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2015 Vendor Information

  The BIG EVENT for Pet Lovers!...........

Join us on March 6-8, 2015
Now THREE Great Days!

 

A Retail Show and Sale
National Pet Expo is a Super Market of Pet Related Products and Services for the Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and District of Columbia buyer. Patrons spend hours and visit every booth. You can do more business in one weekend at National Pet Expo than in months of waiting for customers to come to your place of business. You can marshal your sales efforts at one time, in one place and maximize your sales impact by brining your newest products/services and your best sales staff to represent you at the show. The floor plan has been thoughtfully prepared with optimal access to all vendor booths by buyers. Vendor space will be limited by category, and no booths will be sold within a particular category after the pre-determined limit has been met. We believe this allows each vendor maximum sales and exposure. The net results will be more sales actions.  

Your Time is Valuable
You don't have to be an exhibit professional to benefit from the show. In fact, you don't have to spend your time in exhibit administration at all. You can spend your time on the single most important show activity, selling your product or service.
 

 

   

2015 Booth Rates

Single 10 x 10...................................................... $ 600
Single 10 x 20...................................................... $ 1150
Corner Booths - additional..................................... $ 75
10 x 20 End Cap (2 corners).................................. $ 1350
20 x 20 Booth...................................................... $ 1500
Services Company 10 x 10 ** (no product sales)..... $ 450
Non-Profit 10x10 *................................................ $ 300
Contact us to get pricing for booths over 20 x 20


* Vendors applying for a Non-Profit booth need to be a certified not-for-profit organization.  No product sales other than group logo'd items may be sold from a non-profit booth.

** Services Company booths include but are not limited to groomers, veterinarians, photographers, trainers, etc.  These booths are for information displays, no retail product may be sold or marketed from these booths


Show Advertising and Promotion
Each exhibitor can count on show promotion and publicity to bring buyers to the show! An intense advertising and promotion program will bring the show message to pet lovers in five states and the District of Columbia.

A Learning Experience & Family Friendly Entertainment

National Pet Expo will offer many family friendly activities throughout the weekend.  These activities will include seminars and demonstrations on proper care and training for all aspects of the pet world.  Patrons will also find a wide variety of hands-on activities like a petting zoo, pony rides and other interactive activities.  Live demonstrations will be featured throughout the weekend and will feature celebrity appearances, variety shows, training exhibitions and more.
 

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, home to the Pennsylvania Farm Show the largest indoor agricultural event in North America, is located in Pennsylvania's capital city. The Harrisburg area is home to over 500,000 people. Directly off I-81, within close proximity to I-83, I-283 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), there are over 8,500 hotel rooms within a 20 mile radius, ranging from budget/economy to four-diamond resorts. The largest venue in Pennsylvania, it is located within ten minutes of Harrisburg International Airport and within a two hour drive of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and other major cities. Currently, there are 16 acres under one roof - 600,000 square feet of exhibit, conference and banquet space, two arenas, the largest seating 7,000 and the other seating 3,000, 60 acres of convenient parking as well as cafeteria and catering facilities. 

National Pet
Expo will be held in the North and Northeast halls of the Farm Show Complex and is all under one roof and adjoined by a connector link and lobby. Multiple bay loading dock and large doors offer hassle free move-in for exhibitors. The facility is also "exhibitor friendly" permitting exhibitors and their staff to load and unload their own vehicles.
 

 

Show Schedule and Set Up Information

Set Up:  

Thur

Mar 5

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Fri Mar 6 8:00am to 2:00pm
     
Show Hours:
Fri Mar 6 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat Mar 7 9:00am to 8:00pm
Sun Mar 8 9:00am to 5:00pm
Vendors may enter the show for set up 1 hour prior to the doors opening to the public. 
    
Dismantling and Exhibit Removal:
Sun Mar 8 5:00pm to 11:00pm
All vendors are required to remain set up until close of the show, Sunday 5pm

Horse World Expo
While a separate and distinct event, the National Pet Expo will be held simultaneously with the 13th Annual PA Horse World Expo, which runs March 5-8, 2015.  Horse World Expo is one of the largest equine expos in the country, hosting tens-of-thousands of patrons each year.  Since many horse owners and horse lovers are also pet lovers, the promoters believe this arrangement will be a significant benefit to both shows.  Horse World Expo is held in the New Expo Hall and also utilizes the Large Arena, Equine Arena and Equine Barns and will be connected to the National Pet Expo via the connector link on the second floor of the Farm Show Complex.  A discount combination ticket will be offered to patrons who wish to attend both events.

Theatre Equus, A Musical Equine Revue Evening Performance
Debuting at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo in 2003, Theatre Equus, A Musical Equine Revue, is an exciting combination of artistry, skill and entertainment. This performance will showcase the Equine in all it's beauty. A new show every year, it is unlike any ever performed in the Mid-Atlantic region, audiences are thrilled and enthralled by equine talent from across the globe. Events include free style reining, musical free style dressage, classical dressage, driving demonstrations, and much more. There are new surprises every year. Theatre Equus, A Musical Equine Revue performance will begin 8:30 on Friday and Saturday evenings and is performed to sell-out crowds. Advanced tickets are sold through this web site.

Promotions Company and Show Staff
The officers of Equestrian Promotions, Inc. (Denise Parsons, President/Secretary and Bob Dobart, Vice-President/Treasurer) have 46 years of cumulative experience producing successful consumer trade shows.  For 27 years, Bob was the owner and promoter of the Timonium, MD Fishing Expo & Boat Show.  Denise, being an avid multi-discipline equestrian and successful competitor in dog obedience and field events, made a cold call to Bob and proposed the idea of an all inclusive Horse Expo.  With Denise's more than 25 years of equestrian experience and Bob's tradeshow operation expertise, it seemed a perfect recipe for a successful business venture.  After a short period of research and discussion they formed Equestrian Promotions, Inc. and started producing the MD Horse World Expo in 1997.  In 2001, Bob started the Timonium, MD World of Pets Expo with his business partner Jeanne Emge, and continued co-producing that event until selling his share of the business to Jeanne in 2006.  In 2002, Equestrian Promotions added what is now one of the largest horse expos in the USA, the PA Horse World Expo at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. 

In 2014 Equestrian Promotions added the National Pet Expo to their schedule. 
The National Pet Expo proudly offers something for every pet lover and every detail has been thoroughly researched and planned to provide maximum response for our vendors and enjoyment for our patrons. We make it a top priority to listen to our vendors before, during and after the show.
 


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