Repticon Coils Back Around To Chattanooga Saturday And Sunday

Monday, March 24, 2014

Herpetorama, Inc., dba Repticon, promoters of reptile and exotic animal expos, brings its blend of vendors, breeders, and educators to Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge on Saturday and Sunday. 

The expo brings thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts.  Breeders and vendors will offer animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, and more, as well as their advice where needed. 

In addition, seminars by industry experts will educate and entertain. Many of the seminars feature live animals with an opportunity for guests to interact with them. Free-entry raffles are held frequently during both days of the event, offering guests the opportunity to win prizes.  

The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. On Sunday, the show hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from http://www.repticon.com/chattanooga.html.

If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with a Repticon representative, please contact Stephanie Perry  by phone at 1-863-949-0217 or by email at Stephanie@repticon.com.

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