Timonium, MD

Jan 27-29, 2023


 The Ultimate Guide to the 2020 World of Pets Expo in MD


The Ultimate Guide


This event is perfect for pet owners, animal lovers, families, teens, toddlers, couples,

and just about anyone looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend in the Mid Atlantic!



The World of Pets Expo & Educational Experience is the largest East Coast pet expo of its kind.

This longstanding gathering of the animal lover and pet enthusiast communities is truly a staple event.

Attendees will find entertainment, hands-on experiences, workshops, special guest speakers,

educational displays, demonstrations, shows, exotic animals, shopping and more!



THIS WEEKEND → January 24-26, 2020


Friday, Jan. 24th: 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, Jan 25th: 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Sunday, January 26th: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.



Maryland State Fairgrounds / Cow Palace

2200 York Road,

Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093


From Interstate 83, take exit 17, making a right off of the exit ramp and follow the signs

to the Maryland State Fairgrounds.  Interstate 83 is easily accessible from many points including Interstate 95

via the Baltimore Beltway – Route 695 East and Route 70 via the Baltimore Beltway – Route 695 West.




Order & print your tickets in advance or purchase them at the door!

General Admission: $12.00

Children (Ages 5-12): $5.00

Children (0-5): FREE

Tickets purchased at the event go on sale at the door

one hour prior to the event time and are CASH ONLY.



The Maryland State Fairgrounds and The World of Pets Expo are

happy to be able to offer all guests FREE PARKING at the event site.







There’s a lot going on at the World of Pets Expo!

Easily find your way to your favorite demos, shows, seminars, and more with our event map:

Event Map


Check out our vendor list to find great eats, drinks, shops, and everything else that World of Pets Expo exhibitors have to offer:




There will be plenty of special guest speakers who will be holding seminars, demonstrations, and exhibits at the 2020 World of Pets Expo including:

» Shorty Rossi, Pit Boss (Keynote Speaker) «

When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

» Skye Anderson, MS, CPDT-KA, CTDI, AKC CGC Evaluator «

When: Sunday, January 26th @ 3:00 P.M.

» Sally Morgan, PT CST «

When: Saturday, January 25th @ 4:00 P.M.

» Jesse James, CAS, – BIRDWHISPERER «

When: Friday, January 24th @ 3:00 P.M. + Saturday, January 25th @ 11:00 A.M. + Sunday, January 26th @ 11:00 A.M.

» Dr. Judy Morgan – Holistic Pet Therapy «

When: Saturday, January 25th @ 5:00 P.M. + Sunday, January 26th @ 12:00 P.M.

» Amanda Fuller – Founder of Keller’s Cause «

When: Friday, January 24th @ 6:00 P.M. + Saturday, January 25th @ 4:00 P.M.

» City Ranch – Equine Experiences in Baltimore City «

When: Saturday, January 25th @ 3:00 P.M.

» Rebecca Armentrout – Hawks Hollow Farm  «

When: Saturday, January 25th @ 3:00 P.M.

» Leigha Schrader – Days End Farm Horse Rescue «

When: Sunday, January 26th @ 11:00 A.M.

» Michael J. Soler – Master Dog Trainer and Owner of Blue Line K-9 «

When: Saturday, January 25th @ 1:00 P.M. + Sunday, January 26th @ 1:00 P.M.

» Chelsea Whitaker – Taking The Lead, Inc. «

When: Saturday, January 25th @ 3:00 P.M. + Sunday, January 26th @ 1:00 P.M.

» Dori Mayer of Critter Cozy – NeuroModulation and Pet First Aid «

» Brenda von Rautenkranz, M.S. LCPC, NCC, EAGALA Certified, Psychotherapist «


Muttville Comix – Johnny Peers

See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Johnny Peers and his personality-plus canines are coming to tickle your funny bone! A Ringling Brothers Clown College graduate,

Johnny Peers has been working with dogs since he got his first puppy, Freckles, a Beagle mix, from the Humane Society in 1972.

Since their 1980 debut, the Muttville Comix have appeared on David Letterman, Primetime Live and Circus of the Stars,

and at Disneyland, Busch Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Royal Hanneford Circus, even The White House!



See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Showcased on ABC, ESPN, The Outdoor Channel and Animal Planet, DockDogs® has found its way into the homes and

hearts of millions and is currently the fastest growing sport on four legs. Come watch nonstop action as Chesapeake DockDogs®

compete in Wave after Wave of events, with finals on Sunday.


100.7 The Bay’s ‘Top Pet’

See It: Saturday, January 25th @ 12:00 P.M.

Think you have what it takes to be 100.7 The Bay’s ‘top pet’ in town?

Compete in the Pet & Owner Talent and Beauty Contest.

Open to all pets of all kinds.

Prizes too!



See It: Friday, January 24th @ 3:00 P.M. + Saturday, January 25th @ 11:00 A.M. + Sunday, January 26th @ 11:00 A.M.

Jesse James is known for educational and behavioral counseling to Psittacines (the scientific name for all three-hundred-and-fifty

species of Parrots worldwide). Whether a bird bites, flees, threatens or quakes with fear; whether it’s a one-person bird or

prefers one gender and/or nips at strangers, the BIRDWHISPERER can help. People watch in amazement as Jesse turns

frightened, neglected, aggressive hard-to-handle birds into happy, loving pets.


The AFCA Cat Show 2020

See It: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

The World of Cats Show is presented by Hidden Paw Cat Club and features an all-breed championship and household pet cat show.

Whether your feline is competing or you’re just there to enjoy the fantastic collection of cat breeds from around the East Coast,

this Expo feature is a must see. There will be breeders of Bengals, Birman, Russian Blue, Sphynx, and Oriental Shorthairs.

Some breeders at the show may have kittens to view and rescues may be available for adoption.


World of Birds

See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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!

Features: Rare and Exotic Birds on Display, Educational Materials, Hands-on Bird Experts


World of Reptiles

See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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!

Features: Reptile Experts and Educators, Educational Displays and materials, Reptiles for sale including habitats and supplies


AKC Dog Agility Trials

See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Hosted by Oriole Dog Training Club, Dog Agility is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country where after many months, even years,

of practice, dogs and handlers test their abilities. Dog agility is a full-speed run through a course where the dog has to perform accurately

and safely on A-Frames, Dog Walks, See-Saws and a wide variety of jumps and tunnels.

American Kennel Club (AKC) trials are open to recognized AKC breeds.



See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Promotional: To market, bring awareness to and help grow the state’s equine industry.


IJA Dog Grooming Competition

See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

It was the quest for a panel system of judging, a system for training judges, including continued educational programs,

and the need to standardize judging and ring procedures, that motivated two industry icons, Vivian and John Nash, to create the

International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competition. This competition offers a Professional Division and a Pet Lovers Division

to create a place for everyone in the IJA Competition Arena.


Pet Health & Training Center

See It: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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.


Adoption Events, Petting Zoo, & Pony Rides

See Them: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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

Pony rides are available for an additional fee.


To see the full schedule of demos, exhibits, attractions, and more, click here:

World of Pets – Maryland Schedule


Check our Facebook page for day-of-event updates about the Expo:

World of Pets on Facebook


Can’t wait to see you there!

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