Repticon Atlanta http://www.repticon.com/atlanta.html will be held July 27 and 28, 2013 at the Gwinnett County Fairground.
“It’s mostly reptiles, but we focus on exotic animals and encourage other types of vendors to participate,” says spokesperson Jason Vander Waal, a cobra breeder.
For example, Repticon includes sugar gliders, which are now legal as pets in Georgia provided they are from a source regulated and inspected by the USDA.
VIP tickets are available online and represent the best ticket value. They’re good for both days and get you in an hour early on Saturday, at 9:00 a.m. Adults, $12; Kids 5-12, $5. Kids under four are free. VIP ticket holders will receive free tote bags with product samples from ZooMed on Saturday, while supplies last.
Two-day tickets are also available at the door. Adults, $15; Kids 5-12, $5. Kids under four are free.
One-day tickets are available only at the door, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Adults, $10; Kids 5-12, $5. Kids under four are free.
Repticon Atlanta will feature a full schedule of educational programs and interactive presentations both days, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Check the website http://www.repticon.com/atlanta.html for the topics and times.
Meet Spiders from Exotic Kingdom
Could you be an arachnophile and not even know it? Exotic Kingdom will https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exotic-Kingdom/234137569955903 promote spider respect in their presentation on tarantulas and other arachnids. Come lose your fear and learn how to choose your first Grammastola pulchripes.
Learn proper care of bearded dragons from Lynn Benjamin, the Dragon Lady, of Carolina Designer Dragons http://www.carolinadesignerdragons.com.
Southeastern Exotics http://www.southeasternexotics.com will introduce show attendees to the docile, nocturnal leopard gecko that has become a popular pet.
William Bedard https://www.facebook.com/william.bedard.121 will have crested geckos in the variety of colors, patterns and mutations that make them popular pets. Newbies can get help in selecting their first gecko and take home a care sheet.
Live Animal Presentation
Top Hat Exotics http://tophatexotics.blogspot.com/ will be on hand to show audiences a collection of snakes and lizards.
Georgia Reptile Society
Reptiles are our friends. To understand why, don’t miss the presentation by the Georgia Reptile Society http://www.gareptilesociety.org and get a basic education on the role of reptiles in our ecosystem.
Door Prizes and Raffles
Raffles will be held on the hour for some great products. There will also be a special raffle exclusive to VIP ticket holders for spectacular prizes.
Gwinnett County Fairground is located at 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with VIP early entry at 9:00 a.m. Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.