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The America’s Family Pet Expo will return to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. All creatures great and small, from four legged to flying, will all be on display at this annual family-friendly event.americas-family-pet-expo-logoThe Pet Expo offers visitors education on responsible pet care, entertainment, and pet adoptions and is the ultimate destination for all pet lovers. Each year the show progresses to include the best in pet ownership and care and offers a variety of educational presentations, product launches, amazing pet acts and our popular animal adoptions, as well as showcasing the latest trends in the pet care industry.americas-family-pet-expo-birdAt the 2016 Pet Expo, there were more than 500 animal adoptions including dogs, cats, and even a few guinea pigs, that were adopted from the Pet Expo’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations. Pet Adoptions will be handled onsite at the Expo for those looking for that perfect animal addition to the family. There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their “furever home” from local community partner organizations at the Pet Expo.americas-family-pet-expo-hogsThe Pet Expo is excited to announce the return of the crowd pleasing “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.americas-family-pet-expo-pettingThe 2017 Expo will be the “Cat’s Meow” as the The Catit Playground Debuts. The interactive activity brings a close up view for guests to watch adorable adoptable cats and kittens and see how they interact with different toys and people. This is a great atmosphere for guests to learn all about cats and toys they like.americas-family-pet-expo-cat-areaLucy’s Wave Maker will return and also feature a cat surfer. The world’s one and only mobile wave machine makes an encore appearance America’s Family Pet Expo showcasing the best surfing dogs and cats too! The wave maker made international headlines from its appearance in the 2017 Rose Parade. America’s Family Pet Expo is the first stop on the 2017 National Tour that kicks off in Costa Mesa.americas-family-pet-expo-reptilesReturning favorites to the Pet Expo include Repticon, reptile show and sale, offering hundreds of common and rare species of reptiles in all shapes and sizes, such as lizards, snakes, and spiders. Plus, the ever-popular Splash Dogs will also be on hand offering a “splashing” good time as these dogs compete at dock jumping.americas-family-pet-expo-splash-dogsAdded to the Expo line-up is the America’s Family Pet Expo Hobbyist Aquascaping contest. This new feature will consist of intermediate to advanced “aquarists” in a competition to create the most appealing natural aquarium. The participants will use a variety of live plants and other natural decorations in order to create a miniature underwater jungle. Pet Expo attendees are encouraged to come watch the process of setting up a fully functional planted aquarium from 10am on Friday, April 28th to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 aquascapers on Saturday, April 29th at 5:00pm.

Pricing for The Pet Expo is as follows: 

  • 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.

Event parking is $8.00. 

Show hours are:

  • Friday 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 10am-7pm
  • Sunday 10am-6pm


I’m also having a giveaway where one of my lucky readers can win a family 4-pack to this year’s event. To enter, just leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite pet with me. I will close the comments on Sunday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. and pick one winner via Random Number Generator. Winner will be notified by email and will be mailed the tickets. Tickets have no cash value. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only, 18 and older. Good luck everyone! 

OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626.  Kindly leave all pets at home. For more information and to purchase tickets online visit .


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30 Comments on {Giveaway} The America’s Family Pet Expo at OC Fair & Event Center April 28-30

  1. Natasha frisch
    April 22, 2017 at 2:26 am (11 months ago)

    This looks so fun!

    • Jen
      April 23, 2017 at 4:50 am (11 months ago)

      We love our boy Rocky ,he comes from a rescue and loves to cuddle. ♡♡

  2. Nadia uriostegui
    April 22, 2017 at 2:32 am (11 months ago)

    Me pleas

  3. Anastasia De Voss
    April 22, 2017 at 2:40 am (11 months ago)

    Great blog. Pets are so important to any family and I am so blessed to have two sweet little ones. Please adopt as this saves two lives and so many dogs will be there. I am so excited and would love to win the tickets.

  4. Alison king
    April 22, 2017 at 2:45 am (11 months ago)

    This sounds great! My daughter has recently become obsessed with animals especially dogs and would love this! We have a dog at home who is her best friend.

  5. Kristina
    April 22, 2017 at 2:50 am (11 months ago)

    Omg ! This is so cool! I’ve never been! I would love to take my daughter & my younger siblings! The pig race would be my favorite! ❤️

  6. Rebecca Darter
    April 22, 2017 at 2:58 am (11 months ago)

    Yay animals!

  7. Felicia
    April 22, 2017 at 3:10 am (11 months ago)

    This sounds fun. Our favorite pet was an English bulldog.

  8. Tamara I
    April 22, 2017 at 3:24 am (11 months ago)

    Favourite pet are rabbits! I’ve got two! Love to see all the animals at the expo.

  9. Cynthia A
    April 22, 2017 at 3:40 am (11 months ago)

    I love dogs!

  10. Jessica Crow
    April 22, 2017 at 3:40 am (11 months ago)

    How fun! Glad I saw this! We would love to go!!! We have a rescued dog, but my daughter would LOVE to adopt a cat.

  11. Chrissy Barcelo
    April 22, 2017 at 3:49 am (11 months ago)

    This is a tough one, but I love my snakes ? then my cats ? are a close second!!

  12. Chrissy
    April 22, 2017 at 3:58 am (11 months ago)

    We love the pet expo. We got our youngest dog there at last year’s expo. I’m partial to cats, but our pup is a great dog.

  13. Kelli
    April 22, 2017 at 5:25 am (11 months ago)

    Looks fun! We want to go! 🙂

  14. Meredith
    April 22, 2017 at 6:05 am (11 months ago)

    Looks like a lot of fun! Our family’s favorite animals are cats, but I have always loved horses.

  15. Heidi McBride
    April 22, 2017 at 2:21 pm (11 months ago)

    We’re a dog family?

  16. Megan Clarke
    April 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm (11 months ago)

    My son would love to go. We are a dog family and i can’t wait for the perfect one to join our family.

  17. Martineque Froschauer
    April 22, 2017 at 3:01 pm (11 months ago)

    My son would love this!

  18. Julie Aiono
    April 22, 2017 at 4:40 pm (11 months ago)

    We are planning to go. I am a cat lover but would have a zoo If We had room

  19. Jenny
    April 22, 2017 at 5:33 pm (11 months ago)

    My daughter loves cats and bunnies

  20. Becca K
    April 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm (11 months ago)

    My boys love snakes!

  21. Jenniferanne
    April 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm (11 months ago)

    My son would love going here. We love all animals, but are partial to cats.

  22. Christina Christos
    April 22, 2017 at 11:50 pm (11 months ago)

    We can”t wait!

  23. Emily
    April 23, 2017 at 1:07 am (11 months ago)

    We would love to go so we can load up on new toys for our new doggie Bailey that we adopted from the shelter this weekend!!! I love dogs and would like to get a horse someday too. ???

  24. Kathleen
    April 23, 2017 at 2:28 am (11 months ago)

    I would love to go.

  25. Jacqui cruz
    April 23, 2017 at 2:53 am (11 months ago)

    I would love to take my daughter here! We are dog lovers !! Its going to be an awesome event!

  26. Heather
    April 23, 2017 at 5:12 am (11 months ago)

    We love the expo!

  27. Taiowa Ascasio
    April 23, 2017 at 5:47 am (11 months ago)

    We LOVE the pet expo! We go every year!

  28. Cynthia Wade
    April 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm (11 months ago)

    We love our first baby Gigi! Our daughter adore her and I believe gave them a foundation to love & respect all

  29. Wendy
    April 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm (11 months ago)

    Comments for this giveaway are now closed.


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