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Repticon Jacksonville
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September 26 & 27, 2015
Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters Hall

About the Repticon Jacksonville Show:
In 2015 Repticon will return to Jacksonville at a new location at the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters Hall. Repticon Jacksonville is one of Repticon's fastest growing shows and will be packed with a great selection of reptiles and exotic pets, pet products, reptile themed-merchandise, and all sorts of reptile-related fun.  Join us this year at the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters Hall for the next step in the evolution of Repticon Jacksonville!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Hotel Info
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
Dates: September 26 & 27, 2015
Location: Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters Hall
  618 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204 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 at the September 2015 Show.
Check back for Additions!
  11:00 am - TBA
  12:00 pm - TBA
  1:00 pm - TBA
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
  4:00 pm - TBA
  11:00 am - TBA
  12:00 pm - TBA
  1:00 pm - TBA
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
These are Events & Activities at the August 2014 Show
Check back for Additions!
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 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

Also, Mike Dean will be giving a presentation focusing on various arachnids. As a breeder of these creatures, he is the man to learn from if you are into animals that even some herpers think are creepy and crawly. If you like tarantulas, scorpions, and other spiders, stop by to see them up close and personal!

Premium Crickets

Feeder Insects

Mike Houtzager of Premium Crickets will have them! And your Herps are Hungry! So get them at Repticon!

A Reptile Experience!

LB it be

The LB Reptile Experience

The LB Reptile Experience is a reptile rescue program from Jacksonville that takes over 400 calls a year for both exotic and indigenous reptiles. Returning by popular demand, their presentation and seminar will be hands on, as the kids get to touch the animals and hold some of them, as they learn the special stories of these rescued herps from Bob Shumaker. If you like meeting the big reptiles, stop by this presentation and learn more.

When Bob presents at Repticon shows, often his presentations are so popular and so many of his animals are in attendance, he will tailor different presentations throughout the day to focus specifically on either large lizards or large snakes. Be sure to stop by LB's booth at the show to find out when to meet which types of these lovable animals

Ready to go Reptiles

Ready to Go Reptiles

Ready to Go Reptiles is bringing to you a live reptile presentation of Axolotls and Other Unusual Amphibians

Joe Richichi of Ready To Go Reptiles is bringing to you the exciting an unusual world of amphibians. If you are not certain if you are water or land dwelling, choose both by delving into this topic about amazing animals not so often discussed even at reptile expos!

Top Hat Gecko

Top Hat Geckos!

Learn all about one of the most popular lizards in the industry today from breeders Top Hat Geckos in their interactive presentation. See some specimens live and up close, and learn all albout how to care for these animals and find a fulfilling hobby with them.

Sleep Here!
Sleep is Good for You
Sleep is Good for You

Extended Stay America

8801 Perimeter Park Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
P: 904.620.9008

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

Best Rate!!
Rate Valid for all Jacksonville 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

Hotel Website:

Sleep Here!
Sleep is Good for You
Sleep is Good for You

Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park

4812 Deer Lake Dr. W
Jacksonville, FL 32246
P: 904-428-1282

$80/Night + Tax (Single King or Double Queen)
Price valid for all 2014 Jacksonville, FL Shows
Must ask for the Repticon rate!

Hotel Website:

All dogs will receive Aloft hotels brand dog bed, so both of you can get a great night sleep, in-room water bowl, free woof-alicious treats for a good dog, dog toys because traveling shouldn’t interrupt play time, and first floor guest rooms with an exclusive pet entrance. We thoroughly prepare each room both before and after you arrive to ensure both your pet's and our guests' health.

Hotel Amenities
Free Parking, Trailer Parking, Mini Fridge in Room, Flat Screen T.V., Pet Friendly, Free IN ROOM WiFi, Business Center, Fitness Center, 100% Non Smoking, Guest Laundry, Walking distance to Restaurants,
Within 5 miles of venue, 24. hr Front Desk, Seasonal Pool

Check In: 3pm Check Out: 12pm

  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 Florida Laws
Vendor Contact: Naydine Espinosa
  (321) 445-7409
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:  
  2:00pm- 8:00pm Vendor Load-In
  8:00pm- Building is secured. Event staff remains in the venue.
  7:00am- 9:00am- Vendor Load-In
  9:00am- Show opens to VIPs only
  3:00pm- Table Payment Due
  5:00pm- Show closes
  5:30pm- Exhibitors exit, event staff remains.
  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

(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 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 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 at the September 2015 Show

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Exhibitors at the September 2015 Show

Check back for Additions.

*Subject to change*

Booth Number