Timonium, MD

January 25-27, 2019

Hampton, VA

February 15-17, 2019

800-882-9894

Maryland Expo

Special Attractions – 2019

Please check back as we finalize our line-up.  Thank you!

We are happy to offer special areas and attractions for all pet owners and guests attending the World of Pets Expo. Each of the following will have it’s own special “World of” attraction area located on the floor and will feature select breeds and species on display as well as a library of educational materials for you to take home. Located at each of our “World of” areas will be knowledgeable staff members who are ready and able to answer all of your specific pet and breed questions.

If you are curious about a specific breed or are considering a new type of pet, this is an excellent resource for you to gather materials and ask questions before making that important decision.

World of Cats

For the cat lovers, the World of Cats area is designed to provide you with everything you need to learn more about your cats, their breed and cat behavior and health. The World of Cats area is sponsored by the Hidden Paw Cat Club and is home to the annual ACFA Cat Show, one of our largest attractions.  Available Saturday & Sunday.

Features:

  • Breeds on Display
  • ACFA Cat Show
  • Fun Ring Cat Contest
  • Cat Adoption Events
  • Cat Experts and Educators

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World of Birds

All things feathered can be found here.  If you have feathered friends at home, you won’t want to miss stopping by the World of Birds area!  Open to guests all three days of the event.

Features:

  • Rare and Exotic Birds on Display
  • Educational Materials
  • Hands on Bird Experts

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World of Reptiles

Scales and tails! This exotic and interactive experience is one of our most popular attractions, especially for curious children. When you enter the World of Reptiles, it’s like taking a trip to the exotic areas of the rain forest and other parts of the world. You’ll be able to take in reptiles from across the globe, learn about our wild friends and even get to interact with snakes and more… if you dare!  Available all three days of the event.

Features:

  • Reptile Experts and Educators
  • Educational Displays and materials
  • Reptiles for sale including habitats and supplies

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AKC Dog Agility Trials

Located in the South Hall, you’ll find 2 rings of excitement all weekend long. You don’t have to be a dog person to enjoy and appreciate the amazing displays of agility at this attraction.

Agility is a sporting event for dogs that is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations. The dogs must be in peak physical condition, have excellent concentration, training and teamwork abilities. There is a large obstacle course that the dog and owner must negotiate while racing the clock.

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Horseland

Horseland is designed to introduce new people to horses and the horse industry. MHIB’s three primary functions are Regulatory: to license and inspect the state’s commercial lesson, boarding, rental and rescue facilities that solicit business from the public. Advisory: to brief the Maryland Department of Agriculture and other state officials on issues regarding the Maryland horse industry and Promotional: to market, bring awareness to and help grow the state’s equine industry.

Surrounding the 4-H pony rides we will have tables where children of all ages can make stick horses and jump a miniature course, dress in jockey silks, ride a simulated racehorse and learn where they can get involved with our Horse Discovery Centers (HDC’s). In addition, people will be made aware of Maryland’s almost 800 licensed farms, stables and organizations in their neighborhoods where they could learn to ride, work with and learn more about horses. Other Horse Industry groups and organizations will have booths near the Horseland corner and have information about getting involved.

MHIB’s Horse Discovery Center’s will be there and you can find out how YOU can have horses in your life. HDC’s centers are carefully selected, licensed stables that are welcoming people of all ages and experience levels into their barns to learn about horses in a friendly and knowledgeable environment. The breadth and diversity of the stables in the Discovery Center network is wide and deep. They range from trail riding centers to Western riding operations to horse rescues and stables offering summer camps, English equitation, even Civil War re-enactments. Geographically they are located in all regions of the state.

 

 

Pet Health & Training Center

Stop by our Question and Answer area to learn how easy it is to cook healthy meals for you and your pets. There will be hands on live cooking demonstrations throughout the day. The meals are so healthy you’ll want to share them with your pet. You can also get training and behavioral questions answered here as well. Booths 812, 813, and 814.

The Drawing Zoo

The Drawing Zoo provides hands on experiences with art and animals to maximize learning and self esteem. These activities include bugs, rabbits, lizards and more! Come draw with us. Don’t miss this multi-sensory experience.  Find The Drawing Zoo area in World of Reptiles on the show floorplan.

Adoption Events

There will be multiple adoption events taking place in different areas of the Expo.

Pony Rides – additional fee

Petting Zoo

Included in the price of admission is our extensive animal petting zoo. Don’t forget to give your kids a chance to pet and hold all of the animals!

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