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Repticon Bristol
Bristoling with Excitement
Next Show TBA - Bristol Holiday Inn Conference Center
About the Repticon Bristol Show:
Repticon arrived in February 2013 at the Tri-State area of the great States of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia with a new show, Repticon Bristol! Virginians in the area and those herpers beyond were ready for an exciting show which was held at the Holiday Inn Bristol Conference Center and presented the spectacle of thousands of reptiles, amphibians, and other exotics. All the education, entertainment, raffle prizes, and live animal interaction expected from Repticon slithered into Bristol to the delight of attendees, and returned again in May.. Get ready because the Bristol show will offer new adventures in the reptile hobby that have only just begun!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: Next Show TBA
 
   
Location: Bristol Holiday Inn Conference Center
  3005 Linden Drive
Bristol, VA 24202
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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 from the October 2013 Show.
Check back for the Next Show.
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons
  12:00 pm - Silvia Hurd - American Alligator Presentation
  1:00 pm - Brett Barrett - Turtles
  2:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics.com - Geckos
  3:00 pm - Chuck Hurd - Venomous Reptiles
  4:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics.com - Geckos
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - Carolina Designer Dragons - Bearded Dragons
  12:00 pm - Silvia Hurd - American Alligator Presentation
  1:00 pm - Brett Barrett - Turtles
  2:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics.com - Geckos!
  3:00 pm - Chuck Hurd - Venomous Reptiles
   
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the October 2013 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

Feeders!

Hungry Herps? Get your feeder insects and 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

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!




Chuck Hurd




Meet Chuck Hurd & See His Spectacular Venomous Animals
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Chuck Hurd is a lifelong reptile enthusiast. He runs Chuck Hurd Serpentology, an educational/conservational business, along with his wife Silvia. Chuck holds two college degrees, including a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, and over 30 years of hands on reptile experience. CHS specializes in the native snakes of the southeastern United States and minors in venomous snakes of the world. The business is based out of Gate City, VA, right in the heart of Appalachia. CHS provides educational displays, showing live examples of native snakes local to the area and also displays of venomous snakes from around the world. Along with displays, CHS also provides lectures based on the snakes of any given display.










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.

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!

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American Alligators!


Catch the presentation by Silvia Hurd to learn all about American Alligators!









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Turtles!

Join
Brett Barrett for a presentation all about turtles!




   
  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 Virginia Laws
 
   
Vendor Contact: TN, VA, MD Shows Vendor Coordinator
Wendy Kozikowski
(803) 956-9160
  wendy@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
(Frequently Asked Questions)

Thank you for visiting the Repticon FAQ page. 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 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 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, 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.

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, 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)

 

 

 

 









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  • Exhibitors by Location

Exhibitors from the October 2013 Show.

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Vendor
Carolina Designer Dragons
Discovery Pets
FeederSource.com
Envy Hognoses
Fleming Reptiles
JP Reptiles
MD Reptiles
Native Reptiles Display
Primeval Beauty
Riggs Family Furry Pets
SandBoaMorphs.com
Sky To Sea Pet Shop
Soul Frogs
SouthEasternExotics.com
Spiderboyz.com
Tics & Balls
Tri-Cities Herpetological Society
Venomous Reptile Display

Village Pets
Booth Number
C (1-6, 11-12)
P (7-10)
B (1-5, 10)
A (1-4)
A (5-12)
P (1)
P (11-14)
P (15-17)
A (1-4)
P (2)
A (1-4)
C (7-10)
P (5-6)
B (6-9)
A (1-4)
A (1-4)
P (15-17)
P (15-17)
P (3-4)

Exhibitors from the October 2013 Show.

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Booth Number
A (1-4)
A (1-4)
A (1-4)
A (1-4)
A (1-4)
A (5-12)
B (1-5, 10)
B (6-9)
C (1-6, 11-12)
C (7-10)
P (1)
P (11-14)
P (15-17)
P (15-17)
P (15-17)
P (2)
P (3-4)
P (5-6)
P (7-10)
Vendor
Envy Hognoses
Primeval Beauty
SandBoaMorphs.com
Spiderboyz.com
Tics & Balls
Fleming Reptiles
Feeder Source
SouthEasterExotics.com
Carolina Designer Dragons
Sky to Sea Pet Shop
JP Reptiles
MD Reptiles
Native Reptiles Display
Tri-Cities Herp. Society
Venomous Reptile Display
Riggs Family Furry Pets
Village Pets
Soul Frogs
Discovery Pets