The America’s Family Pet Expo takes place April 10-13 at OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Enthusiasts of all creatures great and small will unite at the America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE), returning to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. April 10th – 12th. Marking its 26th year, the AFPE joins cats, dogs, miniature horses, birds, and exotic reptiles, together in this unique event giving show guests the opportunity to experience furry, feathered and scaled friends in a variety of different ways.
AFPE kindly reminds guests that the event is for humans only, pets are not allowed at the Expo, but there are plenty of interactive exhibits, educational shows and demonstrations, as well as the latest in pet trends and products for sale, so your pets won’t need to feel left out. Tickets are on sale now at www.PetExpoOC.org.
“The AFPE is excited and proud to bring responsible pet care, entertainment, and pet adoptions to Orange County for the 26th year” said Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo. “As the years progress, so does the show, with a variety of educational presentations, product launches, amazing pet acts and our popular animal adoptions. The Expo truly is the place for anything pet-related.”
New to the Expo, is the Purina Pro-Plan Performance Team, a high energy dog agility show that will surely be an audience favorite! Splash Dogs take to the dock, offering a wet-and-wild canine competition, and the ever popular Human Hamster Wheel water attraction will have you running in circles.
Debuting at the 2015 Expo is “Cook’s Racing Hogs & Dogs,” a race that consists of four pigs, which run from one end of a 90-foot U-shaped track to the other. Four dogs then compete in a similar race. Waiting at the end of the track is a treat – vanilla ice cream and a golden Oreo cookie! There is also lots of audience participation with this event, so get ready for some mud-slinging and fur flying fun!
Also returning are the Police Dog & Protection Demonstrations, crime fighting dogs in action showing how they serve and protect our community. And don’t miss the Free Flight Bird Show where magnificent birds spread their wings and take flight.
26th Annual America’s Family Pet Expo – Page 2 April 10-12, OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa
Kids can get in on the action by designing and creating a 10-gallon aquarium in the Kids Aquarium Contest. There will also be pony rides, face paintings, and The Great American Petting Zoo for the whole family to enjoy. If adventure calls, be sure to check out the Eurobungy Trampoline brought to you by West Coast Bungy.
Pet Adoptions will be handled on site for those looking for that “purrfect” animal addition to the family. There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their forever home from local community partner organizations at the Expo. Last year posted a record of more than 700 adoptions, Expo organizers hope to set a new record for 2015.
General Admission, $13.00; seniors 60 and over, $11.00. Children 6-12, $8.00. 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 and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Parking is $7. Kindly leave all pets at home.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.PetExpoOC.org.
The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care. This year marks the 26th Anniversary of AFPE.