LONG ISLAND PARROT SOCIETY
PARROT EXPO - OCTOBER 6th 2018!
ANNUAL PARROT EXPO!!
Parrot EXPO 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th 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, Enrichment, Environment, Enjoyment focuses on avian enrichment 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 Avian Enrichment Specialist, Robin Shewokis.
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!
FREE 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 2018 Vendor Packet including Vendor Room Floor Plan!
(vendor pack best if downloaded on desktop or laptop, not mobile friendly)
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:
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
Keynote Speaker Robin Shewokis: "The Great Foraging Experiment"
Dr. Laurie Hess: "Veterinary Q&A" (Mini-Presentation Series)
Pat Rudikoff: "The Indonesian Parrot Project"
FIRST SECTION RAFFLES CALLED
Robert Gross: "Living with a Cockatoo" (Mini-Presentation Series)
Keynote Speaker Robin Shewokis: Engaging Enrichment"
SECOND SECTION RAFFLES CALLED
Ray Young: "Home with Macaws" (Mini-Presentation Series)
SILENT AUCTIONS CALLED
FINAL RAFFLES AND ANY UNCLAIMED PRIZES CALLED
Avian Enrichment Specialist
*Vendor Pack best downloaded on laptop or desktop, not mobile friendly
Face Painting 11AM-2PM