Beginning Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at 10 a.m., the largest reptile expo in northern California will open it’s doors at the Sacramento Convention Center located at 1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. For it’s 16th year, Upscale Reptile will be hosting the expo, and the event will feature more than 90 vendors, several sponsors, and guest speakers. Children and adults alike are welcome to attend, and for the cost of admission, they will not only get to meet hundreds of reptile hobbyists, but also professional handlers, local breeders, and even an alligator. The doors close at 5 p.m. Saturday, and the event will run through Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The vendor list for the Sacramento Reptile Expo is a long one, that includes breeders, supply dealers, and cricket farmers. Businesses, such as Lodi’s very own GBU Enterprises, will be in attendance, as well as the popular breeder Ken the Bug Guy. If you are looking to purchase a new reptile, or exotics such as tarantulas, roaches and centipedes, the expo will have an abundance of animals to choose from, as well as educational booths set up to answer any and all questions you may have about keeping reptiles and invertebrates.
If you are just looking to learn something new, or experience what it is like to keep a reptile, guest speakers will be available to educate the public on certain species of reptiles, as well as a featured guest who will speak on how keeping reptiles as pets relates to children. The guest speakers are scheduled for both days of the event and in addition, you will also be able to meet members from the Central Valley Herpetological Society , who will be in attendance as well
Admission for people 13 years and older is $12 for one day, $18 for both days., and for children aged 4-12 years, the admission is only $8 for one day and $12 for both days. Children under 4 are free. Tickets will be sold at the Convention Center box office on the days of the event, or through Sept. 26, they can be purchased online at here
For more information on the Sacramento Reptile Expo, you can visit the Upscale Reptile website at http://upscalereptiles.com/. You can also call at (916).691.7387, or email them via their website.