Fargo Exotic Pet Expo 2023 - October 28th 2023 10am - 4pm | Red River Valley Fair - Butler Arena - West Fargo, ND
Fargo Exotic Pet Expo 2023 - October 28th 2023 10am - 4pm
Red River Valley Fair - Butler Arena - West Fargo, ND
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October 28th 2023

10am - 4pm

Red River Valley (RRV) Fair Logo

Red River Valley Fair - Butler Machinery Arena
1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo, ND

Welcome to the Fargo Exotic Pet Expo!


The Fargo Exotic Pet Expo (Formerly Red River Reef and Reptile Expo) is Fargo/Moorhead's leading vendor based show for exotic reef, reptile and exotic pet hobbies. The expo started in January 2013 as the Fargo Frag Swap which was a successful first run at a Reef based event in Fargo, ND. We received great comments from both attendees and vendors and were even featured on two of the local news stations in the first year. The event evolved through cooperation with local reptile enthusiasts to form the Red River Reef and Reptile Expo which was first held in October 2014 and continues to 2016. We have had an amazing list of vendors and increasing turnout for attendees as we add more to the event. In 2016 additional exotics were added which included both exotic birds and small animals. We hope to see the event grow into the future and add new and exciting products, livestock and educational content to the area.

Please be sure to show your support of our wonderful vendors and sponsors at their stores or their websites. Without their support this event would not be able to bring all these amazing and exotic animals to the area.

Special events at the 2023 Expo!

Kids Costume Contest!

Costume Contest

It's Halloween weekend at the Fargo Exotic Pet Expo, so what better to do than to get the kids involved in a fun costume contest! Our sponsor IP Insurance Agency has stepped up to sponsor and judge the kids costume contest for 2023. So bring your kids in costume and participate in the contest. Some highlights are below:

  • Participation vouchers for all kids participating in the contest
  • Prizes in gift card form for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place costumes

Judging will be based on originality, performance and cuteness factor. But in the end, just come have a blast and enjoy your day at the Expo!

Thanks go out to Quinn and Chad Iwen for sponsoring and making this a success. If you have any insurance needs, hit them up at www.ipinsuranceagency.com.



Costume Contest

Pop Culture Entertainment is back at it with Hollywood Family themed photo shoots! Get your photo taken in a Wizarding World photo shoot! We have props actually used in the Harry Potter Movies! We also have wardrobes on hand and props for your wizarding photos!

We are doing a little change up. We will NOT be using a photographer this time around, rather going the mainstream route of allowing you to bring your own equipment to have the photo taken and immediately take with you

Bring your own camera or phone and the photos are yours to do as you wish. Prices listed below:

  • Family pose $25
  • Single pose $20
  • Extra pose $5

Film used props on hand:

  • Hermoine’s wand (Emma Watson)
  • Ron’s wand (Rupert Gint)
  • Snape’s wand (Alan Rickman)
  • Voldemort’s wand (Ralph Fiennes)
  • Grindlewald Elder wand (Johnny Depp)
  • Hogwarts Astronomy Tower
  • Harry Potter Hogwarts Acceptance Letter
  • Photo shoot props & wardrobes
  • Robes from every house
  • Wands
  • Hogwarts Express Train Tickets
  • Hogwarts Invitation Letters
  • Hedwig Owl and Cage
  • Quidditch Chest
  • Marauders Map

Come down and take advantage of this awesome opportunity!

Check us out on Facebook, Pop Culture Entertainment

Coming for the holidays, picture opportunities with Jim Carey’s screen used Grinch!

We look forward to seeing you at the Fargo Exotic Pet Expo!


Platinum Sponsor Banner Fire n Ice Reptiles Talecris Plasma Resources - Moorhead
Gold Sponsor Banner IP Insurance Agency - Chad Iwen - Agent Northern Designs - The Candy Jar
Silver Sponsor Banner Reef Hobbiest Magazine Reed Mariculture - Ensuring Hatchery Success Marine Pure Ceramic Filter Media Ecological Laboratories - Microbe-Lift
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Bronze Sponsorship Available
Bronze Sponsorship Available
Bronze Sponsorship Available
Bronze Sponsorship Available

Please be sure to support our sponsors! We appreciate their support and know they will appreciate your business.