals and useful equipment and accessories to buy, sell and trade!

Midwest Reptile Shows

Indiana State Fairgrounds

Indianapolis, Indiana

May 15

This Indiana show will start at 10:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. Admission is $5 for anyone over 9 years of age. Lots of vendors will be set up, with reptiles like leopard geckos, morph boas, chameleons, pythons and more. They will have all sorts of feed for sale, ranging from frozen rats to mealworms to superworms. There will also be a variety of cages and other supplies on sale.

Repticon Baltimore

Timonium Fairgrounds

Timonium, Maryland

May 15, 16

Repticon is making its way up to Maryland, which will go on from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday. It will cost $8 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. There will be assorted reptiles and supplies for sale, as well as presentations throughout the day.

Kansas City Reptile Show

Holiday Inn

Overland Park, Kansas

May 16

This Sunday show will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, and is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. The vendor tables will be stocked with animals that include not only reptiles, but also some sugar gliders, hedgehogs and ferrets. People will also be able to buy all sorts of live and frozen feed for their pets, as well as tanks and decorative items.