March 18 & 19, 2017
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!
March 18 & 19, 2017
June 10 & 11, 2017
November 4 & 5, 2017
|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 at the March 2017 Show.
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|11:00 am - TBA|
|12:00 pm - TBA|
|1:00 pm - TBA|
|2:00 pm - TBA|
|3:00 pm - TBA|
|4:00 pm - TBA|
|11:00 am - TBA|
|12:00 pm - TBA|
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|2:00 pm - TBA|
|3:00 pm - TBA|
These are Events & Activities from the November 2016 Show
Check back for the Next Show!
|ExoTerra 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!
|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!
|Visit Repticon Sponsor Turtle Shack!|
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
Mike Houtzager of Premium Crickets will have them! And your Herps are Hungry! So get them at Repticon!
|Beyond the Scale
Join Bob King with Beyond the Scale Reptiles as he covers the topic of conditional species permits and caring for big snakes.
|Poison Dart Frog Breeding
Join Landen with Poison Dart Frog Breeding as he gives a live presentation for fellow frog lovers on how to care for their Dart Frogs.
|Turtle & Tortoise Club
If you love the shelled reptiles, be sure to catch the presentation by the Turtle & Tortoise Club and learn how to keep and care for Turtles and Tortoises!
|Top 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.
Join Allgood Dragons to get your education on Bearded Dragon Husbandry!
|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.|
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:
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*)
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
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.
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
(Frequently Asked 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.
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. 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 at the March 2017 Tampa Show
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|A & K Reptiles||TBA|
|Amazing Animals Inc.||TBA|
|Aquatic N Exotic||TBA|
|Avatar Property and Casualty||TBA|
|Bearded Dragon Central||TBA|
|Ben Cole Herps||TBA|
|Beyond the Scale||TBA|
|Butterflies N Things||TBA|
|Castle Reptiles, LLC||TBA|
|Central Florida Pets and Exotics||TBA|
|FairyTail Dragons, LLC||TBA|
|Florida Reptile Room||TBA|
|Gulf Coast Exotics||TBA|
|Gulf Hammock Herps||TBA|
|Herp Hobby Shop||TBA|
|Hooked on Fish and Corals||TBA|
|J & T Reptiles & Exotics||TBA|
|Jonathan Sell Reptiles||TBA|
|Ken Robertson Reptiles||TBA|
|LCB Pet Supply||TBA|
|Manatee Suncoast Lizards LLC||TBA|
|Matt J Reptiles||TBA|
|MR REPTILE LLC||TBA|
|Pinellas County Reptiles||TBA|
|PM Reptiles / Phil McCormick Reptiles||TBA|
|Poison Dart Frog Breeding||TBA|
|PSH Wildlife Art||TBA|
|Quality Morphs Constrictors||TBA|
|R & R Reptiles||TBA|
|Santa Cruz Animal Clinic||TBA|
|Skull Jewelry and More||TBA|
|Species Pet Supply, Inc.||TBA|
|Steves snake shack||TBA|
|Suncoast Herpetological Society||TBA|
|The Exotic Kingdom||TBA|
|The Gecko Vault||TBA|
|Thunder Bay Herps||TBA|
|Top Hat Geckos||TBA|
|Turtle and Tortoise Club of Florida||TBA|
|Turtle Rescue USA||TBA|
|Ward's World of Reptile Propagation||TBA|
|White Hot Dragons||TBA|
|Yellow Room Reptiles||TBA|