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Repticon Tallahassee
The Lakeland Center
Future Date TBA
- North Florida Fairgrounds
About the Repticon Tallahassee Show:
The Tallahassee Repticon show at the North Florida Fairgrounds had been an annual favorite from 2004 through 2008. After a hiatus to build the national show series, Repticon returned in 2013 to host all the Repticon staples that are part of the family-friendly atmosphere.  If you're looking for herps, look no further than Repticon Tallahassee and to this page for future announcements as to the next installment!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Information
  • FAQ
   
Dates: Future date - TBA
   
 
Location: North Florida Fairgrounds
  441 Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
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 from the January 2013 Show.
Check back for the Next Show's List.
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - Reno's Reptiles Live Animal Presentation
  12:00 pm - Snakes of the Southeast w/ Sunshine Serpents
  1:00 pm - Reno's Reptiles Live Animal Presentation
  2:00 pm - Field Herping Adventures w/ Sunshine Serpents
  3:00 pm - Reno's Reptiles Live Animal Presentation
  4:00 pm - Arachnids! Live w/ Exotic Kingdom
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am - Reno's Reptiles Live Animal Presentation
  12:00 pm - Snakes of the Southeast w/ Sunshine Serpents
  1:00 pm - Reno's Reptiles Live Animal Presentation
  2:00 pm - Field Herping Adventures w/ Sunshine Serpents
  3:00 pm - Reno's Reptiles Live Animal Presentation
   
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the January 2013 Show
Check Back for the Next Show's List
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

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!

Reno's Reptiles


More Reptiles! More Reptiles!


Pensacola Herper Tim Reno from Reno's Reptiles will be at the show conducting live animal presentations with alligators, monitors, large snakes, and some giant tortoises! Please note animals appearing are subject to change. If available, Reno's Reptiles may possibly bring an extremely rare giant Galapagos tortoise! Don't miss his presentation to see what fabulous reptiles await you!.

Stop by his booth and learn more!



Snakes Southeast 3

Snakes of the Southeast and Field Herping!


Daniel Parker from Sunshine Serpents will be giving Powerpoint presentations on Snakes of the Southeast and Field Herping

Snakes of the Southeast:
"Was that a water snake or a cottonmouth? A scarlet king snake or a coral snake? Daniel Parker of Sunshine Serpents and University of Central Florida gives a general overview of the snake species of the southeastern United States with an emphasis on identification, conservation, and venomous snake safety. This presentation will include a colorful powerpoint presentation and live snakes."

Field Herping Adventures:
So if you would like to find out the best ways to enjoy the hobby in the great outdoors, and actually find some reptiles & amphibians, stop by and learn more! Daniel will also be sharing some entertaining stories on his personal adventures finding reptiles in the wild, along with lots of photos!

Mike Dean from Exotic Kingdom

Exotic Kingdom Presents: Arachnids! Live

Mike Dean
from Exotic Kingdom 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!




   
  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, Nevada & California 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.
   

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)

 

 

 









Layout
  • Exhibitors by Name
  • Exhibitors by Location

Exhibitors from the January 2013 Show.

Check back for the Next Show's List.

*Subject to change*

Vendor
480 Pythons
All About Beardeds
Carol's Critters
DZB Reptiles
Exotic Kingdom
Exotic Reptiles and Cuisine
Fat Mac's Cafe
Feeder Source
Fleming Reptiles
Florida Fish & Wildlife
GmansReptiles.com
Juke Reptiles
Pinellas County Reptiles
Premium Crickets
PRESERVE Venomous
PSH Wildlife Art
Reno Reptiles
SSNAKES Reptiles
Suncoast Reptile Distributors
Sunshine Serpents
The Turtle Source
Booth Number
P (18-21)
B (7)
P (34)
P (37)
P (22-27)
B (8-13)
Outside
P (10-13)
B (1-6, 15, 16)
P (35)
P (14-17)
B (14)
A (1-10)
P (6-9)
P (38-42)
P (22-27)
C (1-10)
P (32-33)
P (30-31)
P (28-29)
P (36)

Exhibitors from the January 2013 Show.

Check back for the Next Show's List.

*Subject to change*

Booth Number
A (1-10)
B (1-6, 15, 16)
B (14)
B (7)
B (8-13)
C (1-10)
Outside
P (10-13)
P (14-17)
P (18-21)
P (22-27)
P (22-27)
P (28-29)
P (30-31)
P (32-33)
P (34)
P (35)
P (36)
P (37)
P (38-42)
P (6-9)

Vendor
Pinellas County Reptiles
Fleming Reptiles
Juke Reptiles
All About Beardeds
Exotic Reptiles and Cuisine
Reno Reptiles
Fat Mac's Cafe
Feeder Source
GmansReptiles.com
480 Pythons
Exotic Kingdom
PSH Wildlife Art
Sunshine Serpents
Suncoast Reptile Distributors
SSNAKES Reptiles
Carol's Critters
Florida Fish & Wildlife
The Turtle Source
DZB Reptiles
PRESERVE Venomous
Premium Crickets