2019 General Entertainment & Attractions


All Star Stunt Dog Show
Check out the world’s first and #1 “Stunt Dog Show” since 1999, starring dogs that have been rescued from pounds and shelters! This action-packed show will thrill the audience as they complete challenges showcasing their spectacular agility.

Dog Lure Course
Sponsored by The Hounds Grounds
Have you ever watched dogs zipping through a luring course and thought “My dog would love that!”? Well now is your pup’s chance! Any dog that’s in good physical condition and loves to chase is perfect for giving the luring course a try. It’s free and no prior training is necessary.

Police & Protection Dog Demonstrations
Do you ever wonder what makes a Police Dog such an effective part of a six-legged team of rescuers or crime fighters?  They love to play!  These Police Pups are terrific players and it is that trait in particular that makes them prime candidates for Police and Search Teams!

Moshow the Cat Rapper
The International Cat Association® (TICA) brings IamMoshow, the Cat Rapper to Pet Expo. Moshow the Instagram sensation will perform twice daily at 1:30 and 3:30 with a Meet & Greet at 2:30 daily. Click here for more info.    
Aquascaping Contest at America’s Family Pet Expo

Sponsored by FLUVAL
Aquascaping is the craft of arranging aquatic plants, as well as rocks, stones, cavework, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium—in effect, gardening under water.  The work-in-progress and award winning aquascapes will be on display for attendees to view all three days of the show.  Representatives will be on hand to answer questions and promote the art and science of aquatic gardening.  The Contest is now open, click here for the FAQ’s and to sign up.
Splash Dogs at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by CANIDAE Pet Food Made By Pet People 
Splash Dogs is a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that organizes and promotes dock jumping events across the United States, strives to provide a family oriented competitive atmosphere and is a sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving events. Splash Dogs tracks overall event and individual rankings as well as offering a multi-level titling program for all participants.
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Aquatic Experience at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by Aquatropic, Aqueon, CaribSea, Estes’, Fluval, Hikari, Marineland, Quality Marine, & Tetra
This feature includes a display of large tanks filled with a variety of saltwater and freshwater fish and plants from around the world.  Explore the underwater world of pets and find inspiration for the different ways to include this species as a wonderful addition to your home.
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Pet Adoptions at Family Pet Expo®
Whiskers twitch, tails thump and paws knead in the Family Pet Expo Pet Adoptions area.  The one constant with all of these adoptable darlings is that they are looking for a forever home with a loving companion.  Choosing to adopt a pet is an important decision. Please check our FAQ for information to help you prepare and understand how the process works.
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Pet Adoption Makeovers at Family Pet Expo®

Come check out the Adoption Dog Makeover Crew as they tackle some adoptable pups and show you how to properly bathe and groom your dog while enjoying quality time together.  All of the dogs in the makeovers are available for adoption.
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Kid’s Aquarium Contest at Family Pet Expo®
The aquariums will be on display throughout the Expo and are judged according to age group and two categories – Natural and Creative. Every participant is ultimately a winner because after the Expo, each child may take the entire setup home.
Aquatic Touch Tank

Provided by Orange Coast College – Public Aquarium
Get hands-on with Horn Sharks, Starfish and miscellaneous invertebrates like urchin, snails and limpets.  Families are invited to see and touch these marine organisms in an environment that fosters fun and learning.
Reptile Show & Sale at Family Pet Expo®
Presented by Repticon
Find dozens of varieties of reptiles at the Reptile Show and Sale. From lizards, snakes, to tarantulas – of all colors, shapes and sizes – adults and kids will have the opportunity to interact with hands-on demonstrations, touching and holding.

Win A Betta Fish Toss at Family Pet Expo®

Sponsored by Hikari
Proceeds benefit Pets in the Classroom which is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets.*
 President's Day pets
Dog Breed Exhibits

If your favorite dog is a loveable Lab, a jumpin’ Jack Russell, a graceful Greyhound, a sweet Sussex or a fabulous Frenchie, you will probably find one at Pet Expo.  With so many breeds to consider, take the time to speak with the people representing the breeds and enjoy these dogs.


Butterfly Walk-Through
Join us for an interactive experience with the beautiful California butterfly, the Painted Lady.  Perfect for kids of all ages where you will be up close to hundreds of Painted Ladies, and better yet, get to feed them.  While at the exhibit you will also learn about the lifecycle of the butterfly and their importance to our world.

Free Flight Bird Show
Joe Krathwohl’s menagerie of birds and animals know how to put on a show. This year at America’s Family Pet Expo, the Birdman’s free flight bird show will awe and delight the crowd. Krathwohl’s entertaining performance is the only show that features trained condors and a tame cassowary.

Catit Playground
Sponsored by Catit 
The Catit Playground brings a close-up interactive cat playground for kids and parents to enjoy. This attraction allows you to get up close and personal with adorable, adoptable cats and kittens and see how they interact with different toys and people. This is a great atmosphere for you to learn all about cats and toys they like.

Centennial Farm
Friday–Sunday   10am–4pm.  A working farm at the OC Fair & Event Center educating about agriculture and its importance to daily life.Centennial Farm is home to fruit & vegetable gardens and an array of livestock.NO outside animals allowed.
OC Market Place

Saturday/Sunday   10am–4pmIn/out access through Turnstile Gate behind The Bird Show.NO outside animals allowed, only service dogs.

Heroes Hall
Friday–Sunday   11am–5pmA museum and education center celebrating the legacy veterans and others who have served our nation.NO animals allowed.

America’s Family Pet Expo offers fun for the whole family including a Pet Product Marketplace where buyers can find discounted product.  Pet Expo will also feature Tucker’s Barn Full Petting Zoo*, Eurobungy*, Tucker’s Pony Rides*, Face Painting*, Silhouette Artist* and Dog Breed Presentations.

Tortoise Petting Exhibit

Presented by California Turtle and Tortoise Club OC Chapter
Step into a petting zoo filled with tortoises from the California Turtle and Tortoise Club.  In this exhibit, large Sulcata Tortoises will be available for getting up close and personal.  From 20 pounds to 180 pounds- learn everything you need to know about raising a tortoise.

TICA® & Dr. Elsey’s Present Championship Cat Show, Presentation of Breeds & Education
Presented by The International Cat Association® (TICA®) and Dr. Elsey’s Cat Products 
TICA World of Cats; Championship Cat Show, Education and Feline Agility The International Cat Association® (TICA®) is the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, the largest registry of, household pet cats and kittens. TICA was the first and the world’s largest–registry to allow household cats, of unknown ancestry to compete for the same titles and awards as pedigreed cats. TICA hosts’ cat shows across the globe in 104 countries. TICA and its members work together to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats, the health and welfare of ALL domestic cats through education, responsible cat ownership, and proper care to the owners of millions of cats worldwide. TICA currently recognizes 71 breeds. To learn more about TICA or the Girl Scout Patch Program, visit www.tica.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation 

Dr. Elsey’s products Matching Cat Owners With the Right Solutions. Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a feline only veterinarian for over 35 years and his practice cares for over 8,000 cats. Dr. Elsey’s goal is to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives and provide litter box solutions for the life of your cat. Visit www.drelseys.com

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