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Repticon Chicagoland Kane County Fairgrounds
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Kane County Fairgrounds Prairie Event Center

About the Repticon Chicagoland Show:
Repticon is proud to have hosted an Illinois debut with Repticon Chicagoland, in July of 2012 in St. Charles, Ill.  A show which delighted the thriving community of reptile enthusiasts ran in the Prairie Event Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds making a weekend packed with a great selection of animals, reptile supplies and merchandise, entertaining seminars, live animal presentations, and much more.  Having returned in 2013 for two great shows, watch this website for exciting updates on Repticon's fresh and new Midwestern show, Repticon Chicagoland!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
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Location: Kane County Fairgrounds
Prairie Event Center

  525 South Randall Road
St.Charles, IL 60174
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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 June 2013 Show.
Check back for the Next Show!

   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - Discovery Pets Live Animal Presentation
  12:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics.com - Geckos!
  1:00 pm - Madison Area Herpetological Society
  2:00 pm - Discovery Pets Live Animal Presentation
  3:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics.com - Geckos!
  4:00 pm - Madison Area Herpetological Society
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - Madison Area Herpetological Society
  12:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics.com - Geckos!
  1:00 pm - Discovery Pets Live Animal Presentation
  2:00 pm - Madison Area Herpetological Society
  3:00 pm - SouthEasternExotics.com - Geckos!
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the June 2013 Show.
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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

Discovering Pets


Discover some Live Animals with Discovery Pets


Discovery Pets has plenty of excitement and interactive animal fun in store for the entire family as the owners will be bringing a large selection of great pets with them from their North Carolina facility.

Learn all about different species, see them up close and handle them. Check out their presentation at the show to discover what and who you will get to meet courtesy of Discovery 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!

Madison Area Herp Society



Madison Area Herp Society!


Even more reptile goodness will unfold with the presentations by the Madison Area Herpetological Society. Catch what they have to show you in the way of interactive live animal excitement!








   
  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 Illinois Laws
   
   
Vendor Contact: Patty Siamson-Healy
  (863) 268-8573
  patty@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.
   

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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)

 

 

 

 









Kane County Fairgrounds
  • Exhibitors by Name
  • Exhibitors by Location

Exhibitors from the June 2013 Show.

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*Subject to change*

Vendor
ccReptiles
Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital
Chicago Gecko Brothers
Chicago Herp Society
Chiro One Wellness
Discovery Pets
Double K Reptiles
Exotic Kingdom
Feeder Source
Friends of Scales
Glass Box Tropicals
Info Table/Exo Terra Raffles
Madison Area Herp Society
Pangea Reptile
PSH Wildlife Art
Reptile Emporium
Riggs Family Furry Pets
SouthEasternExotics.com
Special K Reptiles
Sugar Gliders R US
Tundra Dragons
Wholesale Vivarium Supply

Booth Number
E (11)
P (11)
C (7-10)
P (16-17)
P (18)
C (1-6, 11-12)
D (7-10)
D (1-6, 11-12)
A (1-5, 12)
P (12-13)
E (1-5, 12)
P (1-4)
E (7-10)
P (5-10)
B (7)
B (1-6, 11-12)
P (19-20)
A (6-11)
B (7-10)
P (14-15)
E (6)
F (1-12)

Exhibitors from the June 2013 Show.

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*Subject to change*

Booth Number
A (1-5, 12)
A (6-11)
B (1-6, 11-12)
B (7-10)
C (1-6, 11-12)
C (7-10)
D (1-6, 11-12)
D (7-10)
E (1-5, 12)
E (11)
E (6)
E (7-10)
F (1-12)
P (1-4)
P (11)
P (12-13)
P (14-15)
P (16-17)
P (18)
P (19-20)
B (7)
P (5-10)
Vendor
Feeder Source
SouthEasternExotics.com
Reptile Emporium
Special K Reptiles
Discovery Pets
Chicago Gecko Brothers
Exotic Kingdom
Double K Reptiles
Glass Box Tropicals
ccReptiles
Tundra Dragons
Madison Area Herp. Society
Wholesale Vivarium Supply
Info Table/Exo Terra Raffles
Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital
Friends of Scales
Sugar Gliders R Us
Chicago Herp Society
Chiro One Wellness
Riggs Family Furry Pets
PSH Wildlife Art

Pangea Reptile