Exotic animal convention slithering into Denver metro

November 4, 2013 by  

Animal lovers from Centennial and other communities in the greater Denver area will soon be descending upon the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds for a slithery spectacular.

In under two weeks’ time, the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Convention will be returning to Colorado. A print company may be creating posters and flyers right now to help drum up attendance at this weekend-long event.

The convention will include presentations on a variety of snakes, frogs, lizards, and large birds. Professional handlers will point out the unique features of these animals and discuss their diets and habitats. Attendees will be able to interact with these creatures if they so choose.

A number of licensed vendors will also be on hand to sell exotic pets. Participating businesses will include JAKL Reptiles, Colorado Corns, and Mile High Reptile. Representatives from these companies will be happy to answer customers’ questions and help them decide which reptiles or amphibians are the best fit for their interests and circumstances. Vendors will also be selling items like reptile food and custom cages.

Repticon has been holding conventions throughout the United States for more than 10 years. It first brought its expo to Arapahoe County in the spring of 2012.

The convention is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17. It will run from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on the Saturday and from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on the Sunday. Those seeking ticket information may call (863) 268-4273.

The fairgrounds are located in Aurora at 25690 East Quincy Avenue.