America’s Family Pet Expo

April 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

America’s Family Pet Expo is the world’s largest pet and pet product expo and is returning to Orange County this weekend. Over 1,000 animals including dogs, cats, equine, birds, fish, llamas, pot-bellied pigs, goats, rats, reptiles, rabbits, miniature horses and more are on display in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations. There are thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices and plenty of animal experts, pet adoptions, hands-on petting and learning opportunities.

Kid’s Aquarium Contest

There are many contests such as the Kid’s Aquarium Contest. This is a captivating learning program designed to teach children about the environment, stimulate their minds, ignite their creativity and warm their hearts through the rewards of pet care.

The first building block of the Kid’s Aquarium Contest is Creativity. The children are challenged to design a fish aquarium that reflects their personality or showcases their favorite hobby. Pirates of the Caribbean, a baseball field and outer space adventures are a few that have received top ranks. Ten gallon aquarium kits complete with a filter, lighting, heater, thermometer and net are donated and sponsored for each entrant by aquatic companies.

Reptile Show And Sale

Explore and find dozens of varieties of reptiles at the Reptile Show and Sale. From lizards and snakes to tarantulas – of all colors, shapes and sizes – you will have the opportunity to interact with hands-on demonstrations, touching and holding the reptiles. A portion of proceeds will benefit The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK), an education and advocacy group promoting awareness and responsible care of reptiles.

Learn about reptile care and enjoy exciting presentations such as the Venom to Medicine Reptile Presentation. Presented by Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary and Loma Linda University, this presentation discusses the fact that diabetes, liver disease, stroke and thrombosis have all been treated with drugs originally derived from venom.

Fido Friday

Thinking about bringing your Dog? America’s Family Pet Expo is happy to welcome your well-behaved pooch to enjoy the day out with you at the show on dog-friendly Friday! But before you do, please be sure to read the Fido Friday Policy by clicking here.

At America’s Family Pet Expo they emphasize the importance of responsible pet care of a wide variety of pets, teach the principles of proper pet selection and training, offer a vast array of fine pet products, promote pet adoptions, and help you to better understand and appreciate all the wonderful ways in which pets make our lives better. The Pet Expo is full of amazing pet education, pet shows and entertainment.

Watch a video on the Pet Expo here.

Check here for daily schedule.

WHAT: America’s Family Pet Expo
WHEN: April 20 – 22, 2012
WHERE: OC Fair and Event Center | 88 Fair Drive | Costa Mesa, CA 92626

CONTACT INFO:  (800) 999-7295


  • Hours:  Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission $12.00, Seniors 60 & over $10.00 and Children 6-12 $6.00 and Children 5 years and under are free. Active and retired military members free

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