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Repticon Charlotte
Cabarrus Arena & Event Center - Frozen Cobra
February 28 & March 1, 2015
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

About the Repticon Charlotte Show:
Two years in the making, Repticon Charlotte is reality! In 2007, Repticon scrapped original plans to come to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, demand for that barely announced show was high, as was the need for a premium reptile & exotic animal show in the largest metro area of the Carolinas. An excellent new venue was found just north of Charlotte, and in February 2009 Repticon held a Valentine's Day weekend show! The show was a smashing success and very popular with the large local reptile community. The show returned that fall, and again in following years to great acclaim. This show is now a new Repticon regular, so check back for further updates as Repticon Charlotte develops into 2015 and beyond for Charlotte area herpers!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Hotel Information
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: February 28 & March 1, 2015
  August 15 & 16, 2015
  December 12 & 13, 2015
 
   
Location: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
  4751 Highway 49 North
Concord, NC 28025
Mapclick for map
 
*Note some GPS Devices require the following alternate address for the Cabarrus Arena:
4551 Old Airport Rd, Concord, NC 28025 
   
Hours: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am)
  Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)
   
   
Presentations: Plan your day around events happening at these times! (Events & Times Subject to Change)
These are Events & Activities from the August 2014 Show.
Check back for the Next Show!
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons
  12:00 pm - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
  1:00 pm - Jungle Jewels Reptiles - Leopard Geckos
  2:00 pm - Primeval Beauty - Ball Pythons
  3:00 pm - Carolina Dart Frogs - Dart Frogs
  4:00 pm - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
  12:00 pm - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons
  1:00 pm - Carolina Dart Frogs - Dart Frogs
  2:00 pm - Primeval Beauty - Ball Pythons
  3:00 pm - Cold Blooded Encounters - Live Animal Presentation
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the August 2014 Show
Check back for the Next Show.
Exoterra Product!
ExoTerra Door Prize Raffle

Thanks to Sponsorship from ExoTerraRepticon will again have one of its greatest Door Prize Raffles ever!  Raffles will be held every hour for multiple prizes throughout the weekend.  Most of the high end products are being held for the special VIP raffle, reserved for those guests who purchase two-day VIP tickets and enter an hour early on Saturday.  Spectacular sponsorship prizes are expected, such as entire ExoTerra Habitat set-ups, and large cage decor such as Waterfalls and Rock Outcrops!  VIP Tickets are available for pre-purchase.  Come out early and be a Repticon VIP guest!

Zoo Med!

Tote Bag Sponsor - Zoo Med!



Thanks to Sponsorship from Zoo Med, early VIP guests to the show will receive a Zoo Med tote bag with product samples, while supplies last! These bags are only available to guests who purchase their VIP tickets online. Check to our tickets page here for information on purchasing an early entry VIP two day ticket!


Turtle Shack



Visit Repticon Sponsor Turtle Shack!




Feeder Source

Feeder Rodents!

Hungry Herps? Get your feeder rodents at Repticon from Feeder Source! To insure the availablity of the feeders you might need, if you would like to place a pre-order from them for pickup at the show contact them here

Premium Crickets

Feeder Insects

Mike Houtzager of Premium Cricketswill have them! And your Herps are Hungry! So get them at Repticon!

Reptile Collective



Visit the Repticon Sponsors of the Reptile Collective!


Members of the Reptile Collectivewill be at the show. Meet with these sponsors and encounter an amazing array of quality animals!





Carolina Dragons

Carolina Designer Dragons Presents: Bearded Dragons!

Lynn Benjamin from Carolina Designer Dragons will be on hand to share her knowledge on the proper care of Australia's most famous export, the Bearded Dragon!

Get advice from one of the East Coast's top dragon breeders on how to set up and care for these popular pets.

Cold Blooded Encounters and Reptile Zoo!

Cold Blooded Encounters and Reptile Zoo offers exciting and educational presentations with a wide variety of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.  Do you want to make your next party a little wild?  Feed a tortoise, hold a snake, see some fasinating bugs.  Your guests will never forget these wild adventures!  These programs are great for birthday parties, schools, libraries, scout groups and more.   Best of all you can join them at Repticon and meet some of their exciting collection.  All you kids (and kids at heart) be sure to be at the stage for a chance to hold some awesome animals!   Visit them at their booth or see their website for more information. 

Carolina Dart Frogs


Build a Vivarium!

Stop by the presentation by Carolina Dart Frogs to learn expert tips and techniques on how to build the best type of vivarium for your semi-aquatic animals!



Primeval beauty



Ball Python Care by Primeval Beauty


Primeval Beauty pulls upon their years of successful experience breeding and caring for cutting edge ball python morphs to simplify ball python care. Primeval Beauty will explain ball python housing, feeding, handling and general ball python care knowledge.


Leo Gecko


Leopard Geckos!


Join Tristan Sanders with Captive Collaborations and other fellow gecko lovers to take part in a wondeful live leopard gecko presentation and learn the proper way of keeping and caring for these little lizards.






Sleep Here!
Welcome Home!


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Located in a Walmart Shopping Center

2491 Wonder Drive
Kannapolis, NC 28083
704-743-1080 main

$89.00 + tax Ask for Repticon Rate
Valid for Jan 4 & 5th Only


Complimentary Full Breakfast Bar 6:30am-9:30am
Heated Indoor Pool
100% Non- Smoking
Microwave, Refridgerator and Flat Screen TV in every room
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking w/ Trailer Parking
Guest Laundry

Call Hotel Directly to Make Your Reservation
Walking distance to resturants!


Sleep Here!
Sleep Now!




Sleep Inn Concord - Exit 60

(Closest hotel to Cabarrus Arena/Repticon)

1120 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 788-2150

www.sleepinn.com/hotel/nc288

2013 Newly Renovated
Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast
Heated Indoor Pool
100% Non- Smoking
PET FRIENDLY - Fees Apply - Contact Hotel for Info.
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking

$69.00 +tax - Single King or Double Queen
Call Hotel Directly to Make Your Reservation
Ask for Repticon Rate



Sleep Here!



Microtel Inn & Suites

3113 Cloverleaf Pkwy
Kannapolis, NC 28083
704.782.2300

$50.00 + tax (Double Queens or King) or $55.00 + tax (Suite), Based on Availability

Rates  per Tony Jackson for Repticon

Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Mention your reservation is for the Cabarrus Arena "Repticon" Event

Are you Sleepy?



Hampton Inn & Suites, Concord (Exit 49, I-85)

9850 Weddington Road Extension
Concord, NC 28027
Hotel:
704-979-5600

Rates are:  Standard $95.00 + tax; Whirlpool $105.00 + tax; Suites $115.00 plus tax

Call Hotel Directly for Reservations

For More Info Review the Flyer Here


   
  Repticon is pleased to offer 3 Ticket Options:
   
Online VIP Tickets: Good for Both Show Days.
  Includes VIP Hour - Early Admission at 9am on Saturday Only!
  $12 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
  Best Ticket Value!
  Product samples from ZooMed where available and while supplies last
  Exclusive online purchase - click here!
    Green Ticket
   
  All Online VIP tickets are held for pickup at our VIP check-in table at the event under the name entered on the online form during purchase, and are not mailed.
   
   
Two Day Tickets: May be Purchased at the Door.
  Good for both days and VIP hour admission.
  Does not include ZooMed bag premium or the online discount.
  $15 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
   
   
One Day Tickets: Available only at the door.
  Are not sold until 10am on Saturday.
  Do not include Saturday early VIP entry.
  $10 (Adult), $5 (Ages 5-12), ages 4 and under are free.
   
   
 
Book Tables: Click HERE for Vendor Booking Form
   
Review Vendor Rules: Click HERE for Vendor Rules
   
Review State Requirments: Click HERE for North Carolina Laws
   
   
Vendor Contact: Cathy Elrod
  (864) 395-5869
  cathy.elrod@repticon.com
   
   
Table Cost: Two Day Shows
  $95 - One Table
  $75 - Each Additional Table
  $250 - Four Table Package
  $30 - Extra "Back" Table (*limit one per vendor & two table minimum required*)
   
  Electric is included in the costs above.
   
   
Two Day Show Schedule for Vendors:  
  Friday
  2:00pm- 8:00pm Vendor Load-In
  8:00pm- Building is secured. Event staff remains in the venue.
   
  Saturday
  7:00am- 9:00am- Vendor Load-In
  9:00am- Show opens to VIPs only
  10:00am- SHOW OPENS TO GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS.
  3:00pm- Table Payment Due
  5:00pm- Show closes
  5:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.
   
  Sunday
  9:00am- Venue open to Exhibitors.
  10:00am- SHOW OPENS.
  4:00pm- Show closes
  4:00pm- 6:00pm- Vendor load-out.
   

To Download a Copy of This Press Release, Click Here
Press Release
Press Release

FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)

Thank you for visiting the Repticon FAQ page. If the answer to your question isn’t on the page, please shoot us an email at RepticonEvents@repticon.com or visit our contacts page.

Vendor Questions:

Q. Are there any restrictions on the products or animals that can be sold at Repticon?

A. All animals must be healthy and legal to sell within the state. Vendors who intentionally and repeatedly offer illegal or unhealthy animals for sale may be banned from future shows.

Q. What if something is stolen from my table?

A. Each exhibitor is expected to appropriately display their materials and staff their tables in order to prohibit shoplifting or theft. Repticon is not responsible for any theft before, during, or after each event. If you see something that doesn’t look right, please tell us as soon as possible. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE SHOW!

Q. How do I book tables at the show? Do I have to pre-pay?

A. To book tables at a Repticon show, either utilize the online booking form here, or contact the Vendor Coordinator for the state in which the show is held, listed here. Although pre-payment is appreciated, vendors in good standing who have vended at prior Repticon expos are not required to pre-pay for tables.

Vendors who have never vended at a Repticon expo must submit a $50 deposit upon booking to secure tables. This $50 deposit is credited towards the total payment due at the show. (For example, a first-time vendor booking one table must submit $50 upon booking, with a balance due of $45 at the show, for a total table cost of $95.

Q. Do I need a banner and fancy neon sign?

A. No neon sign required. However, each exhibitor is expected to create a professional, attractive display area in their space. It is now mandatory that Vendors must have a tablecloth to cover all their tables. If necessary, Repticon will provide them at $3 per table.

Q. Can I let guests hold the animals?

A. Exhibitors who choose to remove non-venomous animals from their enclosures or allow guests to handle their animals are responsible for maintaining control of the animals at all time. Each exhibitor is exclusively liable for any damage to property or personal injury resulting from handling of their live animals on the host facility premises.

Q. An animal escaped...it was my mom’s favorite! What do I do?

A. Each exhibitor is responsible for ensuring that no animals leave their exhibit area unless under the control of an employee or customer. Each vendor is responsible for recapturing any escaped animals without unreasonable disruption to other exhibitors or guests. Any escaped animals must be immediately reported to Repticon. Any lost animals that are found after event hours or after the event closes become the property of Repticon, with no obligation for return to the original owner.

Q. Are there restrictions about Wild-Caught Animals?

A. There is no restriction regarding the sale of legal, wild-caught animals. Exhibitors are not required to display any particular signage, but are required to disclose any pertinent information to interested guests, including whether a particular animal is wild-caught or captive bred.

Guest Questions:

Q. Can I bring beer or funny drugs to the show?

A. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are allowed in any Repticon show, and WE WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE.

Q . Can I hold an animal at the show?

A. Each exhibitor is different so please ask before touching and always use hand sanitizer!

Q. Can I bring my personal animals to Repticon?

A. Guests can bring up to two animals inside the event. We feel strongly that this interaction will provide guests with an additional opportunity to engage in discussion with exhibitors and will generate excitement among event attendees. Animals brought by guests to the event must be in good health and under their control at all times. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.

Q. Can I sell my personal animals at the show?

A. Guests may not bring animals into the event for the purpose of selling them at the event, as only show vendors with appropriate permits may sell animals. Any guests who violate that policy will be asked to leave the show.

Q. Can I bring a venomous animal to a show?

A. Even though we have “hot” shows, venomous animals are never allowed to be brought in to our shows. We have very strict protocols that we follow and want to guarantee the safety of all our guests and exhibitors.

Q. How much are tickets?

A. You can purchase tickets HERE.

Q. You give away FREE animals on FaceBook! How do I win?

A. To learn more about our photo contests, click HERE.

Q. I think an animal is sick or has mites...what do I do?

A. First, talk to the vendor. If you need more assistance, you can always talk to one of the Repticon staff at the Info Booth.

Q. Please tell me, just one more time, what are the show hours?

A. Show hours are: Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am) and Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

 

 

 

 









Charlotte Layout
  • Exhibitors by Name
  • Exhibitors by Location

Exhibitors from the August 2014 Show

Check back for the Next Show.

Vendor
AHP Exotics
ASHLEY REPTILES
Ashtyn Rance
Balls to the Walls
BCI JOE
Bearded Asylum
Beeger Boxes Caging
Boa Master
Bounty Hunter Exotics
Carolina Classic Dragons
Carolina Dart Frogs
Carolina Designer Dragons
CCSB Reptile Rescue
Cold Blooded Encounters
Colossal Fossils
Conley Herps, Inc
C-Serpents Reptiles and Racks
Discovery Pets
Envy Hognoses
Eric Abernethy Photography
Fat Boy's Ball Pythons
Feeder Source
First Choice Reptiles
Fleming Reptiles
Full Spectrum Reptiles
GmansReptilesandSupplies.com
Griffin Exotics
Herptastic Reptiles
Hot Box Incubators
International Exotic Wildlife
JB Imports
Jungle Jewels Reptiles
Lake Norman Herp Society
LeafGuard
Lisa's Leos
MD Reptiles
noahs last stop
Pair.a.dice Exotics
Premium Crickets
Primeval Beauty
PurrfectCatio LLC
Reptile Collective
Reptile Creations
Reptile Exotics
Reptile Mafia
Revelation Reptiles
Royal Reptilia
Sandboamorphs.com
Scaled Up Exotics
Sky To Sea Pet Shop
SlytherynHiss Exotics
Sneaker Snakes
Soul Frogs
SouthEasternExotics.com
Southern Appalachian Herp. Soc.
Spiderboyz.com
T & B Reptile Zone Aquatic Outlet
The Blue Frog Company
Tics & Balls
Top Hat Exotics
Twilight Ball Pythons
West Herps
Wreck Room Snakes
Booth Number
G (1-12)
P (19-20)
E (8-11)
P (7)
P (13-14)
P (5)
H (1-4)
E (6-7)
F (7-12)
A (11)
P (11-12)
E (1-5, 14)
P (26)
I (8-13)
P (24)
H (5-8)
D (1-14)
H (9-12)
B (1-4)
P (25)
A (5-6)
C (1-6, 11-12)
E (8-11)
B (5-12)
G (1-12)
D (1-14)
F (14)
F (13)
D (1-14)
P (35-36)
I (1-5, 16)
H (1-4)
P (27)
P (33)
A (12)
P (39-40)
P (21-22)
P (31-32)
P (1-4)
B (1-4)
P (23)
B (1-4)
I (15)
I (14)
P (34)
H (13-16)
F (1-4)
B (1-4)
P (6)
P (37-38)
P (9-10)
I (6-7)
A (7-10)
C (1-6, 11-12)
P (28)
B (1-4)
C (7-10)
P (17-18)
E (12-13)
P (8)
P (15-16)
F (5-6)
P (29-30)

Exhibitors from the August 2014 Show

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Booth Number
A (11)
A (12)
A (5-6)
A (7-10)
B (1-4)
B (1-4)
B (1-4)
B (1-4)
B (1-4)
B (5-12)
C (1-6, 11-12)
C (1-6, 11-12)
C (7-10)
D (1-14)
D (1-14)
D (1-14)
E (12-13)
E (1-5, 14)
E (6-7)
E (8-11)
E (8-11)
F (13)
F (14)
F (1-4)
F (5-6)
F (7-12)
G (1-12)
G (1-12)
H (13-16)
H (1-4)
H (1-4)
H (5-8)
H (9-12)
I (14)
I (15)
I (1-5, 16)
I (6-7)
I (8-13)
P (11-12)
P (13-14)
P (1-4)
P (15-16)
P (17-18)
P (19-20)
P (21-22)
P (23)
P (24)
P (25)
P (26)
P (27)
P (28)
P (29-30)
P (31-32)
P (33)
P (34)
P (35-36)
P (37-38)
P (39-40)
P (5)
P (6)
P (7)
P (8)
P (9-10)
Vendor
Carolina Classic Dragons
Lisa's Leos
Fat Boy's Ball Pythons
Soul Frogs
Envy Hognoses
Primeval Beauty
Reptile Collective
Sandboamorphs.com
Spiderboyz.com
Fleming Reptiles
Feeder Source
SouthEasternExotics.com
T & B Reptile Zone Aquatic Outlet
C-Serpents Reptiles and Racks
GmansReptilesandSupplies.com
Hot Box Incubators
Tics & Balls
Carolina Designer Dragons
Boa Master
Ashtyn Rance
First Choice Reptiles
Herptastic Reptiles
Griffin Exotics
Royal Reptilia
West Herps
Bounty Hunter Exotics
AHP Exotics
Full Spectrum Reptiles
Revelation Reptiles
Beeger Boxes Caging
Jungle Jewels Reptiles
Conley Herps, Inc
Discovery Pets
Reptile Exotics
Reptile Creations
JB Imports
Sneaker Snakes
Cold Blooded Encounters
Carolina Dart Frogs
BCI JOE
Premium Crickets
Twilight Ball Pythons
The Blue Frog Company
ASHLEY REPTILES
noahs last stop
PurrfectCatio LLC
Colossal Fossils
Eric Abernethy Photography
CCSB Reptile Rescue
Lake Norman Herp Society
Southern Appalachian Herp. Soc.
Wreck Room Snakes
Pair.a.dice Exotics
LeafGuard
Reptile Mafia
International Exotic Wildlife
Sky To Sea Pet Shop
MD Reptiles
Bearded Asylum
Scaled Up Exotics
Balls to the Walls
Top Hat Exotics
SlytherynHiss Exotics