LONG ISLAND PARROT SOCIETY
PARROT EXPO - OCTOBER 7th 2017!
ANNUAL PARROT EXPO!!
PARROT EXPO 2017 Health and Happiness
Parrot EXPO 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th at the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Road, Freeport, NY.
This is the BIG one! Long Island’s only major exotic bird event boasts a full day (9AM-5PM) of shopping, fun and education for pet bird lovers! This year’s theme, Health and Happiness focuses on avian health and creating a happy and harmonious living situation with your feathered family! The popular mini-series workshops, held throughout the day, will focus on both these aspects of the avian lifestyle.
This year’s EXPO keynote speaker is Golden Apple award winner, Jason Crean, EdD., a biology teacher at the high school and college level and consultant to zoos and private institutions on the care and breeding of parrots and other avian species. His presentations on avian nutrition, therapeutic teas for birds, conservation and environmental science have made him a popular speaker in the avian community in the US and abroad.
Enjoy the interactive education center where you can consult with longtime parrot owners about your own experiences in birdland! Learn which bird might be a good fit for your own family, share and learn from others’ avian behavior issues and ask all the ‘Why does my bird do that?’ questions you like! Get veterinarian and birdsitter referrals, enjoy the live parrots on display and much, much more! Want to adopt a parrot? Start here! Just steps away, visit the popular Meet the Vet area, where you can get to know local avian veterinarians before you have an emergency!
Shop the huge vendor arena, bursting with everything under the sun for pet birds and their human companions! Cages, food, toys, accessories, giftware and art! It’s a great opportunity for ‘pollyday’ shopping too! Try your luck at the raffle arena, where you’ll find a breathtaking array of bird related products and more! It’s like a World’s Fair for bird lovers!
FRE parking, handicapped accessible, ATM and snack bar on site
FREE full color EXPO Journal and Resource Guide for each attendee!
Interested in being a vendor? To view and print out a 2017 Vendor Packet including Vendor Room Floor Plan! Click HERE!
IMPORTANT NOTE TO VENDORS: The Freeport Recreation Center will no longer permit the Long Island Parrot Society or vendors to borrow/use their flatbed dollies for loading and unloading supplies and merchandise. Please bring YOUR OWN hand truck or dolly to the event. We apologize for the inconvenience.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Featured Speaker: Jason Crean
ONLY STAFF AND DESIGNATED VOLUNTEERS MAY BRING THEIR PARROTS TO THE PARROT EXPO
Please leave your feathered friends at home and bring them back lots of treats and toys!
DOORS OPEN!! - LIPS Members get in FREE until 10am
FIRST SECTION RAFFLES CALLED
SECOND SECTION RAFFLES CALLED
SILENT AUCTIONS CALLED
FINAL RAFFLES AND ANY UNCLAIMED PRIZES CALLED