Repticon Tampa


November 10 & 11, 2018
Florida State Fairgrounds

About the Repticon Tampa Show:
After three years in alternate venues (the Harborside Center in Clearwater, the USF Sundome in Tampa, and the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto), Repticon is proud to have hosted the return of the ORIGINAL Tampa show to its longtime home at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa held in the Charles M. Davis SpecialEvents Center, a clean and brightly lit modern facility that offers exhibitors and and attendees an upgraded building in a familiar location.  In June 2009, this phenomenal show ran to enormous crowds that were enthusiastic about the sold out vendor offerings. In 2010, after a great show at the USF Sun Dome in February, Repticon returned twice to the now permanent home for this show, and the Florida International Reptile Show, aka Repticon Tampa, will now stay at the Fairgrounds! Come back in 2017 for this great and most dynamic of all Repticon Shows!

Times & Locations

Dates:November 10 & 11, 2018
February 23 & 24, 2019
June 8 & 9, 2019
November 9 & 10, 2019
Location:Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 N US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33610
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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 June 2018 Show.
Check back for the Next Show!
 11:00 AM - Beyond the Scale Reptiles - Conditional Species Application
12:00 PM - Reptile Discovery Programs - Crocodilians
1:00 PM - Redfoot Ranch - Red Foot Tortoises
2:00 PM - Friends of Largo Nature Parks - Beaks and Talons
3:00 PM - Top Hat Geckos - Leopard Geckos
4:00 PM - Buds & Scales
 11:00 AM - Beyond the Scale Reptiles - Conditional Species Application
12:00 PM - Reptile Discovery Programs - Crocodilians
1:00 PM - Friends of Largo Nature Parks - Beaks and Talons
2:00 PM - Redfoot Ranch - Red Foot Tortoises
3:00 PM - Buds & Scales

Shows & Activities

These are Events & Activities from the June 2018 Show
Check back for the Next Show!


exoterraproductExoTerra Door Prize Raffle

Thanks to Sponsorship from ExoTerra Repticon 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!
sponsor_sidebar_zoomedTote 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_logoVisit Repticon Sponsor Turtle Shack!
Feeder_Source_bannerFeeder Rodents!

Hungry Herps? Get your feeder rodents at Repticon from Feeder Source! To insure the availability 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_bannerFeeder Insects

Mike Houtzager of Premium Crickets will have them! And your Herps are Hungry! So get them at Repticon!
beyond_the_scaleBeyond the Scale

Join Bob King with Beyond the Scale Reptiles as he covers the topic of conditional species permits and caring for big snakes.
top_hat_gecko-150x150Top Hat Geckos!

Learn all about one of the most popular lizards in the industry today from breeders Top Hat Geckos in their interactive presentation. See some specimens live and up close, and learn all about how to care for these animals and find a fulfilling hobby with them.
Friends of Largo Nature Parks - Human Impact on Wildlife
Reptile Discovery Programs - Crocodillans






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!
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.
Parking:Please contact the venue directly regarding parking fees.

Vendor Info

Book Tables: Click HERE for Vendor Booking Form

Review Vendor Rules: Click HERE for Vendor Rules

Review State Requirements: Click HERE for Florida Laws

Booking Contact Info:
407- 734-EXPO

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*)

Please click Here for the Tampa Florida State Fairgrounds Electrical Form

Two Day Show Schedule for Vendors:

2:00pm- 8:00pm Vendor Load-In
8:00pm- Building is secured. Event staff remains in the venue.

7:00am- 9:00am- Vendor Load-In
9:00am- Show opens to VIPs only
3:00pm- Table Payment Due
5:00pm- Show closes
5:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.

9:00am- Venue open to Exhibitors.
10:00am- SHOW OPENS.
4:00pm- Show closes
4:00pm- 6:00pm- Vendor load-out.

Press Info

To Download a Copy of This Press Release, CLICK HERE



(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.biz 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 our Booking Team by phone at (407) 734- EXPO or by email at Bookings@Repticon.com , 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. (Even though Repticon does not prohibit you from bringing two animals to the show, state or local laws may prohibit this. Please check your local laws to ensure that your state or locality does not prohibit you from allowing your pets to be seen in public.)
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. Will I need to pay for parking?
A. Please contact the venue directly regarding parking fees.
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)

Exhibitors from the June 2018 Tampa Show
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*Subject to Change*

Show Sponsors:

AB CrestiesH (5)
All American Gutter ProtectionG (8)
Amy ZellmanI (13)
Apogee GeckosI (1-7, 14-16)
Aquatic N ExoticA (5-10)
Bearded Dragon CentralC (6-9)
Ben Cole HerpsE (11-16, 22)
Beyond Borders ReptilesD (5)
Beyond the Scale ReptilesD (11-16, 21-22)
BND MorphsP (48)
Buds & ScalesF (6-7)
Butterflies n thingsP (47-48)
C-Serpents Reptiles and RacksA (16-21)
CF Exotics LLCE (18-19)
CJTortises@ moreK (21-22)
Croc EncountersP (42)
Crocodilian Conservation Center of Florida, Inc.P (43-44)
Davinci BoasP (55)
Dirty South ReptilesI (1-7, 14-16)
Dragon WingsE (21)
Elite Ball Pythons Inc.E (5)
Everything PetsH (8-13)
Exotic ReptilesP (49)
Face PaintingKid's Area
FairyTail Dragons, LLCA (11-14)
Family ReptilesB (11-22), C (11-22)
FeederSource.comA (1-4)
Friends of Largo Nature ParksP (40-41)
FrontgatePromotions/Take a Break TravelJ (16-17)
Fruity GeckosG (6)
Gahagen LaboratoriesP (17)
GeckodictionE (20)
Guardians of the Geckos LLCC (10)
Hardcore Hognose/Fathom Hogs LLCK (18-19)
Herp Hobby ShopP (7-12)
Herpetological ConceptsJ (15)
Home Performance AllianceI (12)
Hooked on Fish and CoralsG (9-12)
Hubbard Dianetics Foundation of TampaI (16-17)
Imperial Reptiles & ExoticsF (12-13)
J & T Reptiles & ExoticsH (6-7)
Jessiey's CrestiesH (14)
Jonathan Sell ReptilesH (1-4)
Jurassic ProductsA (22)
Kelly's BallsE (10)
Ken Robertson ReptilesJ (1-4)
Lee's OkeeteesG (5)
Manatee Suncoast Lizards LLCE (1-4)
MB ExoticsA (15)
Megan Bites / Unladylike / Megan Steward ArtP (28)
Mice CentralJ (18)
NalureD (6-9)
Nature's WondersE (6-9)
Nauti-lass CrittersC (6-9)
NGM ReptilesP (45-46)
One Reptile BeyondG (7)
Palm Harbor DragonsF (8-9)
Patty-Cake DragonP (20)
Peace, Love, Geckos and MoreJ (5-10)
Pharaoh’s Wildlife KingdomP (30)
Pinellas County ReptilesB (1-10)
PM ReptilesD (1-4)
Poison Dart Frog BreedingD (10)
Premium CricketsP (3-6)
PSH Wildlife ArtK (1-10)
QD ReptilesP (21)
R & R ReptilesP (13-16)
Redfoot RanchP (31-35)
Repticon MerchandiseK (1-10)
Reptile Discovery ProgramsP (43-44)
Reptile TubsJ (11-14)
RhacHouseP (24-25)
Rosells-Reptiles-ExoticsP (22-23)
Ryan's ReptilesP (26-27)
Scherer ReptilesP (51-53)
SF ExoticsK (18)
Species Pet SupplyP (36)
Spook ReptilesP (37)
Spring River DriftwoodP (56)
Steve's MorphsG (15-16)
Sugar Gliders PlusI (1-7, 14-16)
Suncoast Herpetological SocietyP (29)
Sundancer ArtK (15-16)
T&R Aquatics, Inc.F (10-11)
Tampa Bay Turtle & Tortoise Society, Inc.P (39)
Terraria GeckosE (17)
The AmmermansOutside
The Articulate ReptileK (20)
The Exotic KingdomD (17-20)
The Gecko VaultA (11-14)
The Gourmet RodentF (1-5, 16)
The JungleG (1-4)
The Laughing FerretP (38)
Thunder Bay HerpsK (11-14)
Tiki's GeckosF (14-15)
Top Hat GeckosC (5)
Unique Treasures and OdditiesI (8-9)
Ward's World of Reptile PropogationP (18-19)
Yellow Room ReptilesH (15-16)
Zero Gravity Dragons LtdP (50)
Zoo Med Laboratories, IncC (1-4)


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