The 23rd annual America’s Family Pet Expo is returning to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, April 20-22, 2012!
This years theme will be a “Salute to Hollywood Pets” where Expo guests can meet the four-legged and feathered stars and learn about the roles pets play in television and movies. Featured pets include Angel and usco who star as Chloe and Papi from Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” franchise, Stella from “Modern Family”, Uggie from the Academy-Award winning film, “The Artist,” Yakult from ABC’s “Surburgatory,” Charlie the cat from Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”, Owen the cockatiel from Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”, and Suzie Q who portrays Jim on CBS’ “Mike & Molly,” plus more to be announced!
On Saturday, April 21 from 1:30pm-3:00pm, Olympic Gold Medalist, New York Times bestselling author and Dancing with the Stars Champion, Kristi Yamaguchi, will be making a stage appearance and meet and greet at the OC Pet Expo, to sign her new children’s book, “It’s a Big World, Little Pig” the sequel to her inspirational children’s tale, “Dream Big, Little Pig” which spent 7-weeks on the New York Times best sellers list in 2011. Kristi will be speaking about her illustrious career, followed by an autograph signing and photo opportunity with Expo guests.
See more than 1,000 animals of all shapes and sizes on display in fun and interactive stage shows, competitions and demonstrations such as JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show, Splash Dogs, and Police and Search Dog Demonstrations. Featuring over 400 exhibitors and rescue groups!
My kids are really excited to attend this expo. They’re really looking forward to seeing Cloe and Papi from Beverly Hills Chihuahua and love petting zoo’s. We saw the Splash Dogs at a Bass Pro Shop event and they are awesome. We can’t wait to see them again!
General Admission is $12.00. Seniors 60 and over are $10, Children 6-12 are $6 and children 5 yrs and under are free. You can save $2 off general admission tickets by purchasing them online at www.PetExpoOC.org. Show hours are Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-6pm.
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