Happy New Year! The Fairplex family extends best wishes for a prosperous and healthy year to all our shows and guests.
It’s the start of a new year and we’re kicking it off in style with the Reptile Super Show this weekend. If it slithers or has scales, it will be here Saturday and Sunday. The Reptile Super Show is the world’s largest reptile show and breeders’ expo, according to organizer Ramy Guirguis. The show offers thousands of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and insects, plus all the supplies and accessories on sale at super low prices.
Besides having some amazing animals and products for sale, the show will feature several reptile-dedicated organizations on-site to promote reptile health, education and overall quality husbandry. So, it’s not just a place to purchase a new pet but learn how to care for them as well. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. All the fun is in Fairplex 9.
The Fairplex Marketing & Communications Department has two of its own bearded dragons – Kathy and Brutus (formerly known as Heather, until we discovered he didn’t like being called Heather) – and we can attest to what great pets they make. So, if you are considering a pet reptile or amphibian or insect, stop by this weekend.
We’re only taking a small break for the holidays. Then’ll we’ll kick start the New Year with three fun shows. The Tattoo & Body Art Expo, a long-time Fairplex fave, will hit Fairplex 9 Friday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 4. Ok, there’s no question that body art and tattoos aren’t for everyone. But truly, this phenomenon is no longer the exclusive domain of bikers. Just ask any college kid you know. If their parents aren’t around, many of them will probably have at least one “tat” to show you.Even if you’re only thinking about a tat, this is the place to come. You’ll meet every artist who’s anybody in the world of body art and you’ll see some truly unbelievable body art.
This is a recession buster show. The promotors have reduced the daily admission to $20. Park at Gate 9.
If your not into ink, don’t worry. We have other shows that weekend. Saturday, Jan. 3 and Sunday, Jan. 4, the all new Reptile Super Show at Fairplex 6 has more than 300 tables of exotic animals. Admission is only $8 (kids $5; kids 3 and under free).