- $15 for a two-day family admission for two adults and two children ($26 value)
The Central Kansas Reptile Expo takes place Saturday, June 21 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), and Sunday, June 22 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.), at the Best Western. Click here for a list of vendors; customers can contact the vendors to place orders ahead of time. In addition to vendors, there will also be an auction benefiting the United States Association of Reptile Keepers and raffles both days, with gift certificates toward any of the expo's vendors for prizes.
Central Kansas Reptile Expo
There are dragons in central Kansas. Granted, they're pet bearded dragons, not the fire-breathers from myths, but that doesn't stop people from clamoring for them. The dragons—lovingly called "beardies"—will join other be-scaled brethren at the Central Kansas Reptile Expo.
This two-day convention, sponsored by Tails & Scales Pet Shop, will showcase snakes, lizards, and insects at the Best Western in Wichita. Guests can meet a live gecko or watch a python curl up in a massive spiral like the most adept yogi. The expo will also feature vendor booths with reptile supplies from business such as Python Pros, Sabala Serpents, and Python in a Pear Tree, as well as accessories for human companions that include jewelry and snakeskin bags. Proceeds from an onsite auction will benefit the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, which protects and raises awareness for herpetofauna.