March 11 & 12, 2017
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!
March 11 & 12, 2017
June 3 & 4, 2017
September 23 & 24, 2017
December 16 & 17, 2017
|Location:||Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
4751 Highway 49 North
Concord, NC 28025
|click for map|
|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.
Check back for Additions!
|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|
|1:00 pm - TBA|
|2:00 pm - TBA|
|3:00 pm - TBA|
These are Events & Activities from the December 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 insects and 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
CCSB Reptile Rescue and Rehab Center will be giving an educational presentation on Basic Health & Housing.
Meet with Special K Reptiles as they give a demonstration on proper snake handling!
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.
|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 North Carolina 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*)
Electric is included in the costs above.
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 Show
Check back for Additions.
Jungle Jewels Reptiles/Dragon Reptile Cages and Racks
Vendors Booth #
AHP Exotics TBA
Animal adventures TBA
Asheville Wildside TBA
Ashtyn Rance TBA
Big Daddy Geckos TBA
Carolina Breeders & Feeders TBA
Carolina Crested Creations TBA
Carolina Designer Dragons TBA
CCSB Reptile Rescue TBA
Dachiu Bearded Dragons TBA
Fat Boy's Ball Pythons TBA
Full Spectrum Reptiles / Reptile Passion TBA
Gecko Junkie TBA
Grammy's Critters TBA
Griffin Avian and Exotics Veterinary Hospital TBA
Jungle Jewels Reptiles/ Dragon Reptiles Cages and Racks TBA
Legion Reptiles TBA
LS Critters & Creations TBA
OBX Exotics TBA
Pinchers & Pokies Exotics, LLC TBA
Premium Crickets TBA
Reptile Collective TBA
Revelation Reptiles TBA
Royal Reptilia TBA
Soul Frogs TBA
Special K Reptiles TBA
StatusQuo Reptiles TBA
T & B Reptile Zone Aquatic Outlet TBA
The Odd Ball / Ruegner Reptiles TBA
Tiki Hut Exotics TBA
Twilight Ball Pythons TBA
Under The Canopy Farms TBA
Union of the Snake TBA
Wreck Room Snakes TBA