Heading down South? Be sure to check out these excellent reptile shows. Alabama, Florida and Kentucky have some well-planned fairs going on for reptile fans. Some of them even feature other animals like amphibians and spiders. Most of them have experts, vendors and presentations of sorts.
Dixie Reptile Show
This show is open to the public, and will go on from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. It is $4 for adults, and $1 for children under 12. This reptile show has been going on since 1996, and occurs a few times a year.
Click here to watch a video on the Dixie Reptile Show!
Florida Reptile and Alternative Pet Show and Sale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This show will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. It is open to the public, and adults are $5 and children under 10 are $1. The paid admission covers door prize tickets and all lectures and demos. The show will feature reptiles, alternative pets, exotic plants, aquarium fish supplies, amphibian and reptile food items. There are even jewelry pieces and other crafts from around the world.
Florida International Reptile Show
Manatee Convention and Civic Center
November 21, 22
This event will take place on Saturday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Adults are $8, children 5-12 are $5, and children 4 and under are free. This will be an extravaganza, featuring reptile and amphibian breeders and wholesalers, reptile products and supplies, educational services and other fun-filled activities. There will be various scheduled lectures and presentations, such as a reptile and crocodilian presentation; an herp photography seminar; a snapping turtle presentation; and lectures on “Herps for Beginners.”
Click here for a list of exhibitors.
Kentucky Reptile Expo
Paroquet Springs Conference Center
This event is held once a month, and features breeders with various reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects and more. There will also be vendors with wholesale products, and experts on owning such animals. Admission is $5.25, but the show is free for children under 6. It will go on from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. There will be concessions; no outside food is allowed on the premises.
Shelbyville Reptile and Pet Expo
Shelby County Fairgrounds
This is a monthly event where you can observe and learn about exotic reptiles and other animals. There are also wholesale vendors with various pet products. Admission is $4 for adults, and free for children under 5.