Reptiday Comes To Chattanooga August 9

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Repticon, a promoter of nationwide reptile and exotic animal expos, re-introduces it special 1-day-only event, ReptiDay. The event will bring the same unique blend of vendors, breeders, and educators to Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge. The expo offers hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders, and small exotic animals to area enthusiasts. Top breeders and vendors will have animals, merchandise, cages, supplies, live and frozen feeders, and much more, as well as offer their expert advice where needed.

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

The doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 and close at 5 p.m. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are admitted free. 

For more information, contact Bonnie Miller by phone at 803/814-5018 or by email at bonnie.miller@repticon.com.


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