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Repticon Tampa
Charles M Davis Special Event Center at the FL State Fairgrounds
November 8 & 9, 2014
Florida State Fairgrounds
About the Repticon Tampa Show:
After three years in alternate venues (the Harborside Center in Clearwater, the USF Sundome in Tampa, and the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto), Repticon is proud to have hosted the return of the ORIGINAL Tampa show to its longtime home at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa held in the Charles M. Davis SpecialEvents Center, a clean and brightly lit modern facility that offers exhibitors and and attendees an upgraded building in a familiar location.  In June 2009, this phenomenal show ran to enormous crowds that were enthusiastic about the sold out vendor offerings. In 2010, after a great show at the USF Sun Dome in February, Repticon returned twice to the now permament home for this show, and the Florida International Reptile Show, aka Repticon Tampa, will now stay at the Fairgrounds! It ran three times in 2011, 2012 & 2013, so come back in 2014 for this great and most dynamic of all Repticon Shows!

  • Times & Locations
  • Shows & Activities
  • Hotel Info
  • Tickets
  • Vendor Info
  • Press Info
  • FAQ
   
Dates: November 8 & 9, 2014
  March 21 & 22, 2015
  June 13 & 14, 2015
  November 7 & 8, 2015
 
   
Location: Florida State Fairgrounds
  4800 N US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33610
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 November 2014 Show.
Check back for Additions.
   
  Saturday
  11:00 am - TBA
  12:00 pm -TBA
  1:00 pm - TBA
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
  4:00 pm - TBA
   
  Sunday
  11:00 am -TBA
  12:00 pm - TBA
  1:00 pm - TBA
  2:00 pm - TBA
  3:00 pm - TBA
   
   
   
   
These are Events & Activities from the June 2014 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

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!

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!





Bertopia Geckos

Beyond the Scale

Join Bob King with Beyond the Scale Reptiles as he covers the topic of conditional species permits and caring for big snakes.



Tom Brown



Under the Canopy Farms



Tom Brown from Under the Canopy Farms will be giving a presentation on the wonderful & wet world of captive bred tropical amphibians.




Chameleon



Florida Tegus!


Meet with Rodney Irwin with Tegusonly.comto learn all about these fascinating lizards that make rewarding pets with proper knowledge and care.





Sulcata

We are Friends Not Food!


Gerbil Gems, located in sunny south Florida, is a registered breeder with the American Gerbil Society. They're here to help you with all of your gerbil needs, but more specifically, adopting the perfect little furbaby to be your new best friend!



Redfoot Ranch



Tortoises!



Bill Murray from Redfoot Ranch and the Central Florida Turtle and Tortoise Club will be speaking in a live animal presentation on tortoises. Tortoise presentations don't happen at every show, so schedule a time to learn more regarding these magnificent animals sometimes known to outlive their keepers!



Sleepy?
Crash!
Crash!


Residence Inn by Marriott-Sabal Park

9719 Princess Palm Ave.
Tampa, FL 33691
813.627.8855

Call Hotel Directly to Make Your Reservation
Ask for the Repticon rate! (Based on Availability)
Book All your Tampa Events Early! Rates are valid for all Repticon Tampa shows
Mention Repticon each time you may need to book a room in Tampa during 2014

$95.00 + tax Your choice - Studio or One Bedroom Suite ((include a queen size bed and pull out couch) - Studio's and one bedroom's Can sleep 4!
$125.00 + tax - Two Bedroom Suites (two queen size beds, two bathrooms, full size pull out couch) Two Bedroom Suites Can Sleep 6!

Here at the Residence Inn, we pride ourselves on providing our guests with a home-away-from-home level of comfort and accommodation as well as customer service warm enough to make anyone smile.

Spacious suite-style rooms including flat screen TVs, fully stocked kitchens and brand new furniture and décor

- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire property
- Outdoor social areas including sport court, propane grill, and fire pit for guest use
- Complimentary hot buffet breakfast every morning
- Complimentary evening social Monday - Thursday evenings (including dinner, beer and wine)
- Newly renovated exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment
- Comfortable Gate House for guests to relax

   
  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.
   
   
  Vendor Tables Sold Out!
Potential vendors to be placed on a Waitlist for this show.
Please submit the Vendor Waitlist Form by Clicking Here
 
   
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*)
   
  Please click Here for the Tampa Florida State Fairgrounds Electrical Form
   
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

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 at the November 2014 Tampa Show

Check back for Additions.

*Subject to change*
Vendor Tables Sold Out!
Potential vendors to be placed on a Waitlist for this show. Please submit the Vendor Waitlist Form by Clicking Here
Vendor
Adam Chesla Reptiles, Inc.
Adam's Geckos
AJN Reptiles
Bay Area Reptiles, Inc.
Bearded Dragon Central
Ben Cole Herps
Beyond The Scales Reptiles
Big Fat Geckos
BSJ Enterprises INC/
American Travel Partners Inc
Cleo Gecko
Cutterz Critterz
Davinci Boas
Dragon Wings and Things
Dragonbackbone. com
Dragons 4 You
DZB Reptiles
Exotic Jungle
Explicit Morphs
Fairytail Dragons
Family Reptiles
Feeder Source
Florida Reptile Room
Full Spectrum Reptiles
Gerbil Gems
Get Morphed
GmansReptilesandSupplies. com
Gold Coast Reptiles
Graziani Reptiles
Gulf Coast Exotics
Hardin Herpetologica
J & B Nursery
J² Geckos
Josh Robertson Reptiles
Just My Cresties
K&E Geckos
K&M Dragons
KnuckleBall Reptiles
Lee's Okeetees
Manatee Suncoast lizards LLC
MattJReptiles .com
Morphmart & Johnathon Sell Reptiles
Mr. Petman
Nature's Wonders
Noddy Dragons
Ophiological Services
Pinellas County Reptiles
Poison Dart Frog Breeding
Premium Crickets
Quality Morph Constrictors
Ready To Go Reptiles
Redfoot Ranch
Reptiles by Rekowski
Resort Property Promotions
Rhythmic Reptiles
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Scales or Tails
Scherer Serpents
Steve's Morphs
Sublime Morphs
Suncoast Herpetological
Suncoast Reptile Distributors
Sunshine Chameleons, LLC
The Ammermans
The Gourmet Rodent
The LB Reptile Experience
Thunder Bay Herps
Top Hat Geckos
Under the Canopy Farms
Ward's World of Reptile Propagation
Zach Venezia Reptiles
ZooMed Labs, Inc.
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Adam Chesla Reptiles, Inc.
Adam's Geckos
AJN Reptiles
Bay Area Reptiles, Inc.
Bearded Dragon Central
Ben Cole Herps
Beyond The Scales Reptiles
Big Fat Geckos
BSJ Enterprises INC/
American Travel Partners Inc
Cleo Gecko
Cutterz Critterz
Davinci Boas
Dragon Wings and Things
Dragonbackbone. com
Dragons 4 You
DZB Reptiles
Exotic Jungle
Explicit Morphs
Fairytail Dragons
Family Reptiles
Feeder Source
Florida Reptile Room
Full Spectrum Reptiles
Gerbil Gems
Get Morphed
GmansReptilesandSupplies. com
Gold Coast Reptiles
Graziani Reptiles
Gulf Coast Exotics
Hardin Herpetologica
J & B Nursery
J² Geckos
Josh Robertson Reptiles
Just My Cresties
K&E Geckos
K&M Dragons
KnuckleBall Reptiles
Lee's Okeetees
Manatee Suncoast lizards LLC
MattJReptiles .com
Morphmart & Johnathon Sell Reptiles
Mr. Petman
Nature's Wonders
Noddy Dragons
Ophiological Services
Pinellas County Reptiles
Poison Dart Frog Breeding
Premium Crickets
Quality Morph Constrictors
Ready To Go Reptiles
Redfoot Ranch
Reptiles by Rekowski
Resort Property Promotions
Rhythmic Reptiles
Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Scales or Tails
Scherer Serpents
Steve's Morphs
Sublime Morphs
Suncoast Herpetological
Suncoast Reptile Distributors
Sunshine Chameleons, LLC
The Ammermans
The Gourmet Rodent
The LB Reptile Experience
Thunder Bay Herps
Top Hat Geckos
Under the Canopy Farms
Ward's World of Reptile Propagation
Zach Venezia Reptiles
ZooMed Labs, Inc.