Repticon at America’s Family Pet Expo



Repticon at
America’s Family Pet Expo


In accordance with the CDC Advisory against mass gatherings (, Repticon will be rescheduling all remaining shows originally scheduled for March and April of 2020.  Please check this website and our social media sites for further updates.

Next Show TBA
OC Fair & Event Center


Times & LocationTicketsVendor InfoPress InfoFAQ
Dates:Next Show TBA
Location:OC Fair & Event Center - 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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*Please review the FAQ tab above on this page for details specific to this special show
*Please do not bring your pets to this April 2018 show, as due to the variety of animals, America's Family Pet Expo does not allow pets of any kind (including reptiles & other exotics) to be brought into the show.
Hours:Friday: 10:-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
*Note - There will be no VIP Early Entry Hour for this Show!

The April 2020 Repticon is part of the America’s Family Pet Expo experience and is included in that admission.

Online Expo Tickets:  To purchase Tickets for America’s Family Pet Expo please click here


Please Note that as this show is being run as part of America’s Family Pet Expo, please carefully review the schedule changes below (which includes later show hours), as well as this page’s FAQ for changes from Repticon’s usual guidelines.

Please note: All Vendors Must Stay until 6pm on Sunday of the Expo!

Book Tables:
Click Here for Vendor Booking Form

Review State Requirements:
Click HERE for California Laws

Booking Contact Info:

407- 734-EXPO
[email protected]

Table Cost:

Three Day Shows
$125 – One Table
$125 – Each Additional Table
$350 – Four Table Package

Electric is $75 per Vendor at Repticon at America’s Family Pet Expo

Three Day Show Schedule for Vendors:
(for America’s Family Pet Expo only)
Thursday2:00pm- 8:00pm Vendor Load-In
8:00pm- Building is secured. Event staff remains in the venue.
Friday8:00am- 10:00am- Vendor Load-In
10:00am- SHOW OPENS
3:00pm- Table Payment Due
6:00pm- Show closes
6:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.
Saturday9:00am- Venue open to Exhibitors.
10:00am- SHOW OPENS.
7:00pm- Show closes
7:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.
Sunday9:00am- Venue open to Exhibitors.
10:00am- SHOW OPENS.
6:00pm- Show closes
6:00pm- 8:00pm- Vendor load-out.

To Download a Copy of This Press Release, Click HERE 

FAQ – Please Note This FAQ is specific to Repticon at America’s Family Pet Expo and differs from other similar FAQs found on the Repticon website

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 [email protected] 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 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.)

Q. Do I need a banner and fancy neon sign?
A. Neon sign no, but 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. No, not at the April 2016 Costa Mesa show.. Due to the variety of animals, America’s Family Pet Expo does not allow pets of any kind (including reptiles & other exotics) to be brought into 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. Admission to the April 2013 Costa Mesa Repticon Show is included with an America’s Family Pet Expo ticket, which may be purchased HERE. Do NOT use the Repticon ticketing system.

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 for the April 2016 Repticon at America’s Family Pet Expo are: Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm. There is no VIP entry for this show.

Exhibitors at the April 2020 Show
Check back for Additions.
*Subject to Change*

All table assignments are subject to change. 
Repticon will attempt to honor table placement preferences wherever possible, but table assignments listed on this website are not a guarantee of final table placement.

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