Rules and Regulations
Below is a list of state and federal regulations regarding the sale of reptiles. To the best of our ability
and knowledge, we try to make sure that this is currently up to date. Please note, that it is ultimately up
to each vendor to make certain that they know and follow all current NY state laws and regulations.
endangered, threatened or NY native herps or
animals may be sold or displayed
reptiles allowed for sale
must be at least 4" long sale or display
No crocodilians -display
sale. includes mounts, skins ect. (NY state law)
Amethystine , African Rock pythons, Anacondas, nile, water,
croc, white throat or black throat monitors are prohibited. This also includes
animals listed on the Lacey Act.
No live mammals may be sold
or displayed (except feeders) unless preapproved and a copy of all necessary
permits (USDA /DEC) are submitted and are on hand the day of the
Live insects/bugs (including
all feeder insects) MUST be displayed and sold in secured containers. do not use
bins or tubs and "scoop them out" for customers. No exceptions!
No live animals
may be given
away as prizes
No over crowed
or dirty cages
must be sold in
must be in good
health (show staff reserves the right to ask vendors to remove any animals that
are visibly not healthy looking)
any additional lighting and extension cords needed for your
We recommend that vendors get
their own general liability insurance and list the Buffalo Niagara Reptile Expo
as an additional insured
music, distributing flyers outside of your booth space, parking lot sales or sales outside of the show area are
The BNRE reserves the right
to refuse participation by any vendor that does not abide by ALL of the terms
and conditions, with no refund of table rental fees. This includes behavior that
is not professional (either at the show or on our social media
pages) and is directed at show or venue staff, customers or other vendors.
rental fees must be received (in full) with the vendor
application for a reservation to be made. Please note,
we do not offer "exclusive rights" to any vendor.
fees are non-refundable
and non-transferable (vendors are not permitted to resell tables or give them away to other vendors if they are unable to
attend. table fees also will not be applied to future shows). if you are "sharing" a table or someone is helping,
please let us know in advance.
All vendors must remain open
during the entire show, please do not start packing up until the show is over at
will assume that if a
vendor doesn't show up and doesn't let us know, that you no longer wish to be a
vendor and will re-sell your space at future shows to other vendors.
All exhibitors are
responsible for all state and federal laws concerning but not limited to
taxes, permits, licensing, transportation, importation, exportation, sales, etc.
Please have your NY State Certificate of Authority on hand at the show. Call
518-485-2889 for information on getting this free permit.
Exhibitors who choose to
remove animals from their enclosures or allow guests to handle their animals are
responsible for maintaining control of the animals at all time. Each vendor is
exclusively liable for any damage to property or personal injury resulting from
handling of their live animals on the host facility premises.
When packing up at the end of the show, vendors are responsible for removing all garbage (boxes, animal bedding,
personal refuse ect.) from their vendor space and making sure their area is clean. Any cleanup fee incurred by the venue will
be passed onto the vendors who leave garbage behind in their vendor space. (areas will be checked by show staff
Reptile Expo (BNRE) and its affiliates, promoters of the show, and the Adam's Mark
Hotel and Events Center are rendered harmless from any and all claims from
vendors or customers. Vendors assume full responsibility for animals brought to
the show. Any injury or loss of any animal (including theft) or person is the sole responsibility
of the vendor or patron. All purchases made at the expo are strictly between the vendors and patrons. Make sure you collect
business cards from vendors from whom you purchase.
Please note that the BNRE reserves the right to update the terms and conditions as needed without notification.
Please check the MOBILE SITE on a regular basis for up to date information as the desktop site may not be up to date at all
Update: In the unlikely event that the show needs to be rescheduled or cancelled, all vendor table fees will be applied to
the next immediate show date. This rule only applies if the promoter is forced to reschedule or cancel the show due to unforeseen
circumstances and whenever necessary. Regardless of any other circumstance, the no refund /no transfer policy still applies
and will be enforced.