Pacific Northwest Reptile & Exotic Animal Show @ Washington State Fair

Ride the bull 🤠


📆 Saturday, January 27th & Sunday, January 28th
🎟 $0–$40
📍 Washington State Fair: 110 9th Avenue SW, Puyallup

As a child who grew up in the backwoods of Oklahoma, I loved the creepy and crawly. My only option was to play with the frogs, turtles, and snakes I’d encounter in my adventures. While there was no way my mom would let me keep a snake as a pet, that might not be so true for PNW kids and adults, who are blessed to have the largest reptile and exotic show in the region right here.  

The Pacific Northwest Reptile & Exotic Animal Show is a public trade show held four times a year, rotating between Washington and Oregon locations. For aspiring herpetologists and hobbyists, it provides an opportunity to geek out. In addition to what you might imagine (frogs, turtles, snakes, lizards), this show includes the wilder ones. In the past, a baby camel made an appearance. 

In addition to exotics for sale, there are also educational displays, and professionals are available to answer any questions. For those dragged along by their preteen, partner, or parent, there will be a mechanical bull to ride or watch. Maybe make bets on who in your crew can last the longest. Loser has to let a tarantula take a walk across their face?! 

If you can’t make it this time, the show is expected to return in July. 

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.