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All-Maryland Reptile Shows - a monthly treat for reptile owners

Many snakes are available for sale at the All-Maryland Reptile Show
Many snakes are available for sale at the All-Maryland Reptile Show
Holli Friedland

If you are in the Baltimore area, there are not a lot of reptile shows any more. There is however, a monthly show in Harford County, the All-Maryland Reptile Show. It just happens to be this weekend in Havre de Grace at the Community Center located at 100 Lagaret Lane.

Looking to purchase an animal?

Several local and regional breeders will be on hand. It is always a good idea to buy the animal directly from a breeder rather than from a third party. You have the unique opportunity to ask about the animal’s care while you are making your purchase. The breeder can tell you what the animal is eating, how much and how often. In fact, no one knows more about this animal than the breeder. Another great reason to buy from the breeder is that you pay less, and avoid a middle-man’s markup.

While the All-Maryland show is not huge, you can see a large variety of animals for sale. You can find snakes, lizards, tarantulas and feeders. Several breeders including Rick Krumrine Reptiles, a snake breeder from nearby Pennsylvania, is a staple at the show. Show promoter, Larry Kenton, always brings a massive collection of books for sale. Max Pet Supply offers an assortment of feeder insects, including crickets, mealworms and dubia roaches. They sell a wide selection of cage accessories and other dry goods.

Frozen and live rodents can be purchased, but sometimes are sold out by the end of the show. Get there early if you are interested in them.

Admission is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 2-6. There is ample free parking at the community center. The drive to Havre de Grace is well worth the trip.


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