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presented by Repticon in Raleigh

Exposition Center

July 19 & 20, 2014

North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building

About the North Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal Show presented by Repticon:
The North Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal Show hosted at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh was established over 15 years ago and has been operating every year at the Fairgrounds for the past 15 years.   At one point in the show’s history, it was one of the East Coast’s premier reptile shows, drawing attendance in excess of 10,000 for four years straight.   Repticon purchased the show from Gila Productions in April of 2013.  Join us this summer as Repticon reboots one of the nation’s original and most historic two-day reptile shows, The North Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal show at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Hotel Info
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: July 19 & 20, 2014
  November 22 & 23, 2014
   
   
Location: North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building
  1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
Mapclick 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 from the January 2014 Show.
Check back for the Next Show.
   
 
  Saturday
  11:00 am - Ball Python Breeding by Primeval Beauty
  12:00 pm - Under the Canopy Farms - Dart Frogs
  1:00 pm - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons!
  2:00 pm - Alan Bosch - Ball Python Breeding Made Simple
  3:00 pm - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons!
  4:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics - Geckos
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons
  12:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics - Geckos
  1:00 pm - Kenyan Sand Boa Care by SandBoaMorphs.com
  2:00 pm - Alan Bosch - Ball Python Breeding Made Simple
  3:00 pm - Under The Canopy Farms - Dart Frogs
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the January 2014 Show!
Check back for the Next Show!
Exoterra Product!
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!

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 Crickets will 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 Collective will be at the show. Meet with these sponsors and encounter an amazing array of quality animals!




Primeval beauty



Ball Python Breeding by Primeval Beauty


Primeval Beauty pulls upon their years of successful experience breeding cutting edge ball python morphs to help simplify the ball python breeding process. Primeval Beauty will explain typical breeding seasons, how to pair your ball pythons, incubation, hatching and new baby ball python care, in this must see ball python breeding seminar.




Sand Boa Morphs!

While at the Show Visit Repticon Sponsor Sand Boa Morphs and learn the joy of keeping Sand Boas!. . . then stay for their presentation at the show with live animals, and learn the basics of care for Kenyan Sand Boas!


Tom Brown



Under the Canopy Farms



Tom Brown from Under the Canopy Farms will be giving a presentation on the wonderful & wet world of captive bred tropical amphibians.




Leo
Leopard Geckos with Southeastern Exotics!


Southeastern Exotics are expert breeders of one of the most popular lizard species in the hobby today, the Leopard Gecko. Catch their presentation to learn what these beautiful animals are all about, how you can best care for them, and what makes a rewarding Leopard Gecko experience. Plus, you'll see many of the top animals Southeastern Exotics has produced!

The Ball Pyton Manual



Alan Bosch Reptiles
- Ball Pythons!

Alan Bosch
, the co-author of The Ball Python Manual, will be speaking about one of his specialties and one of the most popular of all snakes, the Ball Python. Also, he will be signing copies of his book.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn more about Ball Pythons from one of the experts in the field!




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.

Yawn!
Are we Asleep Yet?
Are we Asleep Yet?


Extended Stay America

4810 Bluestone Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27612
919.867.6056

Call Local to Make Your Reservation
Must Mention REPTICON to qualify for the rate

Best Rate!!
$55.79/Single
$60.29/Double
Rate Valid for all Raleigh 2014 Show Dates

All rooms include:
Efficiency Kitchen with Microwave, Refrigerator, Stovetop
Dining and cooking utensils provided
Free WiFi
Flat Screen TV
Upgraded bedding with extra pillows
Clean, Modern Lighting
New Reclining Loungers
Updated Bathrooms
Free local phone calls
Hotel Amenities:
Free parking with trailer parking
Continental Breakfast 6AM - 9:30AM
Business Center
100% Non- Smoking
24 Hr front desk
PETS ALLOWED - Call hotel directly for details

*Website Link* http://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/nc/raleigh-durham/raleigh-crabtree-valley

Yawn!
Are we Asleep Yet?
Are we Asleep Yet?






Comfort Suites Arena


1200 hurricane Alley Way at Trinity, RD.
Raleigh, NC 27607
P:919.854.0502

Single Occupancy:
Jan. 17 & 18: $84 Single King / $94 Double Queen (Based on Availability)
July 18 & 19: $84 Single King - $94 Double Queen
Nov. 21 & 22: $99 Single King - $109 QQ Double Queen

Double Occupancy:
Jan. 17 & 18: $84 Single King / $94 Double Queen (Based on Availability)
July 18 & 19: $99.95 Single King / $109.95 Double Queen
Nov. 21 & 22: $99 Single King - $109 QQ Double Queen

Amenities:
Complimentary Breakfast
Free wireless high-speed Internet access
Free local calls
Free weekday newspaper
Exercise room
Seasonal outdoor pool
Business Center with copy and fax
Backyard Bistro restaurant and bar is located at the hotel entrance.

All Rooms Include: Flat-Screen TV’s, Wet bars, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Coffee Makers, Hair dryers, Irons & Ironing Board,
AC an USB outlets

Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Suites Arena the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors! If you're leaving early, a Your Suite Success™ Grab & Go bag is available for the two hours prior to breakfast.
Two Bedroom Executive Suites are available at additional cost

*Website Link* http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-raleigh-north_carolina-NC385

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Ramada


1520 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
919.832.4100

Must use code CGRCON to get rate.
Call hotel directly to make reservations
$69/ Night +Tax (Up to 2 People)
+$10 person/room/night extra for over 2 people
Valid for all 2014 Raleigh Shows


Children under 17 stay FREE!!
Check In: 3 pm Check Out: 12 pm

Amenities
100% Non-Smoking Property, Check-Out – Express, Copy Service, Courtyard, Directional Signage, Elevators, Front Desk, Hospitality Room, Housekeeping, Ice Machine, Restaurant, Safe Deposit Box
Vending Machines, Wake-Up Calls, 100% Non-Smoking, less than 5 miles from Venue

WE ALLOW PETS!
Up to 2 pets under 100 lbs are allowed for a non-refundable charge of $25 per stay. Pets are not permitted in public common areas. Pet Sanitation Fee is $100 if applicable. ADA defined service animals are also welcome at this hotel.








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Hyatt Place Raleigh West

710 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
P: 919.233.2205

Amazing Rate!
$89/ Night + Tax (Single King or Double Queen)
Call Hotel Directly To Book
Must ask for Repticon Rate

HOTEL FEATURES & SERVICES
Wi-Fi everywhere, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Gallery Hosts available 24/7, 24/7 e-room, with free, public computers and remote printing, 24-hour StayFit®, Hyatt fitness center, 100% Non-smoking hotel,
Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service 7am-10pm, LEED Standard Hotel - Complimentary Wi-Fi, Outdoor Pool/Heated Whirlpool, Earn free nights with Hyatt Gold Passport®, Pet friendly accommodations. Fees apply.

GUESTROOM FEATURES
132 guestrooms, Hyatt Grand Bed™, 42” flat-panel HDV, Hyatt Plug Panel™ media center for connecting
your laptop or media device to the TV, Cozy Corner sectional sofa-sleeper, Refrigerator and single serve coffee maker, 24-hour StayFit Hyatt Fitness Center, Separate workspace

DINING OPTIONS
Free a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ featuring freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, fresh fruit and more, is available daily in our Guest Kitchen weekdays 6:30 am – 9:30 am, weekends 7:00 am – 10:00 am. Every craving will be satisfied at any time of day with our new Gallery Menu, Fresh 24/7 Bakery Café offering hot or cold Starbucks® specialty coffees, freshly baked pastries, premium beer, wine and
cocktails (at most hotels), Grab ’n Go case featuring snacks, greens, sandwiches and a variety of bottled beverages.

Hotel Website:
http://raleighwest.place.hyatt.com/content/propertywebsites/hotels/place/rduzh/en/our-hotel/hotel-features.html


   
  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: Mid-Atlantic Vendor Coordinator (GA, SC, NC, MD, VA)
  Monica VanderWaal
  (864) 977-1447
  monica@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

Thank you for visiting the Repticon FAQ page. The first question we get is “What does FAQ stand for?” Frequently Asked Questions.... 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 is 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 ASAP...DO NOT WAIT TILL 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 require 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.)

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

A. Neon sign no, but =ach 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, Hots 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)

 

 

 









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  • Exhibitors by Name
  • Exhibitors by Location

Exhibitors from the January 2014 Raleigh Show.

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Vendor
Avian and Exotic Animal Care
AZO Reptiles
Bearded Beauties by TJ
Beeger Boxes Reptile Enclosure
C&S Borg
Carolina Designer Dragons
Discovery Pets
Dragon Fortress
East Coast Reptile Breeders
Envy Hognoses
Fat Boy's Ball Pythons
Feeder Source
Fleming Reptiles
Full Spectrum Reptiles
Gmansreptilesandsupplies.com
Joe Ellis Reptiles
Jungle Jewels Reptiles
Midgard Serpents Reptile Resc.
Nations Exotics
Premium Crickets
Primeval Beauty
Randy Whittington Reptiles
Reptile Collective
Royal Reptilia
SandBoaMorphs.com
Soul Frogs
SouthEasternExotics.com
Spiderboyz.com
Stacy Lewis Studio
Sulffolk Selects
Triangle Iguana Rescue
Under The Canopy Farms
West Herps
Wholesale Vivarium

Booth Number
F (15-16)
D (6-10)
A (5)
H (1-4)
E (8)
G (1-5,16)
P (6-9)
E (13,14)
C (6-9)
C (1-5,10)
F (5-6)
A (1-4)
E (1-6,15-16)
G (6-15)
B (1-5,10)
D (5)
H (1-4)
F (13-14)
E (7)
D (1-4)
C (1-5,10)
A (10)
C (1-5,10)
F (1-4)
C (1-5,10)
A (6-9)
B (6-9)
C (1-5,10)
F (9-12)
E (9-12)
F (7-8)
P (4-5)
C (1-5,10)
H (5-12)

Exhibitors from the January 2014 Raleigh Show.

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Booth Number
A (10)
A (1-4)
A (5)
A (6-9)
B (1-5,10)
B (6-9)
C (1-5,10)
C (1-5,10)
C (1-5,10)
C (1-5,10)
C (1-5,10)
C (1-5,10)
C (6-9)
D (1-4)
D (5)
D (6-10)
E (13,14)
E (1-6,15-16)
E (7)
E (8)
E (9-12)
F (13-14)
F (1-4)
F (15-16)
F (5-6)
F (7-8)
F (9-12)
G (1-5,16)
G (6-15)
H (1-4)
H (1-4)
H (5-12)
P (4-5)
P (6-9)

Vendor
Randy Whittington Reptiles
Feeder Source
Bearded Beauties by TJ
Soul Frogs
Gmansreptilesandsupplies.com
SouthEasternExotics.com
Envy Hognoses
Primeval Beauty
Reptile Collective
SandBoaMorphs.com
Spiderboyz.com
West Herps
East Coast Reptile Breeders
Premium Crickets
Joe Ellis Reptiles
AZO Reptiles
Dragon Fortress
Fleming Reptiles
Nations Exotics
C&S Borg
Sulffolk Selects
Midgard Serpents Reptile Resc.
Royal Reptilia
Avian and Exotic Animal Care
Fat Boy's Ball Pythons
Triangle Iguana Rescue
Stacy Lewis Studio
Carolina Designer Dragons
Full Spectrum Reptiles
Beeger Boxes Reptile Enclosure
Jungle Jewels Reptiles
Wholesale Vivarium
Under The Canopy Farms
Discovery Pets