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Next Show TBA - Robarts Arena
About the Repticon Sarasota Show:
After much demand, Repticon Sarasota has returned to the location where it debuted in 2004 at Sarasota's Robarts Arena. After a few years of well-received shows focusing on the greater Sarasota-Bradenton area until the solid re-establishment of the classic Tampa show, Repticon Sarasota located to the Robarts Arena in April of 2010. After a hiatus to grow the national show calendar, the Sarasota show recently returned in May of 2013, where the local community who has demanded a show in the area were again able to take part in the reptile & amphibian excitement that is part of this Repticon favorite. Look to this page for a future announcement as to when Repticon will again strike in Sarasota!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: Next Show TBA
   
 
Location: Robarts Sports Arena
  3000 Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34237
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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 January 2014 Show.
Check back for the Next Show.
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - Sarasota Jungle Gardens - Responsible Reptile Ownership
  12:00 pm - Florida C.L.A.W.S. - Bobcats and Foxes
  1:00 pm - Ready to Go Reptiles - Axolotls and Other Unusual Amphibians
  2:00 pm - Sarasota Jungle Gardens - Responsible Reptile Ownership
  3:00 pm - Florida C.L.A.W.S. - Skunks and Kinkajous
  4:00 pm - FeederSource.com - Basics of Using Frozen Feeders
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - Sarasota Jungle Gardens - Responsible Reptile Ownership
  12:00 pm - Florida C.L.A.W.S. - Bobcats and Foxes
  1:00 pm - Ready to Go Reptiles - Axolotls and Other Unusual Amphibians
  2:00 pm - Sarasota Jungle Gardens - Responsible Reptile Ownership
  3:00 pm - Florida C.L.A.W.S. - Skunks and Kinkajous
   
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the January 2014 Show
Check back for the Next Show!
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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



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Feeder Source

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

Premium Crickets

Feeder Insects

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




A Tropical Adventure Awaits You


Family owned and operated, Sarasota Jungle Gardens features 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation, winding jungle trails and educational, entertaining bird, mammal and reptile shows daily.

Don’t miss out exciting and interactive reptile presentation showcasing many of the rescued and donated reptiles that live at Sarasota Jungle Gardens. You will learn
lots of interesting facts about these mysterious creatures, including both the joys and difficulties involved with keeping these animals as pets. After the presentation, you’ll have the chance to hold a reptile and participate in a Q&A session.











Florida's CLAWS



Florida's CLAWS


Bobcats and Foxes, Skunks and Kinkajous! Join Florida's CLAWS as they unleash a bevy of exotic mammals and more in fabulous live animal interactive excitement! Also check out their petting zoo and photo booth while at the show.







Ready to go Reptiles


Ready to Go Reptiles
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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!





Feeder Source

Frozen Feeder Presentation

New to frozen feeders?Join Mike Dean with Feeder Source as he educates the public on the Basics of Using Frozen Feeders!

   
  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: Florida Shows Vendor Coordinator
Naydine Espinosa
(321) 445-7409
  naydine@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

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 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 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 require 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 =ach 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, 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. 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 January 2014 Show.

Please check back for the Next Show.

*Subject to change*

Vendor
A Family Pet Center
American Travel Partners, Inc.
BCI Joe
beardeddragon.co
Beyond the Scale Reptiles
Big Fat Geckos
Butterflies n things
Cutterz Critterz
Davinci Boas
Family Fun Entertainment
Family Reptiles
Feeder Source
Florida Reptile Room
Florida's C.L.A.W.S.
Josh Robertson Reptiles
K & M Dragons
Pinellas County Reptiles
Premium Crickets
PSH Wildlife Art
Ready to Go Reptiles
Reddish Blink
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Suncoast Reptile Distributors
Ward's World of Reptile Propag.
Booth Number
P(1-2)
D (1)
P (19-20)
D (18)
D (16-17)
C (6-7)
P (4-5)
P (21)
P (18)
D (8-9)
D (2-5)
A (5-10)
C (2-5)
E (1-8)
P (22-24)
P (3)
B (1-10)
A (1-4)
P (9-12)
P (6-8)
D (7)
C (1,12)
C (8-11)
D (6)

Exhibitors from the January 2014 Show.

Please check back for the Next Show.

*Subject to change*

Booth Number
A (1-4)
A (5-10)
B (1-10)
C (1,12)
C (2-5)
C (6-7)
C (8-11)
D (1)
D (16-17)
D (18)
D (2-5)
D (6)
D (7)
D (8-9)
E (1-8)
P (18)
P (19-20)
P (21)
P (22-24)
P (3)
P (4-5)
P (6-8)
P (9-12)
P(1-2)
Vendor
Premium Crickets
Feeder Source
Pinellas County Reptiles
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Florida Reptile Room
Big Fat Geckos
Suncoast Reptile Distributors
American Travel Partners, Inc.
Beyond the Scale Reptiles
beardeddragon.co
Family Reptiles
Ward's World of Reptile Prop
Reddish Blink
Family Fun Entertainment
Florida's C.L.A.W.S.
Davinci Boas
BCI Joe
Cutterz Critterz
Josh Robertson Reptiles
K & M Dragons
Butterflies n things
Ready to Go Reptiles
PSH Wildlife Art
A Family Pet Center