Like animals? Then you’ll want to attend America’s Pet Expo at the OC Fairgrounds the weekend of April 28-30! (Keep reading — I’m hosting a giveaway, courtesy of the Pet Expo, for a set of four tickets to attend!)
The expo is held at the OC Fair and Event Center, located at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa and the hours are 10am-6pm Friday and Sunday, with an extra hour on Saturday, open from 10am – 7pm. Home to all things animal, from four-legged to flying, it’s the place to be if you love animals, want to learn more about them or want to adopt a new member of the family! Last year, 500 adoptions occurred at the expo, including dogs, cats and even a few guinea pigs. My kind of place! (And courtesy of the Pet Expo, I’m attending!)
“The Pet Expo is now in its 28th year and we couldn’t be more excited. Offering education on responsible pet care, entertainment, and pet adoptions, The Pet Expo is the ultimate destination for all pet lovers,” said Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo.
This will be our first year in attendance, but we’re excited for many reasons. My sons have bearded dragons and other reptiles, so they will probably make a beeline for the Reptile Show and Sale, presented by Repticon. They’ll get the opportunity to learn more about reptiles as well as demonstrations and some hands-on holding and interacting.
I am such a dog person but the Cook’s Racing Hogs and Dogs sounds like something I need to see! I know once I head over to the dog exhibit area, I will get sucked in by all the breeds and the surfing and splash dogs!
There are way too many events to list, but here are a few more — the Catit Playground, an interactive cat playground, a tortoise petting zoo, mini-horses, backyard chickens, police dog demonstrations and if you’re into aquariums and fish, you’ll have your pick of things to do. One big one is the aquascaping contest, where you can assemble your own aquarium and have a chance to win a prize.
Ticket Prices: General Admission, $15.00; seniors 60 and over, $13.00. Children 6-12, $10.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Active and retired military free with ID. Show hours: Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm.
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Facility charges $8.00 parking.
Kindly leave all pets at home.
If you want to attend America’s Pet Expo, enter my giveaway for a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets! I’ll see you there, over by the petting zoo!
Giveaway Rules: Winner must be over 18 and reside within the United States. Tickets are emailed via USPS so winner will need to respond within 48-hours with physical address or a new winner will be selected. No purchase is required to win, but you must enter to win. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning are greatly impacted by number of entries.
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